Workday Charity Open 2020: Course and current form stats for Ohio

Workday Charity Open 2020 at Muirfield Village
Muirfield Village: The course which Jack built nearly 50 years ago
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Andy Swales supplies the words and stats for the first of two events at Muirfield Village...

"A number of course specialists are involved. Muirfield Village winner from 2014, Hideki Matsuyama, makes a seventh successive visit on the back of last Sunday’s tie-for-21st in Detroit."

Week one of a Muirfield Village double header brings the PGA Tour to Ohio for the Workday Charity Open.

This new - and presumably one-off - event replaces the John Deere Classic which has opted to step down from this season's calendar.

The Workday Charity Open tees-off seven days before the more prestigious Memorial Tournament takes place over the same 18 holes.

It is a 156-player field, offering $6.2m in prize money, and is scheduled to be the last event staged behind closed doors - although this could possibly change should the surge in Coronavirus cases in the US continue to rise at its current alarming rate.

Focus on accuracy

Opened in 1974, Muirfield Village hosted its first PGA Tour event two years later, and in 1987 was the venue where Europe secured its first ever Ryder Cup victory on American soil.

Muirfield Village is owned by Jack Nicklaus, and the 18-time major champion built a golf course which demands the same sort of accuracy which made him the world's top golfer during large periods of the 1960s and 1970s.

Fairway width is fairly generous but from therein the holes get tougher, placing a great emphasis on accurate iron-play.

Covering more than 200 acres, and laid out almost 1,000 feet above sea level, Muirfield Village is a traditional parkland course around 15 miles north of Columbus city centre.

Nicklaus, who celebrated his 80th birthday in January, has continually made changes to the layout, which has included lengthening holes, building more bunkers, and increasing the number and size of water hazards.

Putting surfaces are fast, undulating and smaller-than-average, while there is a plentiful supply of sand, along with many subtle changes in direction.

Although water comes into play on 11 holes, many of these hazards appear in the shape of ditches, rather than large lakes.

Quality attendance

Once again, a pretty strong field will tee-up with 10 of the world's top-20 taking part.

These include major winners Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed and Justin Rose, as well as defending champion Patrick Cantlay.

The highest-ranked pro in the field is world No 2 Jon Rahm who has struggled for form since lockdown was lifted four weeks ago.

Check out the latest betting ahead of this week's Workday Charity Open

A number of course specialists are involved. Muirfield Village winner from 2014, Hideki Matsuyama, makes a seventh successive visit on the back of last Sunday's tie-for-21st in Detroit.

Matthew Fitzpatrick appears to be settling into life on the PGA Tour while few can currently match Viktor Hovland for consistency.

The young Norwegian posted a fourth straight top-25 finish in Michigan at the weekend.

And if Strokes Gained: Approach The Green is going to be a key stat over Jack's layout, which demands strong course management, then the ever-improving Marc Leishman could take some beating at a venue where he finished fifth 12 months ago.

The aforementioned Thomas, Cantlay, Matsuyama and Hovland also appear to fit the bill in this category, with all four currently ranked inside the PGA Tour's top-10 for the 2019-20 season.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W27 W26 W25 W24 W10 W9 W8 W7 W6 W5
Jon Rahm 37 33 MC 3 17 9
Justin Thomas MC 8 10 6 MC 3
Brooks Koepka 7 32 47 MC 43 17
Patrick Reed MC 24 MC 7 15 1 51 MC
Patrick Cantlay 11 17 11
Xander Schauffele 20 64 3 24 14 23 16
Justin Rose MC 14 3 MC MC 56
Marc Leishman 58 MC 2 42 43
Gary Woodland MC 62 9 8 12 40
Matt Kuchar 41 MC 22 2 38 16
Louis Oosthuizen 46 MC 55 MC 51
Sung Jae Im 53 58 MC 10 3 1 29 MC 34
Hideki Matsuyama 21 MC 56 6 5 16
Shane Lowry 60 MC MC 21 29 13
Matthew Fitzpatrick MC 14 32 9 37 30 60
Collin Morikawa MC 64 2 9 42 26 25
Rickie Fowler 12 MC MC 18 MC 37
Billy Horschel MC MC 38 36 42 9 9
Chez Reavie 46 74 MC 29 10 25 MC
Viktor Hovland 12 11 21 23 42 MC 1 38 MC
Bubba Watson MC MC 52 7 MC 18 MC 3
Matt Wallace 12 MC 64 MC 24 MC 58 44
Brandt Snedeker MC 41 MC 22 MC MC
Kevin Streelman 2 MC MC MC 47 2 MC
Graeme McDowell MC MC 32 69 MC 1
Scottie Scheffler MC MC 55 15 26 30 MC
Sung Kang 46 MC MC 9 71 2 MC 52
Byeong Hun An 46 MC 60 56 4 29 9
Jordan Spieth 54 68 10 58 59 9 MC
Jason Day MC 46 MC MC Wd MC 4
Ian Poulter 64 14 29 32 27 17
Adam Hadwin 4 41 43 26 MC 40
Jason Kokrak MC MC 3 18 51 MC MC
Joaquin Niemann 63 5 32 MC MC MC
Phil Mickelson 24 MC MC MC 3 3
Joel Dahmen 20 48 19 5 5 14 Wd
Corey Conners MC 21 19 MC MC 50 MC 45
Keegan Bradley 45 MC 32 42 MC MC 49
Andrew Putnam MC MC MC MC MC MC
Max Homa MC 41 MC 24 5 14 6
Ryan Palmer MC 8 MC 17 67 MC
Branden Grace MC MC 61 19 42 MC MC 9
Cameron Champ 12 14 MC MC 55
Charles Howell MC 49 MC 53 59
Nate Lashley MC MC MC MC MC Wd 3
Lanto Griffin 21 24 MC MC 36 29 37 9 MC
Jim Furyk 54 MC 49 MC MC MC
Rory Sabbatini MC 21 14 47 35 59 MC
Matt Jones MC MC 52 38 47 47 MC 5 MC
Sebastian Munoz MC MC 28 MC MC 14 26 47
Danny Lee MC 70 MC 5 47 MC 25
JB Holmes 51 14 16
Mackenzie Hughes 3 70 MC 2 MC MC
Vaughn Taylor MC 52 MC 67 42 13 MC MC
Nick Taylor 56 MC 1 49
Keith Mitchell MC MC 64 5 MC 32 16
CT Pan MC MC 52 MC MC MC MC 63
Adam Long 24 MC MC 24 27 MC MC 8
Dylan Frittelli MC 8 MC 18 58 MC 63
Matthew Wolff 2 MC MC 54 52 58 MC MC
Andrew Landry 33 49 37 MC 45
Brendan Steele 6 MC MC 4 MC
Harold Varner 30 32 MC 19 36 42 13 MC MC
Si Woo Kim 57 11 MC MC MC MC 37 MC MC
Tom Hoge MC 37 MC MC 15 MC 60 25
Harry Higgs 70 MC 52 38 42 58 18 25
Carlos Ortiz MC 33 MC MC 16 26 25
Lucas Bjerregaard MC MC MC MC MC
Bud Cauley Wd MC 29 32 42 51 25
Brian Stuard 30 20 52 43 MC 66 23 MC MC
Jhonattan Vegas 24 17 60 27 9 MC 17
Russell Knox MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC 16
Luke List 21 MC MC 1 MC 30 25
Xin Jun Zhang MC MC 37 MC 52 MC 14 64 25
Pat Perez 45 MC 49 MC 47 MC
Mark Hubbard 12 37 33 43 MC 11 MC 9
Emiliano Grillo 39 60 MC MC Dq MC 3 MC MC
Talor Gooch Wd MC MC 43 13 38 10 61
Kyle Stanley MC 24 MC MC 3 64 MC
Charley Hoffman 41 MC MC 13 MC MC 40
Aaron Wise MC 46 MC 35 MC 62 MC
Kevin Tway MC MC MC MC MC MC MC 37
Troy Merritt 8 60 70 MC 24 MC 25 MC
Robby Shelton MC MC MC 56 11 52 MC
Sepp Straka 8 MC 33 MC MC 27 MC MC
Kristoffer Ventura 21 49 4 20 MC
Denny McCarthy Wd MC 66 MC MC 37 59
Matthew NeSmith MC 33 49 MC 38 6 11
Sam Burns 30 24 MC 36 64 23 MC
Russell Henley 32 MC 8 17 MC
Ryan Armour 4 6 74 MC MC MC MC
Brice Garnett MC 17 MC 11 20 MC 52
Zac Blair 57 MC 55 36 MC MC 18
Cameron Tringale 30 MC 27 30 64 MC
Chesson Hadley MC 58 23 MC MC 18 59
Charl Schwartzel MC MC 41 MC 17 5 MC
Zach Johnson 11 MC 43 32 67 MC
Patrick Rodgers 45 MC MC 14 24 21 35 30 MC 16
Michael Thompson 64 46 8 MC 57 MC MC
Beau Hossler MC MC MC 24 38 35 38 66
Maverick McNealy 8 58 32 MC 11 27 5
Adam Schenk 30 MC MC 43 MC 14 47 50 MC
Scott Stallings 39 6 48 53 MC MC
Cameron Davis MC MC MC 8 27 38
Henrik Norlander 12 41 MC MC MC 44 25
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 45 MC MC MC 42 38 14 13 MC
Bronson Burgoon MC MC MC 38 Wd MC
Joseph Bramlett MC 41 3 2 MC 9 51 18
Scott Harrington 39 MC MC 47 MC MC MC
Sam Ryder MC MC 41 MC MC 53 3 MC 55
Brian Gay MC MC MC MC 62 MC MC 38 MC
Nick Watney Wd MC 27 MC MC
Patton Kizzire MC 6 MC MC 68 61
Peter Malnati MC MC 70 MC MC 11 MC
Richy Werenski 21 46 78 58 17 MC MC
Chris Kirk 21 1 60 MC MC MC
Kramer Hickok MC MC MC 21 MC Wd
Jimmy Walker MC MC MC 24 21 MC MC 63
Jason Dufner MC 41 67 27 64 62
Stewart Cink MC 62 47 53 38
Chris Stroud 30 MC 28 MC MC MC MC
Fabian Gomez 30 MC 66 MC 64 52 MC
Aaron Baddeley MC MC MC MC 25 40
Jim Herman 33 MC MC MC MC 55
Bo Hoag MC MC 49 MC 35 MC
Hank Lebioda MC 41 37 56 MC MC MC MC
Ted Potter 66 MC MC MC MC 6 MC MC
Roger Sloan MC 66 MC MC 60 MC MC
Chase Seiffert MC 46 MC 52 50
Robert Streb MC MC 37 59 MC 27 MC
Matt Every MC MC MC MC MC MC 32 MC
Hudson Swafford 30 MC MC 21 9
Cameron Percy MC MC 61 44
Sebastian Cappelen MC MC MC MC MC 58 MC MC
DJ Trahan MC MC Wd MC 52 MC
Mark Anderson 64 MC 61 27 MC
JJ Spaun 30 MC MC 63
Austin Cook 39 54 MC 61 44 MC MC
Luke Donald 53 68 MC 11 55 MC
Rhein Gibson 45 42 27 MC
Brandon Hagy 39 MC 21 64 MC 16
Tim Wilkinson MC MC 54 56 MC 20 25
Tyler McCumber MC MC MC MC MC 20 32
Martin Trainer MC MC MC MC MC 47 MC MC
Grayson Murray MC MC Wd 53 MC 55
Vincent Whaley MC 66 56 MC 9 38
KJ Choi MC 18 MC 55
Chris Baker 45 58 33 42 MC 38
Rob Oppenheim MC MC MC 44 69 MC 9 38
David Hearn MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
James Hahn MC MC 58 13 MC 25
Michael Gligic MC MC MC MC MC 55
Jonathan Byrd 12 MC MC MC
Jamie Lovemark MC MC MC 27 17 MC
Ben Taylor MC MC MC MC MC
Seung-Yul Noh 57 11 MC MC
Steve Stricker 67 MC 42 56 MC
Davis Love MC MC 66 MC
Brandon Wu 38
Vijay Singh MC MC MC MC MC
Michael Kim MC MC MC
Jerry Kelly
Chase Koepka 43
Kevin Stadler MC MC
Bo Van Pelt 68 MC MC MC 60 MC MC
Player `19 `18 `17 `16 `15 `14 `13 `12 `11 `10
Jon Rahm MC
Justin Thomas MC 8 4 MC MC 37
Brooks Koepka 31 52
Patrick Reed 29 57 8 26
Patrick Cantlay 1 4 35
Xander Schauffele 14 MC
Justin Rose 13 6 2 MC 8 8 MC 1
Marc Leishman 5 62 15 11 5 37 41 58 62 MC
Gary Woodland 52 23 49 4 MC 57 16 MC 6
Matt Kuchar MC 13 4 4 26 15 1 2 8
Louis Oosthuizen 57 13 MC
Sung Jae Im 57
Hideki Matsuyama 6 13 45 MC 5 1
Shane Lowry 52 15 MC
Matthew Fitzpatrick 68
Collin Morikawa
Rickie Fowler 14 8 2 MC MC MC 37 52 22 2
Billy Horschel 9 MC MC 11 15 41
Chez Reavie MC 63
Viktor Hovland
Bubba Watson 44 6 65 3 29 MC 42 33
Matt Wallace
Brandt Snedeker MC Wd MC
Kevin Streelman 4 44 13 8 18 MC MC MC 7 33
Graeme McDowell
Scottie Scheffler
Sung Kang MC 57 75
Byeong Hun An 17 2 25 11 MC
Jordan Spieth 7 MC 13 57 3 19 63
Jason Day MC 44 15 27 MC 37 41 MC 33
Ian Poulter
Adam Hadwin 52 MC* MC 11 57
Jason Kokrak 62 MC 35 MC MC MC
Joaquin Niemann 27 6
Phil Mickelson MC 13 22 20 65 49 Wd 13 5
Joel Dahmen 68
Corey Conners 65
Keegan Bradley MC 23 MC 8 8 37 50 MC MC
Andrew Putnam 17 68
Max Homa 37
Ryan Palmer MC
Branden Grace MC 52 MC MC 25
Cameron Champ MC
Charles Howell MC 65 48 31 57 21 22
Nate Lashley
Lanto Griffin
Jim Furyk 33 MC MC 52 5 19 21 13 MC 10
Rory Sabbatini 27 44 24 MC 2 12
Matt Jones 41 20 40 MC 6 MC 64
Sebastian Munoz
Danny Lee MC MC 49 52 MC
JB Holmes MC 13 MC 4 75 13 51 28
Mackenzie Hughes MC 45
Vaughn Taylor 48 73 MC MC 60
Nick Taylor 49 MC
Keith Mitchell 48 MC
CT Pan 40
Adam Long MC
Dylan Frittelli
Matthew Wolff
Andrew Landry MC 65
Brendan Steele 41 57 20 63 MC MC 62 51
Harold Varner MC 19 57
Si Woo Kim 41 29 Wd 74
Tom Hoge 13
Harry Higgs
Carlos Ortiz MC MC MC 65
Lucas Bjerregaard
Bud Cauley 9 MC 25 38 34 52
Brian Stuard 33 70 52 69 61 MC MC
Jhonattan Vegas MC 40 MC 56 MC
Russell Knox 27 44 65 64 18 MC
Luke List MC 37 MC
Xin Jun Zhang
Pat Perez 57 70 19 57 69 8 25 30 19
Mark Hubbard MC
Emiliano Grillo 9 23 40 11
Talor Gooch MC
Kyle Stanley MC 2 6 74 3 MC 37
Charley Hoffman MC MC 45 19 63 MC 42 68
Aaron Wise MC MC
Kevin Tway 65 MC
Troy Merritt 17 MC 52 MC
Robby Shelton
Sepp Straka
Kristoffer Ventura
Denny McCarthy
Matthew NeSmith
Sam Burns Wd MC*
Russell Henley 29 33 MC MC 6
Ryan Armour 22 23 MC
Brice Garnett MC 62 MC
Zac Blair 63 27 61
Cameron Tringale MC MC 37 16 25 MC
Chesson Hadley MC 40 49 MC
Charl Schwartzel MC 35 11 MC 8 8 19 22
Zach Johnson 40 40 71 47
Patrick Rodgers 8 67 MC 40
Michael Thompson 14 37 8 MC
Beau Hossler MC 44
Maverick McNealy
Adam Schenk 65
Scott Stallings 48 MC 65 4 25 20
Cameron Davis MC
Henrik Norlander
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 37
Bronson Burgoon MC
Joseph Bramlett
Scott Harrington
Sam Ryder 57
Brian Gay MC 44
Nick Watney 22 57 65 55 MC MC MC
Patton Kizzire MC MC* MC 38
Peter Malnati 17 MC
Richy Werenski
Chris Kirk 52 MC MC 36 4 MC 25 MC
Kramer Hickok
Jimmy Walker 73 62 MC MC
Jason Dufner 7 MC 1 33 24 19 MC
Stewart Cink MC 25 31 49 29 25 30 8
Chris Stroud 31 69 53 MC
Fabian Gomez MC MC 69
Aaron Baddeley 22 MC MC 37 MC 9 45 47
Jim Herman 19 MC 40
Bo Hoag MC
Hank Lebioda
Ted Potter 73 57 MC
Roger Sloan
Chase Seiffert
Robert Streb MC MC* 20 18 28
Matt Every MC MC MC MC MC 6
Hudson Swafford MC 38 63
Cameron Percy
Sebastian Cappelen
DJ Trahan Wd 60
Mark Anderson
JJ Spaun MC MC Wd
Austin Cook 27 MC
Luke Donald 57 MC 68 49 21 12 7
Rhein Gibson
Brandon Hagy
Tim Wilkinson
Tyler McCumber
Martin Trainer MC
Grayson Murray 73 35
Vincent Whaley
KJ Choi 71 MC 67 52 MC 28 21 19 22 52
Chris Baker
Rob Oppenheim
David Hearn MC 27 MC 28 21 25
James Hahn MC 6 52 MC
Michael Gligic
Jonathan Byrd 40 MC 6 7 MC
Jamie Lovemark 37 10 52
Ben Taylor
Seung-Yul Noh MC MC Dq 52 MC MC
Steve Stricker 22 40 40 6 50 1 17
Davis Love Wd 29 16 37 52
Brandon Wu
Vijay Singh 69 MC 11 MC MC 16 37 12
Michael Kim MC MC MC
Jerry Kelly MC MC 47
Chase Koepka
Kevin Stadler 28 MC 16 22 55
Bo Van Pelt 40 19 21 13 13 3

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