Competitors swarming into “Jack’s Place” can all breathe a major sigh of relief.
Bryson and his mammoth 365-yard tee shots are taking the week off.
DeChambeau’s absence in Dublin shifts the focus to some other heavy hitters in the game, as well as one of the most acclaimed venues in the entire county. The hospitality at Muirfield Village Golf Club is second to none, and the greens are some of the fastest you’ll see all season long.
With that being said, players will face a much more benign setup compared to the one they will face nextweek at the Memorial.
Before I get into my prediction for who will win, here’s a quick look at the Workday Charity Open odds.
2020 Workday Charity Open Odds to Win
Byeong Hun An+6600
Harold Varner III+8000
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Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm lead the way after recharging their batteries this past week.
The top golf sportsbooks online installed Patrick Cantlay next in line, which makes sense considering Cantlay won the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in 2019. Speaking of some of the betting favorites who skipped the Rocket Mortgage Classic, Brooks Koepka, Xander Schauffele, and Justin Rose are all back in action.
Nevertheless, there’s one individual hovering near the top of the Workday Charity Open odds sheet that did play in Detroit.
Target Hideki Matsuyama?
Once you start factoring everything in, Hideki Matsuyama is absolutely worth a look. Given the uncertainty surrounding this event (late fill-in due to the 2020 John Deere Classic being canceled), it would be shrewd to target a player who we know is going to hit lots of fairways and greens, and in turn, give himself tons of birdie opportunities.
Well, how many guys wear out the center of the clubface more often than Hideki?
Matsuyama was on point at Detroit Golf Club, ranking 3rd in SG: tee-to-green, and let’s not look past his terrific course history at Muirfield Village. Hideki won the Memorial in 2014 and has a bunch of other solid finishes here, including tying for 6th in 2019.
My Workday Charity Open Pick
Typically, pegging a guy to win who’s listed at +5000 means I’d be going out on a limb. However, is it really that far-fetched to expect Matthew Wolff to be in contention this weekend in Ohio?
I’m fully aware that Wolff’s runner-up finish at the Rocket Mortgage Classic was the first time he cracked the top 50 since January. I’m also aware that this kid is longer than Dustin or Rory and walks around with more swagger than Brooks Koepka.
Did I mention he’s coming off racking up 30 birdies and an eagle?
Matthew has never played in the Memorial, so he won’t be caught off guard if and when the golf course isn’t playing how it has in the past.
Get ready to see him bomb his driver and flip a lot of wedges, and we just caught a firsthand glance at what happens when he gets on a roll.
I suggest booking Wolff as your Workday Charity Open pick now. Something tells me this +5000 price tag isn’t going to last.
More Workday Charity Open Betting
I’m loving Matthew Wolff at +5000, but I’m not throwing all of my eggs into one basket. There are a few Workday Charity Open sleepers who caught my eye, there’s another “Milly Maker” on DraftKings, and there are head-to-head matchups worth exploring.
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