Charles Schwab Challenge Matchup Picks

By Tom Wilkinson

The PGA Tour heads to Texas this week for the Charles Schwab Challenge. Scottie Scheffler, who has risen to No. 1 in the latest World Golf Rankings after his second-place finish in last week’s PGA Championship, is listed as the betting favorite at BetRivers. Despite this week’s event taking place the week following a major and not having a the designated status and the huge prize purse, the field is actually pretty good with a number of top ranked players in the field. I went 2-2-1 last week with the matchups at the PGA Championship. Let’s look at Charles Schwab Challenge matchup picks.


Defending Champion: Sam Burns


Tournament Notes: Experience is critical at Colonial, as no first-time player at Colonial has won the event since Sergio Garcia in 2001. The grass from tee to green is Bermuda but the greens are bentgrass. The scoring should be better than last year, as the weather looks favorable.


Charles Schwab Challenge Matchups
Scheffler, Scottie -250 vs. Finau, Tony
Scheffler, Scottie -270 vs. Hovland, Viktor
Spieth, Jordan -122 vs. Morikawa, Collin
Spieth, Jordan -120 vs. Hovland, Viktor
Morikawa, Collin -120 vs. Sungjae Im
Fleetwood, Tommy -118 vs. Fowler, Rickie
Im, Sungjae -154 vs. Homa, Max
Henley, Russell -118 vs. Rose, Justin
Finau, Tony -186 vs. Burns, Sam
Homa, Max -120 vs. Burns, Sam
Fleetwood, Tommy -120 vs. Rose, Justin
Fowler, Rickie -125 vs. Henley, Russell
Kirk, Chris -120 vs. Si Woo Kim
McCarthy, Denny -137 vs. Davis, Cameron
Jaeger, Stephan -120 vs. Kyoung-Hoon Lee
Harman, Brian -137 vs. Byeong Hun An
Moore, Taylor -120 vs. Hoge, Tom
Kitayama, Kurt -120 vs. Min Woo Lee
Bezuidenhout, Christiaan -114 vs. Todd, Brendon
Taylor, Nick -120 vs. Poston, J.T.
Rodgers, Patrick -120 vs. Grillo, Emiliano
Ryan Fox v Hayden Buckley - Tournament Match Bet
Buckley, Hayden -126 vs. Fox, Ryan
Jaeger, Stephan -126 vs. Todd, Brendon
McCarthy, Denny -164 vs. Lee, Min Woo

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Hovland, Viktor -110 vs. Spieth, Jordan


Hovland continues to play well and he has also finished in the Top 25 in both of his previous trips to Fort Worth. Spieth played okay last week with his wrist injury, but I don’t know that I want to back him until he has had some time off to fully heal. I know that Spieth has played well at Colonial in the past, but I am just not sold he is fully healed. I’ll take Hovland in this matchup.


Kirk, Chris -120 vs. Si Woo Kim


I took a shot with Kirk in the picks article and I’ll back him in this matchup as well. I expect Kirk to play well and I have gone against Kim quite a few times in previous matchups. We usually know by Friday afternoon how Kim is going to do, as he is usually in contention or completely out of it. I’ll take Kirk in this golf betting matchup.


Grillo, Emiliano -110 vs. Rodgers, Patrick


Grillo has played well at Colonial in the past with four top 25 finishes. He didn’t make the cut last week at the PGA but he has been playing well with a tie for 7th, a tie for 5th and a tie for 23rd. I’ll take Grillo in this matchup at the short price


Kitayama, Kurt -120 vs. Min Woo Lee


Kitayama played really well last week, as he tied for 4th. He actually led the field in par-5 scoring. He played for the first time at Colonial last year and did make the cut. I expect him to play well this week and I’ll take him in this matchup against Lee.


Davis, Cameron +107 vs. McCarthy, Denny


Davis continues to move up the World Golf Rankings, as he is now 49th. He played well last week with a tie for 4th. He played well in this event a year ago, as he tied for 7th. I am definitely surprised at the price of this matchup, as I think Davis should be favored. I’ll take him at plus money.

Check out the Charles Schwab Challenge matchups odds at BetRivers.