Chesson Hadley Primed to Break Out at U.S. Open

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May 11, 2018; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Chesson Hadley plays his shot from the 15th tee during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-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: Chesson Hadley

DFS Pricing: $7,000 DraftKings, $9,300 FanDuel

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

Odds: +15,000 to win, +1000 top-10 finish, +500 top-20 finish, -225 to make cut, +160 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: +500 top-20 finish

Best Matchup Value: N/A

Tee Times: 7:07 a.m. (Thursday); 12:52 p.m. (Friday)

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The Outlook

Finally, time to profess my love for Hadley. Over the past 75 weeks, he is one of three players in this field to have gained strokes on par-3s, par-4s and par-5s. The other two players that are sitting there with him? Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson. Hadley can do it all. He owns a 303.3-yard Long-Term Driving Distance, and he’s hit 61.7% of the fairways in the process (past 75 weeks). Of the 34 players in the FantasyLabs database who own a LT DD of at least 300 yards, only 13 of them have hit at least 60% of fairways; Hadley is one of them. Not to mention he’s also hitting 69.4% of Greens in Regulation within the same time frame. Furthermore, his -1.0 average adjusted strokes on par-4s is the 10th-best mark in the field. Hadley is also sharp on the green, ranking sixth in Strokes Gained: Putting over his past 12 rounds. If you can’t tell, Hadley will be a DFS staple for me and someone I back in the betting markets.

The Metrics

Here’s how Hadley 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-59th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-15th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 28th
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: T-28th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 4th

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