2018 British Open: Thomas Pieters’ Game Doesn’t Set up Well for Carnoustie

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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. 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.

Thomas Pieters' British Open Odds

DFS Pricing: $7,600 DraftKings, $8,800 FanDuel

British Open History (2013-17): N/A, N/A, N/A, T-30, T-44

Odds: +7500 to win, +600 top-10 finish, +300 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +300 top-20 finish

Best Matchup Value: N/A

Tee Times: 2:52 a.m. ET (Thursday), 7:53 a.m. ET (Friday)

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The Outlook

Few players in the world own the offensive firepower of this Belgian, who can bang the ball a mile and fire at flagsticks when he’s on his game. Problem is, he’s rarely been on his game this year, with only two top-10 finishes. Even though most elite-level European players are instantly considered potential contenders at the Open Championship, I think Pieters’ game sets up much better for a Masters or PGA Championship instead.

The Metrics

Here's how Pieters 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-83rd
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-65th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 64th
  • Long-Term Greens in Regulation: T-86th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 10th
  • Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-76th

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

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