Joaquin Niemann
Joaquin Niemann
22-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
Finishes runner-up again
January 17, 2021
Niemann fired a final round four-under 66 at the Sony Open in Hawaii, finishing one shot behind champion Kevin Na.
Niemann entered the final round two shots off the lead but got off to a slow start with a bogey on the third hole, and didn't make his first birdie until the par-5 ninth. He was able to get hot on the back-nine with four birdies - including two to close his round but ultimately came up one stroke short. It's the second consecutive runner-up finish for Niemann.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Joaquin Niemann
Weekly Recap: Na, I'm Good
5 days ago
With a birdie at the last, Kevin Na took home the Sony Open title and added his name to a star-studded list.
Yahoo DFS Golf: Sony Open
10 days ago
Kevin Kisner's course fit for Waialae Country Club accompanies multiple top-5 finishes at the venue since 2016, earning him a spot among Bryce Danielson's value picks in Yahoo contests this week.
FanDuel PGA: Sony Open
10 days ago
Charles Howell III has played this event as well as anyone, and Ryan Andrade suggests looking his way in this week's contests on FanDuel.
Weekly Preview: Sony Open
11 days ago
Greg Vara breaks down the second event of the year and explains why the pieces are in place for Ryan Palmer to have a nice week.
Golf Draft Kit: RotoWire Staff League Results
11 days ago
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.
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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Runner-up at Sentry TOC
January 10, 2021
Niemann closed with a final round nine-under 64 at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, losing on the first playoff hole to Harris English.
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Listed in RSM Classic field
November 15, 2020
Niemann (illness) is listed in the field for this week's RSM Classic.
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Withdraws from Masters
November 6, 2020
Niemann withdrew from the Masters on Friday after testing positive for COVID-19, he revealed on his personal Twitter page.
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Finishes sixth at CJ Cup in Vegas
October 18, 2020
Niemann shot a six-under 66 on Sunday at the CJ Cup to finish in solo sixth place.
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Tops in SG: Tee-to-green at BMW
August 30, 2020
Niemann finished in a share of third place after shooting a three-under 67 in the final round of the BMW Championship.
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