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Ryan Armour’s Lack of Distance Will Hurt Him at PGA Championship


Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Ryan Armour

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.

Ryan Armour PGA Championship Betting Odds

DFS Pricing: $6,300 DraftKings, $7,000 FanDuel

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

Odds: +25,000 to win, +2500 top-10 finish, +1200 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +1200 top-20 finish

Best Matchup Value: N/A

Tee Times: 8:18 a.m. ET (Thursday); 1:43 p.m. ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

Armour is the rare golfer in his 40s who is making major fields for the first time. The British Open was his first ever major appearance, and he’ll look to make the cut this time around. Armour has a nice all-around game and is especially adept at hitting fairways and greens. In fact, his driving accuracy is one of the best marks in the field. That will be helpful at Bellerive, although his lack of distance will keep him from really moving up the leaderboard.

The Metrics

Here’s how Armour 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-76th
    • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-65th
    • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 52nd
    • Long-Term Driving Distance: T-134th
    • Strokes Gained: Approach: 50th

Want more PGA Championship coverage? Check out this page for tips on the 80 best golfers in the field.

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