Ben Crane has just withdrawn from the John Deere Classic. If he is in your builds please remove him.
Masters final round start time has been moved up to 7:30 AM ET in preparation for inclement weather expected in the late afternoon. Make sure your single-slate lineups are set early!
Tiger Woods will not play in this week’s API due to a strained neck. Woods posted the news on his Twitter account earlier today and does not expect the injury to be a factor in the long term. This is unfortunate news for Tiger as he typically plays some of his best golf at this event.
James Hahn has withdrawn from the Genesis Open with an elbow injury. The news came down some 40 minutes prior to roster lock so please remove him from your roster builds.
Patrick Cantlay is no longer in the field. In what has already been a weird week of golf news in terms of player withdrawals, The Pebble Beach Pro-Am took a big blow today when Cantlay took his name out of the field. No injury news to report as of yet, but we will update if any such news surfaces. For now get Cantlay out of your lineups.
In what should have been a pretty quiet week in terms of news, The WGC Bridgestone received it’s second big withdrawal today. World’s number two ranked golfer Justin Rose has removed himself from the field due to back spasms. The severity of his injury or his status for next week’s PGA has yet to be determined. Rose and his large shares of ownership will be the hot topic over the next 24 hours as we all try to figure out how to adjust to the news. One thing to consider in this no-cut event is to switch out Rose for golfers with a bigger salary discount than normal creating a roster with a large amount of money left on the table.
Squarely on the radar of many in the DFS community Paul Casey announced that he will skip this weeks Players Championship due to a sore back. Casey will be replaced in the field by Kieth Mitchell.
For the second year in a row, the golf world will have to deal with a big injury prior to The Masters. Tony Finau injured his ankle after celebrating a hole in one during the par 3 contest this afternoon. X-rays on the ankle revealed no breaks, but Finau will still have an MRI early on Thursday. Finau posted on his Twitter account tonight that he is optimistic. Due to his late tee time and the fact that there are no alternates in The Masters, Finau will most likely wait until the last possible moment to decide his status for the tournament. At this point, the choice to roster Finau relies heavily on how much risk you are willing to take. With both his odds and ownership dropping, most in the industry have already made up their minds on Finau. If he is healthy Finau would be a great play this week, but the risk of his ankle not holding up to four rounds of golf is a very scary proposition. We will provide any updates on his injury if any news breaks.
Tony Finau’s first chance to play The Masters could be in jeopardy. After making a hole in one during the par 3 contest today, Finau twisted his ankle while running up to the green. From the video taken behind the tee, you can see that Finau twisted his ankle pretty bad. As of now, there is no official word on the severity of the injury but from the video, it looked to be pretty serious. We will update Finau’s status as more news becomes available. Finau’s first-round tee time is 12:43 est time tomorrow.
Haas was involved in a car accident late on Tuesday night. The driver who was a close family friend of the Haas family was pronounced dead at the scene. Haas was released from the hospital early this morning but will not play this week. Initially reported to be in serious condition, Haas is now slated to recover in full, but he has withdrawn from this week’s tournament in order to head home. In an official statement from his agent, Haas escaped serious injury but is obviously shaken up.
Brandon Hagy has withdrawn from this week’s event due to a wrist injury. He was replaced in the field by Rick Lamb. No immediate news was given to how much time Hagy would miss with the injury, but the fact that he withdrew on the night before the tournament could mean that he was close to playing. For the time being get Hagy out of your lineups.
First-round tee times for this week’s event start in just a little over an hour ( 8:00 P.M. Est). Two time Champion Justin Thomas will start his quest for the very rare three-peat at 8:40 P.M. Please make sure to have your lineups set and ready to go for primetime golf.
Beljan should not be on the radar of many in the DFS community, but if he happened to be in your lineups please remove him immediately. Beljan is battling a wrist injury and he is not ready to return to competitive golf. Chris Stroud will take his place in this week’s tournament.
Snedeker suffered a rib injury last week and his body did not respond to the treatemant as he had hoped. The withdrawal opens ups an opportunity for James Hahn to play in the British Open. Hahn’ descion to travel over to the British Open as an alternate has paid off, but the timing of his entry will not leave enough time to add him to the player pool. We will update Snedeker’s rib injury as more information becomes avalaible.
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