Peter Malnati
Peter Malnati
31-Year-Old Golfer
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2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Malnati broke through for his only PGA Tour victory in the fall of 2015, but in the two seasons that followed he has failed to post a top-10 finish. Malnati has proven himself a top-20 putter in each of the last three seasons but struggles mighily with his ballstriking compared to other pros. All said, his upside is capped by his weak tee to green game and he simply hasn't shown improvement in this aspect in the last three seasons, so avoid him in all formats. Read Past Outlooks
Take advantage of exemption
April 22, 2019
Malnati closed with a round of one-under 70 to finish in a tie for 16th place at the RBC Heritage.
ANALYSIS
Malnati was not in the field at Hilton Head originally, but was given a sponsor exemption to compete. He did a good job of taking advantage of the opportunity, posting his second-best finish of the season and his fifth top-25 in 13 starts. Malnati ranked inside the top-21 at Harbour Town in SG: Off-the-tee, SG: Approach, and SG: Putting. He will pair with Billy Hurley at the Zurich Classic next week.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Malnati finished 167th in points, but is exempt via his win in the 2015 Sanderson Farms Championship. Malnati did little the rest of 2015-16 or in 2016-17. Last season, he played 29 tournaments and made 17 cuts, one of which was a top-25 – and even that was at the opposite-field Barbasol (T18).
Malnati was determined to stay on the PGA Tour for a second year as he did everything he could to retain his card by playing a whopping 32 events. Like many rookies, he struggled to make more cuts than he missed and unfortunately he ended up missing almost twice as many cuts as he made. Luckily for Malnati, when he made the cut, he played pretty well on the weekend. That's both good and bad, as he proved he could play on the weekend, but he lacked the consistency to get there often. This would indicate that his upside is going to be high once he figures it out, but for now, he carries a bit of risk. As such, he's worth a look in salary cap leagues because of that potential upside. In drafts, he should go off the board in the eighth or ninth round.
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Earns exemption for RBC Heritage
April 15, 2019
Malnati was given a sponsor exemption for this week's RBC Heritage, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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Plans to play in Valero Texas Open
April 1, 2019
Malnati (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's Valero Texas Open.
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Won't play in the Dominican
Undisclosed
March 25, 2019
Malnati has withdrawn his name from the field for this week's Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship due to an undisclosed reason, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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Returning at Pebble Beach
February 4, 2019
Malnati (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
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Not playing this week
Undisclosed
January 25, 2019
Malnati withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open in advance of his scheduled tee time, according to Rob Bolton of PGATour.com.
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