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: Matt Jones
DFS Pricing: $6,600 DraftKings, $7,400 FanDuel
U.S. Open History (2013-2017): N/A, MC, N/A, N/A, N/A
Odds: +40,000 to win, +3000 top-10 finish, +1400 top-20 finish
Best Odds Value: +3000 top-10 finish
Best Matchup Value: Matt Jones (-110) over Scott Stallings
Tee Times: 12:30 p.m. (Thursday); 6:45 a.m. (Friday)
Jones has just two PGA Tour wins under his belt, and he doesn’t have much experience in major championships. He withdrew from the U.S. Open in 2009, and in his next appearance in 2014 he missed the cut. Moreover, Jones boasts an awful 70.5 Long-Term Adjusted Round Score over the past 75 weeks, along with ranking 74th in par-4s gained and 76th in bogey avoidance this season. With Jones’ lack of experience in these events and a 37% missed-cut rate over the past 75 weeks, I wouldn’t put any equity into him in the betting or DFS markets.
Here’s how Jones 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-78th
- Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-36th
- Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 47th
- Long-Term Driving Distance: 22nd
- Strokes Gained: Approach: 73rd
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