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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Tom Hoge
This event couldn't come at a better time for Jason Day, who is in need of a high finish. Len Hochberg thinks he will get one, and lists Day among his recommendations for this week's contests on DraftKings.
Russell Henley hasn't posted a single top-30 finish since late July, earning himself a spot among the "Fallers" in this week's Golf Barometer.
Few to none have had as much success in this event as Hideki Matsuyama, which is reason alone to include him in your DFS lineups on FanDuel this week.
Viktor Hovland is participating in this event for the first time, but his lack of course history does not stop him from landing a spot among this week's picks to click on DraftKings.
Marc Leishman came from four shots off the lead with an incredible display on the greens, to win the Farmers Insurance Open Sunday by one stroke over Jon Rahm.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Hoge's first three seasons on the PGA Tour were a complete grind. He failed to crack the top-125 in any of those three seasons and he topped-out at $690k in earnings in 2015. The two seasons following his rookie season of 2015 saw a decline in his overall numbers, but last season he bounced-back and set a career-high in earnings. That career-high in earnings was due in large part to a solo-third at the Sony Open in January. The problem is, that 3rd-place finish was his only top-10 last season. Hoge has every right to improve again this season, but you don't want to bet on a guy who might get better. With a floor well below his price tag and a ceiling that doesn't look much higher than $1 million, Hoge is not a good salary cap option this season.
Hoge has now failed to finish top-125 in the FedExCup standings for three consecutive years, but earned his PGA Tour card back for the upcoming 2017-18 season thanks to a top-25 performance in the Web.com Tour Finals. This past season he struggled mightily off the tee, ranking outside of the top-150 in both driving distance and driving accuracy. He'll look to improve upon his 10 made cuts throughout his 2017-18 campaign.
Hoge had two top-10s, T9s at RSM and Valero, but 12 missed cuts in 26 starts doomed any realistic chance to keep his PGA Tour card for 2016-17. Out of the conditional category he'll get some starts here and a lot on the Web.com Tour, and a chance to fix all aspects of his game. His strokes gained-total ranking was a poor 147th.
Hoge used the Web.com Tour Finals to seal his card for the 2014-2015 PGA Tour season after failing to get a top-10 finish on the Web.com Tour until July and having no top-5 finish until his third at the Chiquita Classic, the second Finals event. Overall he went T53-3-T22-T52 over the four Finals events, and will look to take that momentum into the fall. On the flipside, he’s not overly impressive statistically, and the lack of a top-10 for the first half of the Web.com Tour season could spell trouble on the big stage. Fantasy owners need to be patient and see how Hoge plays.
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Added to Mayakoba field
Distant second at Greenbrier
Hoge finished runner-up in the Military Tribute at The Greenbrier after shooting a five-under 65 in the final round.
First top-25 since season-opener
Hoge finished in a share of 23rd place after shooting a four-over 67 in the final round of the 3M Open.
Barely misses cut in Canada
Hoge missed the cut by just a single shot at the RBC Canadian Open after rounds of 73-66.
T40 at Charles Schwab Challenge
Hoge fell into a tie for 40th place after shooting a two-over 72 in the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge.