2018 British Open: Thomas Pieters’ Game Doesn’t Set up Well for Carnoustie
Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Thomas Pieters
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)
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.
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
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