U.S. Open: Featured DraftKings picks for Erin Hills

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Adam Scott — $8,800

Another Aussie, the ever-steady Scott looks like a solid bet for success at this year’s U.S. Open. He’s become a regular contender at the event, and with his outstanding tee-to-green game and good form, he should be headed for the first page of the leaderboard.

With three top 10 finishes in his last five starts, Scott has been swinging it as consistently as ever as the days have gotten longer. That run includes a tie for ninth at the Masters and a tie for sixth at the Players Championship, so his game is ready for the major stage. While Scott has never won a U.S. Open, he has picked up four top 20s in the last five years, so he’s proficient enough at navigating these tricky Mike Davis layouts. At 17th on the PGA TOUR in strokes gained: off-the-tee, he’ll be ready for the intimidating length of Erin Hills.

At $8,800 in DraftKings, Scott could provide an outstanding value compared to some of his peers in the world’s top 20. The U.S. Open has become a consistent source of income for him, and if he keeps knocking at the door, he should win one eventually. Even if he falls short again, the fantasy dividends could be huge.