- Justin Rose to defend his title on Thursday
- Rahn and Spieth given fair chance at taking the title
- Stay tuned for the latest odds
This 2019 edition of the Charles Schawab Challenge promises to be just as exciting as the 2018 leg. With 16 of the best golfers joining in, Justin Rose will have trouble holding the title.
The Charles Schwab Challenge Overview & Odds
The 2019 Charles Schwab Challenge is about to start. On Thursday, at the Colonial Golf Course in Fort Worth, Texas, with the reigning champion, Justin Rose, rising to the occasion and defending his title.
Charles Schwab brings a far more modest field of competitors, which makes it more exclusive. Only 16 of the world’s best 30 golfers in 2019 will be admitted to the event that tees off on May 23. Of course, there will be a lot of other players that aren’t necessarily part of FedEx Cup Standings.
Rose will face off the likes of Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Jon Rahm all of whom will compete for the Challenge’s $7 million purse. Golfers will need to prepare for a damp start on Thursday as the forecasts seems to warn players to expect rains in the morning, but a sunny weather all throughout the rest of the event.
|2019 Charles Schwab Challenge Odds|
Odds updated as of May 21
Justin Rose Given Great Odds
Justin Rose is definitely the top name in the competition. Once again, there is a lot that determines whether a player can win the competition. Looking at Rose’s performance so far, with five Top 10 finishes out of six games, it’s understandable why he’s given the best odds.
— Charles Schwab Challenge (@CSChallengeFW) May 19, 2019
Rose managed to defeat Brooks Koepka for the title and he probably intends to keep it. However, defending versus a broad field of opponents would definitely be a tall order for him. Yet, it’s understandable why he is given a slight lead in the odds.
Jordan Spieth Comes in Strong Second
Spieth has been doing well in the PGA Championship where he secured a third spot and in his own words, he’s quite ready to take onto the next challenge. He is no stranger to Fort Worth. In 2016, he won the namesake Invitational and he finished second in both the 2015 and 2017 editions. As it happens, he is tied with Jon Rahn or the second place according to early predictions.
A Good Start on Thursday
With quite a few serious names showing up on Thursday, there is no doubt that Rose will be under pressure to keep up. Top 10 finishes won’t be enough to keep him at the helm and Justin will instead have to consider the dark horses of the race who may yet upset expectations.
Xander Schauffele and Bryson DeChambeau are two of the golfers to keep an eye out for who may yet pose a serious challenge to the recent runner-ups and the defending champion. The PGA Tour expects Rahn to do even better than what betting agencies forecast and he indeed stands as one of the likely winners of the Challenge.