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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Hadley's final round 62 in the last regular season event was enough to make him the 125th ranked player in the regular season standings as he retained his status for another year. He nearly picked up his second Tour victory at the Palmetto Championship, but he was unable to convert a four-stroke lead after 54-holes. Considering Hadley lost strokes in every category except for putting last season, he'll likely struggle to keep his card this season.
Hadley missed the playoffs last season with a best finish of only 17th. He also missed seven cuts in his 19 starts. Hadley actually was 10th on Tour in birdie average, but his short game really let him last season and led to a lot of bogeys. His ball striking is good enough to be competitive if he can improve that scrambling percentage.
Hadley has played well in four of his five full seasons on the PGA Tour. His 2018 season was easily his best as he carded seven top-10s and earned over $2.7 million. Though he played well enough to slip comfortably inside the top-125 last season, he didn't exactly build on the momentum from the previous season. Hadley is an intriguing salary cap option this season as he's pretty reliable when he plays a full schedule and he does have much more upside than he showed last season.
Hadley got off to a nice start on the PGA Tour as a rookie in 2014 as he picked-up a victory in his first season and earned over $1.7 million by season's end. His Sophomore campaign wasn't quite as productive, but he managed to stay within the top-100 on the FedEx points list, but when the pressure was back on, in his third season, while playing for his card again, he fell flat, making under $600k for the season. He worked his way back onto the PGA Tour just two years later and had his best season yet. That season was the 2-17-2018 season where he posted a runner-up and 3rd-place finish and a total of seven top-10s. There's nothing negative to say about his performance last season, but he does have a track record of coming back to Earth after a solid season. With that in mind, he carries too much risk as a salary cap option this season.
Hadley, who won the PGA Tour's 2014 Puerto Rico Open, racked up $2.8M in earnings through two seasons before losing his card after a 2015-16 campaign in which he finished 159th in the FedExCup standings. He'll be back to full status during the 2017-18 season, however, as two victories in his last six starts on the Web.com Tour have secured his card once again. Hadley also appeared in eight PGA Tour events throughout the 2016-17 season, notably placing top-30 in back-to-back starts at the John Deere Classic and Barbasol Championship.
Not a bad start to a PGA Tour career. Just over $1.7 million in earnings, a spot in the top-60 on the money list and a victory at the Puerto Rico Open. That's the good news, the bad news is, he was incredibly erratic last year. That and his win did come against a pretty weak field. With that said, he did finish strong against the best players on the PGA Tour, so there's hope that he can build off his fantastic rookie season. There is the sophomore jinx to consider as well, which isn't exactly a jinx, it's just a bit of reality setting in. Most guys who play well during their rookie season come back to earth, at least a bit during their second season. As such, he's not a great salary cap option this year, but should be given some consideration. In draft leagues he should go in the 6th or 7th round.
Hadley scored three top-3s on Web.com Tour last season but still needed The Finals to secure his card for 2013-14.
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Out of Bermuda Championship
Jumps into Top 125
Hadley scored a share of seventh place at the Shriners Children's Open after shooting a five-under 66 in the final round.
Propelled by short game in Cromwell
Hadley fired a four-under 66 on Sunday at the Travelers Championship to finish 13-under and tied for 24th.
Continues strong summer run
Hadley fired a six-under 64 to move into a share of eighth place at the Wyndham Championship.