2018 British Open: Why Keegan Bradley Will Struggle at Carnoustie
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)
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.
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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