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Draftkings Best U.S. Senior Open DFS Picks 6/27/24

Breaking down the best Draftkings picks for this week's 2024 U.S. Senior Open.

2024 U.S. Senior Open
June 27, 2024 8:00 am EDT

This week, Draftkings golf fans will be presented with the 2024 U.S. Senior Open. Let’s take a look at this week’s event from a DFS perspective.

Before I dive into my DFS player selections for this tournament let’s review the golf course the field will play and the key player statistics that I think are the most vital to a golfer’s success at this week’s 2024 U.S. Senior Open.

Where will the 2024 U.S. Senior Open be played?

The 2024 U.S. Senior Open will be played at the Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island. The golf course is a par 70 that measures approximately 7,024 yards.

Will the U.S. Senior Open have a traditional cut after two rounds?

The U.S. Senior Open will have a field of 156 players to start the tournament on Thursday. Upon the completion of two rounds, a cut will occur. The top 60 golfers (including ties) will make the cut.

U.S. Senior Open Key Player Statistics

  • GIR (greens in regulation)
  • Strokes Gained: Putting
  • Strokes Gained: Par Fours
  • Birdie of Better Percentage
  • Bogey Avoidance
  • Strokes Gained: Approach
  • Strokes Gained: Around the Green

I wanted to emphasize that the purpose of this article is not to provide an exact DFS lineup.

Having stated that, this article will provide multiple player options in an effort to assist the reader in generating a unique lineup that will hopefully have the potential to win a DraftKings GPP (guaranteed prize pool) contest!

2024 U.S. Senior Open Draftkings DFS Picks

Steve Stricker $10,900

The talented American arrives at this week’s major championship on the heels of three consecutive top eight finishes on the PGA Tour Champions, including a second-place result at the 2024 American Family Insurance Championship three weeks ago.

Steve Stricker also checks the box for me when it comes to key player statistics. Stricker is currently ranked first in birdie or better percentage (38.38%), third in driving accuracy (80.28%), first in three putt avoidance (1.33%), second in overall scoring average (68.12), and third in par four scoring average (3.92) on the PGA Tour Champions.

Steve Stricker has played well at the U.S. Senior Open previously. Stricker finished second at the 2023 U.S. Senior Open.

Padraig Harrington $9,900

Last week, Padraig Harrington fired a final round 68 at the 2024 Dicks Sporting Goods Open on his way to his second win of the PGA Tour Champions season.

Due to Padraig Harrington’s impressive win at the 2024 Dicks Sporting Goods Open I decided to take a hard look at the relevant player statistics for the tournament to see how Harrington fared relative to the field.

Upon the completion of four rounds of competitive play at the 2024 Dicks Sporting Goods Open, in relation to the field, Padraig Harrington ranked fourth in driving distance (309.2 yards), third in strokes gained on par fours (3.92), and second in GIR (greens in regulation-87%).

It should be noted that Harrington won the 2022 U.S. Senior Open.

Alex Cejka $7,900

Since the beginning of January, Alex Cejka has played eight tournaments on the PGA Tour Champions. In those eight events just mentioned, Alex Cejka accumulated seven top 18 finishes, including a an impressive fifth place result at the 2024 Cologuard Classic in March.

Similar to Padraig Harrington and Steve Stricker, Alex Cejka has played well at this week’s major championship in the past. Cejka finished ninth at the 2023 U.S. Senior Open.

Additional golfers I like to perform well (Draftkings price noted): Richard Bland $10,700: Miguel Angel Jimenez $9,200: Bernhard Langer $9,300: Retief Goosen $8,700: Rod Pampling $7,600: Colin Montgomerie $7,200.

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Hans Geevers

I have been an avid fan of sports since I was a kid. Additionally, I have been betting on sports for the better part of the last two decades! I have been married to my wife Dawn for over 21 years. I am also the proud father of Hannah! These ladies provide me the inspiration to live each day to it's fullest.

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