2020 Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Odds: Rory McIlroy Favored in PGA TOUR Return

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The PGA TOUR is back.

Nearly three months to the day of putting the 2019-20 season on pause, the TOUR will resume the campaign with the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Forth Worth, Texas. It should be a unique tournament, considering that we haven’t seen most of the players in the field play a competitive round of golf in 90 days. That should lead to some wacky results and will change the way bettors will approach this weekend’s tournament.

It’s already hard enough to pick a golf winner in normal circumstances but throw in the fact that most of the field will be trying to shake off three month’s worth of rust and we’re talking about a perfect storm for chaos.

In other words, don’t be surprised if we see a longshot winner at a course that has produced its fair share of big prices in the past.

Rory McIlroy is the clear betting favorite, topping the board at +700 ($10 bet would win $70). The Northern Irishman is the only golfer listed with single-digit odds.


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McIlroy is one of a select few players, along with Dustin Johnson (+2500), Rickie Fowler (+2900), Matthew Wolff (+10000) and Phil Mickelson (+10000) that have played a televised round of golf in the past three months. It was only 18 holes, but in these unique times, that’s more than we can say for most of the field.

Other players, like Joel Dahmen (+6500), have stayed sharp by playing on lower-level tours like the Arizona-based Outlaw Tour, which obtained cult-status among golf bettors looking for action during the PGA TOUR’s hiatus.

Jon Rahm is currently the second choice at +1200 with Justin Thomas (+1600) and Bryson DeChambeau (+1800) right behind him. Webb Simpson rounds out the top five at +2200.

Kevin Na, the defending champion at Colonial, checks in at +5000 while last year’s runner up, Tony Finau, is sitting at +3400 along with youngsters Collin Morikawa and Scottie Scheffler.

Prior to the pause perhaps no golfer in the world was swinging it better than Sungjae Im (+2900). The 22-year-old native Jeju Island, South Korea went into the break with a win at The Honda Classic followed up by a second-place finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

There are a few big names tied with Im at 29-1, including Brooks Koepka, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Reed, another player who was in great form prior to the pandemic.

Seeing some of the big names, like Koepka, Johnson or Justin Rose (+4200), further down the board may be a bit jarring but it gives you an idea just how unpredictable the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge will be. It’s really anybody’s guess this week in Fort Worth.

2020 Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Odds

Player Odds
Rory McIlroy +700
Jon Rahm +1200
Justin Thomas +1600
Bryson DeChambeau +1800
Webb Simpson +2200
Dustin Johnson +2500
Brooks Koepka +2900
Patrick Reed +2900
Rickie Fowler +2900
Sungjae Im +2900
Xander Schauffele +2900
Marc Leishman +3100
Collin Morikawa +3400
Scottie Scheffler +3400
Tony Finau +3400
Matt Kuchar +4200
Gary Woodland +4200
Jordan Spieth +4200
Justin Rose +4200
Matthew Fitzpatrick +4200
Shane Lowry +4200
Byeong Hun An +5000
Daniel Berger +5000
Jason Day +5000
Kevin Na +5000
Louis Oosthuizen +5500
Viktor Hovland +5500
Abraham Ancer +6500
Billy Horschel +6500
Brandt Snedeker +6500
Harris English +6500
Joaquin Niemann +6500
Joel Dahmen +6500
Kevin Kisner +6500
Maverick McNealy +6500
Max Homa +6500
Ryan Palmer +6500
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +8000
Adam Hadwin +10000
Brendan Steele +10000
Brian Harman +10000
Cameron Smith +10000
Danny Lee +10000
Ian Poulter +10000
Matthew Wolff +10000
Phil Mickelson +10000
Rory Sabbatini +10000
Andrew Putnam +12000
Bubba Watson +12000
Charley Hoffman +12000
Chez Reavie +12000
Corey Conners +12000
Emiliano Grillo +12000
Erik Van Rooyen +12000
Graeme McDowell +12000
J.T. Poston +12000
Jason Dufner +12000
Jason Kokrak +12000
Jimmy Walker +12000
Russell Knox +12000
Ryan Moore +12000
Sebastian Munoz +12000
Tom Hoge +12000
Victor Perez +12000
Keegan Bradley +13000
Jim Furyk +15000
Adam Long +15000
Alex Noren +15000
Branden Grace +15000
Brendon Todd +15000
Bud Cauley +15000
Charles Howell +15000
Danny Willett +15000
Harold Varner +15000
Harry Higgs +15000
Keith Mitchell +15000
Kevin Streelman +15000
Kevin Tway +15000
Lanto Griffin +15000
Matt Wallace +15000
Nick Watney +15000
Rafa Cabrera Bello +15000
Scott Piercy +15000
Sung Kang +15000
Talor Gooch +15000
Wyndham Clark +15000
Zach Johnson +15000
Beau Hossler +17000
C.T. Pan +17000
Cameron Champ +17000
Chris Kirk +17000
Jhonattan Vegas +17000
Lucas Glover +17000
Mackenzie Hughes +17000
Matthew NeSmith +17000
Patrick Rodgers +17000
Tom Lewis +17000
Carlos Ortiz +21000
Dylan Frittelli +21000
Nate Lashley +21000
Robby Shelton +21000
Si Woo Kim +21000
Tyler Duncan +21000
Vaughn Taylor +21000
Andrew Landry +27000
Jazz Janewattananond +27000
Mark Hubbard +27000
Matt Jones +27000
Pat Perez +27000
Peter Uihlein +27000
Xinjun Zhang +27000
Bronson Burgoon +32000
Kramer Hickok +32000
Andy Ogletree +32000
Bill Haas +32000
Chesson Hadley +32000
Kyoung-Hoon Lee +32000
Steve Stricker +32000
Troy Merritt +32000
Tyler McCumber +32000
Zac Blair +32000
Adam Schenk +42000
Bernhard Langer +42000
Brian Gay +42000
Brian Stuard +50000
Chad Campbell +50000
J.J. Henry +50000
Jim Herman +50000
John Senden +50000
Patton Kizzire +50000
Scott Brown +50000
Scott Harrington +50000
Scott McCarron +50000
David Frost +100000
Franklin Corpening +100000
Keith Clearwater +100000
Olin Browne +100000
Tom Lehman +100000

Odds via FanDuel.

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