Keegan Bradley a Better DFS Play Than Bet at Shinnecock
Jun 2, 2018; Dublin, OH, USA; Keegan Bradley lines up his putt on the seventeenth green during the third round of The Memorial golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports
For analysis of the top 85 golfers in the 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.
The Info: Keegan Bradley
DFS Pricing: $7,600 DraftKings, $8,800 FanDuel
U.S. Open History (2013-2017): MC, T4, T27, MC, T60
Odds: +12,500 to win, +1000 top-10 finish, +500 top-20 finish, -225 to make cut, +160 to miss cut
Best Odds Value: +500 top-20 finish
Best Matchup Value: N/A
Tee Times: 1:14 p.m. (Thursday); 7:29 a.m. (Friday)
Bradley is a fairly consistent cut-maker in majors, seeing the weekend in 18 of 23 starts, which makes him a solid play in fantasy. But from a betting perspective, I’m just not that interested. He’s one of the worst putters on tour, so even with his elite ball-striking ability, he just doesn’t win. It’s been nearly six years since his last victory. If you’re just dying to bet Bradley for some reason, I’d focus on his top-20 odds, which should be in the +700 range.
Here’s how Bradley ranks in the U.S. Open field in several key metrics. For many more, be sure to check out the FantasyLabs PGA Models.
- Long-Term Adjusted Round Score: T47th
- Recent Adjusted Round Score: T19th
- Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 9th
- Long-Term Driving Distance: T42nd
- Strokes Gained: Approach: 2nd
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