PGA DFS Picks: Top Values for the US Open (2024)

The world’s top golfers are converging on North Carolina for another thrilling major week, with plenty of storylines, opportunities and drama poised to unfold at Pinehurst No. 2 for the US Open. This major promises challenging conditions, limited scoring and a unique test of golf unlike what we typically see. For DFS purposes, the objective remains identifying players who will be in contention by Sunday, offering a chance at a significant payday. Let’s get into my value PGA DFS picks for the 2024 US Open.

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PGA DFS Picks: Top Values for the US Open (2024)

PGA DFS: US Open Tournament Preview

Pinehurst No. 2 last hosted the US Open in 2014, where Martin Kaymer won. This Donald Ross-designed course isn’t overly focused on distance, which opens up the field to many players. It features some links-like characteristics, with waste areas filled with various hazards that can punish wayward tee shots. Success will heavily rely on a strong around-the-green game, as golfers must navigate the Bermuda greens in North Carolina.

To excel here, players need a complete skill set, with the ability to gain strokes off the tee without solely relying on distance being crucial. Combine that with a solid short game, and you have the recipe for success.


PGA DFS Picks: Top Values

Adam Scott

DFS Salary
DraftKings: $6,900
FanDuel: $8,700

Projection
DraftKings: 42.71
FanDuel: 35.14

Since this is a major, players like Adam Scott are at the top of the $6,000 range. Sure, Scott may not be the golfer he was 10 years ago, but he is still a reliable cut maker who has more experience at US Opens than just about anyone. He consistently gains off the tee, and that is a recipe for success around this layout. Scott’s putter can and has been an issue, and he will have to find a way to mask that or improve on the greens this week. One positive about his putting is that, in the weeks where Scott has had success, it’s been spike putting where he gains three strokes or more with the flatstick. That always gives him some upside with the right formula.

A player this consistent at $6,900 is always worth interest. The scoring conditions most likely will be brutal, and managing to get up and down for par or two-putt one’s way around will be the path this week. That suits Scott’s game much more than a -25 birdie fest like the typical week on tour.

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Christiaan Bezuidenhout

DFS Salary
DraftKings: $6,200
FanDuel: $8,200

Projection
DraftKings: 43.12
FanDuel: 35.11

I’m not saying Bezuidenhout is mispriced, but clearly his game is trending upward, and it’s been a solid 2024 season. He was nearly a winner early, and Bezuidenhout continued that form by finishing fourth last week at the Memorial. More importantly, his overall play relies on one of the best short games in the world. That combo of around the green and putting will travel at a major venue that rewards both.

The big question is, can he survive off the tee? That’s the weak part of Bezuidenhout’s game, and if he is spraying it here, he could have issues. However, he has tackled plenty of courses this year with average-at-best off-tee numbers and found a way to still excel. I expect some ownership given the recent form, but I still plan to be over the field on Bezuidenhout in this spot.


Adam Svensson

DFS Salary
DraftKings: $5,900
FanDuel: $7,700

Projection
DraftKings: 35.63
FanDuel: 28.39

Adam Svensson has been a popular choice for me this year when I’m looking for a last man in. The finishes haven’t been elite, but nine straight cuts heading into the US Open is hard to ignore. His ball striking clearly leads the way, with his putter doing next to nothing in the majority of these weeks. It’s the classic battle of what will regress first: The ball striking or the putter? And what does the upside look like for a player with this profile? Svensson can continue to give himself plenty of opportunities, and fast Bermuda could be a good surface for him.

For the price, Svensson at the top of the $5,000 range really opens up the rest of the rosters. If he can find the weekend, he will have done his job. At the PGA Championship, he was able to get four rounds and a 43rd-place finish, and he can build on that in this spot. He is the best option in the entire $5,000 range and will be my last man in on plenty of teams.


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*Ben Rasa (aka Jazzraz)* has been involved with sports and numbers for quite some time dabbling in the poker world , sports wagering and of course finding a home in the DFS world. While he enjoys playing NFL, NCAAF and NBA he has found his best advantage on the links with PGA and the Euro Tour. Jazzraz focuses on GPPs and uses a analytical approach to try and find pricing inefficiencies as well as trying to go against the grain to find those under owned lesser know players that can make the difference in giant field tournaments. You can contact Ben by emailing [email protected].

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