With the 2020 PGA Tour season heading into its fifth week of action following its coronavirus restart, it’s time to identify the players that look like they’ll have the best chances of finding their way into the winner’s circle this coming weekend. While the blossoming Bryson DeChambeau isn’t in the field after winning the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic, last weekend, a handful of the world’s best golfers will all have a shot to win at Muirfield on Sunday. With this event quickly approaching, let’s find out who’s looking good, along with their PGA odds.
PGA Workday Charity Open Odds and Predictions
General Game Info 2020 Workday Charity Open
- When: Thursday, July 9, 2020
- Where: Muirfield Golf Club, Dublin, OH
- Workday Charity Open Live: CBS, Golf Channel
Odds to Win 2020 PGA Workday Charity Open
- Justin Thomas +1000
- Jon Rahm +1400
- Patrick Cantlay +1400
- Brooks Koepka +1400
- Hideki Matsuyama +1600
- Xander Schauffele +1800
- Justin Rose +2200
- Viktor Hovland +2500
- Rickie Fowler +3000
- Patrick Reed +3000
- Collin Morikawa +3300
- Im-Sung Jae +3500
- Matt Kuchar +4000
- Marc Leishman +4000
- Jordan Spieth +4000
No. 5 Xander Schauffele
11th in the official world rankings, Schauffele has recorded four Top-10 finishes in 11 events this year with only one missed cut. The 26-year-old American finished 20t in his last event at the Travelers Championship in June following an uninspiring 64t place finish at the RBC Heritage one week earlier. Schauffele did finish third at the Charles Schwab Challenge just prior to his last two appearances and I’m going with the talented golfer to challenge for the outright win this weekend.
No. 4 Patrick Cantlay
Currently eighth in the world rankings, Cantlay comes into this event riding the wave of a fine, five-match streak of Top 20 finishes, including a fourth place finish at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in January and an 11th place finish at the Travelers Championship to close out June. Simply put, I like the value that the talented, but polarizing Cantlay is offering heading into the 2020 Workday Charity Open. More importantly, Cantlay won the 2019 Memorial Open at Muirfield and I believe he knows this course well enough to win on it again in this event.
No. 3 Justin Rose
Currently in 13th place in the golf world rankings, Rose comes into this event off an uninspiring missed cut at the Travelers Championship to close out June following a 14th place finish at the RBC Heritage a week prior. Rose did finish third in the Charles Schwab Challenge prior to those two events and he’s got plenty of history at Muirfield. With an extra week off, I’m expecting a good showing from Rose that puts him in the mix for the win.
No. 2 Justin Thomas
The prohibitive favorite and world No. 5 recorded a pair of Top10 finishes at the Charles Schwab Challenge and RBC Heritage, but underwhelmed in missing the cut at the Travelers Championship to close out June. Still, Thomas, ranks fourth in birdies per round and a decent 50th in driving distance and that, combined with the fact that he’s one of the purest ball strikers on tour tells me he’s going to have a realistic shot to cash in as the prohibitive favorite.
No. 1 Brooks Koepka
Currently ranked sixth in the world rankings, Koepka comes into this event off a solid seventh place finish at the RBC Heritage in mid-June. Koepka had to pull out of the Travelers Championship because his caddie, Ricky Elliott, tested positive for COVID-19, but I think the extra time off could work to his advantage in this event. More importantly, with young Bryson DeChambeau recently earning the unofficial title of ‘best golfer in the world’ I’m expecting Koepka to put on an ‘Instant Classic’ kind of performance to win the 2020 Workday Charity Open!