Workday Charity Open Handicapping Preview and Betting Tips

by Earl Campbell | July 6, 2020 |

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

Par 72

7,392 yards

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

Opening Odds

Aaron Baddeley: 400-1Harry Higgs: 200-1Michael Thompson: 175-1
Aaron Wise: 225-1Henrik Norlander: 150-1Nate Lashley: 250-1
Adam Hadwin: 45-1Hideki Matsuyama: 14-1Nick Taylor: 125-1
Adam Long: 200-1Hudson Swafford: 150-1Nick Watney: 300-1
Adam Schenk: 150-1Ian Poulter: 100-1Pat Perez: 200-1
Andrew Landry: 150-1J.B. Holmes: 150-1Patrick Cantlay: 15-1
Andrew Putnam: 300-1J.J. Spaun: 250-1Patrick Reed: 33-1
Austin Cook: 300-1James Hahn: 300-1Patrick Rodgers: 110-1
Beau Hossler: 300-1Jamie Lovemark: 300-1Patton Kizzire: 250-1
Billy Horschel: 66-1Jason Day: 66-1Peter Malnati: 400-1
Bo Hoag: 500-1Jason Dufner: 150-1Phil Mickelson: 70-1
Bo Van Pelt: 750-1Jason Kokrak: 90-1Richy Werenski: 150-1
Brandon Wu: 200-1Jerry Kelly: 750-1Rickie Fowler: 25-1
Brandt Snedeker: 100-1Jhonattan Vegas: 100-1Rob Oppenheim: 500-1
Brendan Steele: 125-1Jim Furyk: 125-1Robby Shelton: 400-1
Brian Gay: 500-1Jim Herman: 350-1Robert Streb: 500-1
Brian Stuard: 100-1Jimmy Walker: 350-1Roger Sloan: 500-1
Brice Garnett: 200-1Joaquin Niemann: 45-1Rory Sabbatini: 90-1
Bronson Burgoon: 300-1Joel Dahmen: 80-1Russell Henley: 100-1
Brooks Koepka: 16-1Jon Rahm: 14-1Russell Knox: 200-1
Bubba Watson: 50-1Jonathan Byrd: 300-1Ryan Armour: 90-1
Bud Cauley: 125-1Jordan Spieth: 40-1Ryan Palmer: 100-1
Byeong Hun An: 75-1Joseph Bramlett: 150-1Sam Burns: 150-1
C.T. Pan: 300-1Justin Rose: 25-1Sam Ryder: 250-1
Cameron Champ: 66-1Justin Thomas: 11-1Scott Harrington: 300-1
Cameron Davis: 225-1K.H. Lee: 200-1Scott Stallings: 100-1
Cameron Percy: 500-1K.J. Choi: 750-1Scottie Scheffler: 66-1
Cameron Tringale: 150-1Keegan Bradley: 125-1Sebastian Cappelen: 500-1
Carlos Ortiz: 200-1Keith Mitchell: 250-1Sebastian Munoz: 150-1
Charl Schwartzel: 200-1Kevin Stadler: 1,000-1Sepp Straka: 125-1
Charles Howell III: 200-1Kevin Streelman: 66-1Seung Yul Noh: 250-1
Charley Hoffman: 200-1Kevin Tway: 400-1Shane Lowry: 90-1
Chase Koepka: 500-1Kyle Stanley: 125-1Si Woo Kim: 125-1
Chesson Hadley: 200-1Louis Oosthuizen: 70-1Steve Stricker: 300-1
Chez Reavie: 150-1Lucas Bjerregaard: 400-1Stewart Cink: 300-1
Chris Kirk: 100-1Luke Donald: 300-1Sung Kang: 250-1
Chris Stroud: 200-1Luke List: 125-1Sungjae Im: 40-1
Collin Morikawa: 33-1Mackenzie Hughes: 150-1Talor Gooch: 225-1
Corey Conners: 80-1Marc Leishman: 45-1Ted Potter Jr.: 500-1
D.J. Trahan: 500-1Mark Anderson: 300-1Tim Wilkinson: 500-1
Danny Lee: 225-1Mark Hubbard: 125-1Tom Hoge: 150-1
David Hearn: 500-1Martin Trainer: 1,000-1Troy Merritt: 150-1
Davis Love III: 1,000-1Matt Every: 500-1Tyler McCumber: 400-1
Denny McCarthy: 300-1Matt Jones: 175-1Vaughn Taylor: 150-1
Dylan Frittelli: 200-1Matt Kuchar: 40-1Vijay Singh: 1,000-1
Emiliano Grillo: 100-1Matt Wallace: 90-1Viktor Hovland: 22-1
Fabian Gomez: 300-1Matthew Fitzpatrick: 50-1Xander Schauffele: 18-1
Gary Woodland: 40-1Matthew NeSmith: 200-1Xinjun Zhang: 500-1
Graeme McDowell: 200-1Matthew Wolff: 60-1Zac Blair: 300-1
Grayson Murray: 400-1Maverick McNealy: 90-1Zach Johnson: 125-1
Hank Lebioda: 400-1Max Homa: 125-1
Harold Varner III: 80-1Michael 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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