Si Woo Kim
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
T26 at Mayakoba Golf Classic
November 12, 2018
Kim closed out the week with a five-under 66 on Sunday to finish in a tie for 26th place at the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
Kim made the third-most pars in the field at Mayakoba, meaning he was on the low end in terms of birdies made, but also on the low end in bogeys. Kim was top-20 in scrambling percentage and greens in regulation, but T58 in driving accuracy and T43 in putts per GIR. The 23-year-old is off to a consistent start this season, which has always been his biggest issue throughout his young career. If Kim can keep racking up top-25's it makes him much more easy to trust a tournaments with weaker fields. He will not be in the field for the RSM Classic next week.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Si Woo Kim
DraftKings PGA: Mayakoba Golf Classic
November 6th
Si Woo Kim has three top-25 finishes this fall and has played well in this event, making him a pick to click in this week's contests on DraftKings.
DraftKings PGA: The CJ Cup
October 16th
Jason Day has played this event before and is one of the most talented players in the field, so he makes for a quality pick in this week's contests on DraftKings.
Golf Draft Kit: 2018-19 Best Values
September 25th
Our Best Values rankings will help fantasy owners draft players who will significantly out-earn last year's money totals, like Jhonattan Vegas.
Golf Draft Kit: 2018-19 Projected Earnings
September 25th
The RotoWire golf crew projected 2018-19 earnings for more than 200 golfers who have PGA Tour cards for this season. Will Dustin Johnson be the leading money winner?
Golf Draft Kit: 2018-19 Rankings & Profiles
September 25th
Greg Vara ranks the 2018-19 golfers with projected earnings and season outlooks, as Justin Thomas is in the conversation of best golfer alive.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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Overcomes poor ball striking with red hot putter
November 5, 2018
Kim closed out the week with a six-under 66 on Sunday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to finish in a tie for 15th place.
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Hangs onto top-25 at CJ Cup
October 22, 2018
Kim settled for a one-under 71 in the final round of the CJ Cup and was relegated to a tie for 23rd place.
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Piles up birdies at CIMB Classic
October 14, 2018
Kim notched a bogey-free seven-under 65 in the final round of the CIMB Classic to finish in a tie for 10th place.
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Closes out year 55th in FedExCup standings
September 18, 2018
Kim finished T41 at the BMW Championship, but was unable to crack the top-30 in FedExCup points needed to make the TOUR Championship.
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Struggles in final round in Boston
September 4, 2018
Kim had a wild final round that all added up to a two-over 73 and dropped him into a tie for 35th place at the Dell Technologies Championship.
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