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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Russell Knox
Len Hochberg ranks the field for this year's Open Championship at Royal Portrush where Rory McIlroy set the course record as a 16-year-old.
Pete Gargano analyzes this week's Euro Tour event in Ireland as Jon Rahm looks like a safe pick, though he likely will be highly owned.
Louis Oosthuizen earned a top-10 finish at the U.S. Open, and he also earns a mention in this week's picks to click in FanDuel contests.
Bubba Watson has owned this event since the start of the decade, so it should come as no surprise that he lands a spot in this week's recommendations for contests on Yahoo.
It's only been days since the last major, but this week's field in Hartford is still stacked. In addition to Jason Day, find out who else makes the cut for this week's picks to click on DraftKings.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Knox cleaned-up during the fall portion of the 2016-17 season, racking up three top-10s and four top-20s in all, but the 2017 portion of the season didn't go quite as smoothly. During that portion of the season, Knox managed only one top-10 and he missed more cuts than he made. It's tough to get a clear reading on Knox because he earned nearly $5 million during the 2015-16 season, which means his performance last fall could merely have been a continuation of his hot play during the previous season. That said, Knox proved his ceiling is really high and spending more than $1.6 million, might not be a bad idea this season.
Knox was a very productive player in the two seasons leading-up to last year, but no one saw his performance from last season coming. Knox earned $1.5 million in 2014 and $1.9 million in 2015, but those numbers came without the benefit of a win. He remedied that last season, by winning not once, but twice. In addition to his two wins, he also earned two runner-ups. A great season for Knox for sure, but he set the bar impossibly high for the upcoming season for salary cap purposes. In draft leagues he'll likely be a 2nd-round selection.
Talk about a huge jump up; Knox who had failed to crack the $600k mark in his first two seasons on the PGA Tour, surpassed all expectations last season by earning just over $1.5 million. Knox is fairly new to the professional golf scene, so there's no telling where his ceiling lies. The problem of course is that he set the bar awfully high last year. Again, with so many unknowns, it's hard to justify paying such a high price for a guy who hasn't exactly been there and done that. In draft leagues he should go near the 7th round.
If healthy the 21-year-old can absolutely play. If given enough opportunities, Knox should shine this season on PGA Tour.
In just his first full-season on the Nationwide Tour, Knox played extremely well and earned his way onto the PGA Tour. Knox started his 2011 season with a runner-up finish, but he didn't let complacency set in. He went on to win his first title in July and only missed one cut after that win. Knox could be a sneaky sleeper this year as he'll come in well under the radar.
More Fantasy News
Teeing it up at the Travelers
Withdraws from RBC Canadian Open
Jumps into T8 in final round
Knox fired a bogey-free five-under 65 in the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge to move into a tie for eighth place.
Cold putter leads to MC at PGA
Knox missed the cut at the PGA Championship by one shot after rounds of 72-73.
Cards albatross at Innisbrook
Knox closed with a two-over 73 on Sunday at the Valspar Championship to finish one-under and tied for 24th.