Will Jhonattan Vegas Bust Out of His Major Slump at U.S. Open?

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Jun 2, 2018; Dublin, OH, USA; Jhonattan Vegas waves to the crowd on 11th green the during the third round of The Memorial golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-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: Jhonattan Vegas

DFS Pricing: $6,900 DraftKings, $7,700 FanDuel

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

Odds: +15,000 to win, +2500 top-10 finish, +900 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +2500 top-10 finish

Best Matchup Value: Jhonattan Vegas (-110) over Jim Furyk

Tee Times: 7:18 a.m. (Thursday); 1:03 a.m. (Friday)

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The Outlook

Vegas has all the distance needed to play well here, but he hasn’t really shown the ability to compete in an elite field yet. He’s still searching for a top-20 in a major after eight starts. Last year, a wide-open course such as Erin Hills should have fit him quite well, but he missed the cut. I just don’t see much of a reason to back him in any regard.

The Metrics

Here’s how Vegas 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-64th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-45th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 62nd
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: T-42nd
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 49th

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