Charles Schwab Challenge Odds Preview
The PGA Tour returns to Texas this week for the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth.
At the Bovada Sportsbook the favorite this week is Scottie Scheffler at +450 odds. Scheffler regained the top spot in the world golf rankings after tying for second at last week’s PGA Championship. Scheffler shot seven-under to finish two strokes behind winner Brooks Koepka. That was Scheffler’s fifth top-five finish this year which includes wins in the WM Phoenix Open and the PLAYERS Championship. Last year in the Charles Schwab Challenge Scheffler had to settle for second place after losing to Sam Burns in a playoff.
Following Scheffler on the odds list are then Jordan Spieth at +1200, and Viktor Hovland and Tony Finau both at +1400.
Spieth won this tournament back in 2016 when it was called the Dean & DeLuca Invitational. Spieth has come close to winning at Colonial Country Club multiple times with second-place finishes in this tournament in 2015, 2017, and 2021. Last week at the PGA Championship Spieth failed to contend and finished tied for 29th place.
Hovland posted his best career finish in a major at last week’s PGA Championship by tying for second with Scheffler. That was his second top-five finish this year which moved him up to sixth in the world golf rankings.
Finau had a forgettable weekend last week at the PGA Championship after he finished tied for 72nd place. Finau posted his first win of the year on tour at the end of April in the Mexico Open, and he has come close in the Charles Schwab before with a second-place finish in 2019.
Defending champ trails on tournament odds
As previously mentioned, the defending champion of this tournament is Sam Burns. He defeated Scheffler in a playoff last year to record what at the time was his fourth career tour win. Earlier this year he added another win at the WGC Match Play event. Burns missed the cut at last week’s PGA Championship which was his second missed cut in a row after he also missed the cut at the Wells Fargo Championship two weeks earlier. Burns is a +2500 underdog to repeat as champion this week.
Along with Burns and Spieth other former winners of the Charles Schwab Challenge in this week’s field include 2018 winner Justin Rose at +2800, 2017 winner Kevin Kisner at +50000, 2015 winner Chris Kirk at +4000, and two-time winner Zach Johnson at +30000. Johnson won in 2010 and 2012 and also set the tournament aggregate record during his win in 2010.