2018 British Open: Brian Harman Lacks Upside at Carnoustie


Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Brian Harman

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.

Brian Harman’s British Open Odds

DFS Pricing: $7,100 DraftKings, $9,200 FanDuel

British Open History (2013-17): N/A, T-26, MC, N/A, MC

Odds: +15,000 to win, +1200 top-10 finish, +450 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +1200 top-10 finish

Best Matchup Value: Harman (-120) over Peter Uihlein

Tee Times: 3:14 a.m. ET (Thursday); 8:15 a.m. ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

Harman has rounded into form a bit of late, but overall his 2018 season is quite uninspiring; he now ranks 90th in the field in Long-Term Greens in Regulation. That’s made even more problematic considering he’s struggled to scramble or putt well during that time period.

The talent is there, and he’s a fine price at just $7,100 on DraftKings, but the upside just isn’t there to warrant investment.

The Metrics

Here’s how Harman 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-41st
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-40th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 55th
  • Long-Term Greens in Regulation: T-90th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 56th
  • 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.

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