It has been quite some time since we were able to talk golf, but the return is right around the corner. The tour heads out to Colonial Country Club down in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Charles Schwab Challenge. This course has been in the rotation since the 1940s. It’s a par 70 that plays just a shade over 7,200 yards. Colonial features relatively small greens (4,500 square feet) that are bentgrass. The field will have to navigate their way around 85 bunkers and four water hazards. To see an in-depth course breakdown, head over to last year’s preview article.
Checking the Chalk
As of right now, it looks like we will have five golfers soaking up most of the ownership. At the top of the salary scales, we have Rory McIlroy ($11,800) and Jon Rahm ($11,000) projected for 20% or higher ownership. Rory has the top salary and the top PRK score, so it’s not much of a shock that people will be looking to click his name. We’ve also seen him play meaningful golf more recently than most of the guys in this field. Rahm is nipping at Rory’s heels for the No. 1 spot in the OWGR.1 Nobody will fault you for playing either of them. Over the last three years, there have been 42 golfers to hit 18% or higher ownership. Of that group, 19 (45%) have scored 80-plus DK Points. The issue, as always, with playing one of these guys is that you need to go dumpster diving to fit them in. I’ll have more on that in a bit, though.