Matt Kuchar 2019 PGA Championship Betting Odds, Preview: Can’t Ignore Consistency
Joshua S. Kelly, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Matt Kuchar
Matt Kuchar 2019 PGA Championship Betting Odds
- Odds to Win PGA Championship: 50-1
- DFS Pricing: $8,700 DraftKings; $10,100 FanDuel
- Tee Times: 1:49 p.m. ET Thursday; 8:24 a.m. ET Friday
If I’m running just one lineup in tournaments, I’d likely fade Kuchar. But, it’s hard to ignore his consistency. He was major chalk at the Masters, but his salary has increased $800 on DraftKings for this event.
He’s not going to dominate off the tee, but he still ranks ninth in total strokes gained, including 10th in Strokes Gained: Approach over his past 50 rounds. Further, there are eight par 4s ranging from 400-450 yards and 450-500 yards at Bethpage, and Kuchar ranks ninth and sixth in par-4 efficiency from those distances, per Fantasy National.
Despite his lack of length, Kuchar is still relatively efficient on par 5s, averaging -4.9 adjusted strokes on them over the past 75 weeks. Overall, Kuchar checks every box I’m looking at this week with the exception of driving distance.
Matt Kuchar Statistical Profile
The below numbers outline where Matt Kuchar ranks among the other 160 PGA Championship competitors in a series of key statistical categories from our FantasyLabs Models.
- Long-Term Adj Rd Score: 20
- Long-Term Greens in Regulation: 28
- Long-Term Driving Distance: 120
- Recent Adj Rd Score: 3
- Strokes Gained — Overall: 14
- Strokes Gained — Tee-to-Green: 11