4 Golf Prop Betting Picks for the 2020 Workday Charity Open
Streeter Lecka, Getty Images. Pictured: Matthew Fitzpatrick
- Our staff highlights four of their golf prop betting picks ahead of the 2020 Workday Charity Open.
- Among their favorite bets are Justin Rose and Maverick McNealy to have top-20 finishes.
- Find their full analysis and more props below.
The top of the PGA TOUR oddsboard looks a little different this week.
Bryson DeChambeau and Rory McIlroy are taking the week off so we have a new favorite in town.
Justin Thomas (+1100) will wear the crown vacated by DeChambeau but he’s got plenty of company as there are six golfers listed between +1000 and +2000 at DraftKings as of Tuesday night. Patrick Cantlay (+1300), Jon Rahm (+1300), Brooks Koepka (+1700), Xander Schauffele (+1700) and Hideki Matsuyama (+1700) are all right behind JT and the odds are telling us that this could be anybody’s week.
The wide-open nature of the Workday Charity Open should provide plenty of betting opportunities across the board.
Here are our favorite prop bets for this week’s PGA TOUR event:
Maverick McNealy Top-20 Finish (+500, $10 bet wins $50)
If there’s a prevailing theme amongst my picks this week, it’s that there are a lot of young players who might be a little hungrier to compete than many of the veteran players who could essentially use this week as a warmup for the next one.
Coming off a final-round 66 to finish T-8 at the RMC, McNealy is riding a nice little wave of momentum into this one.
Justin Rose Top-20 Finish (+163)
Rose has finished in the top-20 in six of his last eight starts at Memorial and has two top-20s in three starts since the hiatus.
The setup may be slightly different this week, but Rose is in solid form and should have enough good vibes to play well again this week.
Matthew Fitzpatrick Top-40 Finish (-110); Top British Golfer (+250)
I like Fitz in a variety of ways this week, whether it’s DFS or the betting market. For the latter, he’s -110 to get into the top-40, which I think is a strong bet. I also think the prop for him to be the top British golfer offers some value on him at +250.
Justin Rose is at +130, and I have those two players about even this week. Fitz has been great since the return outside of his missed cut last week, but I’m not too worried about that. He struck the ball incredibly well, hitting 75% of his greens, but just couldn’t get putts to go down. The short game is a long-term strength for him, so I think that was just a blip on the radar.
Fitz fits (you’re welcome) the mold of a golfer who can get hot and accumulate birdies, and I think he fits (OK, last time) this course really well. Distance shouldn’t be a huge factor, and the rest of his game is ideal for what Muirfield should offer.
Chris Kirk Miss Cut +100
Prior to his surprising display at The Rocket Mortgage, Chris Kirk had exactly one top-50 finish in the past year. I expect him to come back down to earth this week.
Despite inside the top-25 in MoTown, Kirk actually saw his season ball-striking numbers fall. He ranks outside the top-130 in that category now and I don’t expect his putter will save him again this week.