Why Tony Finau Is One of the Top U.S. Open Bargains


Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Tony Finau

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: Tony Finau

DFS Pricing: $7,500 DraftKings, $10,200 FanDuel

U.S. Open History (2013-2017): N/A, N/A, T-14, MC, N/A

Odds: +6600 to win, +600 top-10 finish, +275 top-20 finish, -275 to make cut, +200 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: +6600 to win

Best Matchup Value: Tony Finau (-110) over Adam Scott

Tee Times: 1:03 p.m. (Thursday); 7:18 a.m. (Friday)

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The Outlook

Finau is an excellent bargain on DraftKings, where he’s priced as the 34th-most expensive golfer but owns the ninth-best Long-Term Adjusted Round Score (68.6). Along with being one of the longest hitters on tour (310.7-yard Long-Term Driving Distance), Finau has also hit an outstanding 68.7% of greens over the past 75 weeks. Finau should thrive on the par-4s, as six of them check in at 450 yards or longer. This season, Finau ranks 19th in strokes gained on par-4s between 450 and 500 yards. Finau’s primary concern will be keeping the ball in the fairway, since he ranks 104th in Fairways Gained.

The Metrics

Here’s how Finau 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-8th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-19th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 15th
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: 10th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 16th
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