Matt NeSmith

Matt NeSmith

30-Year-Old Golfer
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2024 Fantasy Outlook
NeSmith is entering his fifth season on Tour after posting four top-10s last season, although three of those came in the fall of 2022 and the other came in a team event. Previously one of the better iron players on Tour, he's not as strong in that area as he once was and the lack of distance and below average short game is starting to rear its ugly head. He projects to be near the bubble of keeping his card, and fantasy players are better off looking elsewhere due to his lack of upside potential at this point in his career. Read Past Outlooks
T54 in South Carolina
May 14, 2024
NeSmith shot a four-under 73 in the Myrtle Beach Classic to finish tied for 54th spot.
ANALYSIS
NeSmith had a poor outing in the final round as he lost 16 spots. The 30-year-old finished with one birdie which was tied at 65th. He ended with three bogeys on Sunday which was tied at 40th. NeSmith will miss the upcoming PGA Championship.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2023
2022
2020
2019
NeSmith quietly had his best season on Tour, as the third-year player ranked 62nd in strokes-gained total and made a career-high 71 percent of cuts. He's consistently proven himself as a strong iron player (top-30 in strokes-gained approach every season) but has been held back by a below average short-game. He'll need to improve that area to turn his made cuts into more top-10 results.
NeSmith looked like he was in for a solid season in 2020-21 after a strong fall season and three top-20s over the West Coast swing, but his momentum quickly curtailed. His final nine events included six missed cuts and zero top-25 finishes. His iron play has been stellar during his two seasons on tour (top 25 in strokes-gained approach each season), but he's going to need to improve on and around-the-green to find more consistent results.
NeSmith was the No. 5 rookie on Tour last season. He was faring well until the break from play in March and perhaps with some more consistency, NeSmith can show what he's capable of. Look for NeSmith to find a little more consistency this season and perhaps a couple top-10s.
A pair of 63s to open the Ellie Mae Classic in early August foreshadowed what was to come for NeSmith during the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, as he went on to fire a seven-under 64 during the final round of the Albertsons Boise Open and win the event by one stroke while locking up a PGA Tour card for the first time. NeSmith has made five career starts at the PGA Tour level, though he's missed the cut in each attempt and was unable to break 70 in all 10 rounds. He led the entire KFT in GIR percentage throughout the 2019 season, however, and NeSmith also ranked 11th in total driving.
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Finishes T43 in Punta Cana
April 24, 2024
NeSmith shot a seven-under 70 at the Corales Puntacana Championship to finish in a tie for the 43rd spot.
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Ends tournament weakly
January 15, 2024
NeSmith shot a three-over 73 on Sunday at the Sony Open to tie for 80th place.
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Inconsistent final round
November 19, 2023
NeSmith recorded a one-under 69 in the final round of The RSM Classic to finish tied for 28th place.
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Fifth in GIR at ZOZO Championship
October 24, 2023
NeSmith closed with a one-under 69 on Sunday at the ZOZO Championship to finish three-under and alone in 15th place.
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T23 at PGA Championship
May 23, 2023
NeSmith closed with a one-under 69 on Sunday at the PGA Championship to finish three-over and tied for 23rd.
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