2020 Workday Charity Open
Expert Picks and Tournament Preview

Workday Charity Open LogoWith the pandemic causing a postponement of some tournaments the Workday Charity Open tournament was created to fill in the schedule slot hole left after the John Deere Classic was cancelled.

Originally the John Deere was to be the first event on the PGA Tour with fans once again in attendance but the health regulations in Illinois was going to limit how many fans could come and that financially was not going to make it feasible to hold the tournament. The PGA Tour decided to create a new tournament for that week and hold it at Muirfield Village Golf Club which is holding the Memorial Tournament the following week and that will be the first event that fans can once again attend.

If you want more detailed info about the Muirfield golf course, read our Memorial Tournament Sleeper Picks Page which talks more indepth about Muirfield.

2020 Workday Charity Open Preview

With this being a new tournament you will get a mixed bag of players this week in the field. It is a 156 man field but some may choose to skip the event to prepare for next week after having just played 3-4 weeks in a row and some will play to get a better feel for the course that they will play on next week for the Memorial Tournament.

The course will be basically the same although there are going to be some changes in setup for the following week. The rough at the Workday Charity Open will be shorter and they plan on using different tee boxes this week to protect the normal tee boxes for next week. The course may play a different yardage than what is currently posted. The tournament organziers plan to also slow down the putting surfaces to allow for different pin placements for the week as well.

It's a good week to make a bet on the Workday Charity Open since this is a different set up than normally is found at Muirfield and the betting odds may be inflated since it is a bit harder to handicap a winner this week. Check out Intertops if you are looking for a new golf betting site and want the current betting odds for the Workday Charity Open.

Bet on Golf for the Workday Charity Open

Dates - July 19 – July 12, 2020

Prize Pool - $6,200,000

First Place - $1,116,000

FedEx Cup Points - 500

Muirfield Village Golf Course

2020 Workday Charity Open Golf Course

Name of Course – Muirfield Village GC

Where is Muirfield Village GC - Dublin, OH

Muirfield Village GCPar – 72

Yards – 7392

Slope Rating - 153

Year Built – 1974

Designed by - Jack Nicklaus


The Workday Charity Open info - Trends, Tidbits

  • 156 Player Field
  • $6.2 Million Prize Purse
  • Tiger Woods has won 5 times (1999, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2012)

2020 Workday Charity Open Fantasy Golf Picks

Hideki Matsuyama –  Matsuyama may just be heating up right in time for a course that he play well at. He missed the cut at the RBC Heritage and then caught fire a bit on the weekend at the Rocket Mortgage Classic and now walks into Muirfield Village GC where he won his first PGA Tournament in 2014 and has two other Top 10 finishes included a 6th place last year. As mentioned, he will see a bit of a different course this week for the Workday Open but he will be coming in with confidence in his game and in his past history there. You should still get decent odds at Intertops if you bet on Matsuyama to win outright.

Justin Rose –  Boom or Bust is how to best describe Justin Rose at the Muirfield Village course who has 9 Top 15 finishes including one win but his other four appearances are 3 MC and a 75th place result. Rose is still a top golfer in the world and should adapt to the different course easily making him a solid bet to win this week or at least to bet on for twosome and threesome matches.

2020 Workday Charity Open Golf Betting Picks

Joaquin Niemann –  Niemann has played at the Muirfield Village GC twice finishing in 6th and 27th. He has played well since the return and makes a solid fantasy golf pick that won’t be too expensive for your salary cap lineups. He took a break last week to rest up for this next stretch of tournaments and that could give him a bit of an advantage over those that are in the midst of playing a whole bunch of tournaments.

Sungjae Im –  Im has been just “OK” since the return of golf and last year at Muirfield Village wasn’t a great result either (T57) but Im is a good golfer and he could be a sneaky fantasy pick to have in your DFS lineup that may not be as pricey as some of the other picks. He won’t be priced like a sleeper pick at FanDuel or DraftKings but he should be a solid value pick for your lineups.

Current Betting Odds for the Workday Charity Open

Why you need expert picks for the 2020 Workday Charity Open?

Although the tournament will be played at Muirfield and there is history with the course, the tournament organizers and the PGA Tour have stated that they will be changing the tee boxes and pin placements and making it a different course than what it looks like for a Memorial Tournament next week. Using stats like the ones offered at Golfstats.com as well as having someone like Sal from Golfstats that has walked the course before and give you a more personal expertise on the golf course will give you an advantage over someone that simply makes picks without ever having even been to Muirfield Village. If you want to see how it works, click the video to check it out: