Ray Carlin – USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Jimmy Walker
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.
Jimmy Walker PGA Championship Betting Odds
DFS Pricing: $6,900 DraftKings, $8,900 FanDuel
PGA Championship History (2013-2017): MC, T-7, MC, WON, MC
Odds: +20,000 to win, +1100 top-10 finish, +600 top-20 finish, -125 to make cut, -110 to miss cut
Best Odds Value: +600 top-20 finish
Best Matchup Value: Walker (+135) over Russell Knox (-165)
Tee Times: 8:56 a.m. ET (Thursday); 2:21 p.m. ET (Friday)
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If you’re following Walker’s PGA Championship trend, he’s due for a great finish this year. In his past five appearances, he’s gone MC, top 10, MC, won the dang thing, and missed cut last year. Unfortunately, I can’t get on board with that given his recent play, which might be the worst in the field among legit tour golfers. He’s missed the cut in three of his past four events, and he’s been missing greens like crazy during that time period. Even in his “good” showing during that span — the Canadian Open — he hit 37.5% of fairways. That, my friend, will not fly at Bellerive.
Here’s how Walker 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-69th
- Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-129th
- Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 75th
- Long-Term Driving Distance: T-47th
- Strokes Gained: Approach: 37th
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