Power Rankings: Charles Schwab Challenge

The Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, promises an exciting week with a rich history and a newly restored course. Here are the top contenders for the 78th edition of this historic event:

15. Robert MacIntyre (SCO)

MacIntyre is gaining momentum with a T8 finish at the PGA Championship, marking his third top-15 in four starts. This will be his debut at Colonial.

14. Lee Hodges (USA)

Hodges arrives in excellent form, having achieved a career-best T12 at the PGA Championship following a solid performance at the Wells Fargo Championship. He has a perfect record at Colonial.

13. Adam Schenk (USA)

Returning to avenge last year's playoff loss, Schenk is winless on the TOUR but has five top-20 finishes in 2024. His experience at Colonial may give him an edge.

12. Sungjae Im (KOR)

Despite missing the cut at

the PGA Championship, Sungjae Im is well-rested for his sixth appearance at Colonial. With two top-15 finishes at this venue, he remains a formidable contender.

11. Christiaan Bezuidenhout (RSA)

Although he missed the cut at the PGA Championship, Bezuidenhout has shown consistency with five top-25 finishes in his last seven starts. He finished T15-T21 at Colonial in the past two years.

10. Mark Hubbard (USA)

Hubbard has made the cut in all 14 starts this season and aims to continue his streak at Colonial, where he finished T9 last year. His consistency makes him a strong candidate.

9. Jordan Spieth (USA)

A local favorite, Spieth has a solid record at Colonial with one win, three runner-up finishes, and four other top-10s. Despite a mixed performance at the PGA Championship, his experience here is invaluable.

8. Austin Eckroat (USA)

The young talent has found his stride with a victory at PGA National and three top-20 finishes in his last four starts. He debuted at Colonial with a T16 last year, showcasing his potential.

7. Thomas Detry (BEL)

Detry has been in excellent form in 2024, with a T4 at the PGA Championship marking his third top-four finish this year. His short game and touch around the greens could be decisive at Colonial.

6. Justin Rose (ENG)

Rose's T6 at the PGA Championship extended his streak of five consecutive top-15 finishes in majors. With a win at Colonial in 2018 and consistent performances since, he is a top contender.

5. Max Homa (USA)

Homa's affinity for classic courses like Colonial is evident in his T23 and T9 finishes in the past two years. His steady form this season makes him a strong candidate for victory.

4. Harris English (USA)

English has eight top-25 finishes this season, including a T18 at the PGA Championship. His four top-20 finishes at Colonial highlight his suitability for this course.

3. Tony Finau (USA)

Finau's T18 at the PGA Championship was his sixth top-20 finish of the season. Despite missing the cut at Colonial last year, his previous performances suggest he can excel here.

2. Collin Morikawa (USA)

Morikawa narrowly missed winning at Colonial in 2020, losing in a playoff. With three top-10 finishes since the Masters, he is in prime form to contend for the title.

1. Scottie Scheffler (USA)

Scheffler remains the top pick, consistently performing at the highest level. His T8 at the PGA Championship, following a T3 and P2 at Colonial since 2022, cements his status as the favorite.

Course and Conditions

Colonial Country Club, known as Hogan's Alley, has undergone a significant restoration. The par-70 course now measures 7,289 yards, with new bentgrass greens providing a fresh challenge. The Texas breezes, particularly strong early in the week, will test the field, especially with the primary rough grown to 2.5 inches. The weather is expected to be warm, with potential rain on Thursday but clearing for the weekend.

Expert Insights

  • Monday: Power Rankings
  • Tuesday: Sleepers
  • Wednesday: Golfbet Insider
  • Sunday: Points and Payouts; Medical Extension; Qualifiers; Reshuffle

Rob Bolton's insights and rankings offer a comprehensive guide for fans and bettors alike, as the Charles Schwab Challenge promises another thrilling chapter at the storied Colonial Country Club.