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The Info: Daniel Berger
DFS Pricing: $7,600 DraftKings, $9,600 FanDuel
U.S. Open History (2013-2017): N/A, T-28, N/A, T-37, MC
Odds: +15,000 to win, +1100 top-10 finish, +450 top-20 finish, -190 to make cut
Best Odds Value: +1100 top-10 finish
Best Matchup Value: Daniel Berger (-110) over Chesson Hadley
Tee Times: 8:02 a.m. (Thursday); 1:47 p.m. (Friday)
Once considered part of a young American group of elite up-and-comers, Berger has fallen behind some of those counterparts with some middling results so far this year, including a missed cut at last week’s FedEx St. Jude Classic, an event he’d won in each of the previous two years. He’s yet to play his best golf in a major championship, with a career-best being a T-10 in 10 starts. Despite needing a big week to move himself back into discussions for such accolades as the Ryder Cup roster and Tour Championship field, it’s difficult to believe this will be the week he turns it around.
Here’s how Berger 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-42nd
- Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 41st
- Long-Term Driving Distance: 61st
- Strokes Gained: Approach: 30th
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