2018 British Open: Gary Woodland Is a Solid Bet to Make Cut But Not Contend


Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Gary Woodland

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.

Gary Woodland’s British Open Odds

DFS Pricing: $7,000 DraftKings, $8,900 FanDuel

British Open History (2013-17): N/A, T-39, T-58, T-12, T-70

Odds: +25,000 to win, +1200 top-10 finish, +450 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +25,000 to win

Best Matchup Value: N/A

Tee Times: 3:47 a.m. ET (Thursday); 8:48 a.m. ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

Sometimes you can’t tell a whole lot from past results. Other times they can paint a vivid picture of what the impending future holds. Woodland has competed in six of the last seven editions of the Open Championship, and he’s made the cut in every single one of ‘em. But he’s also failed to seriously contend every single time. His results range from T-12 to T-70, and it’s very likely that we should expect another similar finish this time around, meaning he’ll cash a paycheck, but hardly be in the mix during the weekend rounds.

The Metrics

Here’s how Woodland 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-47th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-45th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 33rd
  • Long-Term Greens in Regulation: T-31st
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 43rd
  • Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-125th

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

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