PGA Tour Tees Up Sports Betting Return With Charles Schwab Challenge

Charles Schwab Challenge Sign in front of wall of champions listing previous winners

Today’s the day that professional golf enthusiasts have been anticipating for over two months, as the PGA Tour is back in the swing of things with the Charles Schwab Challenge.

The four-day pro golf tournament – which is being contested at the Colonial Golf Course in Fort Worth, TX, and broadcast on CBS – ends a months-long absence of PGA Tour events due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The return of PGA Tour events on the sports calendar is also inspiring action at USA sportsbook sites, as golf fans and bettors alike have been eager for a return to normal activities. 

Players across the board have been waiting to hit the links for a few rounds, and the event roster reflects that. This week’s event on the tour includes upwards of 80% of the top players in the game today, according to a report by CBS Sports.

Here are the current PGA betting odds provided by Bovada Sportsbook for the event’s first round leaderboard.  

PGA Tour Charles Schwab Challenge – First Round Leader

  • Justin Rose -225
  • Brooks Koepka +1400
  • Jon Rahm +1600
  • Billy Horschel +2000
  • Justin Thomas +2000
  • Danny Willett +2500
  • Rory Mcilroy +2800
  • Harold Varner III +4000
  • Jazz Janewattananond +4000
  • Sepp Straka +4000
  • Xander Schauffele +4000
  • Brendon Todd +5000
  • Collin Morikawa +5000
  • Scottie Scheffler +5000
  • Bryson Dechambeau +6600
  • Bubba Watson +6600
  • Cameron Smith +6600
  • J.T. Poston +6600
  • Jason Kokrak +6600
  • Jim Furyk +6600
  • Jordan Spieth +6600
  • Kevin Kisner +6600
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick +6600
  • Rickie Fowler +6600
  • Webb Simpson +6600
  • Byeong-Hun An +8000
  • Jason Day +8000
  • Joaquin Niemann +8000
  • Matt Kuchar +8000
  • Patrick Rodgers +8000
  • Sergio Garcia +8000
  • Talor Gooch +8000
  • Tony Finau +8000

Justin Rose has already entered the clubhouse after posting a first round score of seven under par, and for obvious reasons, is the only golfer listed in the negative per the odds boards.

Those that are familiar with betting on golf likely already realize the level of dominance that is currently being displayed by Rory McIlroy. He has finished in the top 5 at every event he has participated in dating back to August of 2019.  

McIlroy’s current betting odds at top sportsbooks to win this weekend’s event are set at around +1000, which would earn a hefty payout if Rory can make it happen. A wager of $100 on McIlroy to win would earn $1000. 

The only people that are disappointed by today’s events are the fans who typically travel to PGA Tour tournaments, as attendees have been banned from the golf course.

The PGA has also implemented procedures for golfers and caddies to help prevent the potential spread of infection, but so far, not everyone has been following the rules.

Players are supposed to retrieve and replace their own clubs while allowing the caddies to carry the bags and sanitize the flagsticks before and after use.

One major issue with the procedure language is the excessive inclusion of the word “should.” Some players and caddies have exploited this variable term to act as they see fit, absolving themselves of the sanitary requirements.

Players and coaches are also required to maintain a distance of 10 feet from each other. High fives are not allowed, and participants are all being tested for COVID-19. Caddies are also barred from entering the players’ locker room.

Other than that, it is business as usual on the PGA Tour, and sports fans and bettors alike are thrilled with the prospect.

Below are the remaining odds for the eventual winner of this weekend’s tournament, who will take home a grand prize of $7.5 million.

While you won’t make nearly that much betting on the tourney, if your pick has a few good days on the greens, you could win some serious green yourself!

Winner Of The PGA Tour Charles Schwab Challenge

  • Justin Rose +700
  • Brooks Koepka +1000
  • Rory Mcilroy +1000
  • Jon Rahm +1200
  • Justin Thomas +1200
  • Bryson Dechambeau +1400
  • Xander Schauffele +1600
  • Abraham Ancer +2000
  • Collin Morikawa +2200
  • Gary Woodland +2500
  • Sungjae Im +2500
  • Tony Finau +2800
  • Billy Horschel +3300
  • Harold Varner III +3300
  • Daniel Berger +3500
  • Adam Hadwin +4000
  • Brian Harman +4000
  • Corey Conners +4000
  • Jhonattan Vegas +4000
  • Jordan Spieth +4000
  • Kevin Kisner +4000
  • Rickie Fowler +4000
  • Scottie Scheffler +4000
  • Webb Simpson +4500
  • Branden Grace +5000
  • Matt Kuchar +5000
  • Patrick Reed +5000
  • Sergio Garcia +5000
  • Ian Poulter +6600
  • Jason Day +6600
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick +6600
  • Ryan Moore +6600
  • Alex Noren +8000
  • Byeong-Hun An +8000
  • Cameron Champ +8000
  • Danny Willett +8000
  • Jason Kokrak +8000
  • Matt Wolff +8000
  • Vaughn Taylor +8000
  • Jazz Janewattananond +10000
  • Keith Mitchell +10000
  • Dustin Johnson +12500
  • J.T. Poston +12500
  • Jim Furyk +12500
  • Joaquin Niemann +12500
  • Joel Dahmen +12500
  • Marc Leishman +12500
  • Patrick Rodgers +12500
  • Phil Mickelson +12500
  • Rory Sabbatini +12500
  • Brendon Todd +15000
  • Bubba Watson +15000
  • C.T. Pan +15000
  • Cameron Smith +15000
  • Charley Hoffman +15000
  • Christiaan Bezuidenhout +15000
  • Jason Dufner +15000
  • Louis Oosthuizen +15000
  • Lucas Glover +15000
  • Maverick Mcnealy +15000
  • Max Homa +15000
  • Shane Lowry +15000
  • Talor Gooch +15000
  • Viktor Hovland +15000
  • Xinjun Zhang +15000
  • Zach Johnson +15000
  • Nate Lashley +17500
  • Tyler Duncan +17500
  • Andrew Landry +20000
  • Andrew Putnam +20000
  • Danny Lee +20000
  • Doc Redman +20000
  • Emiliano Grillo +20000
  • Erik Van Rooyen +20000
  • Kevin Na +20000
  • Rafa Cabrera Bello +20000
  • Sebastian Munoz +20000
  • Tom Lehman +20000
  • Adam Long +25000
  • Adam Schenk +25000
  • Brice Garnett +25000
  • Bud Cauley +25000
  • Chris Kirk +25000
  • Harris English +25000
  • Harry Higgs +25000
  • Keegan Bradley +25000
  • Lanto Griffin +25000
  • Matt Wallace +25000
  • Matthew Nesmith +25000
  • Nick Watney +25000
  • Scott Piercy +25000
  • Sepp Straka +25000
  • Si Woo Kim +25000
  • Sung Kang +25000
  • Brian Stuard +30000
  • Cameron Davis +30000
  • Carlos Ortiz +30000
  • Charles Howell III +30000
  • Chez Reavie +30000
  • Graeme McDowell +30000
  • Kevin Streelman +30000
  • Mackenzie Hughes +30000
  • Mark Hubbard +30000
  • Matt Jones +30000
  • Pat Perez +30000
  • Peter Uihlein +30000
  • Ryan Palmer +30000
  • Sam Ryder +30000
  • Victor Perez +30000
  • Brendan Steele +40000
  • Denny McCarthy +40000
  • Dylan Fritelli +40000
  • Jimmy Walker +40000
  • Josh Teater +40000
  • Tom Lewis +40000
  • Andy Ogletree +50000
  • Beau Hossler +50000
  • Bernhard Langer +50000
  • Bill Haas +50000
  • Bronson Burgoon +50000
  • Chad Campbell +50000
  • Chesson Hadley +50000
  • Henrick Norlander +50000
  • Kramer Hickok +50000
  • Kyoung-Hoon Lee +50000
  • Richy Werenski +50000
  • Robby Shelton +50000
  • Russell Knox +50000
  • Scott Brown +50000
  • Steve Stricker +50000
  • Tom Hoge +50000
  • Troy Merritt +50000
  • Tyler McCumber +50000
  • Wyndham Clark +50000
  • Zac Blair +50000
  • Brian Gay +75000
  • Doug Ghim +75000
  • Jim Herman +75000
  • Franklin Corpening +100000
  • John Senden +100000
  • Keith Clearwater +100000
  • Kevin Tway +100000
  • Olin Browne +100000
  • Patton Kizzire +100000
  • Scott McCarron +100000

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