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About Chris Mangano - RotoBaller

I'm a Southern California sports fan - Lakers, Ducks, Angels - and the Washington Redskins (long story) who used to record Barry Sanders games on VHS tapes. I developed a passion for fantasy football and decided to start blogging/writing about my findings. I started my own personal training business in 2011. When not spending hours researching for fantasy football I enjoy playing chess and visiting Disneyland with my wife.

Chris Mangano - RotoBaller has written 191 articles so far, you can find them below.


Tommy Fleetwood Struggles at BMW International

Perhaps it was a post-U.S. Open letdown, but Tommy Fleetwood was unable to get much going at the BMW International on his way to a T59 finish. Fleetwood only managed to shoot under par once -- a Saturday 71 -- as he finished with a four-over total. Fleetwood will play on the European Tour again... Read More

2 years ago

Sergio Garcia Finds Form at BMW International

Prior to the BMW International Open in Germany, Sergio Garcia had missed five cuts in his last six events. While he was never in contention, a final-round 68 vaulted him into a tie for 12th place. It wasn't completely surprising, as Garcia has been very good at this event in the past. Garcia will try... Read More

2 years ago

Rory McIlroy Has Solid Showing at Travelers Championship

Rory McIlroy used four straight rounds in the 60s to help him to a T12 finish at the Travelers Championship. While a T12 isn't an earth-shattering result for McIlroy, shooting four solid rounds had to be encouraging. McIlroy has struggled with "big" rounds thus far, as he had at least one round of 74 or... Read More

2 years ago

Jon Rahm Excited For Open de France

Jon Rahm finished in a tie for 10th in the Open de France a year ago, and he's excited to return. "It's probably one of my favorite courses all year, not only on the European Tour but worldwide," said Rahm, 23. "From the first shot to the last it's challenging, it's beautiful and it's not... Read More

2 years ago

Henrik Stenson Unable To Mount A Charge

For a while on Saturday's third round at the U.S. Open, Henrik Stenson looked like he would be sleeping on the lead. But five bogeys on the back nine left him at five-over par, two shots back of the leaders. He was unable to get much going on Sunday either, finishing with a one-over 71... Read More

2 years ago


Paul Casey Plays Steady Golf at U.S. Open

Paul Casey fired rounds of 73 on each of Thursday, Friday and Saturday before a final-round 71 propelled him to a T16 finish at this year's U.S. Open. His 73 on Saturday was one of the day's best rounds, as the conditions at Shinnecock Hills were borderline unplayable. Casey appears to be fully recovered from... Read More

2 years ago

Struggles Continue For Sergio Garcia

A little more than a year removed from his first major victory, Sergio Garcia looks like a golfer struggling to find his game. With rounds of 75 and 79, Garcia missed his second straight cut at the U.S. Open and has now missed five cuts in his last six events. Garcia made just two birdies... Read More

2 years ago

Rory McIlroy Misses U.S. Open Cut

An opening-round 80 all but ended Rory McIlroy's chances of playing the weekend at Shinnecock Hills. His opening round consisted of three birdies but also three double-bogeys and seven bogeys. He rebounded for an even-par 70 on Friday but that left him two shots shy of the cut line. This was McIlroy's fourth missed cut... Read More

2 years ago

Justin Rose Falters On Weekend at U.S. Open

Justin Rose was in contention for his second U.S. Open title as play entered the weekend, but he could get little going, shooting 73 each day on his way to a 10th-place finish. Despite struggling to hit greens on Saturday, Rose found himself just one shot back entering Sunday, but he failed to take advantage... Read More

2 years ago

Jon Rahm Misses Second Straight U.S. Open Cut

Just like his first U.S. Open start a year ago, Jon Rahm missed the cut at Shinnecock Hills. Rahm never got anything going, opening with an eight-over 78 and followed that up with a seven-over 77, missing the cut by seven shots. While Rahm has taken a major leap in 2018, his game seems ill-suited... Read More

2 years ago


Tommy Fleetwood Flirts With History at Shinnecock Hills

Tommy Fleetwood came very close to not only winning the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, but also shooting the lowest round in major championship history. Starting Sunday six shots back, Fleetwood had a six-foot putt on the final hole to shoot the first 62 in major history, but the putt broke to the right and... Read More

2 years ago

Dustin Johnson Misses Chance For Second Major

Coming off a dominant win at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, Dustin Johnson appeared primed to take home his second career major at the U.S. Open after opening with rounds of 69 and 67 to take a four-shot lead into the weekend. However, a Saturday 77 on a brutal day at Shinnecock Hills -- which... Read More

2 years ago

Pat Perez A Long Shot At U.S. Open

Pat Perez played his first U.S. Open in 2002, but will be making just his sixth ever start in the event when he tees off Thursday. Over his five previous starts, he has three missed cuts, with his only four-round finishes being a T40 and a T36. In the year's first major, the Masters, Perez... Read More

2 years ago

Tyrrell Hatton Looking To Improve In Second U.S. Open Start

Tyrrell Hatton made his U.S. Open debut in 2017 at Erin Hills, and it was one to forget as he fired rounds of 76 and 72 for a four-over total, missing the cut. He'll look to improve on that in his second appearance at the major venue. Hatton has had success in major championships before... Read More

2 years ago

Henrik Stenson Looking For Second Major

Before winning the Open Championship in 2016, Henrik Stenson seemed destined to be one of the best golfers to never win a major championship. Since finally breaking through, Stenson has often been close but just hasn't been able to get over the hump. He had a T7 in the PGA Championship that same year and... Read More

2 years ago


Paul Casey Appears Healthy For U.S. Open

Paul Casey will be making just his second start since withdrawing one day before the Players Championship with a back injury. He returned a few weeks later at the BMW PGA Championship and finished T20, showing little effects from the injury. Now he sets his sights on his 15th U.S. Open and second trip to... Read More

2 years ago

Tommy Fleetwood Looking To Repeat U.S. Open Magic

A year ago, Tommy Fleetwood was little known outside of the hardcore golf circles, but after a fourth-place finish in his first-ever U.S. Open, he became more of a household name. That finish not only increased his popularity, but it secured his PGA Tour card. While Fleetwood still hasn't won on the PGA Tour, he does... Read More

2 years ago

Sergio Garcia Not A Threat To Win U.S. Open

Sergio Garcia has played in the biggest tournaments in the world throughout his career, and despite capturing his first major title at last year's Masters, it's hard to imagine him having much success in the U.S. Open this week. Since that Masters win, Garcia has a T21 and T37 finish to go along with two... Read More

2 years ago

Rory McIlroy Looking For U.S. Open Magic

Back in 2011, after Rory McIlroy smashed the U.S. Open scoring record on his way to an eight-shot victory, it looked as if he would win multiple Open titles. Fast forward to today, and he is still stuck on one. His best finish since that route in 2011 was a T9 in 2015, and he... Read More

2 years ago

Justin Rose Primed For Second U.S. Open Win

Justin Rose won his first U.S. Open, and major back at Merion in 2013. Since then, he's finished second at the Masters twice and has a fourth-place showing at the PGA Championship, but that second major has eluded him. 2018 has been one of his best years on tour, however, and he looks ready to... Read More

2 years ago


Jon Rahm One Of U.S. Open Favorites

Jon Rahm has had mixed results in his previous two U.S. Open appearances. In his first start in 2016 at Oakmont, he finished tied for 23rd. In his second try at Erin Hills in 2017, he missed the cut. He has a real chance to better both of those finishes this year, though, as his... Read More

2 years ago

Dustin Johnson Reclaim's World No. 1 Ranking

With a dominating win at the St. Jude Classic, Dustin Johnson overtook Justin Thomas for the ranking of No. 1 in the world. Johnson's 19-under par total was the lowest since the course was redesigned in 2004, and he punctuated his amazing play with an eagle on the par-four 18th. "It means a lot," Johnson... Read More

2 years ago

RotoBaller Best-Ball Rankings vs ADP: Finding Values in MFL10

Best ball season is in full swing, and drafts are filling up faster and faster. With the NFL draft over, and the start of the season rapidly approaching, more people are getting the fantasy football "itch." Along with following proper roster construction, getting players at a discount is one of the strategies the most successful... Read More

2 years ago

Pat Perez Never Threatens at Memorial Tournament

Only breaking par once with a Friday 70, Pat Perez could muster just a T70 finish at this year's Memorial Tournament. Since his T4 finish at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in January, Perez only has one finish inside the top 20 to go along with three missed cuts. Perez's game is nowhere close to... Read More

2 years ago

Henrik Stenson Finishes T19 at Memorial Tournament

Henrik Stenson continued to play solid golf with a T19 finish at the Memorial Tournament. Other than a missed cut at the Valspar back in March, Stenson has yet to finish worse than 23rd on tour in 2018 and has four top-10 finishes. While the Swede has yet to win, he is not far off.... Read More

2 years ago


Rory McIlroy Surges Over The Weekend

After narrowly missing the cut at the Memorial Tournament, Rory McIlroy surged over the weekend with rounds of 64 and 69 to an eventual eighth-place finish. Facing the prospect of missing his second straight cut, McIlroy used three back-nine birdies on Friday to make weekend play on the number. McIlroy will head to Shinnecock Hills... Read More

2 years ago

Justin Rose Continues Excellent Play

Justin Rose continued his excellent play in 2018, backing up his win a week ago at the Fort Worth Invitational with a T6 finish at the Memorial Tournament. In 11 events this year, Rose has made every cut, has two wins and nine top-25 finishes. For all the Englishman has done in his career, 2018... Read More

2 years ago

Dustin Johnson Can't Reclaim No. 1 Ranking

Despite a good week at the Memorial Tournament, Dustin Johnson was unable to overtake Justin Thomas for the world No. 1 ranking, as both he and Thomas finished T8. Still, it was a good showing for Johnson, who now has four straight top-17 finishes as he heads into the U.S. Open. Johnson is currently the... Read More

2 years ago

Tyrrell Hatton Misses BMW PGA Cut

Tyrrell Hatton shot consecutive rounds of 73 for a two-over par total, two shots from making the cut at the BMW PGA Championship. It was a bit surprising for Hatton, who had finished T30 and T7 the previous two years. It's now his fourth missed cut on the season. Hatton will next appear at the... Read More

2 years ago

Henrik Stenson To Make First Start Since Players

Henrik Stenson will be making his first start since finishing T23 at the Players when he tees off this week at the Memorial Tournament. In years past, Stenson would follow up the Players with the BMW PGA Championship before playing the year's second major, the U.S. Open. The last time Stenson appeared at the Memorial,... Read More

2 years ago


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