2018 British Open Ross Fisher’s Short Game Will Give Him Problems

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Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

For analysis of the top 90 golfers in the British Open 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.


Ross Fisher’s British Open Odds

DFS Pricing: $7,100 DraftKings, $7,900 FanDuel

British Open History (2013-17): N/A, MC, T-68, MC, T-44

Odds: +20,000 to win, +1200 top-10 finish, +450 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +450 top-20 finish

Best Matchup Value: N/A

Tee Times: 2:30 a.m. ET (Thursday); 7:31 a.m. ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

Over the past 75 weeks, Fisher has hit an impressive 71.6% of GIR, but I have trouble believing he can compete with this loaded field on expected fast, dried-out greens, considering his 30.5 Long-Term Putts Per Round and 44.5% Long-Term Scrambling rate are among the worst marks in the field. Fisher has miraculously made cuts in six of his 10 British Open appearances, but he did miss the cut at Carnoustie when it hosted this event in 2007.


The Metrics

Here’s how Fisher ranks in the British Open field in several key metrics. For many more, be sure to check out the FantasyLabs PGA Models.

  • Long-Term Adjusted Round Score: T-64th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-90th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: N/A
  • Long-Term Greens in Regulation: 4th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: N/A
  • Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-134th

Want more British Open coverage? Check out this page for tips on the 90 best golfers in the field.

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