Lucas Glover Has Been a Cut-Making Machine Entering U.S. Open


May 12, 2018; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Lucas Glover plays his shot from the 18th tee during the third round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-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: Lucas Glover

DFS Pricing: $6,900 DraftKings, $7,400 FanDuel

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

Odds: +25,000 to win, +2200 top-10 finish, +900 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +2200 top-10 finish

Best Matchup Value: Lucas Glover (-110) over Brendan Steele

Tee Times: 1:25 p.m. (Thursday); 7:40 a.m. (Friday)

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The Outlook

In his second-to-last start on a 10-year exemption for winning the 2009 U.S. Open, perhaps Glover will feel some good vibes returning to Long Island, though Shinnecock is a long way from Bethpage, geographically and stylistically. He’s enjoying a consistent stretch, posting just a pair of missed cuts in the past 51 weeks, though his most impressive performance might have come in his last start at the Memorial Tournament. Just a few weeks removed from his wife being arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, he reached the early leaderboard before faltering on the weekend.

The Metrics

Here’s how Glover 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-39th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-67th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 52nd
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: 57th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 66th

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