Austin Cook

Austin Cook

30-Year-Old Golfer
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2021–22 Fantasy Outlook
The highlight of Cook's 2020-21 campaign came in Las Vegas when he tied for second at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, which marked his best finish since a maiden win at the 2017 RSM Classic. This wasn't enough to get him into the FedExCup Playoffs, however, so he was forced to tee it up at the Korn Ferry Tour Finals where he eventually tied for 11th at the KFT Championship. Cook did not strike the ball particularly well in 2020-21, though he ranked top-50 in SG: putting, driving accuracy and proximity from 100-125 yards. Read Past Outlooks
T11 in Napa
September 21, 2021
Cook carded a three-under 69 on Sunday at the Fortinet Championship to finish 12-under and tied for 11th.
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Cook carded just one total bogey throughout his final 36 holes at Silverado's North Course. He ultimately ranked top-6 among the field in scrambling and SG: Putting. Cook's next appearance could come at the Sanderson Farms Championship where he missed the cut in 2020, just a week before tying for second at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Austin Cook
Yahoo DFS Golf: The RSM Classic
16 days ago
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FanDuel PGA: RSM Classic
16 days ago
There's a lot to like about Chris Kirk this week, and Ryan Andrade suggests finding a spot for him in your FanDuel lineups.
DraftKings PGA: The RSM Classic
17 days ago
Patrick Rodgers has been hit-or-miss so far this season, but Len Hochberg expects him to wind up on the plus side in this week's contests on DraftKings.
Betting on Golf: Shriners Children's Open
59 days ago
Kevin Streelman has been knocking on the door of a win for a while, and Ryan Pohle tells you why this could be the week he barges through.
DraftKings PGA: Shriners Children's Open
59 days ago
Joaquinn Niemann's well-rounded game makes him a golfer to go after in this week's contest on DraftKings.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2019
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2017
After a stellar 2017-18 season, Cook was looking like one of the top up-and-coming players on Tour, but since he's been a player who's only made about half of his cuts and is rarely near the top of the leaderboards. When Cook was at his best he relied on a steady all-around game, but his iron play struggled mightily this past season. He'll need to find his old form if he wants to retain his PGA Tour card next season.
Cook had a disappointing sophomore season after his rookie campaign where he won and posted seven other top-25s against just five missed cuts in 29 starts. Thankfully that win in the 2017-18 season keeps him in good position to have enough starts to have a solid shot to get back to the playoffs. Cook is a good driver of the ball, but needs to improve the short game. Last year he was 192nd on tour in SG: Around-the-green. Cook is a decent choice for salary cap leagues.
Cook started his rookie season on the PGA Tour off in-style with a win at The RSM Classic in the fall and although he had only one other top-5 for the rest of the season, it was certainly a successful campaign. Cook got it done on and around the greens last season as he ranked 53rd on the PGA Tour in strokes-gained around the green and 39th in strokes-gained putting. His putting was no fluke, he's always been good with the blade, but up until last season, he was a heck of a ball-striker as well. Perhaps he didn't adjust to the new venues as well and unfamiliarity with the course lead to some issues off the tee and approaching the green. Whatever the case, it's something he should remedy this season and as long as he continues to putt well, he should produce at a higher level this season.
Cook originally busted onto the professional golf scene in 2015 when he made 6 of 7 cuts on the PGA Tour while notching a pair of top-10s in the process, but was unable to earn full status until finishing 15th in the Web.com's 2017 regular season money list. His most recent campaign was highlighted by a stretch that included results of T7-T2-T7 from the LECOM Health Challenge through the Pinnacle Bank Championship in July. Cook also ranked an impressive eighth in ball striking and 14th in total driving on the Web.com Tour.
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Will play at TPC Scottsdale
February 1, 2021
Cook (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open.
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Won't play Farmers Insurance Open
Undisclosed
January 24, 2021
Cook won't participate in the upcoming Farmers Insurance Open, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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Bid for second win comes up short
October 11, 2020
Cook lost to Martin Laird on the second playoff hole after shooting a five-under 66 in the final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
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T14 at the Greenbrier
September 16, 2019
Cook carded a two-under 68 on Sunday at a Military Tribute at the Greenbrier to finish 10-under and tied for 14th.
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Will play at Sedgefield CC
July 28, 2019
Cook (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's Wyndham Championship.
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