2018 British Open: Ryan Armour Could Struggle in His Major Debut

Jul 12, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

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.

Ryan Armour’s British Open Odds

DFS Pricing: $6,600 DraftKings, $7,200 FanDuel

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

Odds: +40,000 to win, +2800 top-10 finish, +1400 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +1400 top-20 finish

Best Matchup Value: Armour (-130) over Patton Kizzire (Sportsbook.ag)

Tee Times: 10:43 a.m. ET (Thursday); 5:42 a.m ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

He’s 42 years old, has been a professional for 19 years, and will make his major championship debut this week. That might not be enough to make you like his chances, but we can all at least appreciate the story, as his initial major comes overseas at the world’s longest-running tournament. He hits it straight and has fared well lately, but it’s difficult to believe the story goes more deeply than that. Here’s hoping Armour soaks in the opportunity and enjoys every minute of it.

The Metrics

Here’s how Armour 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: T-29th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 43rd
  • Long-Term Greens in Regulation: T-29th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 49th
  • Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-96th

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


Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Ryan Armour

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