CHARLES SCHWAB CHALLENGE 2022 BETTING PREVIEW & TIPS

CHARLES SCHWAB 2022 BETTING PREVIEW & TIPS by @NelsonsGolfTips

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COLONIAL COUNTRY CLUB (Fort Worth)

We’re going back to Texas after an enthralling PGA Championship in which Justin Thomas prevailed after a play-off with Will Zalatoris. It was everything and more I expected at Southern Hills, it’s been there five times and I don’t think you will have to too long to see it there again.

Course

Colonial Country Club is a Par 70 measuring at 7209 yards.

The greens are Bentgrass.

The Charles Schwab has been hosted here since 2014, prior to that it was called the Crowne Plaza Invitational, the Dean & Deluca, the bank of America, Southern West Bell and the Fort Worth invitational. 

The tournament is associated with Ben Hogan (unofficially) and is commonly referred as Hogans Alley, he was a long-time resident at Fort Worth and won the tournament five times.

The signature holes of this course are holes 3,4 and 5, which are known as the Horrible Horseshoe, the holes are made up of two par 4s and a par 3-4th they are the toughest stretch of the course, year in year out.

CHARLES SCHWAB CHALLENGE HISTORY

Looking back at the past ten winners there seems to be a mix of players who have a short game to die for, or players who have excelled as good ball strikers. 

2021 KOKRAK –14 SGAPP 8TH SGOTT 1ST SGT2G 2ND SGPUTT 7TH SGARG 61ST  

2020 BERGER –15 SGAPP 5TH SGOTT 31ST SGT2G 4TH SGPUTT 7TH

SGARG 27TH  

2019 NA –13 SGAPP 1ST SGOTT 18TH SGT2G 2ND SGPUTT 2ND

SGARG 57TH

2018 ROSE –20 SGAPP 1ST SGOTT 4TH SGT2G 1ST SGPUTT 26TH

SGARG 27TH

2017 KISNER –10 SGAPP 25TH SGOTT 46TH SGT2G 5TH SGPUTT 6TH

SGARG 3RD

2016 SPIETH –17 SGAPP 38TH SGOTT 6TH SGT2G 7TH SGPUTT 2ND

SGARG 10TH

2015 KIRK –12 SGAPP 31ST SGOTT 85TH SGT2G 34TH SGPUTT 3RD

SGARG 29TH

2014 SCOTT –9 SGAPP 3RD SGOTT 8TH SGT2G 9TH SGPUTT 26TH 

SGARG 61ST

2013 WEEKLEY –14 SGAPP 1ST SGOTT 22ND SGT2G 1ST SGPUTT 33RD SGARG 28TH

2012 Z JOHNSON –12 SGAPP 16TH SGOTT 23RD SGT2G 7TH SGPUTT 3RD SGARG 4TH

2011 TOMS –15 SGAPP 1ST SGOTT 15TH SGT2G 2ND SGPUTT 8TH SGARG 58TH

ANGLES IN 

Looking over all the stats, form past tournaments and past winners, there are some obvious pointers, it seems were looking for a mix of players who are straight off the tee, with a mix of good iron players and short game wizards, players have excelled here with good SGOTT-SGTTG-SGAPR.

As correlations go there are a couple of courses that keep popping up, the Heritage is one of them, with most the players who have won the Charles Schwab have played well or won at Harbour Town, also the Sony and Houston open have shown the same similarities.

WEATHER

The weather predicted is , sunny thursday and friday with highs of 89, but saturday and sunday is predicted to be windy with gusts up to 20-30mph.

CHARLES SCHWAB BETTING PICKS

SPEITH 12/1 3PTS EW 8  PLS BOYLE 1/5 ODDS

Jordan has seen a very good few months in the golfing world, unfortunately he didn’t win the PGA, but was won last month at Harbour town and 2nd at the AT&T, Hes, been steady all year and has missed three cuts along the way.

Spieth has worked hard on his swing and is getting more consistency off the tee, Hes’s 12th in SGT2G and 18th SGAPR, which is a vast improvement from the past two years.

The thing Jordan was renowned for which was his putting has let him down of late but this is just a phase and it will start working for him again, even when he won at the RBC he lost –0.57 on the field for putting. 

Jordan is no stranger to this tournament with him winning here in 2016, the local lad also posted a 2nd- T10th- T8th- T32- T2nd – T2nd- T7th, as you can see, he likes it here, with six top ten and three 2nds, make no mistake he will be contending this come Sunday.

ABRAHAM ANCER 25/1  2PTS EW 8 PLS  BOYLE 1/5 ODDS

Mr Ancer who is another player from around these parts, born in Mcallen- Texas he now resides in San Antonio.

The last time Abraham won was in 2021 in the ST Jude Invitational, so Hes now chasing his second win, he ranks 21st in the world at the moment and has established himself as a consistent player and is renowned for his good ball striking.

KEVIN NA 45/1 1PT EW 8 PLS BOYLE 1/5 ODDS

We are going for another former winner Kevin Na, Hes no stranger to this course, with him winning in 2019, Hes also posted 4TH- T32- T22- T42 here with a couple of missed cuts along the way.

Kevin has also posted the course recorded 61 in 2018 and also posted 62 in the same week but still lost to Justin Rose.

So far this year he has posted four top 20s and two missed cuts along the way he T14th at the masters, all the stats lean towards SGT2G and Kevin hasn’t got great stats this year so far but as you now things can change, in 2019 when he won, he gained 3.38 T2G in round four so please don’t discount him.

MUNOZ 50/1 1PT EW 8 PLS BOYLE

The Columbian known as Sebastian Munoz has been in great form this year without winning, the lad went locally to the university of North Texas,

Munoz has come so close to winning, prior to the PGA he T3rd at the Byron Nelson, he went to 51st in the world rankings making it the highest Hes been in the world, 

This year alone he has only missed one cut, he has six top 30s, he has only one win so far on the tour, that being at the Sanderson Farms Championship.

His stats so far this year read SGOTT 55th SGT2G 47th SGAPR 63RD SGGIR 59th SGARG T83rd SGPUTT 158th.

As course form goes He has  missed a couple of cuts, and Hes T3rd here last year, but I’m more than happy to go with his current form which for me stands him in good stead for the tournament.

KIRK 40/1 1PT EW 8PLS BOYLE 1/5 ODDS 

Chris has been a hard person to pick, due to the form which is always up and down

he’s T5th at the PGA Championship, but prior to that he missed two cuts , so far this year he has had three top tens and a T14th but has also has six MC in total so were taking a chance.

Kirk has won three times on the tour with one of the wins here at Colonial in 2015, which was his last win as well, but when he’s on his game he’s an excellent iron player.

The stats this year read SGOTT 28th SGT2G 7th SGAPR T31 SGGIR 81st SGARG 7th SGPUTT 135th, Chris gained 1.23ARG and 1.09APP at the PGA Championship, and 3.26 total.

RILEY 33/1 2 PTS EW 8PLS BOYLE 1/5 ODDS 

Davis is a bit of an enigma, he turned professional at 2019 , he went to college in Alabama. He has two professional wins to his name on the KFT but hasn’t broken his Maiden on the PGA Tour yet. 

His form this year has been really good, he has gone close on several times he finished T13th at the PGA Championship, T9th at the Byron Nelson, 5th Mexico Open, 2nd at the Valspar, yes there are three missed cuts along the way but he comes into this in good heart.

Davis ranked 6th SGAPP gaining 1.61 and 6th SGOTT gaining 1.26, SGT2G 7TH gaining 2.40, these should give him a good chance to get his Maiden win 

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