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2018 British Open: Will Kevin Na’s Excellent Form Continue?

Jul 11, 2018 5:15 PM 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.


Kevin Na’s British Open Odds

DFS Pricing: $7,000 DraftKings, $8,700 FanDuel

British Open History (2013-17): N/A, T-54, T-58, T-22, T-44

Odds: +17,500 to win, +1000 top-10 finish, +400 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +1000 top-10 finish

Best Matchup Value: N/A

Tee Times: 4:25 a.m. ET (Thursday), 9:26 a.m. ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

No one is coming into The Open Championship riding a hotter hand than Kevin Na. The last time we saw him, he won at Greenbrier with a weekend 65-64, which came on the back end of three top-six finishes in his previous five events. He has a very respectable four top 10s on the year, and, other than a stretch of three consecutive missed cuts in April, has been very consistent. Not playing the Scottish Open or the John Deere may leave Na with very little time to work on his game leading up to the Open, but he makes for a solid bet to make it to the weekend.


The Metrics

Here’s how Na 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-41st
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: 22nd
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 38th
  • Long-Term Greens in Regulation: T-97th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 24th
  • Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-8th

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

Credit:

Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

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