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2022 Charles Schwab Challenge odds
|Mito Guillermo Pereira||+4000|
|Harold Varner III||+5000|
|Cheng Tsung Pan||+7000|
|Eric van Rooyen||+9000|
|Min Woo Lee||+15000|
|Andrew D Putnam||+25000|
The Charles Schwab Challenge is an excellent follow-up to what was last week’s excellent PGA Championship.
Three of the top five players in the world and five of the top 10 are at the Colonial Country Club for one of the PGA TOUR’s oldest stops in Fort Worth. That doesn’t even include Will Zatoris, a Dallas native who nearly defeated Justin Thomas last weekend in Tulsa.
Like Southern Hills Country Club, Colonial is a par 70 course, but it plays 400 yards longer than the PGA Championship host course. A certain type of player has generally won at Colonial, but last year Jason Kokrak broke that mold.
Our GolfBet staff are here this week with their favorite Charles Schwab bets and tips below.
2022 Charles Schwab Challenge picks
Maverick McNealy – Top 20 (+250)
Jason Sobel: While he didn’t show his typical high ground last week, McNealy has proven a dangerous commodity on short courts and has played well at places like Pebble Beach and Harbor Town in his young career so far.
McNealy also seems close to finding out, improving from 42nd on his first start to 32nd on the next to 20th last year.
Chris Murphy: There are many places I could go here and I’m still deciding what I want to do at the top of the board but I’m sticking with my Sunday night best bet from Justin Rose going into this week.
Rose put together one of his best weeks of the year at the PGA Championship last week as he ended the week with a level score to finish T13. Rose was gaining 5.2 shots with his irons on this elite major field, hitting shots on the approach every round and even going up a notch over the weekend.
Rose’s finish was the best he’s had since January and it comes at great timing. He is now embarking on a course where he has had great success in his career, including a win in 2018. Rose has not missed a cut in his last four trips to the event and three of those have resulted in the top 20, two of them in the top 3
Rose is 40-1 or 50-1 in most books. Best number is at DraftKings at 65-1, which is where I’ll be pummeling him in all markets.
Jordan Spieth +1200
Matt Vincenzi: Spieth was my headline bet at the Byron Nelson a few weeks ago. Although he didn’t make it in the end, he hasn’t dissuaded me from believing that a win in Texas is imminent for him.
Price history has proven extremely important at Colonial, and there’s no better (or even close) place than Spieth. In his last six trips to Fort Worth, he has six top ten finishes, including one win and three runners-up. His overall form in the state of Texas is nothing short of flawless.
Spieth’s performance at the PGA Championship wasn’t his best, but statistically he continued his powerful ball strike. He gained 8.6 shots from tee to green, including a solid 4.7 shots on approach. He’s still struggling on the greens, losing 3.2 strokes on the field with the putter.
In his last four starts at Colonial Country Club, Spieth has won 7.1 (2021), 8.6 (2020), and 7.5 (2019). If ever there was a place the 28-year-old could find his putting swing, it’s here.
Spieth opened the week all around 15-1 but he was heavily bet on Tuesday and is now even the betting favorite at PointsBet. As of Tuesday night you can still score 12-1 at BetMGM.
Tony Finau +4000
Joshua Perry: Finau hasn’t been his usual consistent self this season, but overall there have been signs of improvement.
Finau took a beating across the board at the PGA last week. It was the first time he has done so since winning at the Northern Trust last year. He also showed insights into hitting elite balls. A few weeks ago at Wells Fargo he won six shots off the tee and in Mexico eight shots off his irons en route to second place.
This was also a point where Finau played well. He finished second to Kevin Na in 2019 and has made the cut in all six starts without a finish worse than 34th.
Chris Kirk – Overall Winner (+5000) & Top 5 (+1000)
Derek Farnsworth: Although Kirk has missed many cuts on his resume this season, most of them have been by a stroke or two. The underlying stats continue to look solid as he has won at least two shots from tee to green in 10 of his last 11 events. He put together a strong Sunday round at the PGA Championship to secure fifth place and is now returning to one of his favorite spots on tour.
Kirk made nine straight cuts at Colonial Country Club and even won here in 2015. He’s accurate from the tee, his irons have caught fire and he’s underrated on the greens. He needs a good putting week to find himself competitive, but Kirk is one of those golfers who can have those spike weeks on the greens. Overall, he’s an average putter, but he’s won or lost more than one stroke in eight consecutive events.
Kirk started the week about 60-1 on most books. He’s down to 50-1 at DraftKings and even less elsewhere.
Talor Gooch +4000
Landon Silinsky: It’s likely many still have a sour taste in their mouths after using Gooch at the Byron Nelson two weeks ago when he blasted a 73 en route to an ugly missed cut in the first round. He put the ship back on track at last week’s PGA Championship and finished 20th. His game clicked on all cylinders as he won on the approach over three shots and eight shots from the tee to the green.
Gooch has made it to Colonial four times in his career, made the cut three times, and had a career-best T14 last year. He’s a much better player now than he’s ever been in his career, and we’re getting a good price on one of the most underrated golfers on the PGA TOUR.
Gooch is 35-1 on most books but you can still get him at 40-1 at WynnBet.
Scottie Scheffler (Top 5), Collin Morikawa (Top 10) AND Will Zalatoris (Top 20) – +2900 @ FanDuel
Rob Bolton: If we’re worried about PGA Championship hangovers, we’re not worried about these guys.
Scheffler just goes out there and plays the next shot, whether it’s now, tomorrow, next week or in a month. See the ball, hit the ball, win. He’s #2 in my power rankings on PGATOUR.com.
Morikawa is No. 5. Despite his two wins at majors in his five PGA TOUR victories, it’s still hard to forget his playoff loss in 2020’s return to golf at the Colonial. He responded with a T14 last year. Being back (when he doesn’t have to be) shows his affinity for the track, the test and the opportunity to make amends.
Watching Zatoris (No. 3) applaud Justin Thomas on Sunday in Southern Hills gave me life. What a great spirit (again) in the face of defeat (again). So much positivity for the local resident, oh, and with talent to match. He has been linked to four top six finishes in his last five starts.
Kevin Na +5000
Bryan Berryman: It’s no secret that Kevin Na loves to play at Colonial. The narrow fairways, heavily bunkered approach shots and bentgrass greens perfectly suit his game, which is based on accuracy and putting.
In Charles Schwab’s eight career starts, he has four top-15 finishes, including a fourth in 2018 and a win in ’19.
Na’s superior accuracy off the tee and on the greens gives him a distinct advantage whenever he tees off at Colonial. That accuracy has been on full display lately, hitting 65% of his fairways a year and winning 14.2 shots on the approach in just his last three starts.
As a 10th place putter on all rounds in that field on Bentgrass, he literally checks every box for me this week. We catch a player with an exceptional course history arriving in great form in a large number.
Fire Na for your betting card this week, with PointsBet being the only book still offering 50-1 as of Tuesday night.