Denny McCarthy

Denny McCarthy

29-Year-Old Golfer
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2022–23 Fantasy Outlook
McCarthy started as a rookie on the PGA Tour during the 2017-2018 and his results were less than desired as he finished the season ranked 149th on the FedEx list. In the three seasons that followed, McCarthy showed some progress, but it was slow. That changed this past season when McCarthy posted career highs in cuts made, top-25s, top-10s and earnings. McCarthy has never lived off the high-end finishes, so the fact that he took the slow and steady route to a career high in earnings this past is not surprise either. McCarthy will need to find some high-end finishes to improve upon his number this season, but he appears capable at this point. As such, he makes for an intersting salary cap selection this season. Read Past Outlooks
Advances to Wilmington
August 15, 2022
McCarthy carded an even-par 70 on Sunday at the FedEx St. Jude Championship to finish eight-under and tied for 20th.
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McCarthy played his first 36 holes at TPC Southwind in a collective nine-under-par before recording scores of 71-70 in Rounds 3 and 4 to drop out of contention. Nonetheless, this marks his 12th top-25 result of the season, and he's up to a career-best 83rd in the Official World Golf Ranking. At 35th in the FedExCup Playoffs and Eligibility Points List, McCarthy qualifies for the upcoming BMW Championship for the first time ever.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Denny McCarthy
Weekly Preview: Sanderson Farms Championship
4 days ago
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4 days ago
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FanDuel PGA: Sanderson Farms Championship Picks and Strategy
4 days ago
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2022 Fortinet Championship Betting: Picks, Odds, Predictions and Best Bets
18 days ago
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Weekly Preview: Fortinet Championship
18 days ago
The 2022-23 PGA Tour season kicks off this week, which means there are lineups to fill and bets to be made. Find out why Greg Vara suggests going with Sahith Theegala in a number of different formats.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2022
2020
2019
2018
2017
McCarthy went from missing just five cuts in 2019-20, to missing 13 cuts in 2020-21. He also saw both his top-10s and top-25s go down. McCarthy had another good season with the putter, but his ball-striking numbers need to be better if he is going to amount to anything in salary cap formats.
Amazingly, McCarthy led the Tour in SG: Putting for a second consecutive season but his tee-to-green game leaves much to be desired. He's best viewed as a cut maker who struggles in stronger-field events, but will occasionally contend when he's able to have a good week with his long-game. A safe bet to make the FedEx Cup Playoffs and a contender to win a weaker field event.
McCarthy was a rookie in 2018 and while he wasn't able to retain his card for this past season, he played well enough to earn partial privileges. He parlayed his partial status into 27 starts last season, which resulted in enough points to earn full status for this upcoming season. McCarthy seems to be getting incrementally better, but the progress is slow. He has only three top-10s in 49 starts on the PGA Tour. It's a little too early to take a chance on McCarthy as a salary cap option this season.
McCarthy's rookie season was characterized by a single top-10 and just 13-of-22 made cuts. Denny's driving is PGA Tour average and his putting is great, but his iron game is incredibly underdeveloped. After earning full PGA Tour status by winning the Web.com Tour Championship and overall Web.com Tour Finals, he'll need to maintain his momentum to outpace last year's weak rookie campaign. As a fringe talent, don't expect anything special from McCarthy in the 2018-19 season, but there's a chance he'll ride his current momentum to some solid finishes in the fall season.
Earning a PGA Tour card via the Web.com Tour Finals, McCarthy is set to become a rookie at the next level after making 18 of 23 cuts on the Web.com during 2017. He failed to record any top-three finishes through two seasons on the Web.com Tour, however, so McCarthy's upside may remain limited. McCarthy ranked second in putting average and 21st in birdie average this past season, but was just 128th in terms of GIR percentage.
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Climbs leaderboard over weekend
June 19, 2022
McCarthy closed with a two-under 68 on Sunday at the U.S. Open to finish in a share of seventh place.
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Nabs top-five finish in Ohio
June 5, 2022
McCarthy closed with a round of even-par 72 to finish in a tie for fifth place at the Memorial Tournament.
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Adds another top-15 finish
February 7, 2022
McCarthy closed with a one-under 71 on Sunday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to finish 12-under and tied for 12th.
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Posts second top-10 of season
January 24, 2022
McCarthy closed with a five-under 67 on Sunday at The American Express to finish 19-under and tied for sixth.
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Third straight top-15
November 23, 2021
McCarthy carded a four-under 66 on Sunday at the RSM Classic to finish 13-under and tied for 10th.
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