2023 US Open model and fantasy golf rankings
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2023 US Open model and fantasy golf rankings

A picture of golfer Rory McIlroy DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 29: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off on the 8th hole during the Third Round on Day Four of the Hero Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club on January 29, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Welcome to my weekly fantasy golf model for the 2023 US Open!

Beginning in 2020, I developed a weekly rubric which offers a clear-cut ranking system based on data points weighted in a formula. So far, it's been a tremendous success. Here's a look at several PGA Tour winners since April 2022 and where they landed in the model:

  • 2022 PGA Championship: Justin Thomas - No. 6
  • Charles Schwab Challenge: Sam Burns - No. 3
  • RBC Canadian Open: Rory McIlroy - No. 3
  • US Open: Matt Fitzpatrick - No. 13
  • Travelers Championship: Xander Schauffele - No. 1
  • Genesis Scottish Open: Xander Schauffele - No. 3
  • The Open: Cameron Smith - No. 16
  • Rocket Mortgage Classic: Tony Finau - No. 6
  • FedEx St. Jude Championship: Will Zalatoris - No. 5
  • BMW Championship: Patrick Cantlay - No. 3
  • Fortinet Championship: Max Homa - No. 5
  • Shriners Children's Open: Tom Kim - No. 5
  • Zozo Championship: Keegan Bradley - No. 11
  • The CJ Cup in South Carolina: Rory McIlroy - No. 1
  • Butterfield Bermuda Championship: Seamus Power - No. 2
  • World Wide Technology Championship: Russell Henley - No. 6
  • Cadence Bank Houston Open: Tony Finau - No. 2
  • Sentry Tournament of Champions: Jon Rahm - No. 2
  • The American Express: Jon Rahm - No. 1
  • Farmers Insurance Open: Max Homa - No. 9
  • AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Justin Rose - No. 18
  • Waste Management Phoenix Open: Scottie Scheffler - No. 6
  • The Genesis Invitational: Jon Rahm - No. 2
  • The Honda Classic: Chris Kirk - No. 3
  • Arnold Palmer Invitational: Kurt Kitayama - No. 17
  • The Players Championship: Scottie Scheffler - No. 2
  • WGC Dell Technologies Match Play: Sam Burns - No. 20
  • Corales Puntacana Championship: Matt Wallace - No. 15
  • Valero Texas Open: Corey Conners - No. 1
  • The Masters: Jon Rahm - No. 4
  • RBC Heritage: Matt Fitzpatrick - No. 12
  • Mexico Open at Vidanta: Tony Finau - No. 2
  • Wells Fargo Championship: Wyndham Clark - No. 35
  • AT&T Byron Nelson: Jason Day - No. 6
  • Charles Schwab Challenge: Emiliano Grllo - No. 32
  • the Memorial Tournament: Viktor Hovland - No. 13
  • US Open: Nick Taylor - No. 22

Let me walk you through the rubric's tenets and show off this week's results.

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