2018 British Open: Anirban Lahiri’s Current Form Makes Him a Worthy DFS Flier

Jul 11, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

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 (via Bovada). 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.


Anirban Lahiri’s British Open Odds

DFS Pricing: $6,800 DraftKings, $8,200 FanDuel

British Open History (2013-17): N/A, MC, T-30, T-68, MC

Odds: +40,000 to win, +1400 top-10 finish, +500 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +40,000 to win

Best Matchup Value: Lahiri (-115) over Jimmy Walker (Sportsbook.ag)

Tee Times: 4:47 a.m. ET (Thursday), 9:48 a.m. ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

Lahiri comes into this tournament with six straight made cuts and an exceptional 68.6 Recent Adjusted Round Score over the past six weeks. During that time frame, he’s hit a huge amount of GIR (69.1%) and fairways (64.3%). Considering Lahiri’s current form, I’d be inclined to have some exposure to him in DFS, although I’d likely come in underweight to the field. I’d also be willing to bet Lahiri in some head-to-head props depending on what odds and matchups are available.


The Metrics

Here’s how Lahiri 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: T-68th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: 35th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 70th
  • Long-Term Greens in Regulation: T-112th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 77th
  • Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-41st

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

Credit:

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Anirban Lahiri

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