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.
Francesco Molinari’s British Open Odds
DFS Pricing: $8,600 DraftKings, $10,400 FanDuel
British Open History (2013-17): T-9, T-15, T-40, T-36, MC
Odds: +3300 to win, +200 top-10 finish, +110 top-20 finish, -450 to make cut, +300 to miss cut
Best Odds Value: +3300 to win
Best Matchup Value: Molinari (-140) over Sergio Garcia (Sportsbook.ag)
Tee Times: 8:26 a.m. ET (Thursday), 3:25 a.m. ET (Friday)
Few golfers have been riding a heater like Molinari over the past few weeks. He has a win in Europe and a win on the PGA Tour in the past two months, and, as I’m writing this, he’s putting together another solid week at the John Deere Classic. I have him on my betting card at 57-1, but that number is long gone. I’d focus more on fantasy over an outright bet in the mid-30s at this point.
Here’s how Molinari 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-14th
- Recent Adjusted Round Score: 2nd
- Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 2nd
- Long-Term Greens in Regulation: T-39th
- Strokes Gained: Approach: 18th
- Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-76th
Want more British Open coverage? Check out this page for tips on the 90 best golfers in the field.