2018 British Open: Si Woo Kim Has Many Questions Coming to Carnoustie

Jul 12, 2018 2:14 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.

Si Woo Kim’s British Open Odds

DFS Pricing: $6,500 DraftKings, $8,400 FanDuel

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

Odds: +30,000 to win, +2000 top-10 finish, +600 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +2000 top-10 finish

Best Matchup Value: Kim (-150) over Shaun Norris (Sportsbook.ag)

Tee Times: 3:25 a.m. ET (Thursday), 8:26 a.m. ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

The jury is still out as to whether Kim’s victory at last year’s Players Championship was the start of something big or the lone chart-topper from a career one-hit wonder. I’ll stick with the former until proven otherwise, but it’s tough to see this week being the next big step on the journey toward stardom, considering he missed the cut in his only previous Open Championship start.

The Metrics

Here’s how Kim 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: 96th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-69th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 42nd
  • Long-Term Greens in Regulation: 132nd
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 67th
  • Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-51st

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


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