Why Shinnecock Doesn’t Set Up Well for Pat Perez


Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 11, 2018, 07:17 PM EDT

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The Info: Pat Perez

DFS Pricing: $7,100 DraftKings, $8,700 FanDuel

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

Odds: +20,000 to win, +1800 top-10 finish, +700 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +1800 top-10 finish

Best Matchup Value: Pat Perez (-130) over Brian Gay

Tee Times: 1:36 p.m. (Thursday); 7:51 a.m. (Friday)

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The Outlook

The 42-year-old missed the cut at last year’s U.S. Open, which was his first appearance since 2008. Perez has solid long-term metrics, ranking 25th in the field in Long-Term Adjusted Round Score, but Shinnecock just doesn’t set up well for Pat, whose biggest strength is accuracy off the tee. That’s not as big of a deal this week in the widened fairways, and he’ll be giving up a ton of ground to the long hitters. He’s typically a nice DFS value as a cut-maker, but I’ll likely be fading him this week considering the course concerns.

The Metrics

Here’s how Perez 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-25th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: 66th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 63rd
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: T-91st
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 65th

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