2018 British Open: Kelly Kraft Not Worth an Investment

Jul 12, 2018 11:12 AM EDT

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.


Kelly Kraft’s British Open Odds

DFS Pricing: $6,600 DraftKings, $7,200 FanDuel

British Open History (2013-17): N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A

Odds: +100,000 to win, +4000 top-10 finish, +1400 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +1400 top-20 finish

Best Matchup Value: Kraft (-120) over Yusaku Miyazato (Sportsbook.ag)

Tee Times: 7:20 a.m. ET (Thursday), 2:19 a.m. ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

Kraft really isn’t an option this week. He was ice-cold before a runner-up finish at The Greenbrier got him in the field. He’s never played in the Open Championship and has only two starts in a major. He made the cut in both events, but hasn’t finished better than 58th. I just don’t see a reason to invest anything in him this week.


The Metrics

Here’s how Kraft 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: 102nd
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-49th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 76th
  • Long-Term Greens in Regulation: T-122nd
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 58th
  • Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-51st

Want more British Open coverage? Check out this page for tips on the 90 best golfers in the field.

Credit:

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Kelly Kraft

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