2020 Workday Charity Open odds: Surprising PGA picks, best predictions from model that nailed six majors

2020 Workday Charity Open odds: Surprising PGA picks, best predictions from model that nailed six majors

The 2020 Workday Charity Open will provide spectators with star-studded groupings through the first two days of action. Justin Thomas, who’s recorded two wins on tour this season, will play alongside Brooks Koepka and Jason Day when the action gets underway on Thursday from Muirfield Village Golf Club. Thomas, a 12-time PGA Tour champion, enters this week’s event as the Vegas favorite at 11-1 according to the latest 2020 Workday Charity Open odds.

Meanwhile, Jordan Spieth will be paired with Phil Mickelson and Patrick Cantlay, who hasn’t missed a cut in 15 starts since the 2019 Zurich Classic. Cantlay also finished on top of the leaderboard in his last start at Muirfield Village. Thursday’s 2020 Workday Charity Open tee times show the trio heading to hole No. 1 at 1:10 p.m. ET. Before locking in your 2020 Workday Charity Open picks or entering any PGA DFS tournaments on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to see the golf predictions and projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

SportsLine’s prediction model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, is coming off yet another win, calling Bryson DeChambeau the outright winner at the Rocket Mortgage Classic last week. It has also nailed two of the last three majors entering the weekend. It predicted Gary Woodland’s first career major championship at the U.S. Open even though he wasn’t the favorite entering the weekend. The result: Woodland held off a late charge from Brooks Koepka and won by three strokes. The model also called Koepka’s historic victory at the 2019 PGA Championship, predicting he’d hold his lead in the home stretch.

In all, the advanced computer model has nailed a whopping six majors entering the weekend. This season, the model called Justin Thomas (15-2) winning the CJ Cup, Rory McIlroy (11-2) taking down the WGC-HSBC Champions and Viktor Hovland (11-1) earning his first career PGA Tour victory at the Puerto Rico Open.

McClure also returned a whopping +788 during the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge, including nailing top-five bets on Xander Schauffele +650 and Collin Morikawa +900. Additionally, the model was extremely high on 30-1 long shot winner Webb Simpson at the RBC Heritage. The model had him in the top five from the start and McClure’s best bets included Simpson winning outright. Those who followed that advice saw a whopping +3000 return. Anyone who has followed his golf picks has seen huge returns. 

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Now that the Workday Charity Open 2020 field is locked, SportsLine simulated the event 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. Head to SportsLine now to see the full projected leaderboard.

The model’s top 2020 Workday Charity Open predictions 

One huge shocker the model is calling for at the Workday Charity Open 2020: Brooks Koepka, a four-time major champion and one of the top Vegas favorites at 14-1, stumbles big-time and doesn’t even crack the top 10. Koepka showed signs of a turnaround when he finished seventh at the RBC Heritage a couple weeks back, but he hasn’t been consistent enough this season to trust at these odds.

In seven PGA Tour events this season, he’s missed the cut twice and withdrawn once. Outside of his top-10 finish at the RBC Heritage, his best finish among the events he finished is 32nd at the Charles Schwab Challenge. He ranks No. 192 on tour in driving accuracy percentage (54.22) and No. 176 in greens-in-regulation percentage (64.90). Those alarming stats make him one of the 2020 Workday Charity Open favorites to avoid this week. 

Another surprise: Viktor Hovland, a massive 22-1 long shot, makes a strong run at the title. He has a much better chance to win it all than his odds imply, so he’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. Hovland enters the Workday Open 2020 hitting the ball extremely well off the tee, averaging over 300 yards per drive this season. The 22-year-old ranks 35th on the PGA Tour in greens in regulation percentage (70.17), which helped him secure his first career PGA Tour victory earlier this season at the Puerto Rico Open.

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In addition, Hovland has finished in the top 25 in his four starts since the PGA Tour resumed play. And with a scoring average of 70.054, which ranks 18th on tour, Hovland is one of the top value picks who can climb the 2020 Workday Charity Open leaderboard.

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Also, the model says four other golfers with odds of 22-1 or longer will make a strong run at the title, including an astronomical long shot going off higher than 35-1. Anyone who backs these underdogs could hit it big. You can only see them here.

So who wins the 2020 Workday Charity Open? And which long shots stun the golfing world? Check out the odds below and then visit SportsLine now to see the projected 2020 Workday Charity Open leaderboard, all from the model that’s nailed six golf majors and just called last week’s winner, and find out.

2020 Workday Charity Open odds (via William Hill)

Justin Thomas 11-1
Jon Rahm 12-1
Hideki Matsuyama 14-1
Brooks Koepka 14-1
Patrick Cantlay 14-1
Xander Schauffele 16-1
Viktor Hovland 22-1
Justin Rose 25-1
Rickie Fowler 28-1
Collin Morikawa 28-1
Patrick Reed 33-1
Jordan Spieth 35-1
Marc Leishman 35-1
Joaquin Niemann 35-1
Sung-Jae Im 40-1
Adam Hadwin 40-1
Matt Kuchar 40-1
Gary Woodland 50-1
Matthew Wolff 50-1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 50-1
Bubba Watson 60-1
Phil Mickelson 66-1
Scottie Scheffler 66-1
Byeong Hun An 66-1
Joel Dahmen 66-1
Corey Conners 66-1
Kevin Streelman 66-1
Louis Oosthuizen 66-1
Jason Day 66-1
Shane Lowry 66-1
Cameron Champ 70-1
Ian Poulter 80-1
Brandt Snedeker 80-1
Billy Horschel 80-1
Chris Kirk 80-1
Chez Reavie 80-1
Maverick McNealy 80-1
Ryan Armour 90-1
Harold Varner 90-1
Jason Kokrak 90-1
Brian Stuard 90-1
Sepp Straka 90-1
Rory Sabbatini 100-1
Matt Wallace 100-1
Ryan Palmer 100-1
Mark Hubbard 100-1
Russell Henley 100-1
Emiliano Grillo 100-1
Patrick Rodgers 100-1
Scott Stallings 100-1
Keegan Bradley 125-1
Tom Hoge 125-1
Si-Woo Kim 125-1
Bud Cauley 125-1
Jason Dufner 125-1
J.B. Holmes 125-1
Jhonattan Vegas 125-1
Lanto Griffin 125-1
Troy Merritt 125-1
Zach Johnson 125-1
Brendan Steele 125-1
Mackenzie Hughes 125-1
Seung-Yul Noh 125-1
Max Homa 125-1
Jim Furyk 150-1
Charley Hoffman 150-1
Charles Howell 150-1
Vaughn Taylor 150-1
Kyle Stanley 150-1
Cameron Tringale 150-1
Luke List 150-1
Pat Perez 150-1
Nick Taylor 150-1
Michael Thompson 150-1
Adam Long 150-1
Sam Burns 150-1
Andrew Landry 150-1
Richy Werenski 150-1
Graeme McDowell 150-1
Andrew Putnam 200-1
Charl Schwartzel 200-1
Sam Ryder 200-1
Patton Kizzire 200-1
Brice Garnett 200-1
Danny Lee 200-1
Chris Stroud 200-1
Carlos Ortiz 200-1
Adam Schenk 200-1
Harry Higgs 200-1
J.J. Spaun 200-1
Dylan Frittelli 200-1
Joseph Bramlett 200-1
Hudson Swafford 200-1
Aaron Wise 200-1
Sebastian Munoz 200-1
Nate Lashley 250-1
Brandon Wu 250-1
Nick Watney 250-1
Henrik Norlander 250-1
Russell Knox 250-1
Matthew NeSmith 250-1
Chesson Hadley 250-1
Talor Gooch 250-1
Jimmy Walker 250-1
Sung-Hoon Kang 250-1
Jonathan Byrd 250-1
Matt Jones 250-1
Scott Harrington 300-1
Steve Stricker 300-1
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 300-1
C.T. Pan 300-1
Chase Koepka 300-1
Cameron Davis 300-1
Tyler McCumber 300-1
Stewart Cink 300-1
Fabian Gomez 300-1
James Hahn 300-1
Keith Mitchell 300-1
Zac Blair 400-1
Austin Cook 400-1
Lucas Bjerregaard 400-1
Jamie Lovemark 400-1
Beau Hossler 400-1
Luke Donald 400-1
Bronson Burgoon 400-1
Jim Herman 400-1
Brian Gay 500-1
David Hearn 500-1
Kevin Stadler 500-1
Mark Anderson 500-1
Sebastian Cappelen 500-1
Grayson Murray 500-1
Davis Love 500-1
Bo Van Pelt 500-1
Robert Streb 500-1
Ted Potter 500-1
Xinjun Zhang 500-1
Michael Kim 500-1
Tim Wilkinson 500-1
Robby Shelton 500-1
Denny McCarthy 500-1
D.J. Trahan 500-1
Roger Sloan 500-1
Bo Hoag 500-1
K.J. Choi 500-1
Hank Lebioda 500-1
Rob Oppenheim 500-1
Aaron Baddeley 500-1
Peter Malnati 500-1
Cameron Percy 500-1
Kevin Tway 500-1
Matt Every 750-1
Jerry Kelly 750-1
Vijay Singh 750-1
Martin Trainer 1000-1

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