Golf Draft Kit: 2018-19 Deep Dive
Golf Draft Kit: 2018-19 Deep Dive

This article is part of our Golf Draft Kit series.

Surely, hopefully, this will be the last fantasy-golf strategy article you read because … well … welcome to the bottom of the barrel, folks.

Just about everyone you'd want to consider for your fantasy play will be from one of three places: the top-125 of last season's FedEx Cup point standings, Nos. 126-150 because they have conditional status and get to play a lot of tournaments, or a new Web.com Tour graduate.

The golfers we'll discuss are none of those guys.

In the RotoWire auction league, our 14 teams draft nine golfers each for a total of 126, and we start a maximum of five per tournament. At the end of our draft, we are really struggling to find … Blayne Barber? (Yes, I draft him last year. He finished 166th in points, long after I had released him. The shame.)

Here, we will do a deep dive to find golfers who, for one reason or another, are outside the top-150 yet still exempt in some fashion for 2018-19. We'll order them roughly from best to worst. Or, more accurately, from worse to worst. But there are a couple caveats.

Joaquin Niemann

Here's the first caveat. It involves Priority Category No. 21, which states that if over the course of the season a non-member equals the number of points by the No. 125th-ranked golfer from the previous season, he gets a card for the next season. Niemann did that, so he has a card and he potentially will have a

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Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
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