PGA Tour Golf Betting Odds: Workday Charity Open Predictions

Payton Matthews | Mon. Jul 06 2020, 07:07 pm

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Rickie Fowler could be a bargain bet at +2800 this weekend as the PGA tour tees off with a new tournament outside of Columbus.

The originally scheduled PGA Tour event this week was to be the John Deere Classic from Silvis, Illinois, but that has been cancelled and replaced with a new tournament: The Workday Charity Open from Muirfield Village Golf Club outside Columbus, Ohio. Justin Thomas is favoured on the golf odds.

The John Deere had been held annually since 1972, but tournament organizers opted to cancel it in late May over concerns that no fans would be allowed to attend – i.e. it would lose money — and the fact it would have been tough for players to practice social distancing because of small facilities, etc.

The John Deere often struggled to lure a strong field because it’s held the week before the British Open, which also was canceled this year due to the coronavirus. The John Deere Classic should return next year, coronavirus-willing.

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So, it’s a very unusual situation at Jack Nicklaus’ Muirfield Village track because not only will it host the fill-in Workday Charity Open but also next week’s Memorial Tournament. There will be a stellar field for the latter, including the expected restart debut of Tiger Woods. Not so much this week. The course will be set up a bit differently this week than next, with slightly shorter rough and green speeds. Some tee boxes will be changed as well. Long story short: Muirfield Village should play easier this week than next.

Needless to say, it will be a challenge to handicap the Workday Charity Open considering it has never been played previously and course conditions are basically unknown. It’s expected to be a 157-player field barring withdrawals (one more than usual with Chase Koepka added late last week after he WD from the recent Travelers Championship out of coronavirus caution; he tested negative) with a $6.2 million purse that is one of the lowest on Tour.

Workday Charity Open Odds

Bryson DeChambeau, who won the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Sunday in Detroit, is taking the week off. No doubt at least a few guys are using this event as a glorified practice round for next week’s tournament.

Thomas is the +1100 favourite. He didn’t play in Detroit and missed the cut the previous week at the Travelers Championship. Brooks Koepka withdrew from the Travelers out of caution after his caddie tested positive for the coronavirus but is back this week and +1400.

Workday Charity Open

  • Justin Thomas +900
  • Patrick Cantlay +1200
  • Brooks Koepka +1400
  • Jon Rahm +1400
  • Hideki Matsuyama +1400
  • Xander Schauffele +1800
  • Justin Rose +1800
  • Viktor Hovland +1800
  • Collin Morikawa +2500
  • Rickie Fowler +2800
  • Patrick Reed +3400
  • Sungjae Im +3600
  • Joaquin Niemann +3600
  • Matt Kuchar +3600
  • Marc Leishman +4000
  • Adam Hadwin +4100
  • Jordan Spieth +4100
  • Gary Woodland +4300
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick +4500
  • Matthew Wolff +4800
  • Cameron Champ +5100
  • Kevin Streelman +6100
  • Phil Mickelson +6600
  • Byeong Hun An +6700
  • Bubba Watson +6700
  • Billy Horschel +6700
  • Corey Conners +6700
  • Maverick McNealy +6800
  • Jason Day +6800
  • Scottie Scheffler +7100
  • Joel Dahmen +7200
  • Louis Oosthuizen +7200
  • Ryan Armour +8200
  • Matt Wallace +8200
  • Brendan Steele +8300
  • Shane Lowry +8300
  • Mackenzie Hughes +8800
  • Harold Varner III +8900
  • Brandt Snedeker +9300
  • Chris Kirk +9300
  • Jason Kokrak +9300
  • Russell Henley +9300
  • Ian Poulter +9300
  • Max Homa +10200
  • J.B. Holmes +10200
  • Bud Cauley +10300
  • Scott Stallings +10300
  • Ryan Palmer +10300
  • Brian Stuard +10300
  • Rory Sabbatini +10300
  • Sepp Straka +10300
  • Emiliano Grillo +10300
  • Luke List +12200
  • Troy Merritt +12200
  • Lanto Griffin +12300
  • Kyle Stanley +12800
  • Jim Furyk +13000
  • Branden Grace +13000
  • Dylan Frittelli +13000
  • Brandon Wu +13000
  • Patrick Rodgers +13000
  • Mark Hubbard +13000
  • Henrik Norlander +13000
  • Seung-Yul Noh +13000
  • Sebastian Munoz +13000
  • Tom Hoge +13000
  • Zach Johnson +13000
  • Keegan Bradley +13000
  • Si Woo Kim +15200
  • Jhonattan Vegas +15500
  • Charley Hoffman +15500
  • Richy Werenski +15500
  • Patton Kizzire +15500
  • Chez Reavie +15500
  • Sam Burns +15500
  • Nick Taylor +15500
  • Michael Thompson +15500
  • Harry Higgs +15500
  • Charles Howell +15500
  • Jason Dufner +15500
  • Cameron Tringale +15500
  • Russell Knox +18100
  • Pat Perez +18100
  • Joseph Bramlett +18100
  • Vaughn Taylor +20400
  • Adam Long +20400
  • Matthew NeSmith +20400
  • Graeme McDowell +20800
  • Charl Schwartzel +20800
  • Andrew Landry +20800
  • Danny Lee +20800
  • Hudson Swafford +20800
  • Kyoung-Hoon Lee +20800
  • Matt Jones +23000
  • Adam Schenk +24400
  • C.T. Pan +25600
  • Aaron Wise +25600
  • Carlos Ortiz +25600
  • Cameron Davis +25600
  • Luke Donald +25600
  • Bronson Burgoon +25600
  • Nick Watney +25600
  • Kevin Tway +25600
  • Andrew Putnam +25600
  • Sung-Hoon Kang +25600
  • Sam Ryder +25600
  • Beau Hossler +25600
  • Talor Gooch +28300
  • J.J. Spaun +30900
  • Steve Stricker +30900
  • James Hahn +30900
  • Jim Herman +30900
  • Stewart Cink +30900
  • Denny Mccarthy +30900
  • Brice Garnett +30900
  • Grayson Murray +30900
  • Brian Gay +30900
  • Matt Every +30900
  • Fabian Gomez +30900
  • Chris Stroud +30900
  • Nate Lashley +30900
  • Ted Potter +30900
  • Austin Cook +30900
  • Keith Mitchell +30900
  • Lucas Bjerregaard +30900
  • Jonathan Byrd +30900
  • Xinjun Zhang +41600
  • Jamie Lovemark +41700
  • Cameron Percy +41700
  • Aaron Baddeley +41700
  • Scott Harrington +41700
  • Chesson Hadley +47600
  • Chase Koepka +47600
  • Mark Anderson +52600
  • Roger Sloan +52600
  • Peter Malnati +52600
  • Tim Wilkinson +52600
  • Zac Blair +52600
  • David Hearn +52600
  • Hank Lebioda +52600
  • Vijay Singh +52600
  • D.J. Trahan +52600
  • Robert Streb +52600
  • Sebastian Cappelen +52600
  • Rob Oppenheim +52600
  • Robby Shelton +52600
  • Jimmy Walker +58200
  • Bo Hoag +75300
  • Jerry Kelly +81100
  • K.J. Choi +81100
  • Davis Love +100000
  • Michael Kim +100000
  • Bo Van Pelt +100000
  • Kevin Stadler +100000
  • Martin Trainer +100000
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For what it’s worth, Patrick Cantlay is the defending champion of the Memorial Tournament, but again the course is going to be quite a bit different this week. He’s +1200. Spain’s Jon Rahm and Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama are both +1400 with Koepka. Rahm took last week off, while Matsuyama was 21st.

Canadian Adam Hadwin is +4000. He finished T4 in Detroit, shooting all four rounds in the 60s. Corey Conners is +7000 after taking last week off. Mackenzie Hughes is +9000. He comes off a T3 two weeks ago at the Travelers Championship and shot a career-best 60 in Round 1. Nick Taylor is +15000, and Roger Sloan and David Hearn both +50000.

Workday Charity Open Golf Predictions

Bet Cantlay and former Memorial champion Matt Kuchar for Top 10s, but the winner is Rickie Fowler at +2800. He comes off a T12 in Detroit and has contended at the Memorial a few times.

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