Austin Cook
Austin Cook
29-Year-Old Golfer
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2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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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Cook and Matthew Wolff finished in the clubhouse at 23-under-par and awaited Martin Laird's 18th hole anxiously. The Scot was unable to get the ball up and down on the final hole and pushed the finish of the event to a three-man playoff. After three pars on the opening playoff hole, the trio moved to the par-3 17th where Cook narrowly missed his birdie putt. After Laird drained his putt for birdie moments later, Cook was forced to settle for a share of second. Cook is still searching for his first win since the RSM Classic back in 2017. It does put him in good position points wise after a slow start to the season. Cook is not listed in the field for next week's CJ Cup.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
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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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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Pulls out of Barracuda Championship
Undisclosed
July 22, 2019
Cook has withdrawn his name from the field at this week's Barracuda Championship, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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Just misses another top-25
June 3, 2019
Cook closed with a two-under 70 on Sunday at the Memorial Tournament and finished in a tie for 27th place.
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Rough final-round back nine
May 27, 2019
Cook closed with a four-over 74 on Sunday at the Charles Schwab Challenge to finish two-under and tied for 19th.
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