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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Mackenzie Hughes
Webb Simpson brings course history and recent form to the table this week and is also the highest-ranked player in the field, so he is a natural selection for contests on Yahoo.
J.J. Spaun is getting the job done on the weekends of late and appears on the verge of victory, making him a player to target in this week's contests on FanDuel.
Len Hochberg looks for gems in the bottom of the barrel among golfers who finished far out of the top 125 but still qualify for this season's PGA Tour. Don't forget Bill Haas.
Our Best Values rankings will help fantasy owners draft players who will significantly out-earn last year's money totals, like Jhonattan Vegas.
The RotoWire golf crew projected 2018-19 earnings for more than 200 golfers who have PGA Tour cards for this season. Will Dustin Johnson be the leading money winner?
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Hughes got off to a fast start last season by winning the RSM Classic in November, but the rest of the season was a struggle. Hughes managed only one additional top-10 for the remainder of the season, which could be indicative of his talent or his state of mind. The latter is probably more likely as it's not uncommon for young golfers who win, to let up for a bit. Hughes is a tricky call though because his number is low enough to show great improvement this season, yet high enough that it requires a decent commitment. There is plenty of upside with Hughes, but his 2017 performance wasn't strong enough to justify his selection in a salary cap format.
Hughes got into the winner's circle this year at the Price Cutter Charity Championship in August, shooting a Saturday 64 to help propel him up the leaderboard. He added two other top-10s, leading the Canadian to the PGA Tour for 2016-17. He missed nine cuts in 23 starts, which is concerning, not helped by his 111st-place ranking in driving accuracy and 67th place in greens in regulation. But he has a strong putter, ranking 17th, and that will help take his game to new heights if he can hit more fairways and greens.
More Fantasy News
Grabs best finish of season
Hughes posted rounds of 70-72-68-71 this week to take home a tie for 13th place at the Valspar Championship.
T29 at Torrey Pines
Hughes closed with a two-under 70 in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open to finish in a tie for 29th place.
Records first top-10 of season
Hughes shot a four-under 68 in the final round of the RBC Canadian Open to finish in a tie for eighth place.
Records best finish of season at Greenbrier
Hughes posted his best finish of the season with his T13 on Sunday at the Greenbrier Classic.