Brooks Koepka has decided to not play this week and will be replaced in the field by Satoshi Kodaira. At this time there is no injury news associated with this move. With The PGA Championship next week there will be plenty of interest to the true health of Koepka.
Seung-Yul Noh will not play in this week’s Wells Fargo Championship. He will be replaced in the field by Aaron Baddeley. Projections and Pown% will be updated once Baddeley has been added to the field.
Abraham Ancer will not play in this week’s Valero Texas Open. This is a pretty big piece of news for a Wednesday night. Ancer will be replaced by Scott Gutschewski. There is no news of injury tied to his choice to take the week off, but the timing of the move does leave some questions to be answered in regards to his health for next week’s Masters. Ownership projections will be updated shortly to reflect the impact of this late week news.
2018 Valero Texas Open Championship winner Andrew Landry has pulled out of this week’s event. He will be replaced in the field by Jared Wolfe. At this time there is no injury news available on Landry.
Paul Casey, Doug Gihm and Sebastián Muñoz are all no longer in the field. As a two time champion of this event Paul Casey will be a big miss for this week’s event. Bronson Burgoon, Austin Cook, and Dylan Wu have gained entry into this week’s field and will get projections once they are added to the pricing pool.
Matthew Fitzpatrick is a very late scratch from this week’s Genisis Invitational. Please make sure to remove him from your builds. He will be replaced in the field by Alex Smalley.
It’s been a few years since Thomas Pieters played much golf on this side of the pond. Pieters showed some flashes with a strong 4th place finish at the 2017 Masters. Inconsistent play and failed conversion attempts in other PGA Tour starts left Pieters to find his game again by returning to a full-time role on the European Tour. With two European tour wins in the last six months Pieters has seen his world ranking climb inside the top 50 for the first time since the 2017 season. With this new ranking comes a great opportunity to play in bigger events stateside. Via his top 50 official world golf ranking, Pieters should have a spot in the four majors this year as well as a debut in The Players Championship. That means we should see Pieters with a hand full of starts prior to the big events. Making his 3rd career start at the Genisis invitational this week, Pieters is gaining a bit of POWN buzz. Priced much lower than his OWGR, Pieters stands out as a golfer worth taking a shot on for the week. Always regarded as a strong and talented golfer, Pieters should not surprise anyone if he continues his strong play to start the 2022 PGA Tour season.
Webb Simpson will not play in this weeks WMPO. He will be replaced in the field by Hayden Buckley. This is a very big piece of late week news. For now please remove Simpson from any builds. POWN will be updated soon to reflect this big price of news.
Typically speaking Pro-Am events have almost no movement in terms of field updates. This week however had more than its fair share, and due to both the timing and the status of players involved it could be an impactful week in terms of roster adjustment. With two of the bigger names in this week’s field out ( Berger & Zalatoris) there is a lot of late-week shake-up in terms of POWN. Please double-check your lineups to make sure you have removed any lineups with the above-mentioned players. Good this week grinders, ResultsDB powered by Fantasy Labs will be up and running a few minutes after lock.
Due to a back injury, Daniel Berger will not play in this week’s Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Berger will be replaced by Kevin Stadler. Berger’s absence from this field could end up being a big shake-up in terms of roster construction for the week. Jordan Spieth is the closest pivot in terms of a price-down option. One would imagine that many of the early week Will Zalatoris rosters made the switch to Berger once the news of him having to miss due to Covid. This is a big piece of news that we hardly ever get this late in the week so there should be some POWN shakeup prior to our next update.
James Hahn is no longer in this week’s field. After a positive Covid test Hahn withdrew mid-day Wednesday. Hahn will be replaced by Richard S. Johnson. Please make sure to remove Hahn from any roster builds you may have. Due to the timing of this move, Richard S. Johnson will most likely make his appearance in showdown pricing additions.