Charles Schwaab Challenge Betting Tips
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Charles Schwab Challenge Golf Betting Tips

Charles Schwab Challenge Golf Betting Tips

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Rob Cobley’s Charles Schwab Challenge Tips

Jordan Spieth - 8/1 To Win Brandt Snedeker - 66/1 To Win

The Course

Colonial Country Club - Fort Worth, Texas - Par 70, 7,200 Yards

The PGA Tour returns to action this week at one of its biggest and best venues, Colonial Country Club in Texas.

Built in 1936, and 10 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Colonial was redesigned in 2010, with the most notable changes being the addition of heavy bunkering to give more protection to what is a fairly exposed, flat venue, and one that has previously yielded low scoring winners. The greens are small, firm, and usually elevated so players need to be dialled in with their iron play this week as the heavy bunkering will swallow up any errant shots. Accuracy is the critical statistic at Colonial - both from the tee, and with the approach play. With 12 dog legs, and water in play on 7 holes, players need to be careful, especially with strong winds forecast for this week.

The list of previous winners here is a who’s who of great putters and generally shorter hitters. Length gives you little advantage this week, and this is an event I feel we can do very well at, having missed out last week as Brooks Koepka finished runner up to Phil Mickelson at the USPGA.

Last Five Winners

Year Winner Score
2020 Daniel Berger -15
2019 Kevin Na -13
2018 Justin Rose -20
2017 Kevin Kisner -10
2016 Jordan Spieth -17

The Market Leaders

Jordan Spieth (8/1) won the Charles Schwab back in 2016, and the home town lad from Fort Worth has only finished outside of the top 10 twice in nine attempts at the Charles Schwab in what is a quite remarkable record. Spieth loves this type of challenge, and his improved driving should set him up for an abundance of chances to go low over the four days. His game at the USPGA was far better than the 30th placed finish suggests, and he is a very worthy favourite this week.

Justin Thomas (10/1) played this event for the first time last year as the opening tournament after lockdown and he finished a very respectable 10th. The course should suit him in ways similar to Spieth, although it is hard to assess Thomas’ game at the same level as his great friend presently. His missed cut at last week’s Major continued a procession of bad results following his WGC win back in March, and Justin’s inconsistencies continue to be his downfall. he seems far too short and is much bigger elsewhere in the market.

Mexico’s Abraham Ancer (14/1) is enjoying a rich run of form with finishes of 5,2,8 in his last three events. He has not finished outside the top 25 in four months in what has been a remarkable show of consistency. He only has one PGA Tour win, however, and against the depth of this field is hard to support at the price. He has played here three times with a high of 14th last season. Colin Morikawa (14/1) was runner up here last year on his first appearance, and although he finished 8th last week, his form has not matched up to some of the other players. He is another I am prepared to overlook at the price.

Rob’s Golf Betting Tips

Headline Betting Tip

Jordan Spieth: 8/1 To Win

In what is a largely unusual move for me, I have decided to throw most of my weight behind the market favourite, with a large part of this week’s budget going on Jordan Spieth, win only. There is just so much to love about Jordan this week. Last week his game was excellent. In the final round, he hit 17 greens in regulation, two more than any other player in the field, but he just couldn’t get the putts to drop. It was the same for most of the week, but you can rest assured that on the familiar putting surfaces of Fort Worth, that problem will not arise again.

Spieth has been playing so well for the past couple of months, and there is a genuine argument that he is currently the best golfer in the World once again. Added to that, his high win percentage and the fact that he loves this course above all others, and I can see a perfect storm brewing for Jordan this week. I have therefore backed him with 6 Points win at 8/1.

Other Betting Tip

Brandt Snedeker: 66/1 To Win

I selected Brandt Snedeker a few weeks ago and he failed narrowly to deliver, missing the places by a stroke. Since then, he has gone on to finish 17th two weeks ago, and he looks an ideal fit for this event in his home State. Snedeker finished runner up to Chris Kirk here in 2015, and has never missed a cut at Colonial. He has two top 10s in his last five events, and just one missed cut this season. His course fit is undeniable with laser-like iron play and good, streaky, putting being at the forefront of his game. It is a very competitive field, but Brandt looks the best placed of the mid-range challengers to seriously contend. I will therefore be backing him with 2 Points e/w at 66/1.

Tour Points
European Tour -60
PGA Tour +62
Total +2
2021-05-27