Denny McCarthy

Denny McCarthy

28-Year-Old Golfer
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2021–22 Fantasy Outlook
McCarthy went from missing just five cuts in 2019-20, to missing 13 cuts in 2020-21. He also saw both his top-10s and top-25s go down. McCarthy had another good season with the putter, but his ball-striking numbers need to be better if he is going to amount to anything in salary cap formats. Read Past Outlooks
Third straight top-15
November 23, 2021
McCarthy carded a four-under 66 on Sunday at the RSM Classic to finish 13-under and tied for 10th.
ANALYSIS
McCarthy has posted three straight top-15s dating to the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. His short game remains sharp, but he's also 32nd on Tour in GIR percentage and 22nd in par-4 scoring this season.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Denny McCarthy
FanDuel PGA: RSM Classic
16 days ago
There's a lot to like about Chris Kirk this week, and Ryan Andrade suggests finding a spot for him in your FanDuel lineups.
Weekly Preview: World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba
30 days ago
Home-court advantage has been a key factor this fall, and Greg Vara believes it will be again in Mexico, which is why he suggests loading up on Abraham Ancer in this week's contests.
Weekly Preview: Butterfield Bermuda Championship
37 days ago
Uncertainty will be the name of the game in Bermuda, but Greg Vara is confident Denny McCarthy is one player who will come through in this week's contests.
Betting on Golf: Butterfield Bermuda Championship
38 days ago
Kramer Hickok has not had much success in recent months, but Ryan Pohle sees enough reason to throw a few bucks in his direction this week.
Betting on Golf: Sanderson Farms Championship
65 days ago
Ryan Pohle lists his favorite wagers of the week and explains why he expects Patton Kizzire to win you some money.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2019
2018
2017
Amazingly, McCarthy led the Tour in SG: Putting for a second consecutive season but his tee-to-green game leaves much to be desired. He's best viewed as a cut maker who struggles in stronger-field events, but will occasionally contend when he's able to have a good week with his long-game. A safe bet to make the FedEx Cup Playoffs and a contender to win a weaker field event.
McCarthy was a rookie in 2018 and while he wasn't able to retain his card for this past season, he played well enough to earn partial privileges. He parlayed his partial status into 27 starts last season, which resulted in enough points to earn full status for this upcoming season. McCarthy seems to be getting incrementally better, but the progress is slow. He has only three top-10s in 49 starts on the PGA Tour. It's a little too early to take a chance on McCarthy as a salary cap option this season.
McCarthy's rookie season was characterized by a single top-10 and just 13-of-22 made cuts. Denny's driving is PGA Tour average and his putting is great, but his iron game is incredibly underdeveloped. After earning full PGA Tour status by winning the Web.com Tour Championship and overall Web.com Tour Finals, he'll need to maintain his momentum to outpace last year's weak rookie campaign. As a fringe talent, don't expect anything special from McCarthy in the 2018-19 season, but there's a chance he'll ride his current momentum to some solid finishes in the fall season.
Earning a PGA Tour card via the Web.com Tour Finals, McCarthy is set to become a rookie at the next level after making 18 of 23 cuts on the Web.com during 2017. He failed to record any top-three finishes through two seasons on the Web.com Tour, however, so McCarthy's upside may remain limited. McCarthy ranked second in putting average and 21st in birdie average this past season, but was just 128th in terms of GIR percentage.
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Surges with Sunday 64
November 14, 2021
McCarthy jumped into a share of 11th place after firing a six-under 64 in the final round of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open.
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T2 in GIR percentage at El Camaleon
November 8, 2021
McCarthy shot a two-under 69 on Sunday at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba to finish 13-under and tied for 15th.
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Falters with Sunday 73
October 3, 2021
McCarthy recorded a one-over 73 in the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship to finish tied for 17th place.
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Drains five birdies in a row Sunday
August 16, 2021
McCarthy fired a five-under 65 on Sunday at the Wyndham Championship to finish 12-under and tied for 15th.
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Short game leads to top-5 finish
March 21, 2021
McCarthy recorded a three-under 67 on Sunday at The Honda Classic to finish in a share of third place.
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