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PGA Tour Charles Schwab Challenge In The Rough With New Precautions

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After a several week layover, the PGA Tour is back in play, and offshore betting sites are teeing up odds featuring the top golfers in the world.

The second round of the PGA Tour’s Charles Schwab Challenge is underway, reviving legal sports betting for legions of starved golf fanatics.

With professional golf restarting the schedule over this four-day weekend, is reporting that several new measures are now in place to ensure that the spread of COVID-19 is contained.

Naturally, in line with other reopening sports, there are no fans allowed to be in attendance for the event, but that’s just the first step.

Testing is required for all players who participate in this tournament. Players were tested at their homes before traveling to Fort Worth, TX, where the tournament is being held at the Colonial Golf Course. They were tested again when they arrived at the venue.

Players are also required to answer several basic questions upon arrival regarding any potential symptoms they might be encountering, or if they have come into contact with anyone who has been exposed to the coronavirus.

Golfers who take advantage of practice time with their swing coaches will need to maintain a minimum distance of 10 feet, four feet beyond the CDC’s recommendation of six feet for effective social distancing.

New regulations also require that caddies are the only people who can handle the flagpoles and that all surfaces are sanitized after the completion of each hole.

Caddies are not permitted to touch the golf clubs. They are only allowed to hold the bag and allow the golfer to remove and replace each club.

Today marks the second round of action at this week’s PGA event, and top-rated sportsbooks are currently offering live odds on today’s leaderboard, as well as updated event winner odds.

2020 PGA Tour Charles Schwab Challenge Odds

Via Bovada

End Of 2nd Round Leader Live

  • Justin Thomas +1400
  • Justin Rose +500
  • Collin Morikawa +500
  • Harold Varner III +1200
  • Bryson Dechambeau +1400
  • Abraham Ancer +1800
  • Xander Schauffele +400
  • Sungjae Im +2500
  • Gary Woodland +2200
  • Jhonattan Vegas +2800
  • Jordan Spieth +750
  • Daniel Berger +4000
  • Adam Hadwin +5000
  • Brian Harman +5000
  • Rory Mcilroy +5000
  • Brooks Koepka +6600
  • Corey Conners +8000
  • Tyler Duncan +1200
  • Billy Horschel +6600
  • Branden Grace +10000
  • Byeong-Hun An +5000
  • Ian Poulter +10000
  • Kevin Kisner +2000
  • Patrick Reed +10000
  • Ryan Moore +10000
  • Scott Brown +10000
  • Scottie Scheffler +12500
  • Cameron Champ +12500
  • Jim Furyk +12500
  • Jon Rahm +10000
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick +10000
  • Tony Finau +12500
  • Vaughn Taylor +12500

On Thursday, Justin Rose and Harold Varner both took a score of seven under par into the clubhouse for a share of the first-round leaderboard’s top spot.

Another highlight of round one play on Thursday was a hole in one by golfer Sung Kang. Due to the lack of any crowd noise, Kang did not realize that the ball had gone in the hole until he was within fifty yards of the green.

At 8:46 AM, play was stopped for a moment of silence to observe the passing of George Floyd.

If you are savvy to the world of betting on golf, then it may be worth your while to place a wager on the eventual winner of this weekend’s Charles Schwab Challenge. The odds are incredibly favorable if the correct winner is selected.

The event can be seen today on the Golf Channel, with CBS picking up the coverage beginning at 3 PM EST. The live betting odds will remain in play until the last group of golfers enters the clubhouse, and you will also get updated odds throughout the weekend.

Below are the event winner odds for the weekend, kicking off sports betting action once again. With any luck, the preventative measures employed by the PGA will keep the tour up to par for the remainder of this contest – and this entire season.

2020 Charles Schwab Challenge Winner

  • Justin Thomas +750
  • Jordan Spieth +800
  • Justin Rose +800
  • Xander Schauffele +800
  • Collin Morikawa +1000
  • Bryson Dechambeau +1400
  • Rory Mcilroy +1600
  • Abraham Ancer +2000
  • Harold Varner III +2000
  • Brooks Koepka +2500
  • Gary Woodland +2500
  • Kevin Kisner +2800
  • Jon Rahm +3300
  • Sungjae Im +3300
  • Brian Harman +4000
  • Daniel Berger +4000
  • Tyler Duncan +4000
  • Jhonattan Vegas +4500
  • Adam Hadwin +5000
  • Corey Conners +5000
  • Patrick Reed +5000
  • Byeong-Hun An +6600
  • Ryan Moore +6600
  • Branden Grace +8000
  • Ian Poulter +8000
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick +8000
  • Scottie Scheffler +8000
  • Bubba Watson +10000
  • Jason Day +10000
  • Tony Finau +10000
  • Billy Horschel +12500
  • Cameron Champ +12500
  • Jason Kokrak +12500
  • Matt Wolff +12500
  • Patrick Rodgers +12500
  • Sergio Garcia +12500
  • Vaughn Taylor +12500
  • Alex Noren +15000
  • Brendon Todd +15000
  • Dustin Johnson +15000
  • Harry Higgs +15000
  • Joel Dahmen +15000
  • Keith Mitchell +15000
  • Louis Oosthuizen +15000
  • Lucas Glover +15000
  • Marc Leishman +15000
  • Matt Jones +15000

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