Patton Kizzire
Patton Kizzire
34-Year-Old Golfer
2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
After two decent seasons to start his PGA Tour career, Kizzire shocked the golfing world when he picked up two wins early in the 2018 season. After that, he failed to accomplish much during that season or the next. With three decent seasons under his belt and just one spectacular season, it's reasonable to think that his two-win season was an aberration. The upside is obviously there. but his chances of tapping into the upside remain remote. Read Past Outlooks
First in SG: Putting at RSM Classic
November 24, 2020
Kizzire fired a four-under 66 on Sunday at the RSM Classic to finish 15-under and tied for 10th.
Kizzire collected three scores of 66 or better throughout his week at the Sea Island Resort, but a third-round 70 ultimately kept him from contention. He still led the tournament in birdies with 26 total tweeters, and he also finished first in SG: Putting and putts per GIR. Kizzire lost over 4.6 strokes on his approach shots, however, which isn't a promising figure heading into next week's Mayakoba Golf Classic.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Patton Kizzire
Yahoo DFS Golf: Sony Open
2 days ago
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FanDuel PGA: Sony Open
2 days ago
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Golf Draft Kit: RotoWire Staff League Results
3 days ago
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DraftKings PGA: Sony Open
3 days ago
Webb Simpson won't come cheap in this week's contests on DraftKings, but compared to last year, he still looks like a bit of a bargain.
Yahoo DFS Golf: Mayakoba Golf Classic
44 days ago
Brooks Koepka is priced fairly reasonably in this week's contests on Yahoo, and Bryce Danielson suggests including him in your DFS lineups.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
To say Kizzire got off to a good start last season would be an understatement. Kizzire picked-up his first PGA Tour win during the fall portion of the scheduled and he grabbed his second win of the season just a couple months later at the Sony Open in January. From there, a predictable drop in production befell Kizzire as he posted only one top-10 for the remainder of the season. Last season was just his third on the PGA Tour and considering he had yet to win in his first two seasons, it's understandable that he might let off the gas after picking up two wins within the span of a few months. Kizzire obviously set a career-high in earnings last season and as such, he's not a good salary cap option this season. Expect Kizzire to come back to Earth a bit this season, but not so much that he's fighting to stay in the top-125.
Kizzire got off to a great start during the fall portion of the season, when he carded a runner-up finish at the Safeway Open, but what followed was a pattern of extreme highs and lows for the remainder of the season. Kizzire managed a total of three top-10s last season, including another top-5 at the Zurich Classic, but he also missed the cut in half of his 28 starts. Kizzire entered this past season off of a solid rookie campaign where he earned more than $1.4 million, but made 20 cuts in 27 starts, which is what really made the difference between his first and second seasons. Kizzire could improve this season, but he's yet to show much of an upside, so a salary cap selection is not in the cards this season.
Every season there are a handful of rookies that look really impressive and every off-season after that, the speculation begins on whether they are legit or not. Kizzire looks legit as he showed a high-level of consistency for a rookie, as evidence by his five top-10s last season. He hit the wall towards the end of the season, but that's not uncommon. Kizzire should improve this season, but how much is the question. He shouldn't regress, so the risk is limited, and the upside should be high as well, which makes him a pretty solid salary cap option this year. In draft leagues, he should be a 7th-round pick.
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Much needed T6 in Hartford
June 28, 2020
Kizzire closed with a three-under 67 in the final round of the Travelers Championship to finish in a share of sixth place.
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Major struggles this season
April 2, 2020
Kizzire has struggled mightily this season and currently sits 207th in the FedExCup standings after 12 starts.
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Looking to end slump at U.S. Open
June 11, 2019
Kizzire will be in the field for the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach this week.
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Notches best major finish
April 15, 2019
Kizzire shot a three-under 69 in the final round of the Masters to finish in a tie for 18th place.
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Expected to play TPC Sawgrass
March 11, 2019
Kizzire (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's PLAYERS Championship.
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