Richy Werenski
Richy Werenski
27-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Werenski did just enough to keep his card during his rookie season two years ago and he did just a little bit more than that last season. His two seasons on the PGA Tour have been remarkably similar in that he posted a runner-up finish in each and six top-25s. He missed more cuts in his second season than his first, but he did play in six more events. Werenski made just one more cut last year than the year prior, yet he earned almost $200k more. While most of his stats were similar across his two season, he did make a huge improvement in his short game. Werenski gained nearly 100 spot in strokes-gained around the green last season. It's a good sign that he was able to improve in one area and not regress in another. If Werenski can continue that trend, he'll see improvement in his overall numbers again this season. While he'll likely improve again this season, it might not be enough of a jump to justify a salary cap selection this season. Read Past Outlooks
Bogey-free final 36 holes at RSM
November 19, 2018
Werenski collected a tie for 15th place at the RSM Classic after closing with a four-under 66 on Sunday.
Werenski had five bogeys and a double over the first two rounds, but did not drop a single shot over the weekend to go along with 11 birdies. His ball striking was strong, coming in second in SG: Approach and fourth in SG: Tee-to-green. Werenski also ranked top-20 in GIR's and putts per GIR. This now makes it three straight weeks with a top-25 finish. While Werenski would probably like to just keep playing, he will have to wait until 2019 for the PGA Tour schedule to restart again.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Werenski started the 2016-17 well, but a slump from February through June nearly derailed any hopes of retaining his card. A strong finish saved Werenski though and he's good to go for the upcoming season. Werenski's season on the whole was not very impressive, but goal number one for any rookie is to simply retain the playing privileges for the following season, so in that respect, the season was a success. Werenski's number is low enough that he's a decent candidate for salary cap leagues as it won't take much to significantly improve this season.
Werenski had a successful 2016 on the Tour, demonstrated by his win at the BMW Charity Pro-Am in May and three second-place finishes. Most impressive is that those seconds came at three times of the year — February, April, August. One thing that separates rookies who make the PGA Tour from those who stay on the PGA Tour is complete game consistency, and finishing high like that at different times of the year really helps. He ranked 16th in total driving but 73rd in putting, something he'll need to improve for the PGA Tour. He can contend once or twice, but stringing together multiple good appearances may be tough unless the putter improves.
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Top-three finish in Mayakoba
November 11, 2018
Werenski closed with a four-under 67 on Sunday at the Mayakoba Golf Classic to grab a share of third place.
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Top-25 at Shriners Open
November 5, 2018
Werenski carded rounds of 70-66-68-68 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to finish in a tie for 23rd place.
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Ties for 33rd at Safeway Open
October 8, 2018
Werenski shot a one-under 71 in the final round of the Safeway Open to finish in a tie for 33rd place.
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Final round 64 in Greensboro
August 20, 2018
Werenski fired a six-under 64 in the final round of the Wyndham Championship to move up into a tie for 53rd place.
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Finishes one shot back of lead
July 24, 2018
Werenski had to settle for a tie for second even after a bogey-free six-under 66 in the final round of the Barbasol Championship.
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