Ryan Blaum
Ryan Blaum
35-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Blaum had a steady, but not spectacular rookie season in 2017 and he followed that up with a solid, but not spectacular sophomore season. Most impressive from his rookie season was the 22 cuts made in 29 starts. He wasn't as consistent last season, with just 14 made cuts in 26 starts, but he posted eight top-25s, which was two more than his rookie season. While consistency is nice, it's not necessary to be successful on the PGA Tour. If last season was the start of a trend and he's trading consistency for higher upside, then Blaum could be a solid salary cap selection this season. Read Past Outlooks
Carried by putter at API
March 11, 2019
Blaum fired a four-under 68 on Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational to finish five-under and tied for 17th.
Blaum racked up six final-round birdies en route to his best score of the week, ultimately playing the weekend in six-under-par. He was carried by the flat stick as he ranked eighth in SG: Putting, hitting only 36 of 72 greens in regulation. Blaum will look to improve his ball striking at TPC Sawgrass where he placed T77 in the his PLAYERS debut last year.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Blaum showed an impressive amount of consistency during his first full season on the PGA Tour, making the cut in 22 of 29 starts. He wasn't able to get much done on the weekend, posting only two top-10s, but on the whole, it was a successful season. Though Blaum was at his most consistent during the fall portion of the season, he peaked during the summer, which is a good sign. Both of Blaum's top-10s came in July, which is promising for his prospects this season. Blaum's number makes him an interesting prospect for this season and if he can simply play a little better on the weekend, he'll improve significantly on his number this season.
Blaum got his PGA Tour card through the Web.com Tour Finals and used a T5 in Boise and a T18 in Columbus to do it. In Boise he finished with 64 and ranked T2 in birdies and 10th in putts per GIR. If he continues that combination on the PGA Tour, he might contend. Blaum was 33rd on the regular season money list, just missing his card that way. He also competed last fall at the OHL Classic on the PGA Tour and tied for 29th. A player hot now, the fall could be a good spot for him.
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Can't get anything going on weekend
January 15, 2019
Blaum shot a one-over 71 in the final round of the Sony Open to finish in a tie for 64th place.
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Rides hot putter to T4 finish
November 18, 2018
Blaum closed with a four-under 66 on Sunday at the RSM Classic to finish in a tie for fourth place.
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T53 in Greensboro
August 20, 2018
Blaum dropped into a tie for 53rd place at the Wyndham Championship after a two-over 72 in the final round.
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Makes up ground with 65 on Sunday
July 30, 2018
Blaum jumped into a tie for 22nd place behind a seven-under 65 on Sunday at the RBC Canadian Open.
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Drops outside top-20 in final round
July 2, 2018
Blaum closed with a two-over 72 on Sunday to drop himself into a tie for 23rd place at the Quicken Loans National.
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