Golf Barometer: Valiant Varner
Golf Barometer: Valiant Varner

This article is part of our Golf Barometer series.

An exciting week on the PGA Tour awaits as Torrey Pines plays host to nine of the the Official World Golf Ranking's top-15 players for the second leg of the West Coast Swing. The legendary Tiger Woods is an astonishing seven-time champion of the Farmers Insurance Open, but this time around he'll be tasked with taking down favorites such as Justin Rose, Jon Rahm and Jason Day. Meanwhile overseas, another star-studded field will be in attendance at the Euro Tour's Omega Dubai Desert Classic featuring the likes of Bryson DeChambeau, Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood to name a few. We'll take a look at several fantasy trends following last week's Desert Classic as the PGA now travels to sunny San Diego.

VALUE RISING

Abraham Ancer

Solidifying his reputation as Mexico's top-ranked golfer, Ancer has climbed to No. 58 in the Official World Golf Ranking thanks to five straight top-30s and a win at the Emirates Australian Open. His all-around game has been extraordinary as he slots in at seventh on Tour in SG: Off-the-Tee, fifth in proximity, 10th in scrambling and second in total putting.

Sungjae Im

Joining fellow rookies Cameron Champ and Adam Long in the top-30 of the FedExCup standings, Im has strolled to finishes of T12-T16-T15 from the Desert Classic to the Japan Tour's Golf Nippon Series JT Cup. The 20-year-old also added top-15s earlier in the season at the Shriners and Safeway Open, while he currently ranks eighth on Tour in SG: Off-the-Tee and 19th in

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Bryce Danielson
Bryce covers the PGA for RotoWire and provides input on the golf cheat sheet. He also contributes to the coverage for NFL, NBA and other sports.
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