Is Peter Uihlein Worth the Hype Entering U.S. Open?
Jan 11, 2018; Honolulu, HI, USA; PGA golfer Peter Uihlein hits his tee shot on the 14th hole during the first round of the Sony Open golf tournament at Waialae Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
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: Peter Uihlein
DFS Pricing: $7,100 DraftKings, $8,900 FanDuel
U.S. Open History (2013-2017): N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A, MC
Odds: +15,000 to win, +1200 top-10 finish, +550 top-20 finish, -225 to make cut, +160 to miss cut
Best Odds Value: +550 top-20 finish
Best Matchup Value: Peter Uihlein (-120) over Jason Dufner
Tee Times: 12:52 p.m. (Thursday); 7:07 a.m. (Friday)
Uihlein enters the U.S. Open on a heater with two top-fives in his past four starts. I think that will make him a popular sleeper pick. I could see him finishing in the top 20 here, but he’s a guy I’m monitoring to break through on a smaller stage later this summer. He appears to have a win coming, but asking him to take down a U.S. Open when he’s never made a cut in the event is a tall task.
Here’s how Uihlein 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: T54th
- Recent Adjusted Round Score: T9th
- Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 58th
- Long-Term Driving Distance: 31st
- Strokes Gained: Approach: 57th
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