J.J. Spaun
J.J. Spaun
28-Year-Old Golfer
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2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Spaun had a very solid rookie season in 2017, earning over $1 million and finishing the season 91st on the FedEx points list. Spaun was even better in his second season on the PGA Tour as he posted a runner-up, two 3rd-place finishes and four total top-10s. Spaun also nearly cracked the $2 million mark in his second season. For anyone that took a chance on Spaun prior to last season, it surely paid off, but can he improve upon what was a very good season yet again this year? The answer lies in his putting. He's never been a great putter, but he's such a good ball striker that it often makes up for his lack of short game. There is so much room for improvement however that even a small improvement in his putting could result in huge gains. As such, Spaun is a very intriguing salary cap selection this season. Read Past Outlooks
Listed in Valero field
April 1, 2019
Spaun (knee) is listed in the field for this week's Valero Texas Open.
ANALYSIS
Coming off a withdrawal at the PLAYERS Championship due to knee pain, Spaun was also forced to withdraw prior to the Valspar Championship due to the same issue. He's finished outside of the top-40 in seven consecutive starts as well, so he doesn't project to become a very popular play in DFS formats this week.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
While it wasn't an outstanding season, Spaun accomplished everything a rookie needs to on the PGA Tour last season. He had zero top-5s, but he recorded three top-10s, which coupled with a total of 18 paychecks, was enough to get him safely inside the top-125, which is the main goal of every rookie. Spaun will of course want to improve his overall numbers next season and to do so, he should start with some work in the bunker as he ranked 159th in sand saves last season. It's seems like such a small part of the game, but a stroke here and there can mean the difference between a top-15 and a top-10 and those top-10s add up. It's too early to tell which direction Spaun will go from here and without having much of a track record to go on, he's carries too much risk at this price in salary cap leagues.
Spaun registered one victory – the News Sentinel Open in late August – two seconds and seven top-10s in 2016 on the Web.com Tour, easily sealing his spot on the PGA Tour for 2016-17. The win included middle rounds of 62-64, two of four rounds of 64 or better he shot in competition this year. He also played the Northern Trust Open on the PGA Tour, missing the cut. He was second in greens in regulation on the Web.com Tour at 76.65 percent and was 12th in the all-around ranking. One negative is that he finished 89th in putting average, something that will have to change on the PGA Tour for him to be a strong fantasy player.
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Out of Valspar field
Undisclosed
March 19, 2019
Spaun (undisclosed) has withdrawn from the Valspar Championship, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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Listed in Valspar field
March 18, 2019
Spaun, who withdrew from the PLAYERS Championship upon the conclusion of Round 1 last Thursday, is listed in the field for this week's Valspar Championship.
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T3 result in Mayakoba
November 11, 2018
Spaun fired a five-under 66 in the final round to post a tie for third place finish at the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
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Tops in approach play in Vegas
November 5, 2018
Spaun finished in a tie for 15th place at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open after a final round three-under 68.
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Top-10 finish in South Korea
October 22, 2018
Spaun shot a four-under 68 in the final round of the CJ Cup to finish in a tie for 10th place.
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