This article is part of our Golf Barometer series.
For the select few of PGA Championship qualifiers who elected to also tee it up at this week's AT&T Byron Nelson, weather delays and chilly morning temps in Dallas are certain to cause frustration while their true competition enjoys extra practice reps at Bethpage Black. Making matters worse is the presence of an MDF situation as 83 entrants made the original 36-hole cut, so the field will once again be chopped down upon the eventual conclusion of the postponed third round. In the meantime, we'll take a look at several fantasy trends around the PGA Tour along with injury updates for a handful of household names.
Sabbatini has gone since early February's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am without a missed cut, ultimately placing top-40 in eight consecutive events from the Honda Classic through the Wells Fargo Championship. He's currently enjoying a stretch of three straight top-20s, including a T3 at the Zurich Classic alongside teammate Brian Gay. The 43-year-old isn't slowing down this week either, entering the weekend in solo-fifth at the AT&T Byron Nelson with 11 birdies to just one bogey throughout his first 36 holes in Dallas.
Joining Sabbatini in the grizzled vet club, Palmer paired with Jon Rahm to win the Zurich Classic as the 42-year-old surpassed the $2M mark in season earnings for the first time since 2013-14. Palmer has missed four cuts in 2019 already, but he's provided a pleasant ceiling with four finishes of T7 or better since