The PGA Tour is in Dublin, Ohio for the first of a doubleheader at the home of Jack Nicklaus, starting with the Workday Charity Open, followed next week by the 45th edition of the Memorial Tournament.

The Workday Charity Open – a fill-in event for the COVID-canceled John Deere Classic – will be the 27th tournament of the 2019-20 season.

Contested at Muirfield Village, the iconic course will play to a par-72, and measure 7,392 yards.

The field in Ohio will feature 10 of the top-20 ranked players in the world, including five of the top-10, headlined by stars such as Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, and Patrick Cantlay, who will defend his Memorial title next week on the same track.

The Skinny

Tournament: Workday Charity Open
Dates: July 9-12, 2020
Where: Dublin, Ohio
Title Sponsor: Workday
Course: Muirfield Village Golf Club
Distance: par-72, 7,392 yards
Architect: Jack Nicklaus (1974)
Format: 72-holes, stroke play, 36-hole cut
Purse: $6,200,000
Winning Share: $1,116,000
Defending Champion: New Event

Watch & Follow

Thu. July 9, Round 1
06:30 – 6:00 pm: PGA TOUR Live (Groups)
12:00 – 6:00 pm: SiriusXM
03:00 – 6:00 pm: Golf Channel

Fri. July 10, Round 2
06:30 – 6:00 pm: PGA TOUR Live (Groups)
12:00 – 6:00 pm: SiriusXM
03:00 – 6:00 pm: Golf Channel

Sat. July 11, Round 3
08:00 – 3:00 pm: PGA TOUR Live (Groups)
01:00 – 6:00 pm: SiriusXM
01:00 – 3:00 pm: Golf Channel
03:00 – 6:00 pm: PGA TOUR Live (Holes)
03:00 – 6:00 pm: CBS

Sun. July 12, Round 4
08:00 – 3:00 pm: PGA TOUR Live (Groups)
01:00 – 6:00 pm: SiriusXM
01:00 – 3:00 pm: Golf Channel
03:00 – 6:00 pm: PGA TOUR Live (Holes)
03:00 – 6:00 pm: CBS

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The Course

Tiger Woods tees off at Muirfield Village Golf Club during the 2012 Memorial Tournament. PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images

Designed by Jack Nicklaus, and opened in 1974, Muirfield Village Golf Club is a par 72, measuring 7,392 yards. The signature course acts as the home base of the Ohio legend.

Muirfield Village has hosted 44 editions of the Memorial Tournament as well as the Ryder Cup (1987), Solheim Cup (1998), and Presidents Cup (2013).

The PGA Tour last played back-to-back events at the same club in 1975, ironically in Ohio, at Firestone Country Club – although on two different courses: The American Golf Classic on the North, followed by the World Series of Golf on the famed South course.

The Field: Overview

Patrick Cantlay Wins the Memorial
Patrick Cantlay reacts after making a par putt to win the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 02, 2019 in Dublin, Ohio. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

World No. 8 Patrick Cantlay, who won last year’s Memorial Tournament at Muirfield, will look to continue his strong play on Jack Nicklaus’ signature layout. He will be joined by three of the top six in the world rankings, including No. 2 Jon Rahm, No. 5 Justin Thomas, and No. 6 Brooks Koepka.

Other headliners include Justin Rose, Phil Mickelson, Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, and Rickie Fowler.

The Field: Power Rankings

Justin Rose
Justin Rose plays a tee shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial Country Club on May 26, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

Bombers who can work their ball, tee to green, and stick pins should find success this week in Ohio.

1. Patrick Cantlay
The world No. 8 gets to play two weeks on the course he conquered last year. Looked impressive in first post-reboot start at the Travelers, en route to a T11.
SG: Approach the Green: .926 (5th)
SG: Tee to Green: 1.471 (7th)
World Rank/Odds: 8th/14-1
Last Six Starts: 11, 17, 11, 4, 17, 2

2. Justin Thomas
Owns two wins on the 2020 season and all kinds of top-10s, yet has missed three cuts. One of the best ball workers on the Tour.
SG: Approach the Green: .892 (7th)
SG: Tee to Green: 1.645 (4th)
World Rank/Odds: 5th/12-1
Last Six Starts: MC, 8, 10, 6, MC, 3

3. Brooks Koepka
Coming into form after rehabbing from injury early on. Looked like the Koepka of old at the RBC Heritage where he finished solo 7th.
SG: Approach the Green: -.264 (163rd)
SG: Tee to Green: .420 (63rd)
World Rank/Odds: 6th/14-1
Last Six Starts: 7, 32, 47, MC, 43, 17

4. Hideki Matsuyama
Another elite player coming into form. Ranked near the top of the Tour in greens targeted. Has played well at Muirfield, highlighted by a win in 2014.
SG: Approach the Green: .914 (6th)
SG: Tee to Green: 1.728 (2nd)
World Rank/Odds: 23rd/16-1
Last Six Starts: 21, MC, 56, 6, 5, 16

5. Justin Rose
The 2010 Memorial winner is coming into form after ending equipment deal. Posted T3 (Charles Schwab) and T14 (Heritage) since reboot.
SG: Approach the Green: .149 (86th)
SG: Tee to Green: .597 (43rd)
World Rank/Odds: 13th/25-1
Last Six Starts: MC, 14, 3, MC, MC, 56

The Field: Odds To Win

Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka walk from the 13th tee during the second round of the BMW Championship at Aronimink GC on Sep 7, 2018 in Newtown Square, PA. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Featuring 10 players ranked in the world top 20, the field at Muirfield Village Golf Club has plenty of star power, headlined by the likes of Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm, and Patrick Cantlay.

The slight favorite this week is world No. 5 Thomas, who is offered at 12-1. The 26-year old star enters Jack’s Place off a MC at the Travelers, but owns four top-10 finishes in his previous five starts.

Thomas is followed by a pair of top-10 ranked stars in Rahm (No. 2) and Cantlay (No. 8), who are listed at 13-1. Next at 15-1 is world No. 6 Koepka, who enters off a solo-7 at the Travelers.

Finally, Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama (No. 23) and Xander Schauffele (No. 11) round out the top-5 betting favorites at 17-1.

Top-5 Betting Favorites

1. Justin Thomas (11-1)
2. Jon Rahm (13-1)
2. Patrick Cantlay (13-1)
4. Brooks Koepka (15-1)
5. Hideki Matsuyama (17-1)
5. Xander Schauffele (17-1)

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The Field: How They Qualified

Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth chips in for a birdie on the 11th hole during the first round of The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village GC on May 30, 2019 in Dublin, Ohio. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Winner – PGA/U.S. Open Championship
Jason Day
Brooks Koepka
Jordan Spieth
Justin Thomas
Jimmy Walker
Gary Woodland

Winner – THE PLAYERS Championship
Rickie Fowler
Si Woo Kim

Winner – The Masters
Patrick Reed

Winner – The Open Championship
Zach Johnson
Shane Lowry

Winner – TOUR Championship
Xander Schauffele

Winner – World Golf Championship Event
Hideki Matsuyama
Phil Mickelson
Justin Rose
Bubba Watson

Winners of the Arnold Palmer, Memorial, Genesis (Last 3 Years)
Patrick Cantlay
Jason Dufner
Marc Leishman

Tournament Winner in Past Two Seasons
Ryan Armour
Keegan Bradley
Cameron Champ
Corey Conners
Austin Cook
Dylan Frittelli
Brice Garnett
Lanto Griffin
Jim Herman
J.B. Holmes
Max Homa
Billy Horschel
Viktor Hovland
Charles Howell III
Sungjae Im
Sung Kang
Michael Kim
Patton Kizzire
Russell Knox
Matt Kuchar
Andrew Landry
Nate Lashley
Adam Long
Graeme McDowell
Troy Merritt
Keith Mitchell
Collin Morikawa
Sebastián Muñoz
Kevin Na
Joaquin Niemann
Ryan Palmer
Cheng Tsung Pan
Pat Perez
Ted Potter, Jr.
Ian Poulter
Andrew Putnam
Jon Rahm
Chez Reavie
Brandt Snedeker
Brendan Steele
Nick Taylor
Martin Trainer
Kevin Tway
Aaron Wise
Matthew Wolff

Career Money Exemption
K.J. Choi
Luke Donald
Steve Stricker
Bo Van Pelt

Sponsors Exemptions – Members not otherwise exempt
Jonathan Byrd
Stewart Cink

Sponsors Exemptions – Unrestricted
Jerry Kelly
Chase Koepka
Brandon Wu

Life Member
Davis Love III
Vijay Singh

Top 125 on Prior Season’s FedExCup Points List
Jason Kokrak
Louis Oosthuizen
Rory Sabbatini
Harold Varner III
Vaughn Taylor
Jim Furyk
Adam Hadwin
Byeong Hun An
Joel Dahmen
Emiliano Grillo
Adam Schenk
Danny Lee
Kevin Streelman
Jhonattan Vegas
Branden Grace
Charley Hoffman
Chesson Hadley
Brian Stuard
Matt Every
Russell Henley
Michael Thompson
Matt Jones
Luke List
Roger Sloan
Sam Burns
Bud Cauley
Nick Watney
Mackenzie Hughes
J.J. Spaun
Talor Gooch
Chris Stroud
Kyle Stanley
Patrick Rodgers
Cameron Tringale
Sam Ryder
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
Scott Stallings
Denny McCarthy
Carlos Ortiz
Sepp Straka
Aaron Baddeley
Peter Malnati
Brian Gay

Top 125 (Prior Season Nonmember)
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Matt Wallace
Lucas Bjerregaard

Major Medical Extension
Bronson Burgoon
Chris Kirk
Kevin Stadler
Charl Schwartzel
James Hahn
Jamie Lovemark
Grayson Murray
Hudson Swafford
Seung-Yul Noh

Leading Points Winner from Korn Ferry Tour & KFT Finals
Scottie Scheffler

Top Finishers from Korn Ferry Tour Prior Season (reordered)
Tom Hoge
Mark Hubbard
Harry Higgs
Maverick McNealy
Matthew NeSmith
Xinjun Zhang
Scott Harrington
Robby Shelton
Zac Blair
Beau Hossler
Henrik Norlander
Cameron Davis
Richy Werenski
Bo Hoag
Cameron Percy
Joseph Bramlett
Hank Lebioda
Rob Oppenheim
D.J. Trahan
Fabián Gómez
Sebastian Cappelen
David Hearn
Tim Wilkinson
Robert Streb


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