2018 British Open: Jason Kokrak’s Short Game Could Let Him Down at Carnoustie
Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Jason Kokrak
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)
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.
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
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