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Sleeper Picks: US Open

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Scott Stallings (+600 for a Top 20) … After securing his spot as one of 13 automatic entrants through the final qualifier in Dallas on May 23, shared on twitter that “This means a little more”. Going back to his college days at Tennessee Tech, he has been primarily associated with The Volunteer State for various reasons, but was born in Worchester, Massachusetts, which is about an hour from The Country Club and in an area where much of his current family resides Leaving Putting aside for a moment those influences that only he can feel, the 37-year-old has blown up enough this season to deserve this accessory. In fact, it was only three weeks ago and immediately after winning this spot that he finished T4 at Colonial in conditions that were definitely not consistent with North Texas in late May. It was further proof that he has risen to the level of the challenge, and that was before the momentum of this week’s combination of positive forces.

seamus power (+260 for a Top 20) … The Irishman didn’t start playing majors until he turned 35 in March, but he’s already shown he’s cut out for them. He debuted a T27 at the Masters and then followed it up with a T9 at the PGA Championship. He zooms out and it’s clear these are just natural rhythms in their uptrend of the last 14 months. This season alone, he is 13-for-21 with five top-10s among 10 top-20s. He is currently ninth on the PGA TOUR in greens in regulation and 17th in scrambling. That powerful combo has him fourth in avoiding bogeys. So despite his success elsewhere, he is best matched with the US Open.

Victor Perez (+650 for a Top 20) … Since the pandemic triggered a special, invitation-only field of 144 at Winged Foot in 2020, the USGA has eschewed the old sectional qualifier in England in favor of a series of DP WORLD Tour events to determine 10 waivers. This year, the 29-year-old Frenchman led and finished the four-event sprint with a victory at the Dutch Open and a T3 at the European Open. He is no stranger to competing as a professional in the United States, where he also played collegiately at the University of New Mexico and cites former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as one of his favorite athletes. .

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Harry’s room (+1200 for a Top 20) … The talented Brit last turned heads in this space at the Shriners Hospitals Open in October and quickly turned in a T8. He sharpened his teeth as an amateur at UNLV and had just gotten engaged, so there were all sorts of proper sensations at play. The 24-year-old is sailing in his second season on the Korn Ferry Tour and is currently ranked 12th in points after a recent victory north of Chicago and a solo fifth in Raleigh, North Carolina. Putting is still his forte, and the big man is pretty long off the tee, so a solid performance will be defined by smart calls and sharp irons. Downshift to top 40 finishes where available.

MJ Daffue (+1000 for a Top 20) … It’s been a tough couple of weeks for the 33-year-old South African, but he’s used to it and is stronger as a result of what has overcome. After securing his first PGA TOUR card, he would move on to the final standings runner-up in the stacked Springfield, Ohio, where numerous current TOUR members fell short. Surviving sprints is also one of his calling cards. Avid fans will remember him when he watched four, count ’em, five TOUR events during the 2020-21 super season. Now he can only enjoy what is his debut in a major. It is not a big thing! He is currently second on the Korn Ferry Tour in distance off the tee, third in average score and T3 overall.

Odds were collected on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. For live odds, visit BetMGM.

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