2023 PGA Picks: Charles Schwab Challenge Odds and Expert Betting Predictions
After a week in Western New York for the PGA Championship headlined by Brooks Koepka and Michael Block, the PGA Tour heads back down to Texas for the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club. Sam Burns is the defending champion after defeating Scottie Scheffler in a playoff in 2022. Texas native Jordan Spieth will compete this week after finishing 29th at Oak Hill. He has finished in the top 10 of this event in seven of the last eight years. We will look below at the best bets for this upcoming weekend at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
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A Look at the Field
Here is a look at the Top 12 and ties with the lowest golf odds to win it all at online sportsbooks
Scottie Scheffler +400 – Tony Finau +1400 – Collin Morikawa +1400 – Viktor Hovland +1600
Jordan Spieth +1600 – Sungjae Im +2000 – Max Homa +2200 – Justin Rose +2500
Tommy Fleetwood +2800 – Rickie Fowler +2800 – Sam Burns +3000 – Chris Kirk +3500
Course Characteristics of Those Who Can Win or Secure Winning Golf Bets
Colonial Country Club has hosted this event since 1946, making it the second-longest running host course in the men’s professional game. For the PGA Tour, it plays as a par-70 and measures a little over 7,200 yards. This course is smaller than the past few weeks and tests accuracy. The fairways are Bermuda and tree-lined doglegs throughout the 18 holes. The greens are also smaller compared to other courses and feature bent grass.
Collin Morikawa +1400
It is very hard to imagine that a player like Morikawa has not found the winner’s circle since the 2021 Open Championship at Royal St. George’s. He is coming off a 26th-place finish at the PGA Championship where he gained over four strokes on approach. Now he travels to a course that is much better suited for his skills. Morikawa is a very accurate driver and remains one of the best short-to-middle iron players in the field. Colonial is a great place for Morikawa to end his winless drought.
Jordan Spieth +1600
Despite a wrist injury that made him miss the AT&T Byron Nelson, there is plenty to like about his game for this weekend. He finished T29 last week at the PGA Championship and improved each day by posting descending scores of 73-72-71-69. His short game has always been impressive, but he was outdriving Dustin Johnson last week at Oak Hill. The Texas native has finished in the top 10 at Colonial seven of the last eight seasons. This could be a great spot for him to pick up his first win of 2023.
Sungjae Im +2000
Despite missing the cut at the PGA Championship last week, Im’s track record at the Colonial should entice bettors. He finished 15th in 2021 and 10th in 2020. Before an early exit in New York, he tied for eighth at the Wells Fargo, tied for seventh at the RBC Heritage, and tied for 16th at The Masters. Im has had a very solid 2023 season, and it would not be surprising to see him victorious soon.
Tommy Fleetwood +2800
You get the feeling that Fleetwood is right on the cusp of securing his first ever PGA Tour victory. After missing out on the Sweet 16 at the WGC-Dell Match Play in March, he finished 33rd at the Masters, tied for 15th at the RBC Heritage, tied for fifth at the Wells Fargo, and tied for 18th at the PGA Championship. He has played at Colonial one time in his career and finished in 35th place. Grab him at +2800 odds.
Russell Henley +3500
Henley is very accurate off the tee and ranks No. 1 in this field over the last 36 rounds for Good Drives Gained. He is 25th in Greens in Regulation Gained, and 10th in Hole Proximity from 125-150 yards. He missed the cut by one shot last week, and the extra rest should benefit him at a course that better suits his game. Henley is worth a try at +3500 odds.
Golf Picks: Who to Consider This Week:
Picks to win: Morikawa +1400, Spieth +1600, Im +2000, Fleetwood +2800, Henley +3500