Windy Weather Would Give Marc Leishman Big U.S. Open Edge

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Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports. Captioned: Marc Leishman

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: Marc Leishman

DFS Pricing: $7,800 DraftKings, $10,100 FanDuel

U.S. Open History (2013-2017): MC, N/A, MC, T-18, T-27

Odds: +5000 to win, +450 top-10 finish, +200 top-20 finish, -350 to make cut, +250 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: +5000 to win

Best Matchup Value: Marc Leishman (-110) over Patrick Cantlay

Tee Times: 8:15 a.m. (Thursday); 1:58 p.m. (Friday)

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The Outlook

Growing up playing in the whipping winds of Warrnambool, Australia, Leishman has parlayed his low-ball-hitting talents into becoming one of the better wind players in the world. On a fast, firm golf course that could be exposed to some summer breezes, he is a not-so-sneaky pick to contend with the world’s best on a track that should suit him. His U.S. Open record is nothing special, but if this one plays a bit more like an Open Championship, his three top-six results in the past four years of that tournament should prove to serve as a strong barometer.


The Metrics

Here’s how Leishman 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-8th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-30th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 44th
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: 51st
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 26th

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