PGA DFS Coverage for the U.S. Open
We just had the Canadian National Championship in Toronto and now we’ve got the United States National Championship this week in Hollywood. The Los Angeles Country Club was established in 1897 but has never hosted a major championship. The course has undergone a massive renovation in preparation of this event and will prove to be a worthy test for these professionals. Matthew Fitzpatrick looks to defend his 2022 title against a fantastic field of the best golfers in the world. Tinseltown makes for a perfect backdrop for the playing of the 123rd US Open.
The Field: U.S. Open
This event welcomes a full field of 156 players this weekend to the City of Angels. We will see the best possible field with a mixture of PGA and LIV Tour players. Fitzpatrick looks to become the first player since Brooks Koepka in 2017-2018 to go back to back at the U.S. Open. The two clear favorites will once again be world number one Scottie Scheffler and world number two Jon Rahm but they will be challenged by other former major winners like Rory McIlory, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Cameron Smith, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa to name a few. There are also 10 players in the Top 20 in the world rankings looking for their first major victory like Patrick Cantlay, Viktor Hovland, Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele, Max Homa, Sam Burns, Tyrrell Hatton, Cameron Young, Sungjae Im and Kurt Kitayama. You won’t see a field with more top notch talent than this one in Hollywood over the weekend.
The Course: Los Angeles Country Club
This course is known as a masterpiece of golf course design. From its perfectly manicured fairways to its undulating greens, it’ll challenge all aspects of a golfers game. The course is 7,421 yards and plays as a Par 70 which makes the course play even longer. We will once again be looking for long accurate drivers and ball striking ability with irons for approach. The North Course has strategically placed bunkers and water hazards, requiring precise shot placement and strategic decision-making. The scenic beauty of the course, with its mature trees, rolling hills, and panoramic views of Los Angeles, adds to the overall experience. With its rich history, stunning aesthetics, and challenging layout, the North Course of Los Angeles Country Club is sure to provide an unforgettable setting for the US Open.
The Course: Los Angeles Country Club
The weather looks to be absolutely perfect for the U.S. Open this weekend in Los Angeles, California. The temperatures will be in the low-to-mid-70s all weekend with little to no chance of rain. The wind is slated to be in the single digits. There should be no advantage to picking golfers according to their tee times.
How To Watch the U.S. Open
There will be a lot of switching of networks for this weekend’s coverage of the U.S. Open. The coverage on Thursday and Friday will begin streaming at 9:40a-1p ET on Peacock, then move to the USA Network from 1-8p ET and finally over to NBC from 8-11p ET. Saturday coverage will exclusively air on Peacock from 1-11p ET. Sunday coverage will start on Peacock from 12-1p ET and move to NBC from 1-11p ET.
2023 U.S. Open Betting Odds (via DraftKings)
Here are a few of the early outright winner bets I like for this weekend …
Scottie Scheffler +700
Brooks Koepka +1100
Viktor Hovland +1600
Dustin Johnson +3500
Tyrrell Hatton +4000
Wyndham Clark +6000
Keegan Bradley +10000
Keith Mitchell +13000
Kurt Kitayama +18000
Coverage from Fantasy Alarm
The PGA DFS Playbook will be available on FantasyAlarm.com Wednesday morning at 10am ET. We will also have PGA DFS example lineups available beginning at 2:30pm ET. You can get help with your DFS lineup construction with our usual tools like our PGA DFS Lineup Generator and a run of PGA DFS projections. Don’t forget about our Value Finder tool! That’s available as well!
I look forward to getting more in-depth in my PGA DFS Playbook. As always, I wish you nothing but the best of luck in your games.