I don’t think even Richy Werenski himself could have imagined what was coming next for him after he slammed his trunk Friday night at the Greenbrier Classic. The PGA Tour rookie was fighting for his card coming off of six missed cuts and a weekend DFL the week prior at the Shell Houston Open.
Five weeks later, the 25-year-old American is playing with house money in the FedEx Cup Playoffs and a Tour card locked up for 2017-18.
How’d he do it?
He tied for 25th at the John Deere Classic, T18 at the Barbasol Championship, T42 at the RBC Candian Open, T2 at the Barracuda Championship with a chance to win late Sunday and a T10 last week at the Wyndham to secure the No. 122 slot in the standings.
Before the Barracuda, Werenski had gone without a top ten finish since the CareerBuilder Challenge in February, and missed eight of 10 cuts leading up to the Greenbrier.
He’s riding a hot putter, finishing 11th and ninth in the field in recent weeks. It’s easy to be dubious if Werenski can keep it up against a strong field this week, but he’s worth a shot and can still be had at good value betting and for daily fantasy.