Ben Martin

Ben Martin

36-Year-Old Golfer
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2024 Fantasy Outlook
Martin looked to be in the midst of a bounce-back year after posting three top-10s over his first nine events of 2023, but the momentum halted as he only had one top-25 thereafter across 18 starts. Statistically, he stood out in SG: Approach, where he ranked 45th, but that was largely due to his early season play as he lost shots in the category in his final six tournaments. Martin's gone through stretches before of finding his game after struggling through an extended period, but the veteran certainly appears to be on the back-end of his career. Read Past Outlooks
T37 at Torrey Pines
January 28, 2024
Martin shot an even-par 72 on Saturday at the Farmers Insurance Open to finish tied for 37th place.
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Martin made the cut on the back of a five-under Round 2, but shot even par across the final two rounds to sink down the leaderboard. Martin finished T49 in SG: Total at the event and hasn't had a top-20 finish since the Sanderson Farms Fall in October. Martin is not in the field at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this week.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Martin appeared in only 16 PGA Tour events this past season, but he nearly won the Corales Puntacana Championship before ultimately tying for second. The 35-year-old hasn't qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs since 2017, but he'll retain status after posting three consecutive top-30 finishes during the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. Martin also gained strokes off the tee in five of his last seven starts on the PGA Tour, though he's not on the fantasy radar in most season-long formats.
Martin came back from a lost injury season to make 13 starts with three top-25s. Playing only under past champions status will limit his opportunities, but he does have a decent track record on the PGA Tour when healthy. Martin earned more than $2.7 million in 2015, and though he's not likely to repeat that, he still has upside.
The 31-year-old Martin played one PGA Tour event and six on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2018-19, and he's still under a major medical. But he also played the Korn Ferry playoffs, and delivered a top-20 in the first of three events. Otherwise, he has six events to accrue 111 points.
In six full seasons on the PGA Tour, Martin has notched less than two top-10s in only two of them. Unfortunately for him, last season was one of them, ultimately keeping him outside the top 125 in FedExCup points and barely into conditional status at number 150. The South Carolina native is an accurate hitter and good putter, but he'll need to perform next season if he wants to maintain his status next year. Expect a rebound for Martin despite the added pressure he'll have to perform in limited opportunities. He's a fringe option for salary cap leagues but off the radar in draft leagues.
Unlike most guys that barely made the top-125 last season, Martin earned most of his points and money during the summer of 2017. Martin was in a terrible position entering May, but nine consecutive cuts made, including two top-10s, changed his entire outlook. From there, A top-15 at the Barracuda Championship was all he needed to sneak inside the top-125. Martin is an interesting option for salary cap purposes this season because his number is relatively low and it's his worst output in the past four seasons. His known ceiling is $2.7 million, which he earned in 2015 and he's been above $1.2 million three of the past four seasons. As such, he's worth some consideration in salary cap leagues this season.
Will the real Ben Martin please stand up? Martin played well in his rookie season three years ago, but his second season on the PGA Tour blew everyone away. Martin earned five top-10s in 27 starts and picked-up his first win on the way to over $2.7 million in earnings. Expectations were sky-high heading into last season and then...a big thud. He played well enough to retain his card for the current season, but that's about it. Martin is in a good spot for a bounce-back this season though, which makes him a good option in salary cap leagues this year. In draft leagues, he should go near the 7th-round.
Martin was just 24 when he first earned his PGA Tour card. That first season didn't turn out so well, but he must have learned from that experience, because the following season on the web.com Tour was a smashing success. His second go-round on the PGA Tour went much better as he nearly earned $1.5 million last year. At the age of 27 and with just a few years of high-level experience under his belt, Martin looks to have a bright future. While there's no concrete evidence to suggest a great season is on the horizon, Martin has the look of someone who is about to take-off. As such, he should be given heavy consideration in salary cap leagues. In drafts he could go as high as the 6th round.
Martin had a slow start to the Web.com Tour season in 2013, but he pulled it together mid-way through year and finished with a flurry. He had two wins in 2013 on his way to No. 2 on the money list.
Martin, the 2009 U. S. Amateur runner-up, was a three-time ALL-ACC star at Clemson. At just 23, he has a lot to learn about the life on the PGA TOUR, but he looks to have enough ability to succeed early on. Expect a nice rookie campaign from Martin in 2011.
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Ties for 27th
November 12, 2023
Martin fired a two-under 69 in the final round of the Butterfield Bermuda Championship to tie for 27th place.
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Fourth top 15 in six starts
April 2, 2023
Martin fired a five-under 67 in the final round of the Valero Texas Open to move up into a share of 10th place.
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Playing at TPC Sawgrass
March 6, 2023
Martin (undisclosed) is listed in the field for THE PLAYERS Championship this week.
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Not playing this week
Undisclosed
February 27, 2023
Martin has withdrawn from this week's Puerto Rico Open, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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Scores top-five finish at PGA National
February 26, 2023
Martin closed with a two-under 68 on Sunday at the Honda Classic to finish in a share of fifth place.
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