What to Expect from Charles Howell III in First U.S. Open Since 2012


Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

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: Charles Howell III

DFS Pricing: $6,700 DraftKings, $9,400 FanDuel

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

Odds: +20,000 to win, +1400 top-10 finish, +450 top-20 finish, -190 to make cut, +135 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: +450 top-20 finish

Best Matchup Value: Charles Howell (-135) over Kevin Chappell

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

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The Outlook

Poor Chucky Threesticks. A bridesmaid so often during his lengthy career – he owns 16 runner-up finishes on the PGA Tour against just a pair of victories – he has perennially been just barely on the outside looking in for the year’s first two major championships. In fact, the Augusta native hasn’t played either the Masters or U.S. Open since 2012, a somewhat astonishing statistic for one of the game’s more consistent competitors. Will he be able to take advantage of his first one in six years? If his usual pattern maintains, expect a strong first round, followed by an unfortunate weekend fade.

The Metrics

Here’s how Howell 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-25th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-26th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 31st
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: 60th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 43rd

Want more U.S. Open coverage? Check out this page for tips on the 85 best golfers in the field.

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