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2018 British Open: Austin Cook Worth a DFS Flier in Tournaments

Jul 12, 2018 12:07 PM EDT
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Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Austin Cook

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.


Austin Cook’s British Open Odds

DFS Pricing: $6,600 DraftKings, $7,600 FanDuel

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

Odds: +50,000 to win, +2000 top-10 finish, +600 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +50,000 to win

Best Matchup Value: N/A

Tee Times: 2:30 a.m. ET (Thursday); 7:31 a.m. ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

Cook needs the right course to play well: He’s a very accurate hitter, nailing fairways and greens with regularity. He’s not short off the tee, but his iron play is definitely pronounced on courses where players club down more often. That could be the case at Carnoustie given the narrow fairways and firm course conditions. At a ridiculously cheap price tag of $6,600 on DraftKings (and likely low ownership), I don’t mind some dart throws in GPPs.


The Metrics

Here’s how Cook 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: T-29th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 56th
  • Long-Term Greens in Regulation: 28th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 65th
  • Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-32nd

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

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