Trey Mullinax Is Long, But Can He Contend at Shinnecock?

Trey Mullinax Is Long, But Can He Contend at Shinnecock? article feature image

Apr 28, 2018; Avondale, LA, USA; Trey Mullinax lines up a putt on the 1st hole during the third round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans golf tournament at TPC Louisiana. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

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The Info: Trey Mullinax

DFS Pricing: $6,800 DraftKings, $7,200 FanDuel

U.S. Open History (2013-2017): N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A, T-9

Odds: +25,000 to win, +2000 top-10 finish, +800 top-20 finish, -165 to make cut, +120 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: +2000 top-10 finish

Best Matchup Value: Ross Fisher (-125) over Trey Mullinax

Tee Times: 6:56 a.m. (Thursday); 12:41 p.m. (Friday)

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The Outlook

This season’s PGA Tour leader in driving distance, at an average of – gulp! – 319 yards, Mullinax owned a distinct advantage at last year’s U.S. Open, where he could bomb it around Erin Hills, resulting in a T-9 in his first career major championship start. Expect Shinnecock to prove more frustrating this week, as the firm track should negate much of his long-ball abilities. That said, following a strong week in Memphis, he could be worth a top-10 ticket to follow up on last year’s performance.

The Metrics

Here’s how Mullinax 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-86th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-96th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 70th
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: 3rd
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 83rd

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