Brian Harman’s Accuracy Key to U.S. Open Chances

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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: Brian Harman

DFS Pricing: $7,200 DraftKings, $9,100 FanDuel

U.S. Open History (2013-2017): N/A, N/A, MC, N/A, T-2

Odds: +12,500 to win, +1000 top-10 finish, +450 top-20 finish, -200 to make cut, +150 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: +1000 top-10 finish

Best Matchup Value: Brian Harman (+105) over Zach Johnson

Tee Times: 7:29 a.m. (Thursday); 1:14 p.m. (Friday)

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The Outlook

One of the more consistent and steady players of 2018, Harman has made 14 of 16 cuts, along with a very impressive seven top-10 finishes. He may lack the firepower off the tee needed to play at a course like Shinnecock, but he doesn’t get himself in trouble very often, ranking 21st in driving accuracy. Not beating yourself is one of the most important aspects of contending at a U.S. Open, and Harman rarely does. He should be within range of the top 25, with his ceiling being somewhere around the top 10.

The Metrics

Here’s how Harman 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: T-33rd
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: 93rd
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 56th
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: 94th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 54th

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