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: Martin Kaymer
DFS Pricing: $7,400 DraftKings, $8,000 FanDuel
U.S. Open History (2013-2017): T-59, Won, MC, T-37, T-35
Odds: +12,500 to win, +1200 top-10 finish, +500 top-20 finish, -190 to make cut, +135 to miss cut
Best Odds Value: +135 to miss cut
Best Matchup Value: Martin Kaymer (+105) over Ian Poulter
Tee Times: 1:47 p.m. (Thursday); 8:02 a.m. (Friday)
Just call him The Cicada, because every few years Kaymer dominates our summer. Even so, it feels like a decade since his convincing eight-stroke victory at Pinehurst, when in fact it was just four years ago. Through injuries and poor play, he’s dropped outside the world’s top 100, as his T-8 result at the recent Italian Open was his first top-10 finish since last November. Based on his history, Kaymer could be an interesting bet at a big number, but it’s tough to believe he’ll turn things around so quickly.
Here’s how Kaymer 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-57th
- Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: N/A
- Long-Term Driving Distance: 78th
- Strokes Gained: Approach: N/A
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