Cameron Tringale
Cameron Tringale
32-Year-Old Golfer
2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
At 31, Tringale's best years could be ahead of him, but to this point in his career, he seems to have peaked about five years ago. Though he was unable to find a victory during that span, he was able to post three runner-ups. The result was about $5 million in earnings over three seasons. Since then, he's had a couple poor seasons and one decent season. That decent season came last year and although he's trending upward, the upside just isn't there for salary cap purposes. Read Past Outlooks
Ties best finish in 2019 with T5
July 2, 2019
Tringale only shot a one-under 71 in the final round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic, but it was enough to hang on to a share of fifth place.
Tringale was a combined 16-under through the first three rounds of the week at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. He got off to a slow start on Sunday, turning in two-over-par, but was able to rally on the back-nine to get it into red figures for the day. Tringale struck the ball great, ranking second in SG: Tee-to-greeen, T5 in FIR's, and T2 in GIR's. This finish ties his precious season best of a T5 back at the Zurich Classic. Tringale will be back in the field at the 3M Classic.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Tringale needed a T3 finish at the Tour Championship just to keep his PGA Tour card after a brutal 2017-18 campaign in which he missed 19 cuts in 26 events, falling to 195th in the FedExCup standings. The 31-year-old especially struggled off the tee, ranking 161st in driving distance and 191st in FIR percentage. Both his scoring and birdie average were well below average as a result, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see the downward trend continue during the 2018-19 season.
For a guy who has yet to win on the PGA Tour, Tringale has made plenty of money, with five of his last seven seasons eclipsing the $1 million mark. Last season he slipped just a bit and failed to earn a top-3 finish for the first time since 2012, but he did pick up three top-10s. Though he underwhelmed last season, there's plenty reason to belive Tringale bounces back, even though he had to go to the Finals, where he finished 18th, to retain his card after finishing 133rd on the points list. He's a solid salary cap sleeper option who may not win, but has the game to post up to four top-10s over a season.
If not for the fall-portion of the season, Tringale would be on the outside looking-in this season. Tringale played his best last fall, with a Top-15 at the CIMB Classic and a runner-up at the Shriners Open. After that, Tringale did next to nothing last season. It's funny what a runner-up finish can do for a PGA Tour golfer, it almost guarantees a spot in the top-125. Tringale played better in the two years prior to last season, but in each of those seasons, he also relied upon a one runner-up finish. Considering Tringale's number was around $2 million in the two years prior to last season, he does hold some value in salary cap formats. The question is, can he find more high-end finishes this year? In drafts, he should go in the 10th-round or later.
Tringale is definitely not afraid of burning-out on the PGA Tour. He's one of a select few players that teed it up over 30 times last season, but unlike most of the others who did so, Tringale had plenty of success. In fact, what maybe the most impressive stat of his last year was that he missed only six cuts in 31 starts. On the downside, he had only three top-10s in 31 starts, so that could obviously be better. It's great that he plays so often, but he needs to put some more high-end finishes on his resume before being considered as a good salary cap option. In draft leagues his value is bumped a bit because he plays so often. He should find a spot in the 4th round.
Tringale had one top-10 all season last year, but it happened to be a solo-third at the Tampa Bay Championship, which netted him nearly $375k. At 26, Tringale still has time to improve, but there haven't been many signs that he's destined for greater things on the PGA Tour. His 3rd-place finish last year was the first top-3 of his career. The upside is there, but he probably won't reach it this season. In draft formats he should go in the 80-90 range.
Tringale joined the PGA TOUR in 2010 and after struggling during that season, he was forced to go back to Q-School. In his second go-round, he fared much better and kept his playing privileges for 2012. His performance last year was a mirror image of his sophomore season. He played a bunch of events and earned four top-10s. It doesn't look like his upside is all that high, but he's still young and has room to improve. He's probably not worth the risk at this point in his young career, though. In draft leagues, look for him in the seventh or eighth round.
It's safe to say that no sophomore improved more from his rookie season than Cameron Tringale last season. Tringale's rookie season was an absolute disaster as he made only five cuts the entire season. He turned those five cuts into three Top-25s, but that wasn't enough to save him from a return trip to Q-School. Tringale didn't waste his opportunity this time around, however, as he parlayed four Top-10s into a Top-70 finish in 2011. It's not uncommon for rookies to struggle to adapt to life on the PGA Tour, and considering Tringale's significant improvement from year one to year two, we can chalk up his rookie performance to something other than just his game. Tringale should continue to improve in year three on the PGA Tour.
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Fourth top-25 in last five starts
June 11, 2019
Tringale carded a four-under 66 in the final round to move into a tie for 11th place at the RBC Canadian Open.
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T5 finish in NOLA
April 28, 2019
Tringale and Roberto Castro shot a four day total of 20-under-par to finish in a tie for fifth place at the Zurich Classic.
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Joins Honda Classic field
February 25, 2019
Tringale has earned a sponsor exemption for this week's Honda Classic, Rob Bolton of reports.
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Earns sponsor exemption for Genesis Open
February 12, 2018
Tringale will be in the field at this week's Genesis Open after earning a sponsor exemption, Rob Bolton of reports.
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Falls outside top five at AT&T Byron Nelson
May 21, 2017
Tringale closed with a two-over 72 on Sunday at the AT&T Byron Nelson to finish seven-under and T9.
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