Brian Gay’s Lack of Distance Could Hurt Him at PGA Championship

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May 19, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; Brian Gay lines up his putt on the fourth green during the third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament at Trinity Forest Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Brian Gay PGA Championship Betting Odds

DFS Pricing: $6,800 DraftKings, $7,300 FanDuel

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

Odds: +25,000 to win, +2000 top-10 finish, +1000 top-20 finish, -110 to make cut, -125 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: +1000 top-20 finish

Best Matchup Value: Gay (+105) over Adam Hadwin (-135)

Tee Times: 9:40 a.m. ET (Thursday); 3:05 p.m. ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

The last time a professional event was held at Bellerive, Brian Gay finished T-13. That was 10 years ago, when the BMW Championship was played on this site. The course should be longer and firmer this time around, but if it’s set up short, then Gay can at least post a few good scores and try to relive that moderate success of a decade ago.

The Metrics

Here’s how Gay 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-65th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-53rd
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 72nd
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: 139th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 75th

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