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2018 British Open: Is Stewart Cink Worth a DFS Dart Throw?

Jul 12, 2018 12:21 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.


Stewart Cink’s British Open Odds

DFS Pricing: $6,600 DraftKings, $8,000 FanDuel

British Open History (2013-17): T-26, T-47, T-20, N/A, MC

Odds: +25,000 to win, +1400 top-10 finish, +500 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +1400 top-10 finish

Best Matchup Value: N/A

Tee Times: 3:36 a.m. ET (Thursday); 8:37 a.m. (Friday)

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The Outlook

Admit it: Ever since this event in 2009, you haven’t been able to look at Cink the same way. I mean, it’s not his fault that he defeated then 59-year-old Tom Watson in a playoff, depriving all of us one of the unlikeliest and coolest moments in the game’s history. Even Cink seemed a little depressed by robbing the world of a sixth Watson British Open title. He returns as a past champion this week who’s actually playing with a little momentum, based on finishes of T-2 and T-4 in the last month alone.


The Metrics

Here’s how Cink 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-53rd
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-16th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 32nd
  • Long-Term Greens in Regulation: T-48th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 7th
  • Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-89th

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

Credit:

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Stewart Cink

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