2018 British Open: Patrick Cantlay Is an Excellent Bet to Make the Cut

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Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Patrick Cantlay

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.

Patrick Cantlay's British Open Odds

DFS Pricing: $7,500 DraftKings, $9,500 FanDuel

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

Odds: +10,000 to win, +800 top-10 finish, +350 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +10,000 to win

Best Matchup Value: Cantlay (-135) over Brandt Snedeker

Tee Times: 2:41 a.m. ET (Thursday); 8:02 a.m. ET (Friday)

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Patrick Cantlay's British Open Outlook

Cantlay has put together a very solid season on the PGA Tour thus far. He has made 14 of 16 cuts, with five top 10s and a win during that span. The only thing preventing this season from being even better is a solid showing at a major championship. He had a disappointing MC at the Masters, where many people expected him to have a big week, and he followed that up with a 45th at Shinnecock.

Cantlay seems to be on the verge of breaking into the top echelon of American golfers, but will need to show up in the majors in order to do that. I think he is a solid pick to make the cut this week based on his iron play and his putting, but I don't have many expectations for him beyond that. I think a top 25 is his ceiling.

The Metrics

Here's how Cantlay 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-9th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-25th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 9th
  • Long-Term Greens in Regulation: T-21st
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 21st
  • Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-96th

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

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