Branden Grace
Branden Grace
31-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
In 2016, Grace picked-up a win at the RBC Heritage, and top-5s at the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship. As a European Tour regular, who played just around the minimum number of events on the PGA Tour to stay eligible, it was about the best anyone could have hoped for out of him. In the two years since, Grace has not won, nor has he finished in the top-5 at a major, which is why his earnings have dropped each season. Grace is a fine golfer, who has the World Golf Ranking that allows him access to the biggest events, but unless he's going to win or contend at a major, his upside will be limited. As such, his value as a salary cap option is not nearly as high as his value in other formats. Read Past Outlooks
Third MC in a row
July 16, 2019
Grace missed the cut at the Open Championship after shooting rounds of 68-71.
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Grace has now missed the cut in three consecutive starts, and four of his last five starts. The South African has not finished inside the top-25 in an individual stroke play event since he finished second at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in February. Grace will try to turn it around at Royal Portrush. He missed the cut at the Open Championship last year, but was T6 in 2017.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Branden Grace
Majors Value Meter: The Open Championship
42 days ago
Len Hochberg ranks the field for this year's Open Championship at Royal Portrush where Rory McIlroy set the course record as a 16-year-old.
U.S. Open Value Meter
U.S. Open Value Meter
78 days ago
78 days ago
When it comes to major championships these days, it's Brooks Koepka's world, and we're all just living in it. Len Hochberg ranks the field for the upcoming U.S. Open, and there's no surprise at the very top.
Golf Barometer: Scotty Do
91 days ago
Scott Piercy's recent ascension into the top-20 of the FedExCup standings lands the 40-year-old among the 'Risers' in this week's Golf Barometer as he looks to add another top-10 at Colonial.
Majors Value Meter: PGA Championship
105 days ago
Len Hochberg ranks the field for the season's second major as Brooks Koepka looks to defend his title at Bethpage Black.
DraftKings PGA: AT&T Byron Nelson
109 days ago
Hideki Matsuyama has not won this season, but Len Hochberg thinks that could change this week, and includes Matsuyama among his recommendations for this week's contests on DraftKings.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
With just more than $1.3 million in earnings and only two top-10s, it was certainly not a great year for Grace, but there is a lot of opportunity here. Grace earned more than $2.8 million during the 2015-16 season, so the upside is certainly there and his World Golf Ranking is currently 37th, which means he'll have access to the biggest events next season. All of which adds up to a nice salary cap option this season. Grace is not a workhorse on the PGA Tour, but he did up his events played from 18 to 20 last season, so if he's in that neighborhood again this season, he should easily top his number from last season.
In his first full year on the PGA Tour, Grace not only doubled his previous high earnings number, but he also picked-up his first win and possibly more impressive, finished in the top-10 in 33% of his starts. Entering last season, Grace was a sneaky-good selection in salary cap leagues because his price was just below $1.5 million. That's not the case this year though as his price is nearly doubled heading into this season. As such, he's no longer a good salary cap option, but does provide value in a draft league -- somewhere in the fourth round.
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Continues recent struggles
May 28, 2019
Grace carded an even-par 70 in the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge to finish in a tie for 53rd place.
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T58 at Masters
April 15, 2019
Grace shot a two-over 74 in the final round to close out a disappointing week at the Masters in a tie for 58th place.
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Falls short of quarterfinals
April 1, 2019
Grace was defeated 1 Up by Sergio Garcia in the Round of 16 at the WGC-Dell Technologies Championship.
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MC after rough finish on Friday
March 25, 2019
Grace shot a 71-75 to miss the cut by three at the Valspar Championship.
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Falls into T28 in final round
February 11, 2019
Grace dropped into a tie for 28th place after shooting a two-over 74 on Sunday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
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