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The Info: Thorbjorn Olesen
DFS Pricing: $6,700 DraftKings, $8,000 FanDuel
U.S. Open History (2013-2017): MC, N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A
Odds: +12,500 to win, +1000 top-10 finish, +450 top-20 finish
Best Odds Value: +450 top-20 finish
Best Matchup Value: N/A
Tee Times: 8:24 a.m. (Thursday); 2:09 p.m. (Friday)
A victory at the Italian Open two weeks ago seemingly came out of nowhere for the man called Thunder Bear, but should provide plenty of good vibes entering this week. “I’m not going to change anything,” he said after that win. “But it gives me a huge confidence boost, especially this time where I had one top-20, I think, the whole year. So to come here and win gives me a lot of belief and confidence.” Olesen has more experience, though, at each of the other three majors, having only made one U.S. Open start in his career, a missed cut five years ago.
Here’s how Olesen 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-69th
- Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-75th
- Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: N/A
- Long-Term Driving Distance: 64th
- Strokes Gained: Approach: N/A
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