2018 British Open: Abraham Ancer’s Lack of Major Experience Could Be an Issue

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Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Abraham Ancer

For analysis of the top 90 golfers in the British Open field, check out this page. “Best odds value” and “Best matchup value” listed below are determined by a proprietary model built by Colin Davy. It factors in the course, plus a variety of weighted metrics and the betting odds. This isn’t meant to imply every player is worth a bet; we’re simply showing the most efficient way to wager on each golfer should you so choose.


Abraham Ancer’s British Open Odds

DFS Pricing: $6,500 DraftKings, $7,300 FanDuel

British Open History (2013-17): N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A

Odds: +100,000 to win, +4000 top-10 finish, +1400 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +100,000 to win

Best Matchup Value: N/A

Tee Times: 10:43 a.m. ET (Thursday); 5:42 a.m. ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

Ancer has done a good job this year, posting some strong results in weak fields to solidify his PGA Tour status. But this is his first major in his career, and it’s hard to see him doing anything significant here. Making the cut would be a great result for Ancer, but it’s more likely he’ll be on the flight back on Friday night with his eyes on the Canadian Open.


The Metrics

Here’s how Ancer ranks in the British Open field in several key metrics. For many more, be sure to check out the FantasyLabs PGA Models.

  • Long-Term Adjusted Round Score: 91st
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-55th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 62nd
  • Long-Term Greens in Regulation: T-63rd
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 60th
  • Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-51st

Want more British Open coverage? Check out this page for tips on the 90 best golfers in the field.

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