Don’t Overlook Longshot Byeong Hun An at U.S. Open

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Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Byeong Hun An

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: Byeong Hun An

DFS Pricing: $6,900 DraftKings, $8,600 FanDuel

U.S. Open History (2013-2017): N/A, N/A, MC, T-23, MC

Odds: +10,000 to win, +700 top-10 finish, +350 top-20 finish, +175 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: +10,000 to win

Best Matchup Value: Byeong Hun An (-120) over Matthew Fitzpatrick

Tee Times: 2:09 p.m. (Thursday); 8:24 a.m. (Friday)

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The Outlook

Here’s your chance to jump on a potential contender at a big price. Despite losing in a Memorial Tournament playoff just two weeks ago, An was largely off most radar screens because he wasn’t officially in the U.S. Open field prior to this week, instead taking one of those TBDs on the original tee sheet thanks to his world ranking. A former U.S. Amateur champion, he could follow in the footsteps of so many previous players who seem to thrive on USGA setups.

The Metrics

Here’s how An 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-54th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-29th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 15th
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: T-36th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 22nd

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