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About Gianni Magliocco - RotoBaller

Gianni is a freelance sports writer.

Gianni Magliocco - RotoBaller has written 526 articles so far, you can find them below.


Hideki Matsuyama Roars Back Into Form

Hideki Matsuyama produced a very encouraging display at last week's Farmers Insurance Open. Matsuyama finished the event T3, which is his best finish on the PGA Tour since 2017. All parts of Matsuyama’s game were in sync at Torrey Pines, with the Japanese man gaining strokes in all of the significant strokes gained statistics. Matsuyama... Read More

1 year ago

Jon Rahm Keeps Momentum Going At Torrey Pines

Jon Rahm produced yet another fine display at last week’s Farmers Insurance Open. Rahm opened the event with a stunning round of 10-under par to take the first round lead and ended the event T5. The result makes it three top-10 finishes from three events to open his year. Rahm will now turn his attention... Read More

1 year ago

Chris Kirk's Poor Start To The Year Continues

Chris Kirk’s poor start to 2019 continued at last week’s Desert Classic. Kirk missed the cut, which makes it back-to-back missed cuts to start his year. Kirk struggled particularly on the greens last week, dropping 4.5 strokes to the field on his one round at the South Course. The American will hope to break out... Read More

1 year ago

Abraham Ancer Claims Top-20 Finish

Abraham Ancer notched a top-20 finish in what was a good week for the Mexican at the Desert Classic. Ancer’s T18 finish comes off the back of a T29 finish at the Sony Open, representing a positive start to his year. The Mexican will now look to break into the winner's circle this week at... Read More

1 year ago

Aaron Wise Misses Cut At Desert Classic

Aaron Wise failed to shine at last week’s Desert Classic. The American was unable to make the weekend and missed the cut for the first time in 2019. It’s the first missed cut that Wise has experienced since the PGA Championship back in August. Wise will now look to put that behind him when he... Read More

1 year ago


Charles Howell III Continues Solid Play

Charles Howell III produced a solid display at last week’s Desert Classic. Howell finished the event 34th, to make it three cuts made from three tournaments so far in 2019. Howell will now look forward to a return trip to Torrey Pines, where the American has enjoyed some fine results in the past. Howell has... Read More

1 year ago

Charl Schwartzel Far From His Best At Desert Classic

Charl Schwartzel missed the cut on his opening start of 2019 at last week’s Desert Classic. Schwartzel came into the event struggling for form, and the trend continued with the South African failing to make it to the weekend. The South African’s long game was off last week and led the former Masters champion to... Read More

1 year ago

Gary Woodland Teeing It Up At Torrey Pines

Gary Woodland will look to get back in form when he tees it up this week at the Farmers Insurance Open. Woodland entered his last event, the Sony Open, as one of the favorites, but a dreadful showing, particularly on the greens led him to a T80 finish. Woodland will bring course confidence to this... Read More

1 year ago

Charley Hoffman Misses Cut To Open His 2019

Charley Hoffman failed to perform on his opening start of the year at last week’s Desert Classic. Hoffman struggled over the opening two days of the event and missed the cut. Most of the damage was done by Hoffman’s long game, which cost him a couple of strokes over the field. Hoffman will now look... Read More

1 year ago

Xander Schauffele Looking For Third Straight Win

Xander Schauffele will be looking for three consecutive wins on the PGA Tour this week when he tees it up at the Farmers Insurance Open. Schauffele has been in imperious form as of late and brilliantly began his year, taking the title at the Tournament of Champions. If the Californian is going to achieve his... Read More

1 year ago


Kevin Kisner Struggles At Desert Classic

Kevin Kisner couldn’t take advantage of a quick start at last week’s Desert Classic, and in the end, had to settle for a lowly T57 finish. Kisner has now failed to crack the top-50 in either of the two events he has played to begin his 2019. The American struggled on the greens in California,... Read More

1 year ago

Brian Harman Looking To Break Out Of Slump

Brian Harman will look to break out of his lengthy slump when he tees it up this week at the Farmers Insurance Open. Last week the American missed the cut at the Desert Classic by a wide margin, which makes it back-to-back missed cuts to open his 2019. Harman has struggled at this week’s host... Read More

1 year ago

Jason Day Seeking Third Title At Torrey Pines

Jason Day is making his second start of 2019 this week at the Farmers Insurance Open. Day opened his year with a solid T13 showing in Hawaii and will hope any rust he possessed has now been shaken off as he bids for another success at Torrey Pines. The Australian has taken the title here... Read More

1 year ago

Rickie Fowler Making First Start Of Year

Rickie Fowler will tee it up for the first time in 2019 this week at the Farmers Insurance Open. Fowler ended his 2018 in fine form, finishing inside the top-20 in his last six events, and the American will now be searching for his first win on the PGA Tour since 2017. However, Fowler has... Read More

1 year ago

Hideki Matsuyama Trending At Torrey

Hideki Matsuyama makes his second start of 2019 this week, teeing it up at the Farmers Insurance Open. The Japanese star struggled on his opening start to the year, finishing T51 at the Sony Open, but Matsuyama will be boosted by his upturn in form at Torrey Pines in recent years. Following back-to-back missed cuts,... Read More

1 year ago


Jon Rahm Continues Bright Start To Year

Jon Rahm performed well on the defense of his title at last week’s Desert Classic. Rahm finished sixth at the event and gained strokes over the field in all of the major strokes gained statistics. The finish means that the Spaniard has opened his 2019 with back-to-back top-10 finishes, and he will look to take... Read More

1 year ago

Chris Kirk Misses Cut At Sony Open

Chris Kirk missed the cut at last week’s Sony Open as he continues to go through a poor patch of play. Kirk has now not finished inside the top-20 of an event since August, and the American has missed the cut in three of his last six events. Kirk will now turn his attention to... Read More

1 year ago

Aaron Wise Teeing It Up At Desert Classic

Aaron Wise returns to action this week at the Desert Classic. Wise finished a respectable T27 on his last outing, despite his approach play being way off the mark. Wise dropped over five strokes to the field with his irons at the Tournament of Champions, and if he has cleared up whatever was ailing him... Read More

1 year ago

Abraham Ancer Finishes T29 At Sony Open

Abraham Ancer produced a solid display at last week’s Sony Open, finishing the event T29. Ancer’s result could have been much better had it not been for a frustrating week on the greens. The Mexican dropped 1.7 strokes to the field with the flat-stick over the four days of action. Ancer will now turn his... Read More

1 year ago

Charles Howell III Continues Impressive Play

Charles Howell III produced some excellent golf on his way to a T8 finish at last week’s Sony Open. Howell has now recorded back-to-back top-20 finishes on his opening two starts to the year. Howell’s work with the flat-stick was particularly impressive last week, and the American gained over five strokes over the field on... Read More

1 year ago


Charl Schwartzel Making First Start Of Year At Desert Classic

Charl Schwartzel will tee it up for the first time this year at the Desert Classic this week. Schwartzel struggled mightily in the second half of 2018, missing the cut in four of the eight events he played in since June. The South African will hope that he can re-find his form this week, at... Read More

1 year ago

Charley Hoffman To Tee It Up For First Time In 2019

Charley Hoffman will make his first start of the year when he tees it up this week at the Desert Classic. Hoffman failed to record a top-10 finish in 2018, which was a big surprise, and the Californian will be looking to end that streak this week. The American has just one top-20 finish in... Read More

1 year ago

Kevin Kisner Stumbles At Sony Open

Kevin Kisner failed to shine at last week’s Sony Open. Kisner squeezed inside the cut-line to make the weekend, but was unable to shake off the rust and ended his week with a disappointing round of three over par to finish T69. Around the greens was Kisner’s downfall at the Sony Open, where the American... Read More

1 year ago

Brian Harman Continues To Struggle

Brian Harman continued his dismal run of form, missing the cut at last week’s Sony Open. Harman’s entire game was off last week, but surprisingly it was his putting that did the most damage to him over the two days of action. Harman lost over four strokes to the field with the flat-stick last week,... Read More

1 year ago

Jon Rahm Ready To Defend Title

Jon Rahm will make his second start of the year this Thursday at the Desert Classic. The Spaniard will be defending his title from last year, which he won in a tight playoff against Andrew Landry. Rahm enters the event in good form, having finished inside the top-25 in each of his last four events.... Read More

1 year ago


Chris Kirk Starting Year At Sony Open

Chris Kirk will make his 2019 debut when he tees it up this week at the Sony Open. Kirk struggled in 2018. The 33-year-old has not finished inside the top-20 of an event since the Wyndham Championship. The American will look to put that run of form behind him when he tees it up this... Read More

1 year ago

Cameron Champ Finishes T11 In Kapalua

Cameron Champ continued his impressive form at last week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions. Champ finished the event T11, and he has now finished in the top-30 in his previous six events. Champ was on form on the greens in Kapalua and gained almost five strokes over the field with the flat-stick. Champ will now look... Read More

1 year ago

Abraham Ancer Teeing It Up At Sony Open

Abraham Ancer is kicking off his year at this week’s Sony Open. Ancer produced some excellent golf at the end of 2018 and is certainly a player to watch out for in 2019. The 27-year-old is making just his second start at the Sony Open this week. In 2018, Ancer struggled at the venue and... Read More

1 year ago

Brandt Snedeker Struggles In Kapalua

Brandt Snedeker struggled at last week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions, failing to find his best form with his long game. Snedeker dropped 3.7 strokes to the field for his play tee to green, and it was the main factor for why he finished the event T22. Snedeker will now look to find some form at... Read More

1 year ago

Charles Howell III Enjoys Good Start To 2019

Charles Howell III began his year in good style, finishing T13 at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Howell’s play off the tee was particularly impressive for the four days of action, gaining over two strokes over the field in this department. Howell will now turn his attention to the Sony Open, where he has a... Read More

1 year ago


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