Will the PGA Championship Be Rickie Fowler’s First Major?

Aug 07, 2018 10:19 AM EDT

Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Rickie Fowler

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.

Rickie Fowler PGA Championship Betting Odds

DFS Pricing: $10,200 DraftKings, $11,300 FanDuel

PGA Championship History (2013-2017): T-19, T-3, T-30, T-33, T-5

Odds: +2200 to win, +240 top-10 finish, +100 top-20 finish, -700 to make cut, +400 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: -700 to make cut

Best Matchup Value: N/A

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

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The Outlook

Fowler is one of the best players without a major, although he’s been close many times. He has at least two top-five finishes in all four majors, and he’s been in the top five in two of the past four PGA Championships.

Rickie has a brilliant all-around game and is one of the best par-4 scorers on tour; that bodes well for this week at Bellerive. His to-win odds aren’t a great value, but he’s an intriguing DFS play, especially if users gravitate toward DJ or Rory.

The Metrics

Here’s how Fowler 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: 5th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-11th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 31st
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: T-50th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 31st

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