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5 Under Par – Daily Fantasy Golf – US Open
These last few weeks have provided us with a couple of first time winners on Tour. Daniel Berger held off a push by Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka (both FakePigskin picks last week) to take down his first PGA Tour event. He will try to replicate his performance this week at the US Open and maintain his confident momentum. I would love to see Berger win a Major, but I think the leader board will be full of “big names” this week with the best golfers in the world making an appearance. DraftKing’s has a Millionaire Maker for the US Open this week, $20 entry can win you One Million. Make sure that you check the tournaments out in their lobby and get in both.
Phil Mickelson has said that Oakmont is the hardest course he has every played. When Westy comes out and says that we can pretty much guarantee some great golf action this week! The US Open will be held in Oakmont, PA at the Oakmont Country Club this year. The course plays at a Par 70 and measures out to a 7,219 yards. Oakmont was built in 1904 and hasn’t seen a lot of changes since then. I completely agree with Mickelson this week as I think that Oakmont will be one of the hardest course most of these golfers have ever seen. To make the 5 Under picks this week I used the following metrics: Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, Strokes Gained: Putting, Greens in Regulation, Driving Accuracy, Birdie Average, Sand Saves, and Scrambling.
The weather is a little shaky on Thursday and Friday with possible rain. But it looks good this weekend so tee times shouldn’t be to much of a factor for our daily fantasy golf lineups. This article and my picks are being brought to you by Tour Golf Revolution, the site that let’s you “Reinvent League Golf.”
1. Dustin Johnson – DJ has to win one eventually, right? He had a monster implosion last year as he 3 putted his way out of contention. He has found himself in the top 5 at the last two US Open’s and has been a mainstay in the top 5 all season long. He has the tools to win any week on Tour and should find himself a top the leader board this week. Bold prediction is that DJ out drives the field and wins his first Major this weekend.
2. Jason Day – Day is 1st in the FedEx and 1st in the World. He won THE PLAYERS and has two other wins this year. He is 1st and SG – Total and 1st in Sand Saves, he has the confidence and the ability to run away with this one.
3. Rory McIlroy - McIlroy has won a US Open before, but would like another trophy to put up on his mantle. He is 1st in SG – Off the Tee and is ranked 3rd in the World. Everyone is talking about watching Day, McIlroy and Spieth go head to head. I think we could see one of these guys in the final pair this weekend.
4. Matt Kuchar – Kuch is still and will always be Mr. Consistency. He has been a top 10 machine as of late and just seems to quietly move up the leader board. I could see Kuch winning this week, but honestly I just like his ability to finish top 10 and make the cut.
5. Jordan Spieth – Spieth sort of lucked his way into the US Open last year, with DJ imploding. Spieth hasn’t played a course like Oakmont yet in his career, but he is highly capable. His narrative as defending champ is big, but it will take a lot of work to win this one.
Par – Rickie Fowler
Bogey – Adam Scott
Double Bogey – Phil Mickelson
* I usually use the last 5 years of course/tournament data in my research