In case you missed it, the PGA Tour returns this week! The Charles Schwab Challenge will be held this upcoming week, starting on Thursday, and it will be the first tournament played since the cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The field at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas has been expanded and is star-studded.

When I say loaded, I mean loaded, as it features the top five golfers in the world rankings, including No. 1 Webb Simpson, and 17 of the current top 20 players in the FedExCup standings.

PGA Returns At Colonial, Fort Worth

The Colonial Country Club is a 7,209-yard, par-70 course, so this should be fun to watch.

As for picks before the week gets started, if you are looking to go chalk, look no further than Jon Rahm at +900.

Rahm is ranked fourth in the Golfweek world rankings and prior to the break, he was one of the best golfers in the world. He had finishes of second, T-3, T-9 and 10th in five events in 2020. How is that or consistency?

He’s seventh in the field in Ball Striking and fourth in Birdies or Better Gained. He missed the cut at Colonial last year, but he was T-5 in 2018 and T-2 in 2017.

Barring a disaster, Rahm should be there come Sunday.

Jason Day (+6600)

After looking at the top-tier guys, Day sticks out as the PGA Tour returns, especially the fact that no one has been better than over their last 100 rounds on Bentgrass greens. He hasn’t won since doing so twice in 2018, but maybe this extended break will help him clear his mind and get him back on the right track.

And, last but not least, here is a long shot I am definitely throwing down a little money on: Emiliano Grillo (+15000)

I look for consistency and familiarity with the course when picking my long shots. I have both in Grillo, who has made the cut in each of his last four trips to Fort Worth, finishing third in 2018 and T-19 last year.

His 1.57 strokes gained per round at Colonial rank sixth in the field among those with a minimum of 10 rounds played. Definitely worth the sprinkle.

Now, let’s look at the odds for the return of the PGA at Colonial, courtesy of Draftkings:

NameOdds
Rory McIlroy+750
Jon Rahm+900
Justin Thomas+1400
Webb Simpson+1800
Bryson Dechambeau+2200
Brooks Koepka+2200
Xander Schauffele+2200
Dustin Johnson+2800
Rickie Fowler+3300
Patrick Reed+3300
Scottie Scheffler+3300
Sungjae Im+3300
Tony Finau+4000
Matt Kuchar+4000
Marc Leishman+4000
Collin Morikawa+4500
Justin Rose+4500
Gary Woodland+4500
Matthew Fitzpatrick+5000
Shane Lowry+5000
Louis Oosthuizen+5000
Kevin Na+5500
Jordan Spieth+5500
Daniel Berger+6600
Byeong Hun An+6600
Jason Day+6600
Viktor Hovland+6600
Ryan Palmer+6600
Brandt Snedeker+6600
Abraham Ancer+7000
Joel Dahmen+8000
Harris English+8000
Max Homa+8000
Billy Horschel+8000
Kevin Kisner+8000
Joaquin Niemann+8000
Adam Hadwin+9000
Brian Harman+9000
Russell Knox+9000
Bubba Watson+9000
Bud Cauley+10000
Branden Grace+10000
Harry Higgs+10000
Tom Hoge+10000
Jason Kokrak+10000
Maverick McNealy+10000
Ryan Moore+10000
Sebastian Munoz+10000
Alexander Noren+10000
Christiaan Bezuidenhout+12500
Jim Furyk+12500
Talor Gooch+12500
Lanto Griffin+12500
Danny Lee+12500
Phil Mickelson+12500
Scott Piercy+12500
Ian Poulter+12500
Chez Reavie+12500
Rory Sabbatini+12500
Cameron Smith+12500
Brendan Steele+12500
Kevin Streelman+12500
Nick Taylor+12500
Matthew Wolff+12500
Keegan Bradley+15000
Rafa Cabrera-Bello+15000
Corey Conners+15000
Jason Dufner+15000
Dylan Frittelli+15000
Emiliano Grillo+15000
Charley Hoffman+15000
Charles Howell+15000
Zach Johnson+15000
Graeme McDowell+15000
Carlos Ortiz+15000
Victor Perez+15000
J.T. Poston+15000
Andrew Putnam+15000
Patrick Rodgers+15000
Adam Schenk+15000
Vaughn Taylor+15000
Brendon Todd+15000
Harold Varner III+15000
Jimmy Walker+15000
Erik van Rooyen+15000
J.B. Holmes+17500
Andrew Landry+17500
Adam Long+17500
Matthew NeSmith+17500
Steve Stricker+17500
Danny Willett+17500
C.T. Pan+20000
Cameron Champ+20000
Wyndham Clark+20000
Lucas Glover+20000
Beau Hossler+20000
Mark Hubbard+20000
Mackenzie Hughes+20000
Matt Jones+20000
Chris Kirk+20000
Tom Lewis+20000
Troy Merritt+20000
Keith Mitchell+20000
Pat Perez+20000
Sung Kang+20000
Kevin Tway+20000
Jhonattan Vegas+20000
Matt Wallace+20000
Nick Watney+20000
Kyoung-Hoon Lee+25000
Nate Lashley+25000
Andy Ogletree+25000
Robby Shelton+25000
Si Woo Kim+25000
Zac Blair+35000
Tyler Duncan+35000
Brian Gay+35000
Bill Haas+35000
Chesson Hadley+35000
Kramer Hickok+35000
Jazz Janewattananond+35000
Peter Uihlein+35000
Xinjun Zhang+35000
Scott Brown+50000
Bronson Burgoon+50000
Chad Campbell+50000
Scott Harrington+50000
J.J. Henry+50000
Jim Herman+50000
Patton Kizzire+50000
Bernhard Langer+50000
Tyler McCumber+50000
John Senden+50000
Brian Stuard+50000
Olin Browne+100000
Keith Clearwater+100000
Franklin Corpening+100000
David Frost+100000
Tom Lehman+100000
Scott McCarron+100000

Boy are we glad PGA golf has returned! Good luck with your bets everyone.