Shane Lowry’s Balky Putter Is Problematic at Shinnecock

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May 10, 2018; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Shane Lowry plays his shot from the 16th tee during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

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The Info: Shane Lowry

DFS Pricing: $7,200 DraftKings, $8,200 FanDuel

U.S. Open History (2013-2017): N/A, MC, T9, T2, T46

Odds: +10,000 to win, +1000 top-10 finish, +450 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +450 top-20 finish

Best Matchup Value: Shane Lowry (-145) over Tyrrell Hatton

Tee Times: 2:09 p.m. (Thursday); 8:24 a.m. (Friday)

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The Outlook

I really don’t have much interest in Lowry this week. He’s been solid with the irons and off the tee, but the short game has been a disaster for months now. He’s lost strokes with the putter in nine of his past 10 starts, and that’s kept him out of the top 10 in every tournament on the PGA Tour this season. He’s good enough to make a cut, but I don’t see much else here.

The Metrics

Here’s how Lowry 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: T59th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T33rd
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 50th
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: 54th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 42nd

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