Colonial National Invitation - Charles Schwab Challenge

  • World Number 1 Scottie Scheffler is the betting favorite (+1100) at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
  • Justin Thomas should be the favorite because he leads the field in strokes gained approaching, around, and putting on the green.
  • Matthias Schwab, the world’s 188th ranked golfer, may be a great longshot to take home the trophy.

FORT WORTH, Texas – After an incredible final round at the PGA Championship on Sunday, Justin Thomas is back in Fort Worth, Texas when he plays in the Charles Schwab Challenge hosted by the Colonial Country Club.

Despite the recent success of Thomas, he is not the favorite – the top-ranked golfer in the world Scottie Scheffler is.

Betting Odds For The Charles Schwab Challenge

Golfer World Ranking Odds
Scottie Scheffler 1 +1100
Justin Thomas 5 +1200
Jordan Spieth 9 +1200
Collin Morikawa 4 +1600
Will Zalatoris 14 +2000
Viktor Hovland 7 +2000

Course Layout Favoring Approach Shots And Putting Over Distance

Compared to last weekend’s PGA Championship at Southern Hill’s 7,556-yard course, the Colonial Country Club will play much shorter at 7,209 yards.

With the course playing 347 yards shorter than last week’s tournament, PGA bettors should be focusing on golfers who lead the field in three categories:

  • Strokes Gained Approaching the Green: Will Zalatoris (+2000)
  • Strokes Gained Around the Green: Rory Sabbatini and Matt Jones (both distant longshot values with +15000 odds)
  • Strokes Gained Putting: Lucas Herbert (+10000)

Combining all those categories creates a list of the top names to focus on in, and one other distant long shot who has proven to have an incredibly well-rounded game that may suit the Colonial Country Club well and offers incredible odds on legal online sportsbooks.

Golfers With The Highest Total Of Strokes Gained Approaching The Green, Around The Green, And Putting

Golfer Odds Total
Justin Thomas +1200 1.52
Scottie Scheffler +1100 1.346
Sam Burns +2800 1.262
Talor Gooch +4000 1.167
Matthias Schwab +15000 1.136

It seems relatively fair that the two golfers with the shortest odds at the event lead the field in strokes gained approaching the green, around the green, and putting, but the golfer that really stands out is Matthias Schwab.

Outside of the fact that his last name is already in the tournament’s Charles Schwab Challenge name, Matthias Schwab has plenty going for him. He ranks 43rd in the field on strokes gained approaching the green, 13th in strokes gained around the green, and fifth in strokes gained putting. That may be the type of all-around golf game that suits him well at the Charles Schwab Challenge.

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