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The U.S. Open- Millionaire Maker Edition

So on a year to year basis, the U.S. Open probably doesn’t have the lure that The Masters does, but this year it’s at Shinnecock Hills makes it feel pretty unique. The last millionaire maker we had we provided a preview of what it took to win last year. To read that full recap and see pictures of the lineups click here! Here are a few highlights from the winning lineups from last year:

Masters: (last years)

  • Not one golfer was priced above 10K
  • The total ownership of the team= 110%…very high.
  • The lineup consisted of 1st, 2nd, 4th, 4th, 6th & 11th place finishers in the tournament for an average finish position of 4.66
  • Matt Kuchar’s hole-in-one propelled this lineup into first.
  • Matt Kuchar was the lowest priced golfer in the lineup priced at $7,400
  • Three golfers owned over 20% with the highest being Justin Rose at 32%
  • Golfers below 8K that were owned over 10%: 2 Paul Casey & Matt Kuchar

The U.S. Open:

A full section at the end.

The “British” Open

  • The lineup featured two golfers above 11K
  • HaoTong Li won Emelie Heskey the million as my friend, and comrade SamEnole was ousted by the Sunday charge Li put on.
  • The total ownership of the lineup was 78%
  • It had two guys owned above 20% (Kuchar& Spieth)
  • The lineup consisted of 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 4th 70th…yup that’s not a typo 70TH, for an average finish position of 14
  • Matt Kuchar was the highest owned golfer at around 30%
  • Golfers below 8K that were owned over 10%:  2 Kuchar & Sullivan

The Pga Championship

  • Patrick Cantlay was in the lineup.
  • Two golfers were owned over 20% with Matsuyama at 29% being the highest owned
  • The total ownership of the lineup was 85%
  • Two golfers were under 7K (Delaet & Cantlay)
  • The lineup consisted of 1st 2nd 5th 7th 13th 33rd place finishers in the tournament for an average finish position of 10.1
  • Golfers below 8K that were owned over 10%: 0

 

Before we move on to focus on this years U.S. Open, let’s recap the winning lineup from this year’s Masters. Won by a friend and the newest celeb of the industry Drew Mathews “@redkacheek.”

The Masters (2018) Review

  • Total Ownership of the lineup was around 85%
  • The lineup had only 4 top in the 10, but all golfers inside the top 15 with a Hole in One bonus.
  • Rickie Fowler ended up being the high priced low owned golfer that “went off.” KEY to the success of the millionaire maker.
  • Also was able to nail two low owned golfers (Reed & Henley) that both performed admirably (I’d say).
  • No golfer priced below 7.1K.

Commentary: The three stud strategy using primarily course history mixed with trending form was the right way to go. Patrick Reed was the only standout who didn’t fit either mold, but that’s what it takes to win a millionaire maker.  No course history to go off of this week sadly, so that won’t be a measure we are looking at. This week.

The US Open

Commentary:

It’s no surprise that the winning lineup for this tourney last year had the lowest combined total ownership. This is the most significant field of any major, really by far, and thus, making it much harder to predict the field. Typically there’s at most 120 golfers in the other majors, with all of the top players playing. Add on another 40 golfers, and if you’ve got a lot of ground to cover, especially with a ton of talent below 7K this week.  With that being said, most of the top end chalk doesn’t get much more than 20% owned, thus a repeat of last year’s ownership total could be in order again this week.

Highlights from the lineup:

  • One Golfer was priced above 10K (Fowler)
  • The total ownership of the line was 55%…Very low
  • The lineup consisted of 1st, 2nd, 5th, 5th, 9th & 9th place finishers in the tournament for an average finish position of 5.1
  • Two golfers were priced below 7 K( X-Man 6.4K & Mullinax 6.2 K)
  • The highest owned golfer was Justin Thomas at just under 20%
  • Golfers below 8K that were owned over 10%: 0

 

Want to see what golfers are going to fit this narrative? Come check out this week’s Against the Grain- “Millionaire Make Edition Part 2” part of our premium package!

 

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