Last week I got burned by not putting money down on Bryson DeChambeau…it happens. I was in no way fading him, but I just didn’t like the 6-1 odds I was getting. Let’s face it, no matter how good you are, it is hard to win golf tournaments, even for heavy favorites. This week the TOUR heads to Muirfield Village for the Workday Charity Open, which we’ll now have a look at for our best picks and parlays for the event. There is no clear-cut favorite, but there is more overall star power than there was in Detroit.
Workday Charity Open Picks & Parlays
Muirfield Village is a very familiar stop on The PGA TOUR, as it has been the host of The Memorial since 1976. The track itself is longer than the courses we’ve seen since the restart, checking in around 7,400 yards and a par 72.
When it comes to my picks to win it all, I’ve done the research for you. I looked for guys that have had successful past history here and guys that are playing well since the restart. Consistency is key, especially if we want to hit it big.
Here are my three favorite picks for the Workday Charity Open and a nice darkhorse to take a flier on:
Gary Woodland +3500
While Woodland’s iron play has been solid, his driver has been all over the place, and that is putting it kindly. Big hitters with good iron play like Woodland have enjoyed success on a course like this in the past. He also finished in ninth place just a month ago at Colonial, and has two career finishes of sixth-or-better at this venue. If he can get his driver going again, he has a chance to be there come Sunday.
Xander Schauffele +1700
A little chalky pick here, but after a T-14 here last year and a T-3 in his first event back following the restart, this is good value for one of the most consistent guys in the game. His stats have been so good that he should have won this year by now. He’s also at his best putting on Bentgrass greens, just another reason to toss some money on him this weekend and next.
Scottie Scheffler +9000
I have no idea what to expect from Scheffler at the Workday Charity Open, but the price is too good to pass up here so he makes a pick. Scheffler is a great ball-striker who can gain strokes both off the tee and with his approach play. He has been all over the place, but let’s hope he can take away something from last week. He’s at a very undervalued price here and all my models love him to have a bounce back this week.
Joel Dahmen +10000
Dahmen is a guy who has been playing really well in 2020. He was playing well before the break and in his three events since the restart, he’s kept up the consistent play. In that stretch, he’s hit nearly 75% of his greens.
I know it is a 100/1 longshot, but it is worth a small sprinkle if you can spare it.
Another option might be to buy him in the top-20 market if you want to play it a little safer. I, on the other hand, like to usually pick one or two crazy fliers to make things more interesting every weekend, and this weekend for the Workday Charity Open is now different!