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PGA DFS: US Open 2024

by IBT Media Staff

The 2024 US Open is set to challenge the world’s best golfers at the iconic Pinehurst Resort & Country Club Course No. 2 in North Carolina. Known for its brutal conditions and demanding layout, Pinehurst No. 2 is a course where precision, accuracy and a solid all-around game are essential. With 156 players in the field and only the top 60 and ties making the cut, this year’s US Open promises to be a stern test of skill and mental toughness. As PGA DFS enthusiasts prepare their lineups, understanding the intricacies of this challenging course will be crucial.

Here’s your comprehensive guide to navigating the DFS landscape for the US Open 2024.

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PGA DFS: US Open 2024

Course Breakdown

  • Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 2)
  • Pinehurst, N.C.
  • Par 70
  • 7,548 Yards
  • Bermuda Fairways
  • Bermuda Greens

Pinehurst No. 2 is renowned for its wide fairways, lack of rough and treacherous waste bunkers. The course demands accuracy off the tee, with fairways that lead to turtleback greens known for their speed and slickness. Missing the green presents significant challenges, with runoffs and bunkers waiting to punish errant shots. A strong around-the-green game is non-negotiable, and players must avoid big numbers to stay in contention. Pars are highly valued, and bogeys are expected.

The weather forecast is nearly perfect, with no rain and minimal wind, setting the stage for a true test of golf.

Our projected winning score is -7, with a cut at +5. Previous winners like Wyndham Clark highlight the importance of a solid all-around game, but each year at the U.S. Open brings its unique set of challenges.

Stats to Build Around:

  • Strokes Gained Tee-to-Green
  • Strokes Gained Approach (Especially From 150-175 & 200+ Yards)
  • Strokes Gained Around-the-Green
  • Sand Save %
  • Fairways in Regulation
  • Greens in Regulation
  • Bogey Avoidance
  • Distance (Accuracy Is Also Paramount)
  • 3-Putt Avoidance

PGA DFS Strategy

Target strong all-around players who excel in recovery and accuracy. The US Open is an extreme test of skill, and avoiding big numbers will be key. Focus on golfers who can handle the demanding conditions of Pinehurst No. 2, with a particular emphasis on their around-the-green game.

US Open PGA DFS Plays

(Prices courtesy of DraftKings)

High-Tier Plays ($9,000 & Above)

  • Scottie Scheffler ($13,000)
  • Rory McIlroy ($12,100)
  • Xander Schauffele ($11,500)
  • Ludvig Aberg ($9,600)

High-Tier Fades ($9,000 & Above)

  • Bryson DeChambeau ($10,100)
  • Brooks Koepka ($10,000)
  • Collin Morikawa ($9,400) – While Morikawa is a strong player, his projected 23.1% rostership makes him too chalky. Consider betting on him instead.

Mid-Tier Plays ($7,000-$8,900)

  • Tommy Fleetwood ($8,500)
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick ($8,200)
  • Hideki Matsuyama ($8,000)
  • Dustin Johnson ($7,400)
  • Sam Burns ($7,200)
  • Sungjae Im ($7,100)

Mid-Tier Fades ($7,000-$8,900)

  • Cameron Smith ($8,700)
  • Tyrrell Hatton ($7,800)
  • Sahith Theegala ($7,600)
  • Tom Kim ($7,300)
  • Justin Rose ($7,000)
  • Rickie Fowler ($7,000)

Low-Tier Plays ($7,000 & Below)

  • Alex Noren ($6,900)
  • Keegan Bradley ($6,800)
  • Denny McCarthy ($6,700)
  • Aaron Rai ($6,400)
  • Christiaan Bezuidenhout ($6,200)
  • Mac Meissner ($5,800)
  • Tim Widing ($5,600)
  • Brian Campbell ($5,300)

Low-Tier Fades ($7,000 & Below)

  • Si Woo Kim ($6,800)
  • Billy Horschel ($6,600)
  • Sepp Straka ($6,500)
  • Mark Hubbard ($6,000)
  • David Puig ($5,900)

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Good luck this week! Thanks for checking out our PGA DFS picks for the US Open 2024, and be sure to check out our golf crew live every Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. EST on the 19th Hole

*Photo Credit: Raymond Carlin III – USA TODAY Sports*

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