Expect Rickie Fowler to Again Be in the Hunt at U.S. Open

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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: Rickie Fowler

DFS Pricing: $10,200 DraftKings, $11,400 FanDuel

U.S. Open History (2013-2017): T-10, T-2, MC, MC, T-5

Odds: +1800 to win, +165 top-10 finish, -110 top-20 finish, -900 to make cut, +450 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: +450 to miss cut

Best Matchup Value: Jason Day (+100) over Rickie Fowler

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

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The Outlook

So far in his career, Fowler has done just about everything except win a major. He has, however, played very well in the majors, with nine top-10 finishes, including three at the U.S. Open. He ranks 36th on tour in total driving, which will play a huge factor this week, and he’s 18th in GIR, the other stat I’m eyeing at Shinnecock. Fowler is coming off a top-10 finish at the Memorial the last time we saw him. Look for him to once again be in the discussion on Sunday at a major championship.

The Metrics

Here’s how Fowler 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-4th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-26th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 26th
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: 53rd
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 35th

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