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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Branden Grace
Collin Morikawa took home the first WGC title of his career Sunday, and he joined some impressive company in the process.
Dustin Johnson was the most expensive player in the annual RotoWire staff golf league over Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy, but fewer top golfers stood out in a format that gives a guide for season-long leagues.
The RotoWire golf crew projected 2020-21 earnings for more than 200 golfers who have PGA Tour cards for this season. What will Dustin Johnson do to back up his Tour championship?
The RotoWire golf crew ranks the 2020-21 golfers with projected earnings and season outlooks, as Justin Thomas looks poised for his best season yet.
Paul Casey came through for those that included him in DraftKings lineups for the PGA Championship, and Len Hochberg believes he will do the same this week.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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.
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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Putts well on Pebble's poa
Grace closed with a two-under 70 on Sunday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to finish five-under and tied for 34th.
Listed in field at Pebble Beach
Taking break from golf