Why Shinnecock Sets Up Perfectly for Tommy Fleetwood

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Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports. Captioned: Tommy Fleetwood

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: Tommy Fleetwood

DFS Pricing: $8,100 DraftKings, $10,400 FanDuel

U.S. Open History (2013-2017): N/A, N/A, T-27, N/A, 4

Odds: +4000 to win, +350 top-10 finish, +175 top-20 finish, -400 to make cut, +275 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: +4000 to win

Best Matchup Value: Tommy Fleetwood (-155) over Sergio Garcia

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

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The Outlook

Over the past couple of years, “Fleetwood the Flusher” has established himself as one of the game’s premier ball-strikers, a talent that should serve him extremely well at Shinnecock. He’s also trending in the right direction, with only two finishes outside the top 30 in a dozen worldwide starts this year. He finished solo fourth in last year’s U.S. Open, to date his lone top-10 result in a major championship. The next step in Fleetwood’s emergence will be more title contentions in majors, and this one should be right up his alley.

The Metrics

Here’s how Fleetwood 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-21st
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-45th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 12th
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: T-45th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 38th

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