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Daniel Berger -15
Won in play-off

Collin Morikawa -15
Jason Kokrak -14
Bryson DeChambeau -14
Justin Rose -14
Xander Schauffele -14
Bubba Watson -13
Patrick Reed -13
Gary Woodland -12
Sungjae Im -11
J.T. Poston -11
Jordan Spieth -11
Justin Thomas -11

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for the Charles
Schwab
Challenge

Xander Schauffele 7/2
Justin Thomas 9/2
Jordan Spieth 7/1
Collin Morikawa 8/1
Gary Woodland 9/1
Rory Mcilroy 12/1
Branden Grace 14/1
Bryson Dechambeau 20/1
Patrick Reed 20/1
Justin Rose 22/1
Daniel Berger 22/1
Harold Varner Iii 28/1
Abraham Ancer 50/1
Corey Conners 60/1
Sungjae Im 150/1
J.T. Poston 150/1
Bubba Watson 250/1
Chesson Hadley 300/1
Cameron Champ 300/1
Jason Kokrak 300/1
Mark Hubbard 300/1
Ian Poulter 400/1
Charles Howell Iii 400/1
Joel Dahmen 400/1
Jim Furyk 400/1
Viktor Hovland 500/1
Rory Sabbatini 500/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 500/1
Matt Jones 500/1
Tony Finau 500/1

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Review & Betting Guide for the Charles Schwab Challenge

 

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This week sees the return of the PGA Tour which kicks off in Fort Worth Texas with the Charles Schwab Challenge, which is played over the stunning Colonial Country Club. The history of CCC is quite interesting as it came about through one man’s crusade to bring bent grass greens to Texas.

That man was Mr Marvin Leonard, who was so intent on bringing bent grass greens to his then golf club, the River Crest GC, that he offered to pay for two or three greens to be dug up and reseeded with bent grass. If the experiment did not work, he would then pay for them to be dug up again and reseeded back to Bermuda grass!

The president of River Crest GC at the time grew so weary of Marvin’s insistence about the greens that he told him "Marvin, if you're so sold on Bentgrass, why don't you go build your own golf course and put them in?" That became Marvin Leonard’s Eureka moment and the idea of the Colonial Golf Club was born.

Mr Leonard then commissioned John Bredemus of Texas and Perry Maxwell of Oklahoma to both submit five alternative course designs but after looking at the designs he asked them to submit five more. From the initial designs Marvin Leonard put together a composite course from which sprang the Colonial Country Club.

By 1935 the golf course and the first clubhouse neared completion and less than 10 years later the Colonial Country Club held its first US Open Championship in 1941. By 1946 the Colonial had its own tournament, ‘The Colonial Invitational’ with the inaugural event being won by none other than Ben Hogan, who retained the title the following year and won the event five times in his career.



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My tips to Win:

This will be Rory McIlroy’s 15/2 – with UniBet – first outing over the Colonial Country Club course and while I do place a lot on local knowledge, Rory is the type of player when he is in full swing can overpower a course. Watching the skins game and that free-flowing swing reaffirmed that his tee to green game is bang on, if he starts holing a few putts he will be the man to beat.

Someone who does know this course well is Jon Rahm 12/1 – with BetFred – who had a runner-up finish in his first start here and followed that up with a Top 5 finish the following year. Jon did miss the cut here last year but that come hot on the heels of missing the cut at the PGA Championship and I think that was playing more on his mind as he was playing great golf going into that event. I am sure he will be raring to go this week and if anyone can put pressure on Rory this week, then I feel Rahm will be that man.

How can I not tip the Duracell man Sung Jae Im 33/1 – with 888Sport – he goes from week to week putting in great performances and has eight Top 25 finishes from his fourteen starts, five of those were Top 10 finishes with a win, a runner-up and two Top 3s. Sung Jae missed the cut in this event last year, but it’s a totally different Im that will be teeing it up here this week and I expect him to be in the thick of it again.

Each-way tips:

From his seven starts in this event Jordan Spieth 50/1 – with SportingBet – has a win, two runners up, two Top 10s and a Top 15 finish. I know Jordan has had trouble from the tee and he isn’t rolling in the putts as freely as he was, but with this kind of record over the Colonial CC track he is hard to ignore especially at these odds.

This week’s defending champion is Kevin Na 55/1 – with Ladbrokes – and I was surprised to see him this far down the betting odds especially as he also has five other Top 15 finishes here four of which were inside the Top 10. Kevin already has a win this year and three other Top 15 finishes from his twelve starts and he will be looking forward to defending his title this week.

Outside tip:

I think these are great odds for Ryan Palmer 80/1 – with SportingBet – who not only has six Top 25 finishes from his nine starts, two of which were Top 10 finishes, but has quite a good recent record in this event. Ryan has six Top 15 finishes which includes three Top 5 finishes in this event and I am sure he will be looking forward to teeing it up here this week.

Longer odds:

Try Erik Van Rooyen 150/1 – with WilliamHill

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