Sung Kang
31-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Kang's 2017-2018 season was made by a pair of 3rd-place finishes. Once at the beginning of the season that went unnoticed and another towards the end of the season that caught a few eyes. The 3rd-place finish near the end of the season, came in July at the Quicken Loans National. During said event, Kang gave himself a rather generous drop in the final round that undoubtedly helped him finish where he did. While the drop paid immediate dividends, it most likely had a negative impact during the events that followed as he had to deal with the added attention of being labeled a cheater. Lost in all of the drama was that Kang was in the midst of a pretty bad season prior to that 3rd-place finish and this on the heels of a strong 2016-2017 campaign. Kang has the upside to improve significantly this season, but it's a question of whether he can put the drama behind him and just play golf. The risk is probably a bit too high though as a salary cap selection this season. Read Past Outlooks
Hits most GIR's in field
February 11, 2019
Kang shot a final round one-under 71 to finish in a tie for 14th place at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Kang made bookend birdies with just one bogey in his final round. His ball striking was quite impressive, as he lead the field in GIR's at 85 percent. It's well ahead of his season rankings of 161st in GIR's. Statistically his short game is where he shines the most, ranking 36th in SG: Around. At Pebble he scrambled successfully at the third-highest rate in the field. Kang now has three top-20's in four starts in 2019, something he will hope to keep building upon next week at the Genesis Open.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
2012
Kang's entire 2016-17 season was built upon a three-week stretch where he posted a runner-up at the Shell Houston Open, a T11 at the Heritage and a T6 at Valero Texas Open. Outside of that stretch, Kang accomplished very little and that's a little concerning heading into this season. Kang has improved in each of his three seasons on the PGA Tour, but his jump from the previous season to last season, may have been a bit too much. Although he has plenty of upside, the bar was set too high last year, and as such, he's not a great salary cap pick this season.
Three years on the PGA Tour and Kang hasn't accomplished much in that time. Last year was the first that he finished inside the top-125, so he's showing some progress, but his cut percentage was just over 50% last season and he only managed two top-10s. It is encouraging that he significantly improved his cuts-made percentage last season, but there just doesn't seem to be much upside. As such, he's not a good salary cap option this year. In drafts, he'll go very late.
Kang spent most of his rookie season in limbo as his status for the upcoming season wasn't settled until the season's final event. Kang actually needed every bit of his third-place prize to sneak into the Top 125 last season. That's not exactly what fantasy owners want out of any of players, no matter what they pay. Kang might find the going a little easier this season after getting acclimated last year, but the difference won't be enough to make him draftable in either salary cap or draft leagues.
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Wild front-nine Sunday
January 28, 2019
Kang closed with a one-under 71 on Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open to finish 10-under and tied for 20th.
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Top-10 in Hawaii
January 14, 2019
Kang fired a six-under 64 on Sunday at the Sony Open to move into a tie for 10th place.
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Climbs into top-30 in final round
November 12, 2018
Kang shot a bogey-free four-under 67 in the final round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic to move into a tie for 29th place.
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T29 finish at CJ Cup
October 23, 2018
Kang carded a two-under 70 in the final round of the CJ Cup to finish in a tie for 29th place.
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Too many big numbers at Sedgefield CC
August 20, 2018
Kang shot an even-par 70 in the final round of the Wyndham Championship to finish in a tie for 53rd place.
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