Joaquin Niemann
Joaquin Niemann
21-Year-Old Golfer
2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
After earning over $1.2 million in just 12 starts as a non-member in 2018, Niemann had plenty of momentum heading into this past season, but as the new season began, Niemann lost his way. He posted a top-10 in the fall portion of the season, but it wasn't until late-June that he actually rediscovered his form from 2018. During a six-week stretch leading into the FedEx playoffs, Niemann carded three top-10s and an additional pair of top-25s. It was all that was needed to reaffirm that this kid is going to be pretty good. At this price, Niemann has a lot of value in salary cap leagues this season. Read Past Outlooks
Tops in SG: Tee-to-green at BMW
August 30, 2020
Niemann finished in a share of third place after shooting a three-under 67 in the final round of the BMW Championship.
Niemann surged into the lead early on the back-nine after he was able to reach four-under-par for the round. An unlucky bogey on 14 combined with a strong closing stretch by Jon Rahm and Dustin Johnson, left Niemann having to scramble late to hang onto a top-three spot. The Chilean has to be very happy with how well he struck the ball this week in U.S. Open like conditions, as he led the field in SG: Tee-to-green and GIR's. Niemann entered the week as the first player outside the top-30 cutoff, but this strong perfromance moved him up to 18th in the standings heading to East Lake next week.
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Priority Category No. 21 states that if a non-member in a season equals the number of points by the No. 125th-ranked golfer from the previous season, he gets a card for the next season. Niemann did that, so he has a card for 2018-19 and he potentially will have a significant impact. The still-not-20-year-old Chilean sensation played 13 tournaments, 12 as a pro after missing the cut at the Masters, and notched four top-10s and six top-25s. Only 36 guys had more top-10s, and Niemann had the same number as Rickie Fowler, Francesco Molinari, Brandt Snedeker and Ian Poulter, among others. Let's talk stats: Niemann ranked second in greens in regulation, 12th in strokes gained: off the tee, fifth in strokes gained: approach and 15th in both strokes gained: tee-to-green and total. That, gamers, is the real deal. He needs to work on his putting, which was middle of the road, and his scrambling, which was horrible. Niemann earned a little more than $1.2 million, which would've placed him 101st on the money list. But remember, he played only half a season. Double it and he'd have finished about 44th in earnings. And then if you think he can get better in his first full season on Tour, then maybe we're talking about top-30 and the Tour Championship for Niemann.
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Struggles with final-round 75
June 28, 2020
Niemann carded a five-over 75 in the final round of the Travelers Championship to finish in 63rd place.
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Top-five at Harbour Town
June 21, 2020
Niemann finished in a share of fifth place after shooting a six-under 65 in the final round of the RBC Heritage.
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Eagle leads to Sunday 65
June 14, 2020
Niemann tied for 32nd place at the Charles Schwab Challenge after he shot a five-under 65 in the final round.
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Up-and-down this year
March 30, 2020
Niemann has competed in 12 events in the 2019-20 season and is currently 18th on the PGA Money List with $1.9 million in earnings.
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T5 finish in Maui
January 5, 2020
Niemann took home a share of fifth place at the Sentry Tournament of Champions after shooting a three-under 70 in the final round.
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