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Best Longshot Bets and Sleeper Picks for 2020 Workday Charity Open

Matt Kuchar
Matt Kuchar is looking for his second victory at Muirfield Village at the Workday Charity Open. Photo from @GolfChannel (Twitter)
  • There’s great value in betting on longshots and sleepers to lift the trophy at this week’s Workday Charity Open from Dublin, Ohio
  • We’ve picked some of the best golfers outside the top of the board who can compete at Muirfield Village
  • See their odds and our picks for the tournament within the story below

The PGA Tour heads to Ohio for the inaugural Workday Charity Open at Muirfield Village, which has the unique distinction of hosting back-to-back events following the cancellation of the John Deere Classic.

Usually when the world’s best converge at this track it’s for the famed Memorial tournament, but that will be played next week. This go around, three of the top six players in the world are teeing it up with Justin Thomas the betting favorite.

In the last five years at this venue, there have been three solid winners like defending champion Patrick Cantlay, Bryson DeChambeau and Jason Dufner. However, the two years previous years journeymen William McGirt and David Lingmerth notched their first PGA Tour title here, proving darkhorses can prevail at this course.

2020 Workday Charity Open Sleepers Odds

Golfer Odds to Win Top 5 Odds Top 10 Odds Top 20 Odds
Matt Kuchar +4500 +900 +430 +200
Cameron Champ +7500 +1200 +600 +290
Byeong Hun An +8000 +1800 +850 +380
Mackenzie Hughes +10000 +2100 +1000 +470
Ryan Armour +11000 +1800 +900 +380

Odds taken July 7th

Kuchar Loves Muirfield Village

Apart from a shocking missed cut at last year’s Memorial Tournament, Matt Kuchar has been money at Muirfield Village, winning the tournament in 2013.

Discounting that misstep in 2019, Kuchar has made the cut every year since 2007 (didn’t play in 2012), posting a runner-up and three other top-five results.

In that span, he’s racked up ten top-15 finishes, making him an intriguing play this week with tremendous value across the board.

Pick: Top 5 (+900), Top 10 (+430), Top 20 (+200)

Cameron Champ Coming off Two Strong Showings

He had to withdraw from the Travelers Championship after testing positive for COVID-19, but Cameron Champ has been on his game in his last two events.

The 2019 Safeway Open champion has posted T-14 and T-12 finishes at the Charles Schwab Challenge and the Rocket Mortgage Classic, meaning you can grab him at tremendous value this week.

Pick: Top 10 (+600), Top 20 (+290)

Byeong Hun An Has Had Success Around This Track

In the last four years, Byeong Hun An has been stellar at this venue, very nearly earning his first PGA Tour victory in 2018, when he lost in a playoff to Bryson DeChambeau.

In the other three years, An has been T-11th, T-17th and T-25th. He’s very much an all-or-nothing golfer, with five top-10 finishes on the campaign but eleven tournaments outside the top-10.

He’s been strong at this track, so it’s a decent play to believe in him this week.

Pick: Top 20 (+380)

Hughes and Armour Enigmas Worth Considering

It is absolutely anybody’s guess which Mackenzie Hughes will show up this week. In his last four PGA Tour events, he was second at the Honda Classic, T-3rd in his most recent tournament at the Travelers Championship but sandwiched in between was a missed cut and a T-70th result.

You could do far far worse for a dart throw on a guy who has shown the ability to contend deep into tournaments of late.

Pick: Top 10 (+1000) and Top 20 (+470)

Ryan Armour, meanwhile, was horrendous to start 2020, with missed cuts in his first six events.

In his last two times teeing it up, however, he was T-6th at the Travelers Championship and then even better with a T-4th result at last week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic.

He’s also been in the top-25 in each of the last two years at Muirfield Village so believing in him to at least post a top-20 finish isn’t out of the realm of possibility.

Pick: Top 20 (+380)

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