Golf Draft Kit: 2020-21 Sleepers & Busts

Golf Draft Kit: 2020-21 Sleepers & Busts

This article is part of our Golf Draft Kit series.

We surveyed our golf writers for sleepers and busts for the 2020-21 PGA Tour season. Here are the results.

SLEEPERS

Matthew NeSmith

NeSmith had a decent rookie season all without the benefit of being able to get off the tee as he ranked 152nd in strokes gained off the tee. A slight improvement in that number and he's top-70 this season. 

— Greg Vara

Doc Redman

The 2017 U.S. Amateur champion, Redman is entering his age-23 season on the PGA Tour. He's younger than Collin Morikawa and Viktor Hovland. He turned pro late in 2018-2019, played only six events and finished top-20 in half, including a runner-up at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. In his first full season on Tour, he had seven top-25s, four of them after the restart, topped by a T3 at the Wyndham. He clearly was progressing, thanks largely to laser-like accuracy. He ranked 13th on Tour in driving accuracy and 12th in both strokes gained: approach and greens in regulation. He ranked 50th in birdie average and finished 71st in the point standings, just missing the second playoff event. He cracked the top 100 in the world rankings. All the foundations are there for Redman to take a big step forward in 2020-21.

— Len Hochberg

Corey Conners

Conners racked up an impressive 10 top-25 finishes in 22 starts in the 2019-20 campaign, but severe short-game issues limited the 28-year-old Canadian to just one top-10 as he earned less than $1.5M after essentially doubling that

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Ryan  Andrade
Ryan has covered golf and college basketball for RotoWire since 2016. He has also written articles for ProGolfNow.com.
Bryce Danielson
Bryce covers the PGA for RotoWire and provides input on the golf cheat sheet. He also contributes to the coverage for NFL, NBA and other sports.
Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
Ryan Pohle
Ryan Pohle writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire
Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year in 2005 and 2013. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
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