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How the public is betting the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge

The betting public likes favorites at the PGA Tour restart, but some longer odds are getting love at the sportsbook.

The PGA Tour resumes its 2019-2020 season on Thursday when the Charles Schwab Challenge tees off at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Tee times are officially set, with the first groups teeing off at 7:50 a.m. ET. Ryan Palmer, Brian Harman, and Bill Haas get things started on Hole No. 1, while J.J. Henry and Tom Hoge start at Hole No. 10.

Rory McIlroy is the favorite in the tournament at DraftKings Sportsbook, currently sitting at +850 to win, +200 to to finish in the top five, and -112 to finish in the top ten. He finished in the top five in all six tournaments he played before the season was suspended. It’s no surprise then that he tops the list of public wagering to win the tournament, with 10% of the total handle and 8% of the total bets placed.

He’s followed by Brooks Koepka, who is +2500 to win. Koepka is tied with Jon Rahm (+1150) at 8% of handle, and leads him with 7% of total bets. Koepka was struggling before the PGA stopped play, due in part to a knee injury that was bugging him. Three months of no golf might be what he needed to get back on track.

The top of the most bet golfers is a lot of favorites, but there are some slightly longer odds getting money. Jordan Spieth (+4600) is getting 6% of handle and 5% of total bets, while Justin Rose (+5000) and Tony Finau (+4500) are getting 4% of each. Spieth is valuable given his success at Colonial. Rose won the tournament back in 2018, and while he has struggled this season, his Colonial success is notable. Finally, Finau was runner-up last year.

Here are some other notable betting splits in the top ten most bet golfers for the tournament.

Justin Thomas (+1650): 6% handle, 5% bets
Rickie Fowler (+3500): 5% handle, 5% bets
Dustin Johnson (+3000): 4% handle, 4% bets
Patrick Reed (+3000): 3% handle, 4% bets

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