Russell Knox Doesn’t Have Birdie-Making Upside to Contend at PGA Championship

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Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Russell Knox

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.

Russell Knox PGA Championship Betting Odds

DFS Pricing: $7,100 DraftKings, $8,700 FanDuel

PGA Championship History (2013-2017): N/A, MC, MC, T-22, MC

Odds: +15,000 to win, +1000 top-10 finish, +500 top-20 finish, -225 to make cut, +160 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: +160 to miss cut

Best Matchup Value: N/A

Tee Times: 2:54 p.m. ET (Thursday); 9:29 a.m. ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

Knox is off my radar this week despite his decent play of late. He’s made just one cut at PGA Championships and possesses mediocre long-term metrics: He’s averaging just 10.8 birdies per tournament, +1.2 average adjusted strokes on par 3s, +0.9 average adjusted strokes on par 4s, and a measly -2.7 average adjusted strokes on par 5s. He’s missed 38% of his cuts over the past 75 weeks.

The Metrics

Here’s how Knox 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-69th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-28th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 51st
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: 110th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 58th

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