Si Woo Kim
Si Woo Kim
26-Year-Old Golfer
2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
After years of setting the bar too high, Kim's price for the upcoming season is actually within a reasonable range for salary cap purposes. That's not to say that he's a great pick for the upcoming season, but his number of just over $2 million is his lowest in four seasons on the PGA Tour. He has already posted numbers of $3 million+ two times in his short time on the PGA Tour, so a jump of 50% this season is certainly possible. It's a sizable investment at over $2 million, but Kim has been pretty reliable in his four years on the PGA Tour and his upside is pretty high. Read Past Outlooks
Returning from back injury in Tokyo
July 26, 2021
Kim (back) is listed in the field for the Olympic Golf Competition in Tokyo this week.
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Kim most recently withdrew during his first round at the John Deere Classic due to a back injury, shifting his focus to preparation for the Olympics as winning a medal would give him an exemption from South Korea's otherwise mandatory two-year military commitment. Kim, who won the American Express in late January, has tallied four top-10s through 27 starts on the PGA Tour this season.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Si Woo Kim
Weekly Recap: Schauffele Strikes Gold
Yesterday
It had been a while since Xander Schauffele last emerged victorious, but thanks to a number of clutch shots late in the final round he took home both the win and the gold in the Olympic Men's Golf Competition.
Betting on Golf: Olympic Men's Golf Competition
7 days ago
Viktor Hovland may not be the favorite for the gold medal, but he is one of Ryan Pohle's favorite bets on the board.
DraftKings Golf: Olympic Men's Golf Competition
8 days ago
Collin Morikawa enters his first Olympics on a tear, and according to Len Hochberg, that's not the only reason to add him to your lineups for this week's contests on DraftKings.
Majors Value Meter: Open Championship Rankings
26 days ago
Len Hochberg ranks the field for the final major of the year, and you won't have to look far to find the most recent major champion and the No. 1 golfer in the world -- Jon Rahm.
FanDuel PGA: John Deere Classic
28 days ago
Steve Stricker does not play regularly on the PGA Tour any longer, but his track record at TPC Deere Run is superb, and Ryan Andrade suggests utilizing the Ryder Cup Captain in this week's contests on FanDuel.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
2013
Kim won just over $3 million in 2016 and it's been downhill ever since. Not like a ski hill, but more like a average driveway, with a slight decline. It's a very nice driveway however as though Kim's numbers have fallen in each of the past two seasons, he's managed to stay above the $2 million mark. He also won The PLAYERS Championship in 2017, which isn't too shabby. The issue with Kim has been consistency as he's shown a tendency to play well only a few times each season. As such, he's always going to be a high-risk player, especially in salary cap formats where the price tag is still over $2 million. On the positive side, he plays as much as anyone on the PGA Tour, so he's giving himself plenty of opportunities to find a hot streak.
Kim won THE Players Championship, which pretty much sums up his entire season. For a week in May, Kim was outstanding, but he didn't accomplish much before or after that victory. It's tough to gauge just how good he is or can be, because we haven't seen enough out of him yet. We know that he can play with the best, when he's at his best, but we know nothing about his determination to play well when things aren't going well. With so much uncertainty, it wouldn't be wise to spend this much money on him in salary cap leagues.
Kim was perhaps the biggest surprise of the 2015-16 season. He started the season well, like many rookies seem to do, but unlike most rookies, he got hot in the middle of summer. A crushing loss in a playoff at the Barbasol Championship didn't deter Kim at all as he picked-up his first PGA Tour win just a month later at the Wyndham Championship. The jury is still out on Kim, it's way too early to tell if he's for real or just a two-month aberration. As such, he's not a good salary cap option this season. In draft leagues he should go in the fourth or fifth round.
Kim, who also began his journey at pre-qualifying, finished in the Top 25 and ties (he tied for 20th, to be exact) at Q-School to earn his PGA TOUR card for 2013. The only problem here? He doesn’t turn 18 until June 28, and minors are not eligible for official PGA TOUR membership. This bad break of sorts is especially more penal in 2013, when the PGA TOUR has a truncated schedule that will limit playing opportunities for all. He can only get sponsor’s exemptions and attempt to Monday qualify into events until June 28 and once that day passes, he’ll be placed at the bottom of the Reshuffle List. He will really need to play well in the limited opportunities he’ll get to keep his PGA TOUR card for 2013-2014.
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Pulls out with back injury
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July 8, 2021
Kim (back) has withdrawn during the first round of the John Deere Classic.
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T-9 finish at Muirfield Village
June 6, 2021
Kim shot an even-par 72 on Sunday at the Memorial Tournament to finish in a share of ninth place.
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Teeing it up at Muirfield Village
May 31, 2021
Kim (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's Memorial Tournament.
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Withdraws from Charles Schwab
Undisclosed
May 28, 2021
Kim withdrew from the Charles Schwab Challenge on Friday.
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T33 at RBC Heritage
April 19, 2021
Kim fired a three-under 68 on Sunday at the RBC Heritage to finish seven-under and tied for 33rd.
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