Sam Burns
Sam Burns
23-Year-Old Golfer
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2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
Turning around season
April 4, 2020
Burns has competed in 11 events in the 2019-20 season and is currently sitting 120th on the PGA Tour Money List with $404,304 in earnings.
ANALYSIS
After a rough start to the season, Burns has turned it around as of late. He missed 4-of-5 cuts to start the season, but he has made five of his last six. His best finish was a T6 at The American Express. He has been excellent off-the-tee and with this flat stick, as he ranks 32nd and 22nd respectively in strokes gained in those categories. However, the 23-year-old is ranked just 186th in SG: Approach-The-Green and 226th in SG: Around-The-Green.
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
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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Will tee it up this week
September 9, 2019
Burns (ankle) is in the field for A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier this week.
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Forced to miss Northern Trust
Undisclosed
August 2, 2019
An undisclosed injury will keep Burns from participating in Round 1 of the FedEx Cup playoffs at The Northern Trust.
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Cards 64 on Sunday to reach T7
July 7, 2019
Burns surged into a share for seventh place after shooting a seven-under 64 in the final round of the 3M Open.
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T43 in return at Travelers
June 25, 2019
Burns closed with a one-under 69 in the final round of the Travelers Championship to finish in a tie for 43rd place.
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Slated to return from back injury
June 16, 2019
Burns (back) is listed in the field for this week's Travelers Championship.
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