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 (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.


Charl Schwartzel’s British Open Odds

DFS Pricing: $7,000 DraftKings, $8,600 FanDuel

British Open History (2013-17): T-15, T-7, T-68, T-18, T-62

Odds: +20,000 to win, +1000 top-10 finish, +400 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +400 top-20 finish

Best Matchup Value: Schwartzel (+110) over Martin Kaymer (Sportsbook.ag)

Tee Times: 6:58 a.m. ET (Thursday), 1:57 a.m. ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

Schwartzel was in good form a couple months ago, but has since cooled off, making just one cut over the last two months. He’s been a mixed bag at the Open with six top 25s and five missed cuts in 13 appearances. Most of those top 25s have come more recently, though, so he could be an under-the-radar fantasy play, but I don’t see much of a reason to bet him.


The Metrics

Here’s how Schwartzel 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-53rd
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-109th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 73rd
  • Long-Term Greens in Regulation: T-117th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 64th
  • Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-19th

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

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Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Charl Schwartzel