For analysis of the top 85 golfers in the field, check out this page. “Best odds value” and “Best matchup value” listed below are determined by a proprietary model built by Colin Davy. It factors in the course plus a variety of weighted metrics.
The Info: Adam Hadwin
DFS Pricing: $7,000 DraftKings, $9,100 FanDuel
U.S. Open History (2013-2017): MC, N/A, N/A, N/A, T60
Odds: +12,500 to win, +1400 top-10 finish, +600 top-20 finish, -190 to make cut, +135 to miss cut
Best Odds Value: +1400 top-10 finish
Best Matchup Value: N/A
Tee Times: 1:58 p.m. (Thursday); 8:13 a.m. (Friday)
I worry about Hadwin not being long enough off the tee for Shinnecock. Earlier in the year, he was really hitting the irons well, and it led him to a sixth-place finish on a driver-heavy course at Riviera. But his game has cooled since, and he hasn’t finished in the top 50 in more than a month. His odds are well into the triple digits, and his price in DFS is pretty low, so if you feel like gambling on him as a longshot then go ahead, but he’s not for me.
Here’s how Hadwin ranks in the U.S. Open field in several key metrics. For many more, be sure to check out the FantasyLabs PGA Models.
- Long-Term Adjusted Round Score: T39th
- Recent Adjusted Round Score: T42nd
- Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 34th
- Long-Term Driving Distance: T88th
- Strokes Gained: Approach: 28th
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