Joaquin Niemann
Joaquin Niemann
21-Year-Old Golfer
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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
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.
ANALYSIS
Niemann had a disastrous final-round with just one birdie and six bogeys, leading to his worst result since the Tour re-started play. The alarm bells shouldn't be going off, though, as Niemann gained strokes on the field in every category except for SG: Putting where he lost over six shots to the field. He's not in the field for next week's Rocket Mortgage Classic.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Joaquin Niemann
Yahoo DFS Golf: PGA Championship
8 days ago
Daniel Berger has been a Top-5 machine this year, and Bryce Danielson suggests including him in your lineups for this week's PGA Championship contests on Yahoo.
Majors Value Meter: PGA Championship Rankings
12 days ago
Len Hochberg ranks the field for the season's first major. Justin Thomas, shooting for his second PGA Championship title, heads the list.
DraftKings PGA: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational
16 days ago
Webb Simpson leads the Tour in one of Len Hochberg's Key Stats at TPC Southwind, and that helps Simpson land a spot among the golfers to target this week on DraftKings.
Yahoo DFS Golf: the Memorial
29 days ago
Kevin Streelman has notched back-to-back top-7 finishes, and Bryce Danielson likes Streelman's chances of notching another quality result this week.
DraftKings PGA: the Memorial
30 days ago
The reigning champion of this event, Patrick Cantlay, is seemingly a bit of a bargain this week, which helps him land a spot in Len Hochberg's picks to click in contests on DraftKings.
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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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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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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