Welcome to the Spooky Express’s weekly golf breakdown, where we dive in head first to this week’s tournament and look for your best options for betting. In this week’s article, we will take a look at the course, course history, recent form and many other variables that we feel will have a bearing on the outcome of this week’s tournament. Without any further delay, let’s take a look at the Workday Charity Open.
The pro’s of the PGA head to Dublin, Ohio this week for the Workday Charity Open. This is the first year for this tournament, as it replaces the John Deere Classic on this year’s Covid-19 flex schedule. Ironically, the pro’s will play this week and next week on this golf course.
Workday Charity Open Tournament Details
Current Champion: N/A
Dates: July 9-12, 2020
Prize Pool: $6,200,000
The Workday Charity Open will take place starting Thursday, July 9 and run for 4 consecutive days until Sunday, July 12, 2020. There are 156 golfers competing in this tournament for their share of the $6.2 million dollar prize pool.
Muirfield Village Golf Club Details
Muirfield Village Golf Club – Dublin, Ohio
The Workday Charity Open Tournament is played at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Muirfield Village is a golf course that was developed around a community and neighborhood just north of Columbus, Ohio.
The course was designed by the great Jack Nicklaus and one of the iconic landmarks at Muirfield Village Golf Club is a statue of Mr. Nicklaus with a younger golfer.
The course is set up with four Par 3’s, ten Par 4’s and four Par 5’s. The total length of the course is just under 7400 yards and plays out as a Par 72. The course itself is unique in the fact that the Par 3’s are all very short, under 200 yards each, but the Par 4’s play very long!
The fairways at Muirfield Village are pretty easy to hit. They are very big and are wide so the pro’s really shouldn’t struggle too much with hitting the fairways. The problem becomes when they veer off course and land in the rough. The rough at Muirfield Village is absolutely miserable to try to recover from. If you are going to play those golfers that sort of get wild with their shots on the fairways, you could find yourself with a golfer that will struggle all week long.
The greens at Muirfield Village are bullet fast and can be hard to judge. Golfers will need to be careful with their approach shots and even more careful with their putters. If you have a golfer that can’t putt and can’t hit the fairways, you might as well not even play because there is no chance your guy will win this tournament.
Workday Charity Open Tournament System Attributes
One of the first attributes we will focus on is Strokes Gained: Tee To Green. Each year, the winner of the Memorial Tournament, which is played on this same course, seems to rank high in Strokes Gained: Tee To Green. This is mainly due in part to those guys that miss the fairways, and lose those strokes, are going to have a hard time to recover and play well on this course.
Additionally, we want to focus on Greens in Reg. Putting their ball on the greens is going to be very important here at Muirfield Village and therefore we will use Greens In Reg numbers as our second most important attribute. The rest of our attributes are listed below in the order of importance:
- Strokes Gained: Tee To Green
- Greens In Reg
- Strokes Gained: Approach
- Par 5 Scoring
- Strokes Gained: Putting
- Birdie or Better %
- Strokes Gained: Off The Tee
|Aaron Baddeley: 400-1||Harry Higgs: 200-1||Michael Thompson: 175-1|
|Aaron Wise: 225-1||Henrik Norlander: 150-1||Nate Lashley: 250-1|
|Adam Hadwin: 45-1||Hideki Matsuyama: 14-1||Nick Taylor: 125-1|
|Adam Long: 200-1||Hudson Swafford: 150-1||Nick Watney: 300-1|
|Adam Schenk: 150-1||Ian Poulter: 100-1||Pat Perez: 200-1|
|Andrew Landry: 150-1||J.B. Holmes: 150-1||Patrick Cantlay: 15-1|
|Andrew Putnam: 300-1||J.J. Spaun: 250-1||Patrick Reed: 33-1|
|Austin Cook: 300-1||James Hahn: 300-1||Patrick Rodgers: 110-1|
|Beau Hossler: 300-1||Jamie Lovemark: 300-1||Patton Kizzire: 250-1|
|Billy Horschel: 66-1||Jason Day: 66-1||Peter Malnati: 400-1|
|Bo Hoag: 500-1||Jason Dufner: 150-1||Phil Mickelson: 70-1|
|Bo Van Pelt: 750-1||Jason Kokrak: 90-1||Richy Werenski: 150-1|
|Brandon Wu: 200-1||Jerry Kelly: 750-1||Rickie Fowler: 25-1|
|Brandt Snedeker: 100-1||Jhonattan Vegas: 100-1||Rob Oppenheim: 500-1|
|Brendan Steele: 125-1||Jim Furyk: 125-1||Robby Shelton: 400-1|
|Brian Gay: 500-1||Jim Herman: 350-1||Robert Streb: 500-1|
|Brian Stuard: 100-1||Jimmy Walker: 350-1||Roger Sloan: 500-1|
|Brice Garnett: 200-1||Joaquin Niemann: 45-1||Rory Sabbatini: 90-1|
|Bronson Burgoon: 300-1||Joel Dahmen: 80-1||Russell Henley: 100-1|
|Brooks Koepka: 16-1||Jon Rahm: 14-1||Russell Knox: 200-1|
|Bubba Watson: 50-1||Jonathan Byrd: 300-1||Ryan Armour: 90-1|
|Bud Cauley: 125-1||Jordan Spieth: 40-1||Ryan Palmer: 100-1|
|Byeong Hun An: 75-1||Joseph Bramlett: 150-1||Sam Burns: 150-1|
|C.T. Pan: 300-1||Justin Rose: 25-1||Sam Ryder: 250-1|
|Cameron Champ: 66-1||Justin Thomas: 11-1||Scott Harrington: 300-1|
|Cameron Davis: 225-1||K.H. Lee: 200-1||Scott Stallings: 100-1|
|Cameron Percy: 500-1||K.J. Choi: 750-1||Scottie Scheffler: 66-1|
|Cameron Tringale: 150-1||Keegan Bradley: 125-1||Sebastian Cappelen: 500-1|
|Carlos Ortiz: 200-1||Keith Mitchell: 250-1||Sebastian Munoz: 150-1|
|Charl Schwartzel: 200-1||Kevin Stadler: 1,000-1||Sepp Straka: 125-1|
|Charles Howell III: 200-1||Kevin Streelman: 66-1||Seung Yul Noh: 250-1|
|Charley Hoffman: 200-1||Kevin Tway: 400-1||Shane Lowry: 90-1|
|Chase Koepka: 500-1||Kyle Stanley: 125-1||Si Woo Kim: 125-1|
|Chesson Hadley: 200-1||Louis Oosthuizen: 70-1||Steve Stricker: 300-1|
|Chez Reavie: 150-1||Lucas Bjerregaard: 400-1||Stewart Cink: 300-1|
|Chris Kirk: 100-1||Luke Donald: 300-1||Sung Kang: 250-1|
|Chris Stroud: 200-1||Luke List: 125-1||Sungjae Im: 40-1|
|Collin Morikawa: 33-1||Mackenzie Hughes: 150-1||Talor Gooch: 225-1|
|Corey Conners: 80-1||Marc Leishman: 45-1||Ted Potter Jr.: 500-1|
|D.J. Trahan: 500-1||Mark Anderson: 300-1||Tim Wilkinson: 500-1|
|Danny Lee: 225-1||Mark Hubbard: 125-1||Tom Hoge: 150-1|
|David Hearn: 500-1||Martin Trainer: 1,000-1||Troy Merritt: 150-1|
|Davis Love III: 1,000-1||Matt Every: 500-1||Tyler McCumber: 400-1|
|Denny McCarthy: 300-1||Matt Jones: 175-1||Vaughn Taylor: 150-1|
|Dylan Frittelli: 200-1||Matt Kuchar: 40-1||Vijay Singh: 1,000-1|
|Emiliano Grillo: 100-1||Matt Wallace: 90-1||Viktor Hovland: 22-1|
|Fabian Gomez: 300-1||Matthew Fitzpatrick: 50-1||Xander Schauffele: 18-1|
|Gary Woodland: 40-1||Matthew NeSmith: 200-1||Xinjun Zhang: 500-1|
|Graeme McDowell: 200-1||Matthew Wolff: 60-1||Zac Blair: 300-1|
|Grayson Murray: 400-1||Maverick McNealy: 90-1||Zach Johnson: 125-1|
|Hank Lebioda: 400-1||Max Homa: 125-1|
|Harold Varner III: 80-1||Michael Kim: 1,000-1|
Single Wagers To Win
Patrick Cantlay +1400 for 2 Units at BetOnline
Hands down, our favorite play of the week is Patrick Cantlay. Cantlay plays really well here at Muirfield Golf Club, winning last year’s Memorial Tournament and placing 4th the year prior. Cantlay hasn’t really played much since the Covid-19 Pandemic, placing 11th in the Travelers Championship, which is the only tournament he has played in. He should be well rested and come out ready to win this week!
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