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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)
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.
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
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