Sung Kang
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
In field for Zurich Classic
April 22, 2019
Kang (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's Zurich Classic.
Kang withdrew several days prior to the first round at the RBC Heritage last week due to an undisclosed reason, but he'll return to action this week alongside playing partner Danny Lee in the Zurich Classic's two-man team format. Kang and his former partner John Huh finished 36th at the event in 2018, last place among those who made the cut.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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Surprise withdrawal Monday
April 15, 2019
Kang (undisclosed) removed his name from the field for this week's RBC Heritage tournament.
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Late double relegates him to T6
March 10, 2019
Kang shot a four-under 68 on Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and took home a share of sixth place.
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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.
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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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