Matthew Fitzpatrick’s Length Will Be an Issue at Shinnecock

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Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Matthew Fitzpatrick

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The Info: Matthew Fitzpatrick

DFS Pricing: $7,400 DraftKings, $8,800 FanDuel

U.S. Open History (2013-2017): N/A, T-48, N/A, T-54, T-35

Odds: +12,500 to win, +1000 top-10 finish, +500 top-20 finish, -225 to make cut, +160 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: +500 top-20 finish

Best Matchup Value: N/A

Tee Times: 8:13 a.m. (Thursday); 1:58 p.m. (Friday)

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The Outlook

What Fitzpatrick does have going for him is his ability to keep the ball in the fairway (65.1% Long-Term Driving Accuracy), but … that’s about it. He’s short off the tee (284.5 Long-Term Driving Distance), and he ranks 95th in Driving Distance gained this season. With a premium being placed on par-4 scoring and bogey avoidance, it’s difficult to get excited about Fitzpatrick, whose averaging +1.2 average adjusted strokes on par-4s over the past 75 weeks and ranks 50th in bogey avoidance this PGA season.

The Metrics

Here’s how Fitzpatrick 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: 58th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-36th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: N/A
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: 107th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: N/A

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