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Why Brendan Steele Could Struggle at PGA Championship

Aug 07, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

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 (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.


Brendan Steele PGA Championship Betting Odds

DFS Pricing: $6,500 DraftKings, $8,700 FanDuel

PGA Championship History (2013-2017): N/A, T-58, T-12, MC, MC

Odds: +25,000 to win, +1400 top-10 finish, +800 top-20 finish, -110 to make cut, -125 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: +800 top-20 finish

Best Matchup Value (Sportsbook): Steele (+115) over Andrew Putnam (-145)

Tee Times: 2:43 p.m. ET (Thursday); 9:18 a.m. ET (Friday)


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The Outlook

Steele isn’t on my radar for the PGA Championship. For starters, he’s not a great scrambler, evidenced by his 51.3% long-term scrambling rate. Further, his 10.9 bogeys per tournament within the same time frame is the fifth-worst mark in the field.


The Metrics

Here’s how Steele 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-70th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 29th
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: 21st
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 32nd

Want more PGA Championship coverage? Check out this page for tips on the 80 best golfers in the field.

Credit:

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Brendan Steele

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