The US Open takes place this week from the Los Angeles Country Club. It’s a course that should be a tough grind with long fairways, unforgiving rough, and elevation changes on the greens. So when it comes to picking players for fantasy golf this week, we recommend keying in on some long hitters, even if they have to play from the rough more often than not.
Here’s who we like so far. Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments. Or you could pick your own golfers in OfficePools.com’s US Open Fantasy Golf Challenge. It’s free to play and a chance to win great prizes like a Garmin Venu 2 watch.
Outright 2023 US Open Winner
I know, really big stretch here. But he’s a favourite for a reason, and honestly, the way this course is set up, I’d be willing to go all in on Scheffler for the win. The World’s No. 1 has finished in the top 12 in 15 consecutive PGA Tour events, which includes four consecutive top-five finishes. However, the stats that stick out the most is that he leads the Tour in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, Off the Tee, Approach the Green, Tee to Green and Total. He falls a bit flat lately with the putter (146th in SG: Putting at -0.231), but I’d be willing to take an average putter if he puts himself in a solid position throughout the Major.
Other US Open Player Options
Another player to keep an eye on is Jordan Spieth. He seems to have found his groove as of late, and he has looked great off the tee on big courses like at the recent PGA Championship and The Memorial. He becomes an instant contender when he is driving the ball as he can because his approach and short game are also strong. It appears he has healed up from his wrist injury that was really hampering his big drives, so if that’s the case, the US Open is the perfect track for Spieth to show that he’s ready to compete again.
My partner in crime, Jack Kraemer, said he’s leaning toward Tyrell Hatton, so I wanted to include him on this list. I think I agree with him; there is a lot to like about this pick. Hatton hasn’t finished outside of the top 20 in any of his last six tournaments, and he had an impressive outing at the recent RBC Canadian Open, where he finished third. Like Spieth, Hatton has been great off the tee recently, and his approach shots with his irons are what separates him from the competition. His style of play matches the venue at LACC, and Hatton has shown that the tougher the terrain, the better he is.
Here is a guy who loves the US Open and has made the cut nine times in his last ten starts since 2013. Within that stretch, he has posted three top-10s, with five additional top-26 finishes too. His long-iron play and short game have been fantastic and have allowed him to have four top-16 finishes over his past five starts, including 5th at the recent Players Championship. He’s made six consecutive cuts and ranks 13th in SG: Ball-Striking, 15th in SG: Around-the-Green and 18th in SG: Total during this run. He’s worth adding to your fantasy squad this week.
Another golfer who might be further down the board for this event is Bryson DeChambeau. His strokes off the tee, especially lately, have been some of the best on The Tour. He gained 7.5 strokes off the tee at the PGA Championship, which helped him finish 4th. Usually golfers who show well at the prior Major are usually in the thick of things for the next Major, like the upcoming US Open. Not only is he a California native who plays well in his home state, but let’s not forget he won the 2020 US Open at Winged Foot, another Gil Hanse-designed course, just like LACC. If DeChambeau can smash the ball off the tee, he’s one of those big hitters that can finish well within the top 10. Don’t sleep on DeChambeau.
Other notables based on SG: Approach, SG: Off the Tee, SG: Around the Green, Strokes Gained: Total Par-70 Over 7,400 and Proximity 175+ Yards.
- Rory McIlroy
- Viktor Hovland
- Tony Finau
- Rickie Fowler
- Tommy Fleetwood
- Patrick Cantlay
- Si Woo Kim
- Brooks Koepka
- Jason Day
- Xander Schauffele
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