Inconsistent Irons Will Be Harold Varner’s U.S. Open Downfall
May 13, 2018; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Harold Varner III plays his shot from the ninth tee during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports
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The Info: Harold Varner
DFS Pricing: $6,600 DraftKings, $7,300 FanDuel
U.S. Open History (2013-2017): MC, N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A
Odds: +40,000 to win, +5000 top-10 finish, +2200 top-20 finish
Best Odds Value: +5000 top-10 finish
Best Matchup Value: N/A
Tee Times: 6:45 a.m. (Thursday); 12:30 p.m. (Friday)
Varner doesn’t really do anything for me this week. His iron game has been bad. He’s lost strokes in five of his past six starts. He’s not a good putter and struggles around the greens. His driver can carry him only so far this week. With nothing else really up to tour standards at the moment, he’ll have a tough time making the cut.
Here’s how Varner 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-76th
- Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-36th
- Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 77th
- Long-Term Driving Distance: 35th
- Strokes Gained: Approach: 80th
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