Yahoo Golf Discuss: The 120th U.S. Open

The second main of 2020 is upon us and the primary of the brand new season. 

It is the U.S. Open, set to happen this week at an iconic venue, Winged Foot Golf Membership. 

This 12 months’s version brings a trimmed down discipline of simply 144 golfers. Solely the highest 60 and ties will make it by the cutline. For DFS functions which means we must always count on a low proportion of lineups that get all six golfers by the minimize. 

To assist discover some cut-makers this week, let’s take a look at some stats that may show worthy this week at Winged Foot. 

Fairways and Greens

Winged Foot is a standard U.S. Open course so why not have a tradional (old school) view on the stats? 

Martin Kaymer mentioned this about Winged Foot just some weeks in the past, “it’s not about bombing the golf ball and never solely a placing competitors. I feel it’s extra about discovering fairways and greens.” 

Taking that easy method, let us take a look at the final 12 rounds of information to see who’s taking part in one of the best “fairways and greens” golf: 

Dustin Johnson
Tyler Duncan
Jon Rahm
Si Woo Kim
Matthew Wolff
Webb Simpson
Harris English
Bubba Watson
Erik van Rooyen
Corey Conners

Si Woo Kim ($20) did not stay as much as the hype final week in Napa the place he was a betting co-favorite to begin the week. How shortly issues change from week to week as a result of he is now minimal value on Yahoo this week. We all know he is not afraid of a robust discipline since he gained THE PLAYERS just a few years again. He is typically fairly unpredictable however there’s quite a lot of wiggle room for his outcomes once you get him at such a low value. 

 

Getting Up and Down

Leaping again into the participant quotes, we had 2006 champ Geoff Ogilvy discuss concerning the significance of scrambling right here. 

“I have been getting it up and down from in all places this week, which it’s a must to. Your greatest day you are going to hit 12 greens out right here in all probability.”

Zooming out to a long-term view for this one, what golfers have gained strokes across the inexperienced most persistently during the last 12 months? I select a wider pattern right here as a result of I desire a golfer that may adapt to completely different around-the-green situations. 

Jason Day
Adam Scott
Brandt Snedeker
Justin Thomas
Tony Finau
Hideki Matsuyama
Alex Noren
Charles Howell III
Matt Kuchar
Rory McIlroy

Matt Kuchar ($32) would not have any new methods up his sleeve however he at all times tends to get the job finished, particularly on the U.S. Open. He is posted top-30 finishes in eight of his final 10 U.S. Open appearances. His means to scramble is a giant a part of that. A good glue man this week in the event you want somebody within the mid-range to spherical out your rosters. 

Hopefully these stats gives you some names to dive into in relation to researching your ultimate picks this week over at Yahoo! 

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