Now that the PGA Tour has completed their California swing, it’s now time to head east. Normally, the next stop would be in Mexico, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tour will start it’s Florida swing a week early. Instead of the WGC-Mexico Championship, this weekend’s event is now known as the WGC-Workday Championship at the Concession. It will be played at the Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida. With all that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the favorites to win it all so you can bet against their Golf odds.
WGC Workday Championship at the Concession Preview
This will be the first PGA Tour event ever played on this course. The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus, and it was named after the concession on the last hole of the 1969 Ryder Cup in which the Americans and Europeans tied. It is a par-72 course with some difficult bunker placements. Each hole runs in different directions, so wind could play a huge factor in the outcome. This is a no-cut event, so we’ll see the full field of golfers all weekend.
The WGC-Workday Championship has a loaded field. The field includes Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Cantlay, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed, Brooks Koepka, Sungjae Im, Adam Scott, and a slew of other top players in the world. This one should be a great event to watch. Let’s preview some of the favorites to take home the top prize at this weekend’s WGC-Workday Championship at the Concession.
Johnson has been the best player in the world over the last few months. He’s had issues with his driver over the past few tournaments, and at this course, if you’re not driving well, you could be in big trouble. Johnson knows what he needs to do to win here, so you know he’ll make the proper corrections. If Johnson can fine tune things and get his driving where it needs to be, this is a place where he can dominate.
Thomas has a fondness for Jack Nicklause courses, as he always seems to thrive on them. He also plays well in WGC events. Thomas has the type of game that is suited for this course, so look for him to be among the top golfers on the leaderboard.
Even though he missed the cut last weekend, we still see DeChambeau as a favorite to win this tournament. He’s a big hitter, and that bodes well on this type of course. He has won here before, as his NCAA Championship in 2015 came on this course. We’ll see if that can propel him to the top of the leaderboard.
McIlroy had a horrible year last year, and he’s looking to rebound this season. He has already played better. McIlroy seems to be more at home in Florida, as he has a history of winning tournaments here.
Im loves bermudagrass. With this course being a bermudagrass course, Im should be counted on to be near the top of the leaderboard. Seven of his top 10 finishes on the tour have come on bermudagrass, so this will work in his favor.