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

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

Want more U.S. Open coverage? Check out this page for tips on the 85 best golfers in the field.

Credit:

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

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