It’s been a fantastic PGA Tour season to date and the action continues this week as we head to Florida for the first WGC event of the year! The WGC Workday Championship will begin on Thursday from Bradenton, Florida and we have you covered with a full preview and betting picks below.
WGC Workday Championship Betting Picks
The top golfers in the world will be back in action this week for the WGC event, which has boosted incentives of a higher prize pool and a whopping 550 FedEx Cup points on the line. It starts a two month stretch of golf that includes two WGC events, the Arnold Palmer, the PLAYERS and culminating in the first major of the year, the Masters.
Television: Thursday-Friday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel). Saturday, 12 p.m.-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel). Saturday, 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. (NBC). Sunday, 12 p.m.-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel). Sunday, 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. (NBC)
PGA TOUR LIVE: Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Featured Groups). Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Featured Groups), 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. (Featured Holes)
Radio: Thursday-Friday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. (PGA TOUR Radio on SiriusXM and PGATOUR.com/liveaudio).
As it usually is with a WGC sanctioned event, the field is absolutely jam packed with talent this weekend. All of the top 20 players in the world will be in action, headlined by the likes of Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele, Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka.
This will be the first year that this WGC event has been under the Workday Championship name, but some of the previous winners of the itteration and who will be back to tee it up this week include Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott and Justin Rose.
The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida was designed by Tony Jacklin and opened back in 2006. It’s name and it’s design come in honour of the famous concession made by Jack Nicklaus to Jacklin in the 1969 Ryder Cup, which would result in the United States and Europe tying for the first time ever.
Regarded as one of the most challenging golf courses in Florida, the championship course sets up as a Par 72 at 7,474 yards and meanders through a variety of different landscapes including meadows, wetlands and pine forests.
While there is certainly plenty of value in the field this week, it’s also extremely hard to look past some of the big contenders, especially with a bit extra on the line in terms of both prize-money and FedEx Cup points. We’ll outline a few of our favorite bets and value picks below.
Dustin Johnson (+600)
You can’t win em’ all, but Dustin Johnson is sure going close at the moment. In his last nine tournaments, DJ has finishes of T2, 1, 2, 1, T6, T2, 1, T11, T8. That’s an extraordinary run and we expect him to be right in the mix again this Sunday afternoon. Johnson has won this event on three separate occasions and although it will be played at a different course this year, there is no doubt that he is the best player in the world at the moment.
Brooks Koepka (+2700)
Is Brooks back? The former World No.1 captured a fantastic come from behind victory at the Waste Management Open in Phoenix a few weeks ago and he backed it up with a decent performance at the Genesis on the weekend. In eight tournaments this season, Koepka has finished in the top 10 on four occasions including the win in Phoenix and a T7 at the Masters. Great value for a guy who can conceivably win this tournament if he brings his A-Game.
Tommy Fleetwood +4100
Adam Scott +5000