2018 British Open: Thorbjorn Olesen Brings DFS Upside at a Cheap Cost


Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Thorbjorn Olesen

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.

Thorbjorn Olesen’s British Open Odds

DFS Pricing: $7,200 DraftKings, $7,800 FanDuel

British Open History (2013-17): MC, T-64, N/A, MC, T-62

Odds: +10,000 to win, +600 top-10 finish, +300 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +300 top-20 finish

Best Matchup Value: Olesen (+100) over Rafa Cabrera-Bello

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

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The Outlook

I’m fond of Euro players this week considering their familiarity with the style of course being played for the British Open. Olesen comes into this week with two missed cuts in his past five tournaments, but he also has three top-six finishes, including a second-place finish and a win at the Italian Open. He’s also been solid over the past 75 weeks, hitting 67.9% of GIR and averaging 14.2 birdies per tournament. Just as important as scoring birdies is avoiding bogeys, and he’s done an excellent job of that, averaging just 8.0 per tournament within the same time frame.

The Metrics

Here’s how Olesen 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-76th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-42nd
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: N/A
  • Long-Term Greens in Regulation: T-35th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: N/A
  • Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-41st

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

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