Golf Barometer: Banking on Berger

Golf Barometer: Banking on Berger

This article is part of our Golf Barometer series.

All signs pointed toward Tommy Fleetwood securing his first PGA Tour victory as he entered Sunday's final round as the solo leader at PGA National last week, but it was sophomore Sungjae Im who emerged for his maiden victory thanks to flashes of a clutch gene with a pair of birdies in the depths of the Bear Trap down the stretch. A sideways approach into the drink right of the 18th green haunted Fleetwood as he made a disheartening trek up the final fairway, but a quick turnaround will force him to move forward as he'll be one of the betting favorites again this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. We'll take a look at several fantasy trends around the PGA Tour as Bay Hill is primed to host Arnie's event once again.

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Daniel Berger

Berger collected his third consecutive top-10 at last week's Honda Classic where he gained over six strokes on approaches, while also ranking T6 in driving accuracy. He's made considerable short-game improvements as he ranks 31st in SG: Putting and 62nd in SG: Around-the-Green this season after finishing on the negative side of these metrics during the 2018-19 campaign. The former FSU Seminole will not be in attendance at the upcoming Arnold Palmer Invitational as he prepares for his next expected start along the Florida Swing at the PLAYERS Championship.

Maverick McNealy

The PGA Tour rookie out of Stanford University has not only made the cut in 11 consecutive starts, but he's also posted

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Bryce Danielson
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