Why Brendan Steele Is a Good Bet to Finish Top-20 at U.S. Open
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The Info: Brendan Steele
DFS Pricing: $6,800 DraftKings, $9,100 FanDuel
U.S. Open History (2013-2017): MC, N/A, N/A, T15, T13
Odds: +12,500 to win, +1600 top-10 finish, +700 top-20 finish, -175 to make cut, +125 to miss cut
Best Odds Value: +1600 top-10 finish
Best Matchup Value: Lucas Glover (-110) over Brendan Steele
Tee Times: 7:07 a.m. (Thursday); 12:52 p.m. (Friday)
Steele is an interesting top-20 play in that +500 to +700 range. He doesn’t have the short game to win, but his ball-striking ability translates well to the U.S Open. He’s recorded only three top-15 finishes in 14 career major starts, but two of those have been in the past two U.S. Opens. He’s the type of guy who can be the sixth man on a DFS roster and give you a chance at a decent finish for a fairly affordable price.
Here’s how Steele 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: T33rd
- Recent Adjusted Round Score: T94th
- Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 19th
- Long-Term Driving Distance: 32nd
- Strokes Gained: Approach: 20th
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