Jim Furyk’s Steadiness Will Be an Asset at the U.S. Open

Jun 11, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

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: Jim Furyk

DFS Pricing: $6,900 DraftKings, $8,000 FanDuel

U.S. Open History (2013-2017): MC, T-12, T-42, T-2, T-23

Odds: +30,000 to win, +2800 top-10 finish, +1000 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +1000 top-20 finish

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

Tee Times: 1:36 p.m. (Thursday); 7:51 a.m. (Friday)

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The Outlook

Furyk will get to play at Shinnecock due to a special exemption. Furyk’s 271.1-yard Long-Term Driving Distance would likely keep him from competing for a win here. That said, he has hit 71% of fairways and has avoided bogey or worse on 60% of holes over the past 75 weeks. I wouldn’t be opposed to bet on Furyk to make the cut (depending on the odds you can find), as he’s made the cut in 20 of his 23 U.S. Open appearances, including four straight made cuts and two top-four finishes in the past six years.


The Metrics

Here’s how Furyk 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-69th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: 84th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 69th
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: 121st
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 56th

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Credit:

May 24, 2018; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Jim Furyk watches his shot from the 12th tee during the first round of the Fort Worth Invitational golf tournament at Colonial Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

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