Ben Martin
Ben Martin
31-Year-Old Golfer
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 8/1/2019
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
In six full seasons on the PGA Tour, Martin has notched less than two top-10s in only two of them. Unfortunately for him, last season was one of them, ultimately keeping him outside the top 125 in FedExCup points and barely into conditional status at number 150. The South Carolina native is an accurate hitter and good putter, but he'll need to perform next season if he wants to maintain his status next year. Expect a rebound for Martin despite the added pressure he'll have to perform in limited opportunities. He's a fringe option for salary cap leagues but off the radar in draft leagues. Read Past Outlooks
Withdraws from Desert Classic
January 16, 2019
Martin pulled out of the Desert Classic on Wednesday, Rob Bolton of reports.
Martin will use one of the six starts remaining on his Major Medical Extension. He returned for the Sony Open last weekend for his first appearance in nearly seven months but failed to make the cut. Tyrone Van Aswegen will take his place as an alternate.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Unlike most guys that barely made the top-125 last season, Martin earned most of his points and money during the summer of 2017. Martin was in a terrible position entering May, but nine consecutive cuts made, including two top-10s, changed his entire outlook. From there, A top-15 at the Barracuda Championship was all he needed to sneak inside the top-125. Martin is an interesting option for salary cap purposes this season because his number is relatively low and it's his worst output in the past four seasons. His known ceiling is $2.7 million, which he earned in 2015 and he's been above $1.2 million three of the past four seasons. As such, he's worth some consideration in salary cap leagues this season.
Will the real Ben Martin please stand up? Martin played well in his rookie season three years ago, but his second season on the PGA Tour blew everyone away. Martin earned five top-10s in 27 starts and picked-up his first win on the way to over $2.7 million in earnings. Expectations were sky-high heading into last season and then...a big thud. He played well enough to retain his card for the current season, but that's about it. Martin is in a good spot for a bounce-back this season though, which makes him a good option in salary cap leagues this year. In draft leagues, he should go near the 7th-round.
Martin was just 24 when he first earned his PGA Tour card. That first season didn't turn out so well, but he must have learned from that experience, because the following season on the Tour was a smashing success. His second go-round on the PGA Tour went much better as he nearly earned $1.5 million last year. At the age of 27 and with just a few years of high-level experience under his belt, Martin looks to have a bright future. While there's no concrete evidence to suggest a great season is on the horizon, Martin has the look of someone who is about to take-off. As such, he should be given heavy consideration in salary cap leagues. In drafts he could go as high as the 6th round.
Martin had a slow start to the Tour season in 2013, but he pulled it together mid-way through year and finished with a flurry. He had two wins in 2013 on his way to No. 2 on the money list.
Martin, the 2009 U. S. Amateur runner-up, was a three-time ALL-ACC star at Clemson. At just 23, he has a lot to learn about the life on the PGA TOUR, but he looks to have enough ability to succeed early on. Expect a nice rookie campaign from Martin in 2011.
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Set to play in Sony Open
January 7, 2019
Martin (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's Sony Open.
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Withdraws from RSM Classic
November 14, 2018
Martin has withdraws from this week's RSM Classic, Rob Bolton of reports.
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Withdraws from Quicken Loans National
June 25, 2018
Martin has withdrawn from this week's Quicken Loans National tournament, Rob Bolton of reports.
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Late run results in top-10 finish
January 15, 2018
Martin shot a five-under 65 on Sunday, moving him up seven slots on the leaderboard to finish in a tie for seventh at the Sony Open.
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Ties for 22nd at RSM Classic
November 20, 2017
Martin fired a final round four-under 66 at the RSM Classic and finished in a tie for 22nd place.
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