2018 British Open: Why Keegan Bradley Will Struggle at Carnoustie

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Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Keegan Bradley

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.

Keegan Bradley's British Open Odds

DFS Pricing: $7,100 DraftKings, $8,600 FanDuel

British Open History (2013-17): T-15, T-19, MC, T-18, N/A

Odds: +30,000 to win, +800 top-10 finish, +350 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: N/A

Best Matchup Value: N/A

Tee Times: 10:32 a.m. ET (Thursday); 5:31 a.m. ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

Bradley has put together a solid 2018 campaign, making 16-of-20 cuts with three top-10 finishes. That said, I do not think he has the type of game that suits the test awaiting at Carnoustie. Bradley is a very high-ball hitter, which will be an issue if the winds blow as expected, and he has a balky putter to say the least. His best finish in an Open Championship came in 2013 (T-15), but his shaky scrambling makes him a very risky play this week. Best-case scenario would be a top-25 finish, and I think a MC or 50th-or-worse finish is a real possibility, as well.

The Metrics

Here's how Bradley 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-69th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: N/A
  • Long-Term Greens in Regulation: T-39th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: N/A
  • Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-108th

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