On Sunday, the PGA Tour wrapped up their 2015 campaign at the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola in Atlanta. While the top-30 in the FedExCup points standings duked it out at East Lake, you and I had our last chance to win on DraftKings for the 2015 season.
Coming into the Tour Championship, there were only a few names that everyone had circled — but at the end of the day, there were a couple unexpected names near the top of the leaderboard.
Conversely, there were a few shockers toward the bottom of the list.
Ultimately, the final week of the PGA Tour season didn’t disappoint — though there were plenty of fantasy owners who found themselves feeling that way on Monday morning.
Here’s a look at last week’s fantasy performers — the good, bad and ugly:
Henrik Stenson – Coming into the FedExCup playoffs, there were three names that people were basically handing the trophy and $10 million top prize to — Henrik Stenson’s wasn’t one of them. But by Sunday at East Lake, he and the world’s No. 1 golfer were the only two in contention for the prize.
Stenson, unfortunately stumbled late, but his 5-under week was good enough for a tie for second — a solid fantasy week regardless of where or what size field it comes against. Despite coming up short of the win, Stenson was a very productive choice.
Stenson’s final line: 45 PAR, 15 BIR, 1 EAG, 10 BOG, 1 DBB, 1 2nd and 1 BIR3+ for 92.5 fantasy points
Danny Lee – Perhaps the surprise performer of the week at the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola was Danny Lee. Lee spent the early part of the week on the receiving end of some Rickie Fowler pranks, but ended it up near the top of the charts at East Lake.
Surprisingly, Lee was one of the more popular picks on Wednesday, being taken by more than 20% of all DraftKings users — and boy, did he pay off.
Lee’s final line: 48 PAR, 15 BIR, 8 BOG, 1 DBB and 1 2nd for 84 fantasy points
Jason Day – It’s hard to believe that Jason Day finds himself on the bad list this week, especially when you consider the way he’s played lately, but for him to come out and finish at just 1-under for the week in Atlanta was incredibly disappointing for his DraftKings owners.
Considering that Day was owned by 33% of all users last week, that’s a big blow to a lot of managers. Surely, Day will bounce back — but it doesn’t mean those who picked him didn’t miss out on some cash because of him.
Day’s final line: 50 PAR, 13 BIR, 8 BOG, 1 DBW, 1 10th and 1 BIR3+ for 69 fantasy points
Zach Johnson – Zach Johnson has been a fantasy stud all year, but last week at the Tour Championship, he was nothing more than average. During a week where only the winner got to 9-under and second place was a tie at 5-under, Johnson’s 3-under week and T-8 finish wasn’t horrible but it wasn’t great.
Johnson’s final line: 44 PAR, 16 BIR, 11 BOG, 1 DBB,1 8th and 1 BOFR for 75.5 fantasy points
Patrick Reed – What the hell happened to Patrick Reed? Remember early in the year, it looked like he might actually become the top-5 player he proclaimed himself to be? Me neither.
How far Reed has fallen — he made it to East Lake thanks to his two early season wins, but did next to nothing at the end of the season. His disappointing final four months culminated with a 27th place finish at East Lake.
Reed’s final line: 36 PAR, 12 BIR, 22 BOG, 2 DBB and 1 26th-30th for 44 fantasy points
Brandt Snedeker – The 2015 PGA Tour season was a disappointing one for former FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker. Despite picking up an early season win, Sneds really didn’t do much all year and it was actually kind of a surprise that he made it to Atlanta.
At the Tour Championship, Sneds was a popular pick, thanks to his track record at East Lake, but it wasn’t meant to be this year as Snedeker stumbled around all week and finished a disappointing T-22.
Snedeker’s final line: 43 PAR, 12 BIR, 17 BOG and 1 21st-25th and 53 fantasy points