U.S. Open: Fantasy golf energy rankings

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Main championship golf returns to Torrey Pines in San Diego, California, for the second time this 12 months for for the 121st U.S. Open. Torrey Pines yearly hosts the Farmers Insurance coverage Open however this week will maintain its first U.S. Open since 2008. Beneath, we have a look at the fantasy golf energy rankings and odds for the 2021 U.S. Open, with PGA Tour picks and predictions.

The third main of 2021 is the fifth of the 2020-21 Tour season. Bryson DeChambeau gained his first main on the 2020 U.S. Open in September at Winged Foot Golf Membership, and he’ll look to grow to be the primary back-to-back U.S. Open champ since rival Brooks Koepka gained in 2017 and 2018.

Torrey Pines will play to 7,600-7,800 yards and to a par of 71. Situations can even be rather more tough than they have been for the Farmers Insurance coverage Open in January.

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Fantasy golf energy rankings

20. Marc Leishman (+7000)

Received the 2020 Farmers Insurance coverage Open at 15-under par and had runner-up finishes in 2010 and 2014. He returned to the winner’s circle with companion Cameron Smith on the Zurich Traditional of New Orleans earlier this 12 months. His 35 rounds performed on Torrey Pines South Course are fourth-most within the discipline.

19. Sungjae Im (+7000)

Put collectively a stable weekend on the Palmetto Championship to complete T-35 final week. He averaged 1.30 Strokes Gained: Method and 1.08 SG: Tee-to-Inexperienced per spherical.

18. Abraham Ancer (+6600)

Comes off a missed lower on the Porsche European Open after a powerful run on the PGA Tour that included three straight top-10 finishes on the Valspar Championship (5), Wells Fargo Championship (2) and PGA Championship (T-8). His driver and irons are sturdy, however he must be higher across the greens.

17. Daniel Berger (+5000)

Tenth on Tour this season with 1.72 complete strokes gained on the sphere per spherical. He has one win and 4 different top-10 finishes towards simply two missed cuts by 12 occasions in 2021, however he missed the lower on the Masters and tied for seventy fifth on the PGA Championship.

16. Cameron Smith (+5500)

Averaging 0.44 SG: Round-the-Inexperienced and 0.62 SG: Placing per spherical to properly complement a powerful iron recreation. He’s additionally thirty first on Tour in bogey avoidance and may keep away from the excessive scores that plague U.S. Open scorecards.

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15. Will Zalatoris (+4000)

Twenty-third in bogey avoidance, T-29 in par 4 effectivity from 450-500 yards and third in SG: Method per spherical. He tied for sixth on the U.S. Open within the fall and has six top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour since, together with each the Masters and PGA Championship.

14. Scottie Scheffler (+4000)

Hasn’t completed outdoors the highest 20 in any of his final 4 main appearances, together with a T-8 on the PGA Championship final month. His third-place end on the Memorial Match was his fifth high 10 by 15 occasions to start the 2021 schedule.

13. Patrick Reed (+2800)

Received the Farmers Insurance coverage Open in January; nevertheless, the U.S. Open might be performed solely on Torrey Pines South Course and the circumstances might be a lot harder with thicker tough and quicker greens. He gained 1.31 strokes per spherical across the greens in January, however that space of the sport might be a lot harder, particularly.

12. Patrick Cantlay (+2500)

Defeated Collin Morikawa in a playoff to win the Memorial Match after Jon Rahm was pressured to withdraw with the 54-hole lead. The U.S. Open has traditionally been his worst of the 4 majors, however his brief recreation has been sturdy on the 2020-21 season with 0.46 SG: Round-the-Inexperienced per spherical.

11. Jordan Spieth (+2000)

The best weak spot in his resurgent 2021 schedule has been accuracy off the tee. That’s prone to be met with larger consequence at Torrey Pines than at any of the eight programs the place he positioned within the high 10 this 12 months.

10. Xander Schauffele (+1800)

Enters the week No. 2 within the Golfweek/Sagarin world rankings and second in complete strokes gained on the sphere per spherical for the season. He completed T-6 or higher in every of his 4 profession U.S. Open appearances, however he missed the lower on the PGA Championship final month.

9. Justin Thomas (+2000)

He hasn’t completed higher than T-13 in any of his final seven occasions following victory at The Gamers. He’s second on Tour in SG: Method and fifth in SG: Tee-to-Inexperienced however has restricted expertise at Torrey Pines.

8. Rory McIlroy (+2000)

Averaging 2.40 strokes gained on the sphere over 9 profession rounds on the South Course. He had a disappointing T-49 end on the PGA Championship however improved to T-18 on the Memorial Match with 1.01 SG: Method per spherical and a powerful placing efficiency.

7. Viktor Hovland (+2500)

The 2-time PGA Tour winner had one among his two 2021 runner-up finishes on the Farmers in January. He’s fourth amongst certified golfers in SG: Off-the-Tee, and has completed T-13 and T-12 in two U.S. Open appearances.

6. Collin Morikawa (+2200)

Adopted up his 2020 PGA Championship win with a missed lower on the U.S. Open, however has rebounded with sturdy showings on the first two majors of 2021. He’s first on Tour in each SG: Method and SG: Tee-to-Inexperienced, and tied for first in par 4 effectivity from the important thing distance of 450-500 yards.

5. Tony Finau (+2500)

4 straight top-10 finishes and 9 in his final 13 main appearances. He has gained a median of two.06 strokes per spherical on the South Course over 21 rounds.

4. Dustin Johnson (+1400)

No. 1 within the Official World Golf Rating however fifth within the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Coming off a T-10 end towards a weak discipline on the Palmetto Championship by which he averaged 1.82 SG: Tee-to-Inexperienced per spherical.

3. Brooks Koepka (+1800)

The 2-time U.S. Open champ and four-time main winner missed the lower on the Palmetto Championship as a result of an terrible brief recreation and placing efficiency. The circumstances might be rather more becoming to his recreation this week.

2. Bryson DeChambeau (+1800)

The winner of the 2020 U.S. Open by six strokes is being slighted a bit by the percentages this week. He’s No. 1 amongst certified golfers in SG: Off-the-Tee and fourth in SG: Tee-to-Inexperienced. His added energy and distance are best-suited to the U.S. Open circumstances.

1. Jon Rahm (+1000)

The No. 1 participant within the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings was pressured to withdraw from the Memorial with a six-stroke lead after the third spherical as a result of a constructive COVID-19 check. He eyes his first profession main win at a course the place he has averaged 2.05 strokes gained per spherical over 15 profession rounds.

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