Branden Grace
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
In 2016, Grace picked-up a win at the RBC Heritage, and top-5s at the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship. As a European Tour regular, who played just around the minimum number of events on the PGA Tour to stay eligible, it was about the best anyone could have hoped for out of him. In the two years since, Grace has not won, nor has he finished in the top-5 at a major, which is why his earnings have dropped each season. Grace is a fine golfer, who has the World Golf Ranking that allows him access to the biggest events, but unless he's going to win or contend at a major, his upside will be limited. As such, his value as a salary cap option is not nearly as high as his value in other formats. Read Past Outlooks
Set to play in Korea
October 14, 2018
Grace has been added to the field for this week's CJ Cup, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Grace was originally an alternate for the 78-entrant field at Nine Bridges, but Andrew Landry's (undisclosed) withdrawal allows for the South African to tee it up this week. He recently finished T50 at the CIMB Classic with a disappointing final-round 72.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
With just more than $1.3 million in earnings and only two top-10s, it was certainly not a great year for Grace, but there is a lot of opportunity here. Grace earned more than $2.8 million during the 2015-16 season, so the upside is certainly there and his World Golf Ranking is currently 37th, which means he'll have access to the biggest events next season. All of which adds up to a nice salary cap option this season. Grace is not a workhorse on the PGA Tour, but he did up his events played from 18 to 20 last season, so if he's in that neighborhood again this season, he should easily top his number from last season.
In his first full year on the PGA Tour, Grace not only doubled his previous high earnings number, but he also picked-up his first win and possibly more impressive, finished in the top-10 in 33% of his starts. Entering last season, Grace was a sneaky-good selection in salary cap leagues because his price was just below $1.5 million. That's not the case this year though as his price is nearly doubled heading into this season. As such, he's no longer a good salary cap option, but does provide value in a draft league -- somewhere in the fourth round.
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Off week at Dunhill Links
October 9, 2018
Grace shot a three-over 75 in the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship to finish in 55th place.
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Ties for 27th at Bellerive
August 14, 2018
Grace recorded a two-under 68 in the final round of the PGA Championship to finish in a tie for 27th place.
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T63 finish in Akron
August 7, 2018
Grace closed with a one-under 69 to move into a tie for 63rd place at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
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Notches T25 at Shinnecock Hills
June 19, 2018
Grace carded a five-over 75 on Sunday to finish 12-over and T25 at the U.S. Open.
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Back-to-back top-fives on different tours
May 28, 2018
Grace closed with a four-under 68 at the BMW PGA Championship to come home in a tie for fifth place.
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