Richy Werenski
Richy Werenski
27-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Werenski did just enough to keep his card during his rookie season two years ago and he did just a little bit more than that last season. His two seasons on the PGA Tour have been remarkably similar in that he posted a runner-up finish in each and six top-25s. He missed more cuts in his second season than his first, but he did play in six more events. Werenski made just one more cut last year than the year prior, yet he earned almost $200k more. While most of his stats were similar across his two season, he did make a huge improvement in his short game. Werenski gained nearly 100 spot in strokes-gained around the green last season. It's a good sign that he was able to improve in one area and not regress in another. If Werenski can continue that trend, he'll see improvement in his overall numbers again this season. While he'll likely improve again this season, it might not be enough of a jump to justify a salary cap selection this season. Read Past Outlooks
Begins season with T3 finish
September 15, 2019
Werenski carded a one-under 69 to post a tie for third place at the Military Tribute at The Greenbrier.
Werenski was the last player to lock up his PGA Tour card this season in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. He took advantage of that with a great start to the new season. It wasn't the Sunday performance Werenski was looking for, but he will certainly take the result. Werenski was fourth in SG: Putting and 28th in SG: Tee-to-green. He will be in the field at the Sanderson Farms Championship next week.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Werenski started the 2016-17 well, but a slump from February through June nearly derailed any hopes of retaining his card. A strong finish saved Werenski though and he's good to go for the upcoming season. Werenski's season on the whole was not very impressive, but goal number one for any rookie is to simply retain the playing privileges for the following season, so in that respect, the season was a success. Werenski's number is low enough that he's a decent candidate for salary cap leagues as it won't take much to significantly improve this season.
Werenski had a successful 2016 on the Tour, demonstrated by his win at the BMW Charity Pro-Am in May and three second-place finishes. Most impressive is that those seconds came at three times of the year — February, April, August. One thing that separates rookies who make the PGA Tour from those who stay on the PGA Tour is complete game consistency, and finishing high like that at different times of the year really helps. He ranked 16th in total driving but 73rd in putting, something he'll need to improve for the PGA Tour. He can contend once or twice, but stringing together multiple good appearances may be tough unless the putter improves.
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Goes wrong direction over weekend
June 25, 2019
Werenski shot a disappointing round of three-over 73 on Sunday at the Travelers Championship to fall into a tie for 60th place.
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Joins field at Bethpage
May 13, 2019
Werenski has joined the field for this week's PGA Championship, Rob Bolton of reports.
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Pulls out of Byron Nelson
May 5, 2019
Werenski withdrew from this week's AT&T Byron Nelson tournament for an undisclosed reason, Rob Bolton of reports.
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Bogey-free final 36 holes at RSM
November 19, 2018
Werenski collected a tie for 15th place at the RSM Classic after closing with a four-under 66 on Sunday.
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Top-three finish in Mayakoba
November 11, 2018
Werenski closed with a four-under 67 on Sunday at the Mayakoba Golf Classic to grab a share of third place.
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