2018 British Open: Russell Henley Has Upside as Longshot Bet
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Russell Henley
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.
Russell Henley’s British Open Odds
DFS Pricing: $6,900 DraftKings, $9,000 FanDuel
British Open History (2013-17): T-73, MC, T-20, MC, T-37
Odds: +20,000 to win, +1000 top-10 finish, +400 top-20 finish
Best Odds Value: +20,000 to win
Best Matchup Value: Henley (-140) over Paul Dunne
Tee Times: Coming soon!
The British Open is an interesting event, as different styles can succeed there. Henley isn’t the longest hitter, but he can hit fairways (67.5% Long-Term Driving Accuracy) and greens, evidenced by his 67% Long-Term GIR over the past 75 weeks. Henley’s in terrific recent form (67.7 Recent Adjusted Round Score), and he’s fared well at both majors this season, finishing 25th at the U.S. Open and 15th at the Masters. At $6,900 on DraftKings, he’s one of my favorite plays if you’re looking below $7,000.
Here’s how Henley 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-24th
- Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-14th
- Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 54th
- Long-Term Greens in Regulation: T-48th
- Strokes Gained: Approach: 23rd
- Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-76th
Want more British Open coverage? Check out this page for tips on the 90 best golfers in the field.