This article is part of our Golf Barometer series.
A World Series champion has been crowned, the NFL's regular season has surpassed its midpoint and winter sports are already in full swing, so you're not alone if you missed a considerable amount of the PGA Tour's fall series. The European Tour's 2021 campaign also culminated last week, with world No. 2 Collin Morikawa emerging victorious at the DP World Tour Championship and becoming the first American to win the Race to Dubai.
With a brief winter break approaching in the stateside golf scene, we'll take a look at a handful of players who have seen their fantasy stock either spike or tumble and also provide some injury updates as well.
Wolff's struggles adjusting to life on the PGA Tour were documented throughout the past year as a disappointing 2020-21 campaign came to a somber conclusion with back-to-back missed cuts at the Wyndham Championship and the Northern Trust, but a lengthier offseason for Wolff appears to have been quite helpful. The 22-year-old opened the new season with a top-20 at the Sanderson Farms Championship before finishing 2-T5-T11 from the Shriners Children's Open through the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open. Wolff remains top-5 on Tour in driving distance, but his short game has drastically improved as he ranks 12th or better in both SG: Around-the-Green and SG: Putting. He's up to seventh in the early FedExCup standings while averaging an impressive 5.13 birdies per round through four starts.
After being questionably left off the U.S.