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Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson announced his withdrawal from the AT&T Byron Nelson due to a knee injury. Greg Chalmers will take his spot in the field.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson felt that rehabbing from his knee injury was important before he attempts to tee it up at the PGA Championship next week. D.J. still holds the title as the number one ranked golfer in the world.


Aaron Wise

Aaron Wise carded rounds of 72-71-68-69 to finish at four-under-par and tie for ninth at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Fantasy Impact: It was solid ball-striking week at Quail Hollow for Wise, as he finished fourth in the field in GIR (73.6%) and fifth in strokes gained: tee-to-green. He is showing some signs of life with two top-15 finishes in his last four outings.


Bryson DeChambeau

It was quite the rollercoaster week for DeChambeau in Charlotte. DeChambeau thought he missed the cut after shooting rounds of 70 and 74 and took a private flight back home to Dallas. Sure enough, conditions worsened and he ended up making the weekend and having to fly back to Quail Hollow. DeChambeau fired two final rounds of 68 to finish at four-under-par and place T9.

Fantasy Impact: It was an impressive turnaround for DeChambeau in such bizarre circumstances. He rolled the ball very well in Charlotte, finishing second in the field in strokes gained: putting. DeChambeau ranks first on Tour this season in strokes gained: off-the-tee and strokes gained: tee-to-green.


Luke List

Luke List carded rounds of 67-72-68-72 to finish at five-under-par and finish T6 at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Fantasy Impact: The long hitter finished fourth in driving distance at Quail Hollow, averaging 323.2 yards off the tee. This helped him gain 5.32 strokes off the tee on the week, good enough for fifth best in the field. List is someone difficult to trust in DFS as he is one of the worst putters on Tour.


Patrick Reed

Patrick Reed had a solid week at Quail Hollow, firing rounds of 71-69-69-70 to finish at five-under-par and tie for sixth at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Fantasy Impact: The nine-time Tour winner bounced back in a big way after missing the cut at the Valspar Championship a week ago. He stayed extremely hot with the flat stick, gaining 6.76 strokes putting, good enough for fourth best in the field.


Matt Wallace

Matt Wallace found himself on the leaderboard once again at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow. The Englishman carded rounds of 69-67-73-70 to finish at five-under-par and finish T6.

Fantasy Impact: The 31-year-old has four International victories but has yet to find the winner's circle on the PGA Tour. He appears to be coming close, with four top-25s in his last five outings, including a third place at the Valero Texas Open in April.


Gary Woodland

Gary Woodland carded rounds of 67-69-70-71 to finish at seven-under-par and place fifth at the Wells Fargo Championship. Woodland finished just three strokes off of the lead.

Fantasy Impact: The 36-year-old appears to be regaining his form with two top-10 finishes in his last four outings. On the week, Woodland ranked third in driving distance and eighth in strokes gained: tee-to-green. He is searching for his first win since his USA Open title in 2019.


Keith Mitchell

Keith Mitchell was the 54-hole leader at the Wells Fargo Championship, but unfortunately couldn't get much going on his final day to take home the title. Mitchell fired rounds of 67-71-66-72 to finish at eight-under-par and tie for third.

Fantasy Impact: Mitchell has been playing some brilliant golf of late with three top-20 finishes in his last four outings. He finished second in strokes gained: off-the-tee and placed top-10 in both strokes gained: approach and tee-to-green. Mitchell will continue to be a strong DFS play as long as the putter cooperates.


Viktor Hovland

Viktor Hovland carded rounds of 69-72-68-67 to finish at eight-under-par and tie for third at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Fantasy Impact: The excellent 2021 season continues for the young star from Norway. Hovland now has four consecutive top-25 finishes and two straight T3s. On the season, the 23-year-old ranks fourth in strokes gained: off-the-tee and sixth in strokes gained: tee-to-green.


Abraham Ancer

Abraham Ancer once again came very close to winning his first career PGA Tour Championship, but unfortunately fell one stroke shy to Rory McIlroy at the Wells Fargo Championship. Ancer fired rounds of 69-70-70-66 to finish at nine-under-par on the week.

Fantasy Impact: It was another very impressive week for the Mexican. He led the field in GIR (80.6%) , strokes gained: approach (7.48) and strokes gained: tee-to-green (12.04). Ancer now has a streak of eight consecutive top-30 finishes.


Rory McIlroy

For the third time in his career, Rory McIlroy has taken home the Wells Fargo Championship. McIlroy carded rounds of 72-66-68-68 to finish at 10-under-par and edge out Abraham Ancer by a stroke.

Fantasy Impact: Quail Hollow continues to be kind for the Englishman, as he shook off some poor play of late to return to the winner’s circle for the first time since the WGC-HSBC Champions in 2020. On the week, McIlroy led the field in driving distance and finished third in strokes gained: putting.


Louis Oosthuizen

Louis Oosthuizen carded rounds of 73-67-66-69 to finish at nine-under-par and tie for eighth at the Valspar Championship.

Fantasy Impact: Oosthuizen got off to a rough start out of the gates but really caught fire his final three days. He finished fifth in strokes gained: approach and ninth in strokes gained: putting. Surprisingly, the 38-year-old only has one PGA win to his name but consistently finds himself on the leaderboard.


Joaquin Niemann

Joaquin Niemann fired rounds of 68-68-67-72 to finish at nine-under-par and tie for eighth at the Valspar Championship.

Fantasy Impact: It wasn’t the best ball-striking week for the talented Chilean, but his putter bailed him out lots. He finished 10th in the field in strokes gained: putting. It’s been an impressively consistent season for Niemann, who now has ten top-25 finishes in 15 events.


Vaughn Taylor

Vaughn Taylor turned in his best performance of the 2021 season with a T6 showing at the Valspar Championship. Taylor carded rounds of 70-67-69-68 to finish at 10-under-par on the week.

Fantasy Impact: The short hitter was able to keep the ball in the fairway and give himself plenty of birdie opportunities in Florida. He was on fire with the flat stick all week, finishing second in strokes gained: putting after gaining over nine strokes on the greens.


Max Homa

Max Homa carded rounds of 66-68-66-74 to finish at 10-under-par and tie for sixth at the Valspar Championship.

Fantasy Impact: It was a disappointing end to an excellent week for Homa. He couldn’t get anything going on Sunday, firing a three-over-par round of 74 to close his week off. Homa finished second in putts per GIR (1.53). The 30-year-old now four top-10s, including a win on the season.


Cameron Tringale

Cameron Tringale kept up his solid stretch of golf with a T3 finish at the Valspar Championship. Tringale carded rounds of 69-67-67-68 to finish at 13-under-par and four strokes off the lead.

Fantasy Impact: Tringale finished the week ranked seventh in strokes gained: putting and ninth in strokes gained: tee-to-green. He now has three consecutive top-15 finishes and is knocking on the door of his first career PGA Tour victory.


Keegan Bradley

Keegan Bradley fired an opening round of 64 on the first day of the Valspar Championship to take the lead but couldn’t quite get the job done. Bradley finished at 14-under-par and three strokes off the lead.

Fantasy Impact: It was a disappointing final day for Bradley, who carded an even-par round of 71. On the week, he finished first in GIR (78.2%) and seventh in driving accuracy (72%). Bradley has now made seven straight cuts and should continue to pay off in DFS.


Sam Burns

In his fourth season on Tour, Sam Burns finally picked up his first win the Valspar Championship. Burns fired rounds of 68-63-69-68 to finish at 17-under-par and win the tournament by three strokes.

Fantasy Impact: It’s a big monkey off the back for the 24-year-old, who had come close to winning with ten top-10 performances to his name. On the week, Burns furnished third in putts per GIR and gained over nine strokes on the greens.


Tyrrell Hatton

Tyrrell Hatton announced his withdrawal from the Valspar Championship after testing positive to Covid-19. Kiradech Aphibarnrat will take his spot in the field.

Fantasy Impact: It’s unfortunate news for Hatton, who was coming off of a solid week at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Alongside playing partner Danny Willett, Hatton finished T8. Hopefully the Englishman will be back to action shortly.


Sepp Straka

Sepp Straka was forced to withdraw from the Valspar Championship after testing positive for Covid-19. Nelson Ledesma was announced as his replacement in the field.

Fantasy Impact: Straka has strung together some solid finishes of late, including four straight made cuts and a ninth place performance at the Corales Championship. His game set up well for this course, he had a share of the first round lead here back in 2019.