Roberto Castro
Roberto Castro
33-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
The 33-year-old played six consecutive seasons on the PGA Tour before losing his card at the end of 2017, having missed the cut in 15 of 25 starts as he fell to 172nd in the FedExCup standings. Castro rebounded with seven top-25s and five top-10s in just 14 starts on the Tour in 2018, while he ranked fifth in putting average and seventh in GIR percentage. Read Past Outlooks
Strong weekend vaults him into top-five
October 30, 2018
Castro dropped a seven-under 65 in the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship to finish in a tie for fifth place.
Castro got off to a slow start to the week with a pair of one-under 71's on Thursday and Friday. He found something on the weekend, however, going a total of 12-under-par. Sunday's 65 could have easily been lower, as Castro was eight-under through 11 holes, but bogeyed the 12th then closed with six pars. This was his best PGA Tour finish since the 2016 BMW Championship. The putter was really strong, as he ranked ninth in SG: Putting and fourth in putts per GIR. Castro will be in the field for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
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Roberto Castro was a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners last season, but he has struggled mightily during the current campaign, particularly of late.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Entering last season, Castro was an easy salary cap selection as his price was below $200k due to an injury-shortened season in 2015, but no one could have expected the season he produced last year. Though he didn't put a win on his resume last season, he did grab a runner-up and a third-place finish. Castro appears to be trending in the right direction, but with little history to go off of, it's hard to justify him in a salary cap league this year. In draft leagues he's probably a fourth- or fifth-round pick.
Castro made a huge jump from his rookie to his sophomore season, but just as big as the jump up was, his fall last year was just as drastic. Still, he's only a year removed from over $2 million in earnings and a pair of runner-up finishes. Many young players struggle the season following a break-through year, but many of those guys end up coming back stronger than ever, which is what Castro will do this year.
Castro came out of nowhere in 2013 and for those that didn't pay close attention, he's probably still under the radar entering the 2014 season. This is the case of a guy having a career year out of the blue, so taking him this season is a bit of a risk, but if you can get him later in the draft, he could pay off big time. In salary cap leagues he's probably too much of a risk at this price.
The first goal for any PGA TOUR rookie is to secure a card for the following season. Anything after that is icing on the cake. Castro got his cake, but the icing will have to wait until next year. The good news, of course, is Castro will have plenty of opportunity to improve his stock this season. As for his prospects, well, he didn't show a lot last season outside a bunch of made cuts.
Castro is one of two double-qualifiers this year. He qualified as one of the Top-25 on the Nationwide Tour last season, but he also gave Q-School a try to improve his PGA Tour status. Castro has played well on the Nationwide Tour the last couple seasons, but he didn't have the high-end finishes you'd like to see. He'll probably make a good share of cuts this season, but don't expect much on the weekends.
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In U.S. Open field
June 13, 2018
Castro is in the field for this week's U.S. Open.
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T20 at Old White TPC
July 10, 2017
Castro carded a two-under 68 on Sunday to finish six-under and tied for 20th at the Greenbrier Classic.
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T65 in Memphis
June 12, 2017
Castro carded a three-over 73 on Sunday at the FedEx St. Jude Classic to finish three-over and T65.
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Misses cut at Shell Houston Open
April 3, 2017
Castro missed the cut at the Shell Houston Open by one stroke after scores of 72-73 in his first two rounds.
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Leads field in driving accuracy
January 30, 2017
Castro closed with a two-under 70 in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open that put him in a tie for 28th place.
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