U.S. Open Sleeper Picks for 2019

David Kaestle
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The U.S. Open is upon us. Golf's toughest test and one of its most well-known courses, Pebble Beach, combine for what should be an amazing week. While there are certainly the big names and betting favorites like Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods and Brooks Koepka in good position to raise the trophy on Sunday, when it comes to the U.S. Open, nothing is guaranteed.

With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the golfers that could be solid sleeper picks this week. All odds are from FanDuel Sportsbook.

Tommy Fleetwood (+3500)

Fleetwood might be on the radar more than others on this list, but he still has yet to add a major win to his career resume. Although, he has put together two solid performances the last two years at the U.S. Open, finishing 4th in 2017 and 2nd in 2018. Fleetwood is also 4th on tour in strokes gained off the tee, which should be useful at a course like Pebble Beach.

Tony Finau (+4900)

Finau has been a staple at the top of the leaderboard in majors over the past couple of years. He has finished in the top-10 in four of the past six majors. He has three top-10 finishes on the year, including a T-5 at the Masters. Finau is also one of the longest hitters on tour, ranking 4th in driving distance, something that's always useful at Pebble Beach. If he can keep his monster drives in the fairway all week then it he'll have short irons into these small greens, and a better change to make birdie.

Graeme McDowell (+8000)

McDowell won the U.S. Open the last time it was at Pebble Beach in 2010, and although he hasn't played the best golf since then, he's currently enjoying his best season in a while. He won the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship and has three top-10 finishes on the season. McDowell also ranks 29th on tour in scoring average in 2019.

Jim Furyk (+10000)

Furyk is quietly enjoying one of the best years of his career in 2019. The 49-year-old veteran has had his fair share of U.S. Open success as well. Furyk won the tournament in 2003 and also has three runner-up finishes (2006, 2007, 2016) and three additional top-5 finishes. In 24 career appearances at the U.S. Open, Furyk has only missed the cut three times. He's been a model of consistency and that has come out this season off the tee, where he leads the tour in driving accuracy, something that will make up for his lack of distance off the tee.

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