Oosthuizen’s Majors Pedigree Gives Him Extra Appeal at U.S. Open

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Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports. Captioned: Louis Oosthuizen

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The Info: Louis Oosthuizen

DFS Pricing: $7,800 DraftKings, $9,900 FanDuel

U.S. Open History (2013-2017): WD, T40, T2, T23, T23

Odds: +5500 to win, +450 top-10 finish, +225 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +225 top-20 finish

Best Matchup Value: Alex Noren (+105) over Louis Oosthuizen

Tee Times: 7:29 a.m. (Thursday); 1:14 p.m. (Friday)

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The Outlook

When a major rolls around, Oosthuizen is worth giving an extra look. His form always seems to be inconsistent, but he has an extra gear for these big events. He’s made the cut in 15 of his last 17 majors, with three runner-up finishes in that time frame. For a guy in the +6000 range, he’s definitely got the upside to win this tournament.

The Metrics

Here’s how Oosthuizen 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: T23rd
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T48th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 40th
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: 55th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 73rd

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