June 9 (UPI) — Tiger Woods will not play as golfers return this week for the first time since the PGA Tour season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, but plenty of stars will participate in the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Tee times have yet to be announced for the Thursday through Sunday tournament at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Play will air on CBS, Golf Channel and PGA Tour Live.
No fans will be allowed on-site for the Charles Schwab Challenge. CBS will have a limited production crew and plans to have some players wear microphones as they play.
Although Tiger Woods’ name is not among the 148-player field in Fort Worth, each of the Top-5 players in the Official World Golf Ranking will participate. No. 6 Adam Scott, No. 7 Patrick Cantlay and No. 10 Tommy Fleetwood will not play.
No. 5 Dustin Johnson. No. 13 Bryson DeChambeau and No. 14 Justin Rose will be in a third featured group. No. 18 Gary Woodland, No. 30 Kevin Na and No. 61 Phil Mickelson will form a fourth featured trio.
Odds to win
Multiple sportsbooks list McIlroy as the favorite to win the four-day tournament. Rahm is the second-best bet at Caesars (+900) and BetOnline.AG (+1000). Justin Thomas has the third-best odds on both sites at +1500/+1600, respectively.
Na made $1.314 million for first place in 2019. This year’s purse totals $7.3 million, with the winner taking home $1.314 million. The winner will also wear the event’s patented plaid jacket and win a restored 1973 Dodge Charger.
Odds via Caesars/BetOnline.AG
Rory McIlroy +800/+800
Jon Rahm +900/+1000
Justin Thomas +1500/+1600
Webb Simpson +2200/+1800
Bryson DeChambeau +2200/+2200
Xander Schauffele +2500/+2200
Sungjae Im +3000/+2800
Patrick Reed +3000/+2800
Brooks Koepka +2000/+2200
Dustin Johnson +2500/+2500
Rickie Fowler +3000/+2200
How to watch
What: 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge
When: Thursday through Sunday
Where: Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas
TV: 4 to 7 p.m. EDT Thursday and Friday on Golf Channel; 1 to 3 p.m. EDT Saturday and Sunday on Golf Channel; 3 to 6 p.m. EDT Saturday and Sunday on CBS.
Stream on PGA Tour Live: Featured groups — 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT Thursday and Friday; Featured groups — 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT Saturday and Sunday; Featured holes — 3 to 6 p.m. EDT Saturday and Sunday.