J.J. Spaun
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Spaun had a very solid rookie season in 2017, earning over $1 million and finishing the season 91st on the FedEx points list. Spaun was even better in his second season on the PGA Tour as he posted a runner-up, two 3rd-place finishes and four total top-10s. Spaun also nearly cracked the $2 million mark in his second season. For anyone that took a chance on Spaun prior to last season, it surely paid off, but can he improve upon what was a very good season yet again this year? The answer lies in his putting. He's never been a great putter, but he's such a good ball striker that it often makes up for his lack of short game. There is so much room for improvement however that even a small improvement in his putting could result in huge gains. As such, Spaun is a very intriguing salary cap selection this season. Read Past Outlooks
Tumbles down leaderboard on Sunday
October 8, 2018
Spaun struggled to a three-over 75 in the final round of the Safeway to fall into a tie for 41st place.
Ultimately, Spaun dropped 26 positions from where he started the final round. Spaun lost 2.7 strokes from tee to green on Sunday alone, after gaining 4.5 strokes from tee to green over the first three rounds. Overall, Spaun only lost strokes around the greens in Napa. The 28-year-old finished a career-high 62nd in the final FedExCup standings last season thanks in large part to three top-three finishes. Spaun is in the field for next week's CIMB Classic in Malaysia.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
While it wasn't an outstanding season, Spaun accomplished everything a rookie needs to on the PGA Tour last season. He had zero top-5s, but he recorded three top-10s, which coupled with a total of 18 paychecks, was enough to get him safely inside the top-125, which is the main goal of every rookie. Spaun will of course want to improve his overall numbers next season and to do so, he should start with some work in the bunker as he ranked 159th in sand saves last season. It's seems like such a small part of the game, but a stroke here and there can mean the difference between a top-15 and a top-10 and those top-10s add up. It's too early to tell which direction Spaun will go from here and without having much of a track record to go on, he's carries too much risk at this price in salary cap leagues.
Spaun registered one victory – the News Sentinel Open in late August – two seconds and seven top-10s in 2016 on the Web.com Tour, easily sealing his spot on the PGA Tour for 2016-17. The win included middle rounds of 62-64, two of four rounds of 64 or better he shot in competition this year. He also played the Northern Trust Open on the PGA Tour, missing the cut. He was second in greens in regulation on the Web.com Tour at 76.65 percent and was 12th in the all-around ranking. One negative is that he finished 89th in putting average, something that will have to change on the PGA Tour for him to be a strong fantasy player.
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T3 finish at Barracuda
August 7, 2018
Spaun racked up 37 points in the Barracuda Championship Stableford scoring system, which put him in a tie for third place.
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Ties for 13th at Greenbrier Classic
July 9, 2018
Spaun shot an even-par 70 on Sunday at the Greenbrier Classic to finish in a tie for 13th place.
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Loses ground after opening round 63
July 2, 2018
Spaun closed with a three-under 67 on Sunday at the Quicken Loans National to move into a tie for 27th place.
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Slated to play in Travelers Championship
June 18, 2018
Spaun (not injury related) is listed in the field for this week's Travelers Championship.
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Won't play in St. Jude Classic
Not Injury Related
June 4, 2018
Spaun has withdrawn his name from the field for this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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