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2018 British Open: Why Russell Knox Is a Solid Top-20 Bet

Jul 12, 2018 1:38 PM EDT
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Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Russell Knox

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 (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.


Russell Knox’s British Open Odds

DFS Pricing: $7,700 DraftKings, $9,000 FanDuel

British Open History (2013-17): N/A, N/A, MC, T-30, MC

Odds: +6600 to win, +500 top-10 finish, +250 top-20 finish, +175 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: +250 top-20 finish

Best Matchup Value: N/A

Tee Times: 10:21 a.m. ET (Thursday), 5:20 a.m. ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

Expect the Scotsman to be an especially trendy pick this week, based on his current form, which includes a win at the Irish Open just two weeks ago. Even though he hasn’t played great in three previous Open Championship starts — a T-30 and two MCs — another links track should suit his game perfectly. It might be too much to expect another victory so quickly — and against a much stronger field — but a top 10 or top 20 should be well within reason this week.


The Metrics

Here’s how Knox 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-72nd
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: 10th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 36th
  • Long-Term Greens in Regulation: T-42nd
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 42nd
  • Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-118th

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

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