Can Marc Leishman Get Back to His Masters Form at the 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.


Marc Leishman PGA Championship Betting Odds

DFS Pricing: $7,800 DraftKings, $9,400 FanDuel

PGA Championship History (2013-2017): T-12, T-46, MC, T-60, T-13

Odds: +6600 to win, +450 top-10 finish, +225 top-20 finish, -400 to make cut, +275 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: -400 to make cut

Best Matchup Value (Sportsbook): Leishman (+100) over Hideki Matsuyama (-130)

Tee Times: 2:04 p.m. ET (Thursday); 8:39 a.m. ET (Friday)


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The Outlook

I thought this could’ve been the Summer of Leishman, with Shinnecock and Carnoustie seemingly playing to his style of play, but after 45th- and 60th-place finishes, he’s still looking to match his top 10 from the Masters. Leishman is in good form right now — the truth is, he’s rarely in poor form — but he’ll need to bring his best stuff to Bellerive in order to seriously contend.


The Metrics

Here’s how Leishman 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-13th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-20th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 40th
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: T-56th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 38th

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

Credit:

Ian Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports. Marc Leishman

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