J.J. Spaun
28-Year-Old Golfer
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
T3 result in Mayakoba
November 11, 2018
Spaun fired a five-under 66 in the final round to post a tie for third place finish at the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
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Spaun was six-under after his first 13 holes on Sunday, but only finished with four pars and a bogey on the par-4 18th hole. Spaun's 26 total birdies this week tied for the most in the field. He struck the ball great, ranking T8 in driving accuracy and T2 in greens in regulation. The San Diego State product has started to find his groove with finishes of T10-T15-T3 his last three starts. Spaun will be a solid option at the RSM Classic next week.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring J.J. Spaun
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68 days ago
Greg Vara previews this week's PGA Tour stop at Sea Island where Cameron Champ will look to continue his strong fall season play.
Yahoo DFS Golf: The RSM Classic
69 days ago
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DraftKings PGA: The RSM Classic
69 days ago
Cameron Champ just might be the most intriguing player in this week's field, and he doubles as a pick to click in DraftKings contests for the final event of the fall season.
FanDuel PGA: The RSM Classic
69 days ago
J.J. Spaun is getting the job done on the weekends of late and appears on the verge of victory, making him a player to target in this week's contests on FanDuel.
Mayakoba Golf Classic: Kuchar Gets Career Boost With Win
71 days ago
Matt Kuchar’s victory at the El Camaleon Golf Club in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, bumps him to No. 29 in the world and insures the fan favorite will be on the Tour for a while longer.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
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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Tops in approach play in Vegas
November 5, 2018
Spaun finished in a tie for 15th place at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open after a final round three-under 68.
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Top-10 finish in South Korea
October 22, 2018
Spaun shot a four-under 68 in the final round of the CJ Cup to finish in a tie for 10th place.
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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.
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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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