Sam Burns
Sam Burns
24-Year-Old Golfer
2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
Burns had a solid, yet not quite spectacular rookie season on the PGA Tour this past year. He earned over $1 million, carded six top-10s and most importantly, secured his card for the upcoming season. His best finish came in the fall however and while he did post six top-10s, he was more of a hit or miss type of guy last season. There could be something there, but it's too early too tell. It's probably best to pass on Burns this season in salary cap formats. Read Past Outlooks
Unable to convert 54-hole lead
February 21, 2021
Burns shot a two-under 69 on Sunday at The Genesis Invitational to finish in solo third place.
Burns was looking to go wire-to-wire for his first PGA Tour victory, holding the sole lead after each of the first three rounds. He extended his lead to three after a four-under front-nine, but he stumbled on the back with three bogeys in a four hole stretch to surrender the lead. Needing a birdie on the closing par-4 18th, Burns was unable to chip-in after a poor drive and approach. Nevertheless, he continues to trend in the right direction and has three top-10 results this season.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Sam Burns
Yahoo DFS Golf: Arnold Palmer Invitational
4 days ago
BIlly Horschel returned significant value in last week's contests on Yahoo, and Bryce Danielson believes he could do the same this week.
Weekly Preview: Arnold Palmer Invitational
4 days ago
Greg Vara bucks his own trend and suggests using Rory McIlroy in a number of different contests this week.
DraftKings PGA: Arnold Palmer Invitational
5 days ago
Jordan Spieth has never appeared in this event, but that's no issue for Len Hochberg, who suggests looking Spieth's way in this week's contests on DraftKings.
Weekly Recap: There's No Place Like Homa
13 days ago
With a steady Sunday and a par on the second playoff hole, Max Homa claimed his second career PGA Tour win -- and his first at the course he has been visiting for years.
DraftKings PGA: Genesis Invitational
19 days ago
Joaquin Niemann has been a top-25 machine in recent months, and Len Hochberg likes his fit in DraftKings lineups this week.
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The LSU product was named a first-team All-American and recipient of the Jack Nicklaus Player of the Year award as the NCAA's top golfer during the 2016-17 season. He not only won on the Tour as a rookie in 2018, but also appeared in 11 PGA Tour events including a top-10 at the Honda Classic. Burns led the Tour in both birdie average and putting average, so he'll be a candidate to make some noise with a full schedule at the next level.
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T39 at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
February 16, 2021
Burns closed with a one-over 73 on Sunday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to finish four-under and tied for 39th.
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Unable to contend in final round
January 31, 2021
Burns closed with a final round 75 on Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open to finish in a share of 18th place.
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Listed in American Express field
January 18, 2021
Burns (undisclosed) is listed in the field for The American Express this week.
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Won't play RSM Classic
November 17, 2020
Burns withdrew from the upcoming RSM classic for undisclosed reasons Tuesday, Rob Bolton of reports.
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Leads in SG: Tee-to-green at Vivint
November 8, 2020
Burns carded a two-over 72 on Sunday at the Vivint Houston Open to finish tied for seventh.
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