Kevin Kisner
Kevin Kisner
35-Year-Old Golfer
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2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Simply put, Kisner is just a bulldog. He doesn't look like your typical golfer, heck, he doesn't even look like an athlete, but more often than not, he gets the job done. Kisner's breakout season came in 2015 when he finished runner-up three times and earned over $3 million for the first time. He followed that up with wins in each of the next two seasons and he peaked with earnings of over $4.7 million in 2017. His production fell a bit last season, but not so much that it would indicate his game is regressing. Kisner should go in the first three-to-four rounds of a draft, but his number is always just too high to be a salary cap selection. His number is the lowest its been in the past four years however, so he's worth a look, but there probably isn't enough upside to justify his selection. Read Past Outlooks
T21 at the Masters
April 15, 2019
Kisner carded a three-under 69 on Sunday at the Masters to finish five-under and tied for 21st.
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On the heels of his win at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, Kisner opened with a three-under 69 on Thursday at Augusta before falling back in Rounds 2 and 3. Kisner rebounded from a double on the par-4 seventh on Sunday by making birdie on four of his final eight holes. He'll tee it up next at the RBC Heritage hosted by Harbour Town, a course that better suits his game as evidenced by three top-11s in his last four appearances.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Kevin Kisner
Yahoo DFS Golf: RBC Heritage
2 days ago
Xander Schauffele was in it 'til the end last week, and Bryce Danielson thinks he will keep things going at Harbour Town. Find out who else is recommended for this week's contests on Yahoo.
DraftKings PGA: RBC Heritage
3 days ago
Matt Kuchar's track record of success at Harbour Town lands him on Len Hochberg's list of picks to click in this week's contests on DraftKings.
FanDuel PGA: The Masters
9 days ago
Francesco Molinari's newfound short-game prowess and recent form make him an intriguing value play in FanDuel contests at The Masters.
DraftKings PGA: The Masters
11 days ago
Rickie Fowler has his eyes on his first Green Jacket this week, and Len Hochberg has his eye on Fowler as he sets the stage for this week's contests on DraftKings.
Majors Value Meter: The Masters
15 days ago
Len Hochberg ranks the field for the season's first major. Outside of 2017's fluke injury, Dustin Johnson has thrived at Augusta, and should do so again.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2015
2014
2012
2011
Kisner struggled to find his footing on the PGA Tour during his first two seasons, but he played well enough in his third full season on the PGA Tour to secure his card the following season and from there, everything changed. It's one of the more remarkable progressions on the PGA Tour in the past decade as Kisner went from a guy who never cracked the $1 million mark in his first three full seasons on the PGA Tour, to a guy who has now topped $3 million in each of his last three seasons. This past season was easily his best though as he picked-up a win, two runner-ups and a third-place finish. Though Kisner made a huge leap from season three to season four, and he made another nice leap this past season, it's hard to imagine Kisner can take it to yet another level next season. As such, he's not a great salary cap option this season.
Kisner made a huge jump between the 2014 and 2015 seasons; going from just under $1 million in earnings in his rookie season, to just over $3.5 million in his second season. It would have been easy to relax after such a season, but Kisner built upon that momentum and had his best season yet last year. He did earn more money the year prior, but last season, he picked-up that all-important first victory on the PGA Tour. Proving that was no fluke, he also scored another runner-up finish, his fourth in the past two seasons. Kisner appears to be the real deal, but is he capable of taking the next step this season? Possibly, but at his current price, he's probably not worth the risk in salary cap leagues. In draft leagues, he's a second- or third-round pick.
Kisner really struggled in his first two attempts on the PGA Tour, failing to earn even $400k in either attempt. Last year however he figured out enough to earn nearly $1 million. The jump in earnings is nice, but when you factor in his first two years on the PGA Tour, he's failed more than he's succeeded on the PGA Tour. He's young enough that he's likely still on his way up, but it's unlikely that the progression is anything major this year. As such, he's not a great salary cap option this year. In draft leagues he may go undrafted.
Kisner is fully exempt for this season after finishing first in the Web.com Tour Finals in 2013. He made the cut at the Masters and has a good shot at winning an event this season.
Kisner had his card for 2011 via Q-School, and although he showed next to nothing last year, there's always a chance he could fall into a Top-5 somewhere along the way. Kisner was a rookie last season, so perhaps he didn't adjust well to life on the PGA Tour, perhaps he'll play better the second time around.
Kisner didn't have a great season last year on the Nationwide Tour, but he ended very well. His two best start, a win and a runner-up, both came in the second half of the season. He'll need to start this season better, though, if he's to earn his card in 2012.
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Revenge victory in Austin
March 31, 2019
Kisner won the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play 3 & 2 over Matt Kuchar on Sunday.
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Notches another top-30 result
March 25, 2019
Kisner fired a two-under 69 on Sunday at the Valspar Championship to finish one-under and tied for 24th.
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Stagnant on weekend at Sawgrass
March 18, 2019
Kisner fell into a tie for 22nd place after a one-over 73 in the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship.
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T23 at Arnie's place
March 11, 2019
Kisner closed with a three-over 75 on Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational to finish four-under and tied for 23rd.
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Just misses top-25 at WMPO
February 4, 2019
Kisner climbed into a tie for 26th place after his three-under 68 on Sunday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
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