After a successful weekend at the PGA Championship, the golf world now shifts to the 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge happening from Thursday, 25th May at Fort Worth, Texas.

Almost half the world’s top 50 will compete at the 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge. The event will be headlined by big names, including the World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler and the last year’s winner Sam Burns who beat Sheffler for the crown. Other elite golfers competing are Max Homa, Jordan Spieth, Tony Finau and Viktor Hovland.

They will fight for the $8,700,000 prize purse on offer in addition to the valuable ranking points.

First, let’s look at some of the most recent winners, before taking a look at some of our picks for this season’s edition of the Charles Schwab Challenge, the odds and the field.

Past Charles Schwab Challenge winners

2022Sam Burns
2021Jason Kokrak
2020Daniel Berger
2019Kevin Na
2018Justin Rose

Players to look out for at the 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge

Sam Burns

Burns enters the tournament in fine form with one win and four top-ten finishes this season. He is among the best putters ranking third, putting 63.6, fourth in strokes achieved putting 0.733 and 13th in putts per round at 28.11.

Scottie Scheffler

Scottie Scheffler, the World No.1, has an opportunity to add the 2023 Schwab Challenge to his many accolades.  He finished second in the 2022 edition behind Sam Burns and is enjoying an impressive run finishing top-10 six times in his last seven PGA Tour appearances.

2023 AT&T Byron Nelson favourite Scottie Scheffler

Viktor Hovland

Five-time PGA Tour Champion Viktor Hovland is one of the favourites at 14/1, coming off an impressive run this season. He finished second at PGA Championship last weekend and has emerged top-7 or better in his last two major championships.

After majors this season, Hovland has struggled a lot, recording a T-59 finish at the RBC Heritage after finishing top-7 at the Masters. He has also recorded top-31 or worse in three of his last five appearances on the PGA Tour.

Hovland is among the best ball strikers competing this weekend, but he ranks low in strokes gained at 114th putting (-0.074) and total putting (263.9) at 145th.

Sunjae Im

Sunjae Im is also a strong contender for the title. He missed the cut at PGA Championship, which has given him a rest advantage over other elite golfers who played over the weekend.

Before missing the cut at the PGA Championship, Sunjae had recorded six top-20 finishes, including tying for seventh at the RBC Heritage. He has seven T-10 finishes this season, missing the cut twice, making him among the top contenders on the Tour.

Sunjae Im is one of the tournament favourites at the 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge

John Spieth

John Spieth has a perfect opportunity to capture his elusive victory this season. He finished at 29th last week, where he played with a wrist injury that had pushed him to miss the AT&T Bryon Nelson. However, he has greatly improved with each passing competition, posting descending scores of 73-72-71-69.  Spieth is known for his excellent performance at short games, but he can also play well at long games.

Michael Block

Michael Block is the newest fan favourite for the Charles Schwab Challenge. He finished top-15 at the PGA Championship, sinking an ace in the final round has earned an invitation to the Charles Schwab Challenge. He has enjoyed a dramatic rise in the world official golf ranking making it to 577th and earning a place at the 2024 PGA Championship.

Michael needs to achieve an equivalent of the top-125 of the FedEx Cup points ranking by the end of this regular season to earn a PGA Tour card. He has amassed 59 points after the last week’s PGA Championship. The last player to earn the PGA Tour card was Rickie Fowler in 2022 where he finished with 323.797 points

Michael Block crouching down with an orange hoodie

2023 Charles Schwab Challenge odds

  • Scottie Scheffler 4/1
  • Jordan Spieth 12/1
  • Tony Finau 14/1
  • Viktor Hovland 14/1
  • Collin Morikawa 16/1
  • Sungjae Im 18/1
  • Max Homa 22/1
  • Sam Burns 22/1
  • Rickie Fowler 30/1
  • Justin Rose 30/1
  • Tommy Fleetwood 33/1
  • Russell Henley 35/1
  • Chris Kirk 45/1
  • Cam Davis 45/1
  • Denny McCarthy 50/1
  • Si Woo Kim 50/1
  • Min Woo Lee 60/1
  • Emiliano Grillo 60/1
  • Brian Harman 60/1
  • Kurt Kitayama 65/1
  • Tom Hoge 70/1
  • Stephan Jaeger 75/1
  • Brendon Todd 75/1
  • Ryan Fox 80/1
  • Harris English 80/1
  • Byeong Hun An 80/1
  • Taylor Moore 80/1
  • Lucas Herbert 80/1
  • K.H. Lee 90/1
  • Patrick Rodgers 90/1
  • Thomas Detry 90/1
  • Christiaan Bezuidenhout 90/1
  • Davis Riley 100/1
  • Joseph Bramlett 100/1
  • Billy Horschel 100/1
  • J.J. Spaun 100/1
  • Maverick McNealy 100/1
  • J.T. Poston 100/1
  • Alex Smalley 100/1
  • Beau Hossler 100/1
  • Justin Suh 100/1
  • Eric Cole 100/1
  • Sam Stevens 125/1
  • Will Gordon 125/1
  • Nick Taylor 125/1
  • Hayden Buckley 125/1
  • S.H. Kim 150/1
  • Andrew Putnam 150/1
  • Ben Griffin 150/1
  • Ryan Palmer 150/1
  • Sepp Straka 150/1
  • Scott Stallings 150/1
  • Alex Noren 150/1
  • Akshay Bhatia 175/1
  • Joel Dahmen 175/1
  • Ben Martin 175/1
  • Adam Schenk 175/1
  • Matt Wallace 175/1
  • Robby Shelton 200/1
  • Garrick Higgo 200/1
  • Austin Eckroat 200/1
  • Cameron Champ 200/1
  • Vincent Norrman 200/1
  • Nate Lashley 200/1

If you liked this preview of the 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge, be sure to keep an eye on our golf section for more of the same for future events.