Ross Fisher’s Short Game Will Hold Him Back at U.S. Open

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Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

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The Info: Ross Fisher

DFS Pricing: $7,000 DraftKings, $7,800 FanDuel

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

Odds: +20,000 to win, +1600 top-10 finish, +800 top-20 finish, -150 to make cut, +110 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: +800 top-20 finish

Best Matchup Value: Ross Fisher (-125) over Trey Mullinax

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

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The Outlook

Fisher has made the cut at the U.S. Open only once in his career, although it was an impressive fifth-place finish back in 2009. He comes into Shinnecock in rough form, having missed the cut two weeks ago at a Euro event in the Italian Open, which obviously had a much weaker field than what he’ll be competing against this week. He has fine distance to theoretically hang around here, but his short game just won’t allow him to move very highly up the leaderboard. His long-term putting and scrambling scores are some of the worst in the field, and that could be a challenge in light of the ridiculous outer rough at this course.

The Metrics

Here’s how Fisher 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: 63rd
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-60th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: N/A
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: 44th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: N/A

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