Charl Schwartzel Not Worth Investing in for 2018 PGA Championship

Aug 07, 2018 10:00 AM EDT

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 (via Bovada). 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.


Charl Schwartzel PGA Championship Betting Odds

DFS Pricing: $7,200 DraftKings, $8,100 FanDuel

PGA Championship History (2013-2017): MC, T-15, T-37, T-42, T-48

Odds: +15,000 to win, +1100 top-10 finish, +550 top-20 finish, -165 to make cut, +135 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: +550 top-20 finish

Best Matchup Value (Sportsbook): Schwartzel (+130) over Russell Henley (-160)

Tee Times: 2:32 p.m. ET (Thursday); 9:07 a.m. ET (Friday)


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The Outlook

Charl just doesn’t do much for me. He hasn’t been consistent this year in many regards. He’ll pop up on a leaderboard from time to time, then vanish for a month or two before resurfacing. He gets a lot of respect in these big fields as a Masters champ, but he’s missed four of his last six cuts in the majors and has never finished in the top 10 at the PGA Championship in 12 starts.


The Metrics

Here’s how Schwartzel 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-38th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-58th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 90th
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: T-67th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 83rd

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

Credit:

Charl Schwartzel via Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

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