Is Satoshi Kodaira’s Recent Form a U.S. Open Deal-Breaker?

Is Satoshi Kodaira’s Recent Form a U.S. Open Deal-Breaker? article feature image

Apr 15, 2018; Hilton Head, SC, USA; Satoshi Kodaira reacts after making the winning putt on the 17th hole during the playoffs of the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament at Harbour Town Golf Links. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

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The Info: Satoshi Kodaira

DFS Pricing: $7,000 DraftKings, $7,900 FanDuel

U.S. Open History (2013-2017): N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A, T-46

Odds: +25,000 to win, +2500 top-10 finish, +800 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +2500 top-10 finish

Best Matchup Value: N/A

Tee Times: 7:40 a.m. (Thursday); 1:25 p.m. (Friday)

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The Outlook

The 28-year-old Japanese golfer has made three of five major cuts in his career and impressively took down the Heritage in April thanks to a beautiful round of 66 on Sunday. Since then he’s been struggling, however, missing three of his past four cuts, which actually isn’t the norm for him. He’s missed the cut in just 11% of his 43 events over the past 75 weeks, so missing a ton lately is concerning. If you want to bet on a bounce-back performance from a guy who has shown he can win on tour, I’d perhaps try to find made-cut odds for him.

The Metrics

Here’s how Kodaira 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-78th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-90th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 82nd
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: 87th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 53rd

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