Kevin Kisner
Kevin Kisner
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2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Simply put, Kisner is just a bulldog. He doesn't look like your typical golfer, heck, he doesn't even look like an athlete, but more often than not, he gets the job done. Kisner's breakout season came in 2015 when he finished runner-up three times and earned over $3 million for the first time. He followed that up with wins in each of the next two seasons and he peaked with earnings of over $4.7 million in 2017. His production fell a bit last season, but not so much that it would indicate his game is regressing. Kisner should go in the first three-to-four rounds of a draft, but his number is always just too high to be a salary cap selection. His number is the lowest its been in the past four years however, so he's worth a look, but there probably isn't enough upside to justify his selection. Read Past Outlooks
Another good showing at Sea Island
November 18, 2018
Kisner shot a five-under 65 on Sunday at the RSM Classic to finish in a tie for seventh place.
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Kisner always plays great at Sea Island, as he now has four top-10's in his last five starts. He started the week slow at just three-under through the first two rounds, but went 12-under on the weekend. Kisner ranked top-10 this week in SG: Off-the-tee, SG: Tee-to-green, scrambling percentage, and greens in regulation. Kisner only made two starts in the fall portion of the schedule, leaving him 85th in the FedExCup standings heading into 2019.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2012
2011
Kisner struggled to find his footing on the PGA Tour during his first two seasons, but he played well enough in his third full season on the PGA Tour to secure his card the following season and from there, everything changed. It's one of the more remarkable progressions on the PGA Tour in the past decade as Kisner went from a guy who never cracked the $1 million mark in his first three full seasons on the PGA Tour, to a guy who has now topped $3 million in each of his last three seasons. This past season was easily his best though as he picked-up a win, two runner-ups and a third-place finish. Though Kisner made a huge leap from season three to season four, and he made another nice leap this past season, it's hard to imagine Kisner can take it to yet another level next season. As such, he's not a great salary cap option this season.
Kisner made a huge jump between the 2014 and 2015 seasons; going from just under $1 million in earnings in his rookie season, to just over $3.5 million in his second season. It would have been easy to relax after such a season, but Kisner built upon that momentum and had his best season yet last year. He did earn more money the year prior, but last season, he picked-up that all-important first victory on the PGA Tour. Proving that was no fluke, he also scored another runner-up finish, his fourth in the past two seasons. Kisner appears to be the real deal, but is he capable of taking the next step this season? Possibly, but at his current price, he's probably not worth the risk in salary cap leagues. In draft leagues, he's a second- or third-round pick.
Kisner really struggled in his first two attempts on the PGA Tour, failing to earn even $400k in either attempt. Last year however he figured out enough to earn nearly $1 million. The jump in earnings is nice, but when you factor in his first two years on the PGA Tour, he's failed more than he's succeeded on the PGA Tour. He's young enough that he's likely still on his way up, but it's unlikely that the progression is anything major this year. As such, he's not a great salary cap option this year. In draft leagues he may go undrafted.
Kisner is fully exempt for this season after finishing first in the Web.com Tour Finals in 2013. He made the cut at the Masters and has a good shot at winning an event this season.
Kisner had his card for 2011 via Q-School, and although he showed next to nothing last year, there's always a chance he could fall into a Top-5 somewhere along the way. Kisner was a rookie last season, so perhaps he didn't adjust well to life on the PGA Tour, perhaps he'll play better the second time around.
Kisner didn't have a great season last year on the Nationwide Tour, but he ended very well. His two best start, a win and a runner-up, both came in the second half of the season. He'll need to start this season better, though, if he's to earn his card in 2012.
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Making first start of season in Mayakoba
November 6, 2018
Kisner will tee it up at the Mayakoba Golf Classic this week.
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Misses TOUR Championship for first time since 2014
September 18, 2018
Kisner will miss the TOUR Championship for the first time since 2014 after he finished 47th in the FedExCup standings.
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T24 at Dell Technologies Championship
September 4, 2018
Kisner shot a bogey-free four-under 67 in the final round of the Dell Technologies Championship to finish in a tie for 24th place.
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Loses ground on weekend of PGA Championship
August 13, 2018
Kisner shot a one-under 69 on Sunday at the PGA Championship and finished in a tie for 12th place.
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Barely inside top-40 at Firestone
August 7, 2018
Kisner carded a one-over 71 in the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to finish in a tie for 39th place.
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