2018 British Open: Marc Leishman’s Game Is a Perfect Fit for Carnoustie


Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Marc Leishman

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.

Marc Leishman’s British Open Odds

DFS Pricing: $8,000 DraftKings, $9,800 FanDuel

British Open History (2013-17): MC, T-5, T-2, T-53, T-6

Odds: +3300 to win, +300 top-10 finish, +150 top-20 finish, -350 to make cut, +250 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: +150 top-20 finish

Best Matchup Value: Leishman (-115) over Hideki Matsuyama

Tee Times: 7:53 a.m. ET (Thursday), 2:52 a.m. ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

Leishman’s game fits the Open Championship like a glove. He’s finished in the top six in three of his last four Opens, including a playoff loss in 2015 to Zach Johnson. He’s good in the wind, and his all-around game allows him to handle the changing weather conditions. He’ll be a popular play in fantasy and will make a lot of betting cards in that 40/1 range.

The Metrics

Here’s how Leishman 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-11th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-49th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 41st
  • Long-Term Greens in Regulation: T-78th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 31st
  • Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-19th

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

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