2018 British Open: Jason Kokrak’s Short Game Could Let Him Down at Carnoustie

Jul 12, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

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.


Jason Kokrak’s British Open Odds

DFS Pricing: $6,500 DraftKings, $7,200 FanDuel

British Open History (2013-17): N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A

Odds: +100,000 to win, +2000 top-10 finish, +600 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +100,000 to win

Best Matchup Value: N/A

Tee Times: 9:37 a.m. ET (Thursday), 4:36 a.m. ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

Kokrak will make his British Open debut coming off his best finish of the year at the Greenbrier, where he placed T3. He hit 86.1% of greens and succeeded despite a terrible putting performance, which is definitely the Achilles’ heel in his game. That said, his long-term track record is mediocre, and he excels more with his driver than iron games. I’m skeptical he has much upside at a links-style course like Carnoustie.


The Metrics

Here’s how Kokrak 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-68th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-65th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 47th
  • Long-Term Greens in Regulation: T-42nd
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 52nd
  • Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-118th

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

Credit:

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Jason Kokrak

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