Will Zalatoris

Will Zalatoris

26-Year-Old Golfer
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2022–23 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
Misses cut at Torrey Pines
January 28, 2023
Zalatoris posted a two-day total of one-over par at the Farmers Insurance Open to miss the cut by one stroke.
ANALYSIS
Zalatoris got off to a good start with an opening 68 but things came off the rails at the South Course in the second round, where he made just two birdies to go along with seven bogeys to narrowly miss the cut. His ball-striking was surprisingly in poor form as he lost 2.6 strokes from tee-to-green. Since his return from injury, Zalatoris has posted results of T-11, T-36 and a missed cut in three starts.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2022
2020
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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Posts four rounds in the 60s
January 22, 2023
Zalatoris recorded a final round five-under 67 at The American Express to finish tied for 36th place.
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Consistent week in return
January 8, 2023
Zalatoris shot an eight-under 65 on Sunday to finish tied for 11th at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
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Returning from back injury Thursday
January 2, 2023
Zalatoris (back) is listed in the field for this week's Sentry Tournament of Champions.
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Eyeing January return
Back
December 8, 2022
Zalatoris (back) confirmed Tuesday that he'll return to PGA Tour competition in the first week of January during the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, Golf Channel reports.
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Remains sidelined
Back
November 28, 2022
Zalatoris (back) is not listed in the field for this week's Hero World Challenge.
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