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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Branden Grace
Collin Morikawa cruised to his second major championship over the weekend. Where does that leave him among the top performers in big-time events over the past 12 months?
Louis Oosthuizen figures to be in plenty of DFS lineups this week, but according to Bryce Danielson, that shouldn't stop you from looking his way in Yahoo contests for the final major of the year.
Brooks Koepka has been a machine in major championships, and Greg Vara is set to deploy him in several different contests this week.
Len Hochberg ranks the field for the final major of the year, and you won't have to look far to find the most recent major champion and the No. 1 golfer in the world -- Jon Rahm.
Brooks Koepka has owned the U.S. Open in recent years, and that earns him a prominent position in Len Hochberg's latest list of golfers going after a major championship.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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.
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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Headed to Torrey
Not playing Congaree
Bounces back with top-5 finish
Grace shot a one-under 71 on Sunday at the Memorial Tournament to finish in solo fourth place.
Slated to play Memorial Tournament