Golf Barometer: Ascension of Aaron
Golf Barometer: Ascension of Aaron

This article is part of our Golf Barometer series.

The first round of the FedExCup Playoffs is in the books as fan-favorite (ha) Bryson DeChambeau hogged the podium with a four-stroke victory over Tony Finau at the Northern Trust, adding his second win of the year as he leapt to a career-best No. 12 in the Official World Golf Ranking. The field of remaining qualifiers for the second leg of the playoffs is set at the top-100 in the FedExCup standings, as 98 entrants will be teeing it up at the Dell Technologies Championship hosted by TPC Boston this week. We'll take a look at a handful of fantasy trends on Tour as the road to East Lake continues.

VALUE RISING

Billy Horschel

Horschel jumped from 41st to 14th in the FedExCup standings with his T3 at the Northern Trust, marking his second straight top-15 as he continues to improve his likelihood of qualifying for the TOUR Championship. Having led the field in scrambling percentage last week at Ridgewood CC, Horschel carded just three bogeys throughout the entire tournament.

Kevin Na

Also positioned inside of the top-20 in the FedExCup standings, Na has posted two finishes of T19 or better in four starts since his win at The Greenbrier. He most recently tied for 15th at the Northern Trust thanks to a solid performance with the flat stick and 42 of 56 fairways in regulation. Na has finished T6-T11 in the past two editions of the Dell Technologies Championship, so he'll certainly be a viable option in daily fantasy

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