Charles Schwab Challenge 2020: Tour form at Colonial Country Club

Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial County Club
The PGA Tour tees-up again this Thursday at Colonial Country Club in Texas
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It's back to business for the PGA Tour which returns to action in Fort Worth. Check out the stats for Colonial Country Club, supplied by Andy Swales ...

"Accuracy will be a stronger currency than length this week and, with plenty of birdie opportunities available, it is more important than ever that a golfer's bag contains a hot putter."

The PGA Tour turns the first page of a brand new chapter this week, when the Charles Schwab Challenge takes place in Texas.

After three months in the wilderness, professional golf is about to take its first tentative steps into a brave new world, when 148 players compete behind closed doors but in full view of a television audience.

Starved of any meaningful golf since March 12th, when the Players Championship at Sawgrass was cancelled after just 18 holes, the world's top players face a double conundrum at this week's tournament in Fort Worth.

First, how quickly will they be able to locate top gear (mentally, psychologically and physically), having been sat at home for the best part of 13 weeks?

Normally, the longest gap which fit and healthy players have to endure, before getting back into action, is around six weeks - and usually happens around Christmas and New Year.

Second, without any fans in attendance, it will be interesting to see how the players respond to a lack of noise, passion and support.

The decision to stage tournaments without spectators, in the wake of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, was not unexpected, but it means silence will be the order of the day when the players tee-off in the opening round at Colonial Country Club this Thursday morning.

And because of this unprecedented gap between events, most of the world's leading players have entered the Charles Schwab Challenge which boasts its strongest field for many years.

Sixteen of the top 20 ranked pros are taking part, including Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm.

Of this group, McIlroy and Thomas will be making their Colonial debuts, while Koepka and Rahm have each finished runner-up here.

Accuracy is king

Colonial is a course which rewards straight driving, rather than power, as illustrated by winners such as Justin Rose, Kevin Kisner, Zach Johnson and David Toms, as well as defending champion Kevin Na.

Three-time major winner Jordan Spieth, who can best be described as middle-ranking when it comes to Driving Distance, is a Colonial specialist.

The 2016 champ has stood on the Fort Worth podium on two other occasions.

Accuracy will be a stronger currency than length this week and, with plenty of birdie opportunities available, it is more important than ever that a golfer's bag contains a hot putter.

Check out latest betting ahead of this week's Charles Schwab Challenge

Colonial information

Opened in 1936, Colonial Country Club is a course which typifies the era in which it was built, with trademark small greens and narrow fairways.

It is situated around two-and-a-half miles south-west of the city centre, and has been part of the Tour schedule for more than 70 years.

Many of the fairways at this low-lying parkland layout have subtle changes in direction while water comes in to play on just five holes.

Colonial is a strange mix of Bermuda grass fairways and Bent grass greens. Normally, courses this far south have putting surfaces sown with Bermuda, to cope with the heat of a typical Texas summer.

Even though the PGA Tour has been closed since mid-March, the data below includes players' form over the first 10 weeks of the calendar year, until lockdown was implemented.

Those who made a fast start to 2020 will probably carry with them more confidence than those who struggled during the early months of the year, and may not have had a top-10 for seven or eight months, perhaps longer.

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Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W10 W9 W8 W7 W6 W5 W4 W3 W2 W1
Rory McIlroy 5 5 5 3
Jon Rahm 3 17 9 2 10
Brooks Koepka 47 MC 43 17 34
Justin Thomas 6 MC 3 MC 1
Dustin Johnson 48 10 32 2 7
Patrick Reed 15 1 51 MC 6 MC 2
Webb Simpson 61 1 3
Xander Schauffele 24 14 23 16 MC 2
Bryson DeChambeau 4 2 5 52 8 MC
Justin Rose MC MC 56 MC 2
Marc Leishman 2 42 43 1 28
Tony Finau MC 51 2 6 14 5
Matt Kuchar 22 2 38 16 1 MC 14
Gary Woodland 8 12 40 MC 7
Louis Oosthuizen MC 51 23 5 2
Shane Lowry 21 29 13 11 MC 2
Sung Jae Im 3 1 29 MC 34 36 10 21
Matthew Fitzpatrick 9 37 30 60 45 2
Rickie Fowler 18 MC 37 MC 10 5
Abraham Ancer 56 12 43 6 2 38
Kevin Na 36 9 MC 14 MC 17 32
Danny Willett 18 42 MC 43 MC
Billy Horschel 36 42 9 9 68 MC
Cameron Smith 22 MC MC 64 1
Kevin Kisner MC 18 38 MC 4 14
Chez Reavie 29 10 25 MC MC MC 27
Sergio Garcia 37 37 6 23 8
Jazz Janewattananond MC 53 56 MC 3 4
Victor Perez 53 38 16 2
Erik van Rooyen MC 3 MC MC 37 12 22
Matt Wallace 24 MC 58 44 MC 64
Collin Morikawa 9 42 26 25 21 21 7
Scottie Scheffler 15 26 30 MC MC 3
Rafa Cabrera-Bello MC 16 17 MC 56 MC 12
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 18 29 1 21 2 59 MC
Graeme McDowell 32 69 MC 1 MC 4 23
Byeong Hun An 56 4 29 9 68 MC
Jason Day Wd MC 4 16
Sung Kang 9 71 2 MC 52 16 MC 25
Bubba Watson MC 18 MC 3 6
Brendon Todd 18 37 56 37 21 29
Adam Hadwin 26 MC 40
Jordan Spieth 58 59 9 MC 55
Viktor Hovland 42 MC 1 38 MC 23 MC
Ian Poulter 32 27 17 16 MC
Tom Lewis 47 MC MC 3 MC
Phil Mickelson MC MC 3 3 MC MC
Keegan Bradley 42 MC MC 49 16 12
Andrew Putnam MC MC MC 10 57
Corey Conners MC MC 50 MC 45 12 19
Joel Dahmen 5 5 14 Wd 55 12
Max Homa 24 5 14 6 9 48 25
Jason Kokrak 18 51 MC MC 21 MC
Branden Grace 42 MC MC 9 17 1
JT Poston MC 35 30
Charles Howell MC 53 59 MC 12
Joaquin Niemann MC MC MC 49 57 5
Ryan Palmer 17 67 MC 21 4 17
Nate Lashley MC MC Wd 3 Wd 53 19
Cameron Champ MC MC 55 16 21 14
Jim Furyk MC MC MC
Lanto Griffin 36 29 37 9 MC MC 7 13
Danny Lee 5 47 MC 25 Wd MC
Lucas Glover MC MC 61 50 49 MC
Kevin Streelman MC 47 2 MC 45 MC
Matt Jones 47 47 MC 5 MC 73 38
Sebastian Munoz MC 14 26 47 MC 21 MC 17
Keith Mitchell 5 MC 32 16 MC MC 32
CT Pan MC MC MC 63 MC
Scott Piercy MC 17 18 6 61 45
Vaughn Taylor 67 42 13 MC MC 43 12
Rory Sabbatini 47 35 59 MC MC 48 21
Daniel Berger 4 5 9 29 38
Ryan Moore 52 30 MC 6
Adam Long 24 27 MC MC 8 MC MC 23
Matthew Wolff 52 58 MC MC 21 61 11
Alexander Noren MC MC 59 32 14 32
Andrew Landry 37 MC 45 1 MC
Dylan Frittelli 18 58 MC 63 73 MC 31
Russell Knox MC MC MC MC 16 21 37 32
Harold Varner 36 42 13 MC MC MC MC
Bud Cauley 32 42 51 25 MC 4 MC
Tom Hoge 15 MC 60 25 5 6 12
Carlos Ortiz MC 16 26 25 MC 48 53
Emiliano Grillo Dq MC 3 MC MC MC 21
Si Woo Kim MC MC 37 MC MC Wd
Harry Higgs 42 58 18 25 9 MC 57
Brian Harman MC 47 47 49 21 32
Xin Jun Zhang 52 MC 14 64 25 55 MC MC
Brendan Steele MC 4 MC MC 43 2
Talor Gooch 13 38 10 61 36 17 63
Pat Perez MC 47 MC 55 45
Brian Stuard MC 66 23 MC MC 72 53
Wyndham Clark 68 11 17 18 34 MC MC
Harris English 9 17 16 71 48
Kevin Tway MC MC MC 37 30 MC
Charley Hoffman 13 MC MC 40 9 61 MC
Troy Merritt 24 MC 25 MC 68 MC
Mackenzie Hughes 2 MC MC MC MC MC
Jhonattan Vegas 27 9 MC 17 30 55
Scott Brown 56 MC 67 2 MC MC MC MC
Mark Hubbard MC 11 MC 9 43 MC
Robby Shelton 56 11 52 MC 36 MC MC
Doc Redman 62 MC 50 34 64 29 MC
Denny McCarthy MC MC 37 59 64 48
Sepp Straka MC 27 MC MC MC 4 53
Tyler Duncan MC MC 64 MC MC 64 MC 19
Beau Hossler 24 38 35 38 66 9 MC
Zac Blair 36 MC MC 18 21 55 63
Matthew NeSmith MC 38 6 11 30 17 32
Cameron Davis 8 27 38 36 29 9
Adam Schenk MC 14 47 50 MC 14 MC
Chesson Hadley MC MC 18 59 MC 29 MC
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 42 38 14 13 MC MC 21 MC
Brian Gay 62 MC MC 38 MC MC MC
Brice Garnett 11 20 MC 52 MC MC
Henrik Norlander MC MC 44 25 MC 68 9
Maverick McNealy MC 11 27 5 15 37
Nick Watney 27 MC MC MC 29
Josh Teater MC 2 MC MC 68
Bronson Burgoon Wd MC MC 43
Scott Harrington 47 MC MC MC MC MC 57
Patrick Rodgers 24 21 35 30 MC 16 9 64 38
Sam Ryder MC 53 3 MC 55 MC 29 28
Zach Johnson 32 67 MC MC 28
Jimmy Walker 24 21 MC MC 63 30 MC 45
Kramer Hickok 21 MC Wd MC MC 45
Richy Werenski 17 MC MC 73 MC
Jason Dufner 27 64 62 36 55 MC
Jim Herman MC MC MC 55 MC MC 27
Peter Uihlein 44 20 MC MC
Tyler McCumber MC 20 32 21 64 MC
Patton Kizzire 68 61 MC MC MC
Doug Ghim MC 20 MC MC MC MC
Chris Kirk MC MC MC MC
Bill Haas 27 MC 73 MC
Chad Campbell MC MC
Steve Stricker 42 56 MC MC MC
John Senden 64 67 MC MC
Bo Hoag MC 35 MC MC Wd 9
Cameron Percy 61 44 36 MC MC
Peter Malnati MC MC 11 MC MC MC 12
Joseph Bramlett MC 9 51 18 45 MC 45
Hank Lebioda MC MC MC MC MC 17 MC
Rob Oppenheim 69 MC 9 38 MC MC 21
DJ Trahan MC 52 MC MC 68 28
Sam Burns 36 64 23 MC 49 6 MC
Kyle Stanley MC 3 64 MC MC MC MC
Luke List MC 30 25 36 MC MC
JJ Henry 60 MC
Bernhard Langer
Andy Ogletree
Olin Browne
Keith Clearwater
Tom Lehman
Scott McCarron
David Frost
Franklin Corpening
Player `19 `18 `17 `16 `15 `14 `13 `12 `11 `10
Rory McIlroy
Jon Rahm MC 5 2
Brooks Koepka 2
Justin Thomas
Dustin Johnson 14
Patrick Reed 15 33 46
Webb Simpson MC 5 3 MC
Xander Schauffele MC MC 48
Bryson DeChambeau MC 42 MC MC
Justin Rose 58 1 71
Marc Leishman 34 13 27 21 46 57 44
Tony Finau 2 29 34 19
Matt Kuchar 32 12 6 MC 2 26 16 56
Gary Woodland MC*
Louis Oosthuizen 5 MC Wd 38 19
Shane Lowry
Sung Jae Im MC
Matthew Fitzpatrick 64
Rickie Fowler MC 14 MC 54 5 16 38
Abraham Ancer 58 52
Kevin Na 1 4 42 10 MC 13 40 22
Danny Willett
Billy Horschel 19 34
Cameron Smith MC MC
Kevin Kisner MC 52 1 10 5 MC
Chez Reavie MC MC 48 MC 11 MC 5
Sergio Garcia 12 13 16
Jazz Janewattananond MC
Victor Perez
Erik van Rooyen
Matt Wallace
Collin Morikawa
Scottie Scheffler
Rafa Cabrera-Bello
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Graeme McDowell 73 29
Byeong Hun An 68 MC
Jason Day 31 50
Sung Kang MC 57 MC 37
Bubba Watson
Brendon Todd MC 43 5 MC*
Adam Hadwin 52 53 22 5
Jordan Spieth 8 32 2 1 2 14 7
Viktor Hovland
Ian Poulter 70 MC 5 76
Tom Lewis
Phil Mickelson 29 MC
Keegan Bradley MC
Andrew Putnam 3 20
Corey Conners 31 8
Joel Dahmen MC 20
Max Homa 27 MC
Jason Kokrak 32 MC 55 MC 18
Branden Grace 53
JT Poston MC 20 41
Charles Howell
Joaquin Niemann 31 8
Ryan Palmer 6 MC 70 3 MC 5 14 5 31 MC
Nate Lashley 69
Cameron Champ 58
Jim Furyk 13 66 MC 51 31 4 31 MC
Lanto Griffin
Danny Lee 48 14 6 22 10 38
Lucas Glover MC MC 43 MC MC 40 44
Kevin Streelman 31 76 18 MC 58 MC MC 10 MC
Matt Jones MC 63 MC 45 MC MC 13
Sebastian Munoz
Keith Mitchell
CT Pan 3 20 MC
Scott Piercy 19 MC 7 67 43 26 MC
Vaughn Taylor 58 20 18 55 70 MC MC
Rory Sabbatini 6 20 MC 10 MC MC 47 16 69
Daniel Berger 53 MC
Ryan Moore 67 MC 26 MC
Adam Long 19
Matthew Wolff
Alexander Noren
Andrew Landry MC MC
Dylan Frittelli
Russell Knox 8 20 24 21
Harold Varner MC
Bud Cauley MC 41 21 14 MC
Tom Hoge 40 42 17
Carlos Ortiz MC 58
Emiliano Grillo 19 3 24 55
Si Woo Kim MC 66 MC MC
Harry Higgs
Brian Harman 31 14 7 25 10 30 MC
Xin Jun Zhang MC
Brendan Steele MC MC MC
Talor Gooch 29 MC
Pat Perez Wd 42 MC 5 MC Wd 63 62 10
Brian Stuard 64 32 24 62 MC 22
Wyndham Clark MC
Harris English 20 29 2 30 MC 5
Kevin Tway 19 5 18 MC
Charley Hoffman 13 52 24 42 10 51 18 13
Troy Merritt 17
Mackenzie Hughes 8 42 MC
Jhonattan Vegas 31 73 MC MC 53
Scott Brown 48 MC 12 MC 33 MC MC
Mark Hubbard 62
Robby Shelton
Doc Redman
Denny McCarthy MC
Sepp Straka
Tyler Duncan 71
Beau Hossler 40 64 MC
Zac Blair MC MC 62
Matthew NeSmith
Cameron Davis
Adam Schenk MC MC
Chesson Hadley 31 20 MC 24 MC
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 64
Brian Gay 13 34 57 Wd MC 31 33
Brice Garnett 40 MC MC 30
Henrik Norlander 73
Maverick McNealy 42
Nick Watney 8 MC 53 MC 72 27
Josh Teater 17 38 7 57 16 MC
Bronson Burgoon MC MC
Scott Harrington
Patrick Rodgers MC MC MC*
Sam Ryder
Zach Johnson MC MC 63 17 19 73 3 1 4 1
Jimmy Walker 19 20 29 65 10 56
Kramer Hickok MC MC
Richy Werenski MC 74
Jason Dufner 40 MC MC 6 43 2 46 2 MC
Jim Herman 29 33
Peter Uihlein 13 MC
Tyler McCumber
Patton Kizzire MC 64 63 MC
Doug Ghim MC
Chris Kirk 11 67 15 1 14 35 5 16
Bill Haas 48 14 12 47 21 55 8 13
Chad Campbell 42 34 10 MC 30 MC 41 MC MC
Steve Stricker 32 7 47 27 38
John Senden 77 MC MC 5 MC 37 8 56
Bo Hoag
Cameron Percy MC
Peter Malnati 40 MC
Joseph Bramlett
Hank Lebioda
Rob Oppenheim
DJ Trahan 54 MC 16 MC
Sam Burns 31 MC
Kyle Stanley MC MC 68 MC MC 52 27
Luke List MC MC
JJ Henry 27 MC MC MC MC 57 42 MC MC 44
Bernhard Langer
Andy Ogletree
Olin Browne MC MC
Keith Clearwater MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Tom Lehman MC MC
Scott McCarron
David Frost 46 MC
Franklin Corpening MC MC 14

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