Brandt Snedeker’s Lack of Distance Limits His Upside at PGA Championship

Brandt Snedeker’s Lack of Distance Limits His Upside at PGA Championship article feature image

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Brandt Snedeker

For betting odds and analysis of the top 80 golfers in the 2018 PGA Championship 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.

Brandt Snedeker PGA Championship Betting Odds

DFS Pricing: $7,500 DraftKings, $9,100 FanDuel

PGA Championship History (2013-2017): T-66, T-13, T-12, T-56, N/A

Odds: +15,000 to win, +900 top-10 finish, +450 top-20 finish, -225 to make cut, +160 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: +160 to miss cut

Best Matchup Value: Shane Lowry (-130) over Snedeker (+100)

Tee Times: 7:06 a.m. ET (Thursday); 12:31 p.m. ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

Sneds had some nice showings of late, getting into the top 10 at both the Canadian Open and Greenbrier Classic. Those are encouraging signs, although I’m still worried about his high-level upside at a major like this which requires some distance off the tee. His Long-Term Driving Distance ranks 112th in the field, and that’s just so hard to overcome at a course like Bellerive against the Dustin Johnsons and Rory McIlroys of the world.

The Metrics

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

    • Long-Term Adjusted Round Score: T-50th
    • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-48th
    • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 66th
    • Long-Term Driving Distance: 112th
    • Strokes Gained: Approach: 68th

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