2018 British Open: Brooks Koepka Should Keep Up His Excellent Major Play
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Brooks Koepka
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.
Brooks Koepka’s British Open Odds
DFS Pricing: $9,200 DraftKings, $12,100 FanDuel
British Open History (2013-17): MC, T-67, T-10, N/A, T-6
Odds: +2200 to win, +200 top-10 finish, +110 top-20 finish, -600 to make cut, +350 to miss cut
Best Odds Value: +2200 to win
Best Matchup Value: Koepka (-115) over Jordan Spieth
Tee Times: 9:59 a.m. ET (Thursday), 4:58 a.m. ET (Friday)
There might be some definitive parallels between Koepka’s impending week and that of last year at Royal Birkdale. Weeks after winning his first U.S. Open, he raced to a share of the first-round lead, then was T-3 after the second and third rounds before finishing a more-than-respectable T-6. Fresh off a successful U.S. Open title defense, don’t be surprised if Koepka enjoys a similar performance. He’s been remarkably consistent in major championships, and those early pro years playing the European Tour certainly won’t hurt him.
Here’s how Koepka 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-11th
- Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-8th
- Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 49th
- Long-Term Greens in Regulation: T-105th
- Strokes Gained: Approach: 68th
- Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-4th
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