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Jamie Lovemark Is an Intriguing Contrarian DFS Play at PGA Championship

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Jamie Lovemark via Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

For betting odds and analysis of the top 80 golfers in the 2018 PGA Championship 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.


Jamie Lovemark PGA Championship Betting Odds

DFS Pricing: $7,100 DraftKings, $8,200 FanDuel

PGA Championship History (2013-2017): N/A, N/A, N/A, MC, T-33

Odds: +20,000 to win, +1600 top-10 finish, +800 top-20 finish, -125 to make cut, -110 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: +1600 top-10 finish

Best Matchup Value: N/A

Tee Times: 6:55 a.m. ET (Thursday); 12:20 p.m. ET (Friday)


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The Outlook

I always have a soft spot for Lovemark on a course that rewards length off the tee, which Bellerive projects to do. His iron play is pretty hit or miss, but he’s good with the short stick and has shown he can scramble even when he misses greens. He doesn’t have much major history in his career, but if he was going to play well at one, it’d be the PGA Championship.


The Metrics

Here’s how Lovemark ranks in the PGA Championship field in several key metrics. For many more, be sure to check out the FantasyLabs PGA Models.

    • Long-Term Adjusted Round Score: T-38th
    • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-91st
    • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 44th
    • Long-Term Driving Distance: 22nd
    • Strokes Gained: Approach: 60th

Want more PGA Championship coverage? Check out this page for tips on the 80 best golfers in the field.

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