Charles Schwab Picks: Sleeper Candidates at Colonial

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - MAY 26: A general view of the 18th green during the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club on May 26, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
FORT WORTH, TEXAS - MAY 26: A general view of the 18th green during the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club on May 26, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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The PGA Tour is back, which means that are dark horse selections are as well. This week, it’s the Charles Schwab Challenge.

I don’t know about you, but I’m quite excited that golf is coming back. I don’t even mind that the Charles Schwab isn’t going to have fans. The fact that we are going to have real golf finally is all I have been waiting for.

As the PGA Tour heads to Colonial, it’s time to take a look at some of the sleeper candidates that could make some noise there. Before we get into it, let’s take a minute to go back over how it works.

Each week, I’ll pick five golfers who I think could make some noise at the upcoming event. They are going to be longshots, sleepers, or dark horses (however you like labeling them). Somewhere around 45-1 or 50-1 is the cutoff.

As of now, we are sitting at 600 golf balls. Those are the “wager” each week, as we place a bit on each of the players.

Let’s get to it. Here are my sleeper picks for the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial.

Kevin Na +5500 – 20 golf balls to win, 25 to finish top 5 (+1000)

Although he was last year’s winner, Na still comes into the event in 2020 as a longshot. It’s a pretty loaded field, so part of it is understandable. Still, it can be tough to pick against the guy that played so well here just a year ago.

Gary Woodland +6000 – 10 golf balls to win, 20 to finish top 5 (+1000)

Woodland showed up in our best golfers series, highlighting the state of Kansas as the best golfer to hail from there. Although he hasn’t played here in recent years, Woodland has been establishing himself as one of the better players on Tour. Look for that to continue at the Charles Schwab.

Viktor Hovland +7000 – 5 golf balls to win, 22 to finish top 10 (+700)

Woodland has been showing himself as one of the better ones. Hovland, however, has taken the golf world by storm as one of the best young golfers in the game. He is looking to take that next leap, and after all his training surfaced online, he looks bound to do just that in 2020.

Max Homa +10000 – 1 golf ball to win, 15 to finish top 20 (+400)

Long one of the best follows on twitter, Homa has become quite the golfer as well. He earned over $2 million in 2018-19, and is sitting over $1 million already this year. Ranked 47th in the FedEx Cup Standings, he’s got a fair shot at making it all the way to the Tour Championship. A strong finish this week would further that path.

Corey Conners +12500 – 1 golf ball to win, 11 to finish top 20 (+500)

Back in 2018, when it was called the Fort Worth Invitational, Conners finished T-8th, just a shot out of fifth place. He’s had some fantastic stretches of golf throughout his career, like earlier this season with seven top-20 finishes in a row. As the Charles Schwab approaches, he is primed to pick back up on another hot stretch.

Here is where we sit for golf balls heading into this week. If none of the wagers hit, then we will be down 130 more golf balls. I don’t think that will be the case, and we should be looking pretty heading into the RBC Heritage next week.

Total Golf Balls Left: 600

Golf Balls Bet this week: 130

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Best of luck to all the sleeper candidates this week at the Charles Schwab Challenge.