Nick Watney
Nick Watney
Nick Watney
Nick Watney
2017–18 PGA Stats
Rank
101
Winnings
$1,185,663
Winnings/Entry
$49,403
Entries
24
Rounds
86
2017–18 Fantasy Outlook
After an injury-shortened 2015-16 season, Watney did just enough last season to retain his card for the upcoming season. Watney was once one of the better players on the PGA Tour, but he had a bizarre drop-off in production in 2014 that looked like it could be a sign of thi... read more
After an injury-shortened 2015-16 season, Watney did just enough last season to retain his card for the upcoming season. Watney was once one of the better players on the PGA Tour, but he had a bizarre drop-off in production in 2014 that looked like it could be a sign of things to come. He quickly put those fears to rest the next season though as he posted one runner-up finish and more than $1.7 million in earnings. Last season wasn't a great one, but was that a reflection of the state of his game or an injury hangover. Watney is one of the more difficult guys to predict this season, but since he hasn't been above $2 million since 2013, his upside appears limited.
DOB: 4/25/1981   Country: USA   
In the field at Bellerive
August 6, 2018
Watney (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's PGA Championship.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  1. Nick Watney 2017–18 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Nick Watney 2016–17 Preseason Outlook
    After an injury-shortened 2015-16 season, Watney did just enough last season to retain his card for the upcoming season. Watney was once one of the better players on the PGA Tour, but he had a bizarre drop-off in production in 2014 that looked like it could be a sign of things to come. He quickly put those fears to rest the next season though as he posted one runner-up finish and more than $1.7 million in earnings. Last season wasn't a great one, but was that a reflection of the state of his game or an injury hangover. Watney is one of the more difficult guys to predict this season, but since he hasn't been above $2 million since 2013, his upside appears limited.
  3. Nick Watney 2015–16 Preseason Outlook
    Watney missed much of the year with a back injury and has 21 events to earn 355.420 points or $528,010 playing under a major medical. If healthy, he should meet those conditions. He opted against back surgery, and recently said he's feeling better and hoped to play in the season-opening Safeway Open. We'll be watching.
  4. Nick Watney 2014–15 Preseason Outlook
    The curious case of Nick Watney. Here's a guy with all the talent in the world, yet he can't seem to string any kind of success together. He's had some moments over the past few years, but just when you think he's turned a corner, he falls back to his old ways, well actually it's his new ways because he used to be one heck of a player. In other words, to quote Toby Keith, "he's not as good as he once was, but he's as good once as he ever was." There in lies the problem, he's as good once, once being the key word. Is the upside there? Definitely, but if he can't string anything together, then there really is no upside. He's worth consideration in salary cap leagues because his price is so low and in draft leagues he's probably a 10th-round pick.
  5. Nick Watney 2013–14 Preseason Outlook
    Watney was on his way to a very disappointing 2013 season, but he turned it all around with a solid finish. The end of the season play makes sense, it's the early-season struggles that was bizarre. With that said, it is those early-season struggles that makes Watney a good option in salary cap formats. Those same struggles might allow you to grab him later in the draft than you normally would as well. He should go in the 10-20 range, but don't be surprised if he slips a little further than that.
  6. Nick Watney 2012–13 Preseason Outlook
    With two wins and over $5 million in earnings in 2011, Watney appeared to be ready to ascend to the top of the PGA TOUR in 2012 and although that didn't happen, Watney still managed to have a pretty decent season. Of course when you set the bar as high as he did in 2011, there are bound to be detractors, but Watney seems like the type of player that is going to be pretty steady no matter the situation. Watney doesn't seem like a guy who likes the spotlight so much as and such, maybe he'll be better off entering the 2013 a bit under the radar. The talent is certainly there as well as the demeanor, so it's only a matter of time before he gets back to where he was in 2011. If he gets there in 2013, then his selection will prove very wise, if not, then he should at minimum match what he did last year. In drafts, Watney should go in the 2nd round.
  7. Nick Watney 2011–12 Preseason Outlook
    Watney quietly earned more than $5 million last season. Quietly, because it didn't feel like he had a great season, but $2 million-plus will do that for you. The wins were big; the first at the WGC Cadillac Championship and the second at the AT&T National. Both netted more than $1 million, which accounted for about half of his 2011 earnings. Funny thing is, he hasn't reached his ceiling yet. It's hard to imagine, however, that Watney can improve significantly on his number from last season
  8. Nick Watney 2010–11 Preseason Outlook
    Perhaps no one benefitted more from the Whistling Straits debacle than Nick Watney. Lost in all the controversy surrounding Dustin Johnson was the fact that Watney fell apart in the final round by shooting an 81. Watney held the 54-hole lead, but that lead quickly evaporated on Sunday. That final-round blow up was quite out of character for Watney as he's shown a remarkable consistency in his game the last few years. Even with that setback, Watney had a big year with 15 of his 24 starts resulting in top-25 finishes. He didn't have the high-end finishes that he had the year prior, but those should return this season. Watney is a bomber off the tee and is usually one of the best at GIR.
  9. Nick Watney 2009–10 Preseason Outlook
    Watney started the 2009 season on fire, winning in February and earning a couple top-4 finishes in March. Watney tailed off a bit through the middle of the season, but he finished strong with two top-6 finishes following the PGA Championship. Watney's upside is higher than many of the players in the $3 million area on the money list, though it will be difficult for him to top last season's career year with another career-best season in 2010. Watney should remain a top-20 player this season, but he's not a great selection in a salary cap league since it will be difficult for him to significantly improve on last year's numbers. Watney, who ranked 203rd at the end of 2008, jumped to 32nd in the final 2009 Official World Golf Rankings.
  10. Nick Watney 2007–08 Preseason Outlook
    Watney is young player who should be pretty good in a few years, but it is going to take him some time to find the consistency needed to move to the next level. Most of his earnings last year came from one event, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, which he won. He has shown a pattern of playing well a couple times each season, which to this point has kept him on the PGA Tour, but he'll need to show up more often before he becomes a good pick.
  11. Nick Watney 2006–07 Preseason Outlook
    Watney didn't really accomplish much outside the weak regular-season events and the fall season. He failed to keep his card after his rookie season in 2004, so the fact that he played well enough to keep his card for 2007 is good sign, but there's not much evidence a breakout is imminent.
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In the field at Bellerive
August 6, 2018
Watney (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's PGA Championship.
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Pulls out of Barracuda Championship
Not Injury Related
July 30, 2018
Watney has withdrawn from this week's Barracuda Championship, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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T29 finish at Canadian Open
July 30, 2018
Watney shot a five-under 67 in the final round of the RBC Canadian Open to post a tie for 29th place finish.
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Ties for 30th at Greenbrier Classic
July 9, 2018
Watney shot a one-under 69 in the final round of the Greenbrier Classic to finish in a tie for 30th place.
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Solid after runner-up last week
May 15, 2018
Watney fired a five-under 67 in the final round of the PLAYERS Championship to move into a tie for 30th place.
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