2018 British Open: Webb Simpson Lacks Upside at Carnoustie
Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Webb Simpson
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.
Webb Simpson’s British Open Odds
DFS Pricing: $7,200 DraftKings, $10,600 FanDuel
British Open History (2013-17): T-64, MC, T-40, T-39, T-37
Odds: +12,500 to win, +1000 top-10 finish, +400 top-20 finish
Best Odds Value: +1000 top-10 finish
Best Matchup Value: N/A
Tee Times: 3:25 a.m ET (Thursday): 8:26 a.m. ET (Friday)
Webb and I are on good terms for life. I hit his U.S. Open win at 66-1 and the Players Championship bet at 100-1. He can never do wrong by me, but I won’t be backing him here. He’s a guy who makes the cut consistently at the Open, but hasn’t finished in the top 35 in seven years. He might be a good play to round out a fantasy roster, but he’s never really looked like a contender at this event.
Here’s how Simpson 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-19th
- Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-65th
- Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 35th
- Long-Term Greens in Regulation: T-97th
- Strokes Gained: Approach: 16th
- Long-Term Putts Per Round: T-12th
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