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The Info: Rafa Cabrera-Bello
DFS Pricing: $7,200 DraftKings, $10,000 FanDuel
U.S. Open History (2013-2017): N/A, N/A, N/A, T-32, T-42
Odds: +15,000 to win, +900 top-10 finish, +350 top-20 finish, -275 to make cut, +200 to miss cut
Best Odds Value: +200 to miss cut
Best Matchup Value: N/A
Tee Times: 1:14 p.m. (Thursday); 7:29 a.m. (Friday)
A fantastic ball-striker who struggles on the greens, Cabrera-Bello only averages 289 yards off the tee, but he rarely misses the fairway, which is vital at Shinnecock. He has made 10 of 12 cuts on tour this year, with three top-10s. I don’t think he has the putter to actually be a factor at Shinnecock, but his ball-striking is so good that he will do plenty to be there on the weekend and has top-20 upside.
Here’s how Cabrera-Bello 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-39th
- Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-12th
- Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 16th
- Long-Term Driving Distance: 90th
- Strokes Gained: Approach: 6th
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