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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Sung Kang
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Kang's 2017-2018 season was made by a pair of 3rd-place finishes. Once at the beginning of the season that went unnoticed and another towards the end of the season that caught a few eyes. The 3rd-place finish near the end of the season, came in July at the Quicken Loans National. During said event, Kang gave himself a rather generous drop in the final round that undoubtedly helped him finish where he did. While the drop paid immediate dividends, it most likely had a negative impact during the events that followed as he had to deal with the added attention of being labeled a cheater. Lost in all of the drama was that Kang was in the midst of a pretty bad season prior to that 3rd-place finish and this on the heels of a strong 2016-2017 campaign. Kang has the upside to improve significantly this season, but it's a question of whether he can put the drama behind him and just play golf. The risk is probably a bit too high though as a salary cap selection this season.
Kang's entire 2016-17 season was built upon a three-week stretch where he posted a runner-up at the Shell Houston Open, a T11 at the Heritage and a T6 at Valero Texas Open. Outside of that stretch, Kang accomplished very little and that's a little concerning heading into this season. Kang has improved in each of his three seasons on the PGA Tour, but his jump from the previous season to last season, may have been a bit too much. Although he has plenty of upside, the bar was set too high last year, and as such, he's not a great salary cap pick this season.
Three years on the PGA Tour and Kang hasn't accomplished much in that time. Last year was the first that he finished inside the top-125, so he's showing some progress, but his cut percentage was just over 50% last season and he only managed two top-10s. It is encouraging that he significantly improved his cuts-made percentage last season, but there just doesn't seem to be much upside. As such, he's not a good salary cap option this year. In drafts, he'll go very late.
Kang spent most of his rookie season in limbo as his status for the upcoming season wasn't settled until the season's final event. Kang actually needed every bit of his third-place prize to sneak into the Top 125 last season. That's not exactly what fantasy owners want out of any of players, no matter what they pay. Kang might find the going a little easier this season after getting acclimated last year, but the difference won't be enough to make him draftable in either salary cap or draft leagues.
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Notches top-10 at Bay Hill
Struggles in Mexico City
Kang carded a four-over 75 on Sunday at the WGC-Mexico Championship to finish 15-over and in 71st place.
Joins WGC-Mexico field
Tops in SG: Approach at Riv
Kang shot a two-under 69 in the final round of the Genesis Invitational on Sunday to finish in a share of second place.
Fifth straight poor result
Kang carded rounds of 74-72 to miss the cut at the Open Championship at Royal Portrush.