Will Zalatoris

Will Zalatoris

27-Year-Old Golfer
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2024 Fantasy Outlook
Zalatoris' season came to an abrupt end as he withdrew before The Masters and subsequently underwent back surgery to conclude his year. That leaves him with question marks heading into next year regarding potential swing changes and how long it will take him to return to form. Prior to his back injury, he was playing like a top-10 player in the world, winning the first playoff event in 2022 and finishing runner-up in two majors. When healthy, he's proven himself to be one of the best ball-strikers in the world. There may be some initial struggles, but don't be surprised to see Zalatoris return to his previous form by the spring. Read Past Outlooks
Poor finish in Ohio
June 12, 2024
Zalatoris shot an eight-over 79 in the Memorial Tournament to finish tied in the 41st spot.
ANALYSIS
Zalatoris had a disappointing outing in the final round where he lost 19 spots. The 27-year-old gained 0.09 strokes off-the-tee on Sunday which was ranked 30th. He finished with four bogeys which was tied at 20th. Zalatoris lost six spots in the FedEx Cup rankings because of a poor outing in Ohio. He will next play in the upcoming U.S. Open.
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Weekly PGA Preview: U.S. Open
3 days ago
Greg Vara gets you set for the U.S. Open at Pinehurst this week. See why he likes Bryson DeChambeau's odds at the betting window and as an option in OAD.
Major Power Rankings: 2024 U.S. Open Field
6 days ago
Scottie Scheffler is still shining brighter than anyone, and you won't have to look too far to find his name on Len Hochberg's power rankings for the U.S. Open.
2024 the Memorial Tournament Betting: Picks, Odds, Predictions and Best Bets
10 days ago
Sepp Straka has been on a roll lately and has a good history at the Memorial Tournament. Ryan Pohle thinks the Austrian golfer has an excellent matchup on tap.
Weekly PGA Preview: the Memorial Tournament
10 days ago
Greg Vara previews the Memorial Tournament, and thinks Denny McCarthy presents great value in DFS contests given his recent history at Muirfield Village.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2023
2022
2020
It was both an incredible year, and a year of what if for Zalatoris. He collected 11 top-15 finishes, but also lost in a playoff at the Torrey Pines and the PGA Championship. He also was just beaten out by one at the U.S. Open by Matt Fitzpatrick. Zalatoris was able to silence the questions by notching his first win in the playoff opener, but tweaked his back the very next week where it was revealed he had two herniated disks and had to take a 30th place finish in the final FedExCup standings. Back injuries can be career killers for golfers, so there are certainly a lot of questions going into next season to see how he bounces back. Zalatoris is definitely one of the more risky golfers in the top-10 because of the injury concern, but he's currently the best ball-striker on Tour and has World No. 1 upside.
Zalatoris earned Special Temporary Membership on the PGA Tour rather quickly after winning the Korn Ferry Tour's TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes in July of 2020, though he remained ineligible for the FedExCup Playoffs without having also notched a victory at the PGA level. In addition to eight top-10s and 14 total top-25s through 25 starts on the PGA Tour in 2020-21, Zalatoris' exceptional rookie campaign will be remembered for his runner-up effort at the 2021 Masters during his Augusta National debut. Zalatoris ultimately ranked seventh on tour in SG: approach, ninth in SG: tee-to-green and 11th in par-5 scoring. The sky is the limit for the 25-year-old Wake Forest product if the putter begins to cooperate on a more consistent basis.
The leader on the Korn Ferry Tour's points list has risen to a career-best 143rd in the Official World Golf Ranking thanks in part to nine top-10s in 15 starts on the KFT during the 2020 season, which included a win at the TPC Colorado Championship in early July. Zalatoris, a 24-year-old Wake Forest product, led the KFT in GIR percentage along the way while also ranking seventh in birdie average, fourth in total driving and first in total eagles. This combination indicates quite a bit of future fantasy upside if he's able to translate such quality ball-striking to the big-league venues.
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Cements T43 finish in Kentucky
May 22, 2024
Zalatoris carded a six-under 70 in the PGA Championship to finish tied for the 43rd spot.
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Cements T60 finish in Charlotte
May 13, 2024
Zalatoris shot a 10-over 80 in the Wells Fargo Championship to finish tied for 60th spot.
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Set to play Wells Fargo Championship
May 6, 2024
Zalatoris (back) is listed in the field for this week's Wells Fargo Championship.
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Withdraws from CJ Cup Byron Nelson
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April 30, 2024
Zalatoris has withdrawn from the CJ Cup Byron Nelson, according to Rob Bolton of PGATour.com.
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Finishes T44th in South Carolina
April 23, 2024
Zalatoris carded a four-under 74 at the RBC Heritage to finish in a tie for 44th place.
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