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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Si Woo Kim
Bubba Watson is about as chalk as it gets at the Genesis Invitational, but he lands among our "Risers" in this week's Golf Barometer for more reasons than just course history.
Justin Thomas was the most expensive player in the annual RotoWire staff golf auction, in a mild surprise over Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy, in a format that gives a guide for season-long leagues.
Jordan Spieth has never played this event, but that does not stop him from landing a spot among this week's recommendations for contests on DraftKings.
Si Woo Kim had a rough go of it for most of the summer, but he closed last season strong, and Ryan Andrade likes his chances to return value in FanDuel contests this week.
The RotoWire golf crew projected 2019-20 earnings for more than 200 golfers who have PGA Tour cards for this season. Will Justin Thomas be the leading money winner?
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Kim won just over $3 million in 2016 and it's been downhill ever since. Not like a ski hill, but more like a average driveway, with a slight decline. It's a very nice driveway however as though Kim's numbers have fallen in each of the past two seasons, he's managed to stay above the $2 million mark. He also won The PLAYERS Championship in 2017, which isn't too shabby. The issue with Kim has been consistency as he's shown a tendency to play well only a few times each season. As such, he's always going to be a high-risk player, especially in salary cap formats where the price tag is still over $2 million. On the positive side, he plays as much as anyone on the PGA Tour, so he's giving himself plenty of opportunities to find a hot streak.
Kim won THE Players Championship, which pretty much sums up his entire season. For a week in May, Kim was outstanding, but he didn't accomplish much before or after that victory. It's tough to gauge just how good he is or can be, because we haven't seen enough out of him yet. We know that he can play with the best, when he's at his best, but we know nothing about his determination to play well when things aren't going well. With so much uncertainty, it wouldn't be wise to spend this much money on him in salary cap leagues.
Kim was perhaps the biggest surprise of the 2015-16 season. He started the season well, like many rookies seem to do, but unlike most rookies, he got hot in the middle of summer. A crushing loss in a playoff at the Barbasol Championship didn't deter Kim at all as he picked-up his first PGA Tour win just a month later at the Wyndham Championship. The jury is still out on Kim, it's way too early to tell if he's for real or just a two-month aberration. As such, he's not a good salary cap option this season. In draft leagues he should go in the fourth or fifth round.
Kim, who also began his journey at pre-qualifying, finished in the Top 25 and ties (he tied for 20th, to be exact) at Q-School to earn his PGA TOUR card for 2013. The only problem here? He doesn’t turn 18 until June 28, and minors are not eligible for official PGA TOUR membership. This bad break of sorts is especially more penal in 2013, when the PGA TOUR has a truncated schedule that will limit playing opportunities for all. He can only get sponsor’s exemptions and attempt to Monday qualify into events until June 28 and once that day passes, he’ll be placed at the bottom of the Reshuffle List. He will really need to play well in the limited opportunities he’ll get to keep his PGA TOUR card for 2013-2014.
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Top-five finish in Greensboro
Kim fired a bogey-free six-under 64 in the final round of the Wyndham Championship to pick up a solo fifth placed finish.
Struggles over weekend at Memorial
Kim ended the week at the Memorial with an even-par 72 to finish in a share of 41st place.
MC after second-round 77
Kim went 69-77 at the PGA Championship to miss the cut by two strokes.