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Patton Kizzire’s Short Game Will Fail Him at PGA Championship


Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Patton Kizzire

For betting odds and analysis of the top 80 golfers in the 2018 PGA Championship 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.

Patton Kizzire PGA Championship Betting Odds

DFS Pricing: $6,600 DraftKings, $7,000 FanDuel

PGA Championship History (2013-2017): N/A, N/A, N/A, T-49, N/A

Odds: +30,000 to win, +3300 top-10 finish, +1600 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +1600 top-20 finish

Best Matchup Value: Kizzire (+130) over Ryan Armour (-160)

Tee Times: 8:56 a.m. ET (Thursday); 2:21 p.m. ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

Kizzire got his first two wins on tour in a three-month span between November and January, but he’s been pretty atrocious since then. He’s missed 11 of his past 14 cuts, and he’s especially had trouble with his short game. In a pressure-filled major like this, I can’t imagine that turning around.

The Metrics

Here’s how Kizzire ranks in the PGA Championship field in several key metrics. For many more, be sure to check out the FantasyLabs PGA Models.

    • Long-Term Adjusted Round Score: T-108th
    • Recent Adjusted Round Score: 128th
    • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 86th
    • Long-Term Driving Distance: 55th
    • Strokes Gained: Approach: 44th

Want more PGA Championship coverage? Check out this page for tips on the 80 best golfers in the field.

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