Davis Riley

Davis Riley

27-Year-Old Golfer
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2024 Fantasy Outlook
Riley hit the ground running in his rookie season of 2021-2022, but he stumbled a bit this past season. Davis had the same amount of top-3s (1) as the previous season, but his top-10s dropped from six to two. The results didn't affect his earnings that much due to an overall increase in purses, but it's clear that Riley played much better two seasons ago vs. this past season. That provides an opportunity in salary cap leagues however as his number is simply too low this season. Riley is just 26 and it's not uncommon to see a young golfer stumble after having some early success. Riley should bounce back this season and as such, he makes for a solid salary cap pick this season. Read Past Outlooks
Teeing it up in Mexico
February 19, 2024
Riley (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's Mexico Open at Vidanta.
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Riley withdrew prior to the WM Phoenix Open after placing just 78th at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but he's expected to return to action this week at Vidanta Vallarta where he notched a solo-fifth in 2022.
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58 days ago
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58 days ago
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2024 Golf Draft Kit: Sleepers & Busts
65 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2023
2022
2020
Riley really became a DFS darling over the spring months after a slow start to his rookie season. After falling in a playoff at the Valspar Championship to Sam Burns, Riley had a stretch of six straight finishes of T13-or-better. He would only post one top-25 over his final seven starts, however, and fall just outside that Top-30 that qualify for East Lake. Really the only weakness here appears to be short game, as he ranked outside the top-115 in SG: Around-the-Green and scrambling. If he cleans that up a bit, Riley has the potential to take off as a sophomore because he's long, a solid iron player, and a stout putter who ranked inside the top-15 in birdie average.
Riley is a former junior golf prodigy, who won four consecutive state titles in Mississippi before attending the University of Alabama where he became a two-time All-American. He recorded just one top-10 in 18 starts during his first year on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2019, but Riley picked up a pair of victories in 2020-21 at the Panama Championship and the TPC San Antonio Championship at the Oaks. Riley has slipped outside the top 300 in the Official World Golf Ranking, however, failing to notch a top-10 finish since May's AdventHealth Championship.
It didn't take much time for the three-time collegiate All-American from the University of Alabama to outgrow the Korn Ferry Tour as he notched a pair of wins at the Panama Championship and TPC San Antonio Championship in 2020. The 23-year-old tallied five top-10s and nine top-25s in 16 events to finish second on the KFT's points list at the conclusion of the Korn Ferry Tour Championship. Riley also made a pair of cuts at the PGA Tour level during the fall series, placing 76th at the RSM Classic and T39 at the Sanderson Farms Championship. On the Korn Ferry Tour, he was second in birdie average and first in the all-around ranking.
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Withdraws from Phoenix Open
Undisclosed
February 4, 2024
Riley has withdrawn from the Phoenix Open, according to the PGA.
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T52 at The Sentry
January 8, 2024
Riley shot a nine-under 64 on Sunday at The Sentry to finish 11-under tied for 52nd.
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Ends T45 in Bermuda
Undisclosed
November 15, 2023
Riley finished two over-73 on Sunday at the 2023 Butterfield Bermuda Championship and tied for 45th.
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Withdraws from RSM Classic
Undisclosed
November 13, 2023
Riley (undisclosed) withdrew from the RSM Classic on Monday.
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Playing in Travelers Championship
June 19, 2023
Riley (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's Travelers Championship.
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