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
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.
Niemann did not look like a Kapalua newcomer as he opened the tournament with a seven-under 66. He was just even-par, however, in round two and three combined. A solid 70 in tough conditions on Sunday gave him a top-five. Niemann won the opening event of the season and sits seventh in the FedExCup standings going into the Sony Open 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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Pulls away for six shot victory
September 15, 2019
Niemann fired a six-under 64 on Sunday at the Military Tribute at The Greenbrier to take home his first career PGA Tour victory.
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Gains 25 positions on Sunday
August 4, 2019
Niemann soared into a tie for 13th place after shooting a seven-under 63 in the final round of the Wyndham Championship.
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Makes four eagles at JDC
July 14, 2019
Niemann posted a six-under 65 in the final round of the John Deere Classic to finish in a tie for 10th place.
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Getting chance at The Open
July 9, 2019
Niemann was added to the field for The 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush next week after Todd Hamilton (personal) withdrew, Will Gray of reports.
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Uneventful final round in Minnesota
July 7, 2019
Niemann carded a one-under 70 on Sunday at the 3M Open to finish 13-under and tied for 23rd.
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