For the first time since mid-March, we will have Golf betting on the schedule this weekend!
The first of back to back weekends with charity golf tournaments before the new PGA 2020 schedule kicks in is highlighted by some of the biggest names in Golf. Rory, DJ, Rickie, and Wolff…..well 3 recognizable names for sure, sorry Matt Wolff!
How much is each hole worth?
Holes 1-6: $50,000 each
Holes 7-16: $100,000 each
Hole 17: $200,000
Hole 18: $500,000
What charities are involved?
$3 million will be split between the American Nurses Foundation and CDC Foundation, depending on who wins each hole. Additionally, $1 million will go to Off Their Plate, an organization that provides meals to healthcare workers, based on a birdie and eagle pool.
Who is representing which charity?
McIlroy and Johnson are playing for the American Nurses Foundation. Fowler and Wolff are playing for the CDC Foundation.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 12, 2020
The TaylorMade Driving Relief 2020 event will take place on Sunday, March 17 with Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson: The Match II scheduled to tee off the following Sunday. Both competitions are raising money for COVID-19 relief.
Betting Public is on Fowler & Wolff
Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson are teaming up in Sunday’s skins match against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff. McIlroy and DJ have a combined 38 tour victories between the two of them, which is why the odds are stacked heavily against Fowler and Wolff.
Currently, DraftKings Sportsbook has McIlroy/DJ at -200, a substantial drop from just a few days ago when the two favorites were up near +175. Now, the underdog group of Fowler/Wolff have gone from +175, to +163, meaning a $100 bet would net you $163 in return.
TaylorMade Driving Relief Prop Bets at DraftKings:
The oddsmakers at DraftKings Sportsbook have come up with six different types of prop bets for Sunday’s matchup. Let’s take a closer look.
Leader After “__” Holes:
Fairway in Regulation:
Green in Regulation:
Longest Tee Shot:
Nearest to Hole:
Our Favorite Prop Bet Pick
Of all these props, by far, my favorite odds are for “Longest Tee Shot” for Matthew Wolff at +335. While McIlroy ranks second on the tour in average driving distance (behind Bryson DeChambeau), It’s actually Wolff, NOT Dustin Johnson who comes in second in the foursome.
Wolff ranks 21st with an average of 310 yards. DJ comes in tied for 28th with Patrick Rodgers at 303.30 yards.