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Zach Johnson Lacks High-End Upside at 2018 PGA Championship


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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.

Zach Johnson PGA Championship Betting Odds

DFS Pricing: $7,500 DraftKings, $9,800 FanDuel

PGA Championship History (2013-2017): T-8, T-69, MC, T-33, T-48

Odds: +10,000 to win, +600 top-10 finish, +275 top-20 finish, -275 to make cut, +200 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: +600 top-10 finish

Best Matchup Value: N/A

Tee Times: 2:48 p.m. ET (Thursday); 9:23 a.m. ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

How’s this for a thought: If he wins this week, Johnson would complete the career grand slam with a victory at the U.S. Open — which might be the major which best suits his game. Then again, we shouldn’t hold our collective breath. Johnson hasn’t finished inside the top 30 in his past four PGA appearances, though he’s enjoying yet another ploddingly consistent campaign.

The Metrics

Here’s how Johnson 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-23rd
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: 10th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 27th
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: 111th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 26th

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

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