Sam Burns

Sam Burns

25-Year-Old Golfer
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2021–22 Fantasy Outlook
Burns didn't enter the PGA Tour with much hype in 2019, but entering 2020-21, there was a feeling that he was about to break through. That break through occurred at the Valspar Championship in May where he picked up his first PGA Tour win. Not one to rest on his laurels, Burns posted a runner-up in his next start on tour. His pace slowed a bit after that, but he managed to find another runner-up at the St. Jude in August. In all, it was an incredible year for Burns, one that he's unlikely to duplicate this year however. Burns should continue to get better, but his number is just too high for salary cap purposes this season. Read Past Outlooks
Another strong showing early in season
October 17, 2021
Burns tied for fifth place at the CJ Cup after shooting a six-under 66 in the final round.
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Burns has now posted a win in Jackson, a T14 at TPC Summerlin, and now a top-five in the best field of the season so far. The young bomber is hitting on all cylinders right now. Burns ranked seventh in SG: Approach and third in putts per GIR this week. He is not listed in the field for next week's Zozo Championship.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Sam Burns
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FanDuel PGA: THE CJ CUP @ SUMMIT
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Yahoo DFS Golf: THE CJ CUP @ SUMMIT
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Betting on Golf: THE CJ CUP @ SUMMIT
12 days ago
Louis Oosthuizen is flying under the radar a bit, and for that reason -- and a couple others -- Ryan Pohle suggests pouncing on him at the betting window.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
2018
Burns' second season on Tour came with mediocre results: 103rd in FedEx Cup points, 11-out-of-19 cuts made and three top-20 finishes. At only 24, it's likely we have yet to see the best of Burns, who won the Jack Nicklaus Award at the best collegiate golfer in 2017. Burns ranked inside the top 10 in driving distance and top-20 in SG: Off-the-tee last season, but has been held back by his chipping game where he's failed to crack the top 175 in either year on Tour. An improvement there could pay off big in 2020-21.
Burns had a solid, yet not quite spectacular rookie season on the PGA Tour this past year. He earned over $1 million, carded six top-10s and most importantly, secured his card for the upcoming season. His best finish came in the fall however and while he did post six top-10s, he was more of a hit or miss type of guy last season. There could be something there, but it's too early too tell. It's probably best to pass on Burns this season in salary cap formats.
The LSU product was named a first-team All-American and recipient of the Jack Nicklaus Player of the Year award as the NCAA's top golfer during the 2016-17 season. He not only won on the Web.com Tour as a rookie in 2018, but also appeared in 11 PGA Tour events including a top-10 at the Honda Classic. Burns led the Web.com Tour in both birdie average and putting average, so he'll be a candidate to make some noise with a full schedule at the next level.
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Momentum slows Sunday
October 10, 2021
Burns recorded a one-over 72 in the final round of the Shriners Children's Open to finish tied for 14th place.
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Wins with masterclass ball striking
October 3, 2021
Burns won the Sanderson Farms Championship by one stroke after shooting a five-under 67 in the final round.
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Unable to make run in final round
August 29, 2021
Burns fell into solo eighth place after shooting a two-under 70 in the final round of the BMW Championship.
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Lips out to lose playoff
August 8, 2021
Burns fell to Abraham Ancer on the second playoff hole after shooting a six-under 64 in the final round of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
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Won't play Wyndham Championship
Undisclosed
August 6, 2021
Burns won't play at the upcoming Wyndham Championship, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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