Russell Knox
Russell Knox
35-Year-Old Golfer
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2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
Since rejoining the PGA Tour in 2014, Knox has been a very productive player on the PGA Tour. He's finished inside the top-100 on the FedEx list in five of the past six seasons and he's earned over $1 million in each of the past six seasons. The aberration was his 2016 season when he won twice and nearly cracked $5 million in earnings. At that point, it looked like he was about to up his game going forward, but in the three seasons since, he hasn't come close to matching those numbers. He still holds a bit of value in salary cap formats however because the upside is very high. Read Past Outlooks
Missed cut streak continues
June 29, 2020
Knox carded a 36-hole total of three-over-par to miss the cut at the Travelers Championship by seven shots.
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Knox racked up five birdies during Friday's second round at TPC River Highlands, but four bogeys kept him from going low enough to flirt with the cut line after a brutal 74 on Thursday that included three bogeys and a triple. Knox will fall to the 100th spot in the FedEx Cup standings as a result, and he's now missed the cut in seven consecutive starts dating back to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He'll make his Rocket Mortgage Classic debut this week in Detroit.
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182 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Knox busted-out in a big way in 2016 when he picked-up two wins on the PGA Tour and nearly $5 million in earnings. He fell back to Earth the season after, but many expected a rebound last season; a rebound that never came. Since rejoining the PGA Tour in 2014, Knox has four seasons where he earned between $1.4 million and $1.9 million. The evidence is building that his 2016 season was a fluke and what we've seen in four of the past five seasons, is actually who he is. With that in mind, he's just a good, but not great salary cap option this season. He does have added value in the salary cap format however because of that one spectacular season and his enormous upside.
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.
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Four straight missed cuts
April 2, 2020
Knox sits 90th in the FedExCup standings coming off four straight missed cuts.
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Finishes strong at Travelers
June 24, 2019
Knox carded a five-under 65 in the final round of the Travelers Championship to finish in a share of 21st place.
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Teeing it up at the Travelers
June 16, 2019
Knox (not injury related) is listed in the field for this week's Travelers Championship.
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Withdraws from RBC Canadian Open
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June 2, 2019
Knox withdrew Sunday from the upcoming RBC Canadian Open, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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Jumps into T8 in final round
May 27, 2019
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.
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