A tight competition is expected as the PGA Tour season continues with the 2024 Charles Schwab Challenge, beginning Thursday at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Three of the last four editions of the tournament needed a playoff to decide the winner, with Emiliano Grillo recording a birdie on the second playoff hole to defeat Adam Schenk in 2023. Scottie Scheffler lost to Sam Burns in a playoff the previous season and Daniel Berger was victorious in 2020 after Collin Morikawa missed a short putt on the first playoff hole. In 2021, Jason Kokrak finished two strokes better than Jordan Spieth to win the Charles Schwab Challenge.

Scheffler, who has won four of his last six starts, is the overwhelming +300 favorite in the 2024 Charles Schwab Challenge odds. Morikawa is the second choice at +1400 and Spieth, the 2016 champion, is +1800. Max Homa is next at +2200, while Tony Finau rounds out the top five choices in the Charles Schwab Challenge 2024 field at +3300. Before locking in any 2024 Charles Schwab Challenge picks, you need to see the PGA Tour predictions and best bets from golf betting and fantasy expert Sia Nejad.

Nejad specializes in betting and DFS in golf, among other sports. He's had incredible success in the outright and first-round leader markets and in betting head-to-head matchups. He also has been solid with his head-to-head matchups since last year's Charles Schwab Challenge, going 39-27-2 and returning 8.31 units over that span. That's a $831 profit for $100 bettors since May 2023.

Nejad also nailed 75-1 longshot Wyndham Clark as the outright winner at the Wells Fargo Championship. In 2023, SportsLine debuted "The Early Wedge," and in the first three months of the show, he hit two first-round leaders and three outright winners.

Now, Nejad has focused his attention on the 2024 Charles Schwab Challenge field and has locked in his best bets, top sleepers and favorites to avoid. See who they are at SportsLine.

Top 2024 Charles Schwab Challenge expert picks

One surprise: Nejad is fading Jordan Spieth, even though he is one of the favorites at +1800. The 2015 PGA Player of the Year has done quite well in the Charles Schwab Challenge over his career, winning the tournament in 2016 and posting three runner-up finishes - most recently in 2021. Spieth has recorded eight top-10 finishes in 11 appearances in the tournament.

But the 30-year-old native of Dallas uncharacteristically struggled in this event last year, as he failed to make the cut. He got off to a strong start this season as he finished third in the Sentry. However, things haven't gone very well for Spieth since then as he missed the cut four times, finished 29th or worse on four occasions, and was disqualified once while posting only two top-10s over his next 12 events. 

Instead, Nejad is high on the chances of Collin Morikawa, who is listed at +1400. The 27-year-old Californian has yet to record a victory in 2024 but is coming off his third top-five finish of the season, as he tied for fourth place at the PGA Championship last weekend. Morikawa also performed well at the first major of the year, finishing even with Max Homa and Tommy Fleetwood for third at the Masters last month.

Ranked first on the PGA Tour this year in driving accuracy percentage (78.74%), Morikawa is the only golfer with top-five finishes in both majors and has been 23rd or better in each of his last five starts overall. He also began 2024 by tying for fifth place in The Sentry and has eight top-25s in 12 events this season. Morikawa is seeking his seventh career victory on the PGA Tour and first since finishing six strokes ahead of both Beau Hossler and Eric Cole in the Zozo Championship last October. See which other golfers to back at SportsLine.

How to make 2024 Charles Schwab Challenge picks

Nejad has locked in his best bets for the 2024 Charles Schwab Challenge and is backing several longshots, including one that is priced at more than +10000. This player "can do enough with the putter to potentially spike" and is a longshot who could surprise. You can see Nejad's PGA Tour picks only at SportsLine.

So which players should you target or avoid for the 2024 Charles Schwab Challenge, and which player in the Charles Schwab Challenge 2024 field could bring a huge payday at more than +10000? Check out the odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Sia Nejad's top picks for the 2024 Charles Schwab Challenge, all from the expert who is 39-27-2 on his last 68 head-to-head picks.

2024 Charles Schwab Challenge odds, field

See Nejad's picks, best bets and predictions here.

Scottie Scheffler +300
Collin Morikawa +1400
Jordan Spieth +1800
Max Homa +2200
Tony Finau +3300
Sungjae Im +3500
Si Woo Kim +3500
Min Woo Lee +3500
Adam Scott +4000
Brian Harman +4500
Keith Mitchell +4500
Sepp Straka +4500
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +5000
Tom Hoge +5000
Denny McCarthy +5000
Harris English +5500
Tom Kim +5500
Chris Kirk +5500
Justin Rose +5500
Billy Horschel +6000
Akshay Bhatia +6500
Thomas Detry +6500
Maverick McNealy +6500
Aaron Rai +6500
Daniel Berger +7000
Keegan Bradley +7000
Taylor Moore +7000
J.T. Poston +7500
Davis Thompson +7500
Austin Eckroat +8000
Rickie Fowler +8000
Lucas Glover +8000
Ben Griffin +8000
Nicolai Hojgaard +8000
Beau Hossler +8000
Adam Schenk +8000
Cam Davis +9000
Ryan Fox +9000
Patrick Rodgers +9000
Kevin Yu +9000
Andrew Putnam +10000
Eric Cole +11000
Lee Hodges +11000
Mark Hubbard +11000
Brendon Todd +11000
Doug Ghim +12000
Chris Gotterup +12000
Emiliano Grillo +12000
Chesson Hadley +12000
Ryo Hisatsune +12000
Luke List +12000
Robert MacIntyre +12000
Greyson Sigg +12000
Webb Simpson +12000
Sam Stevens +12000
S.H. Kim +15000
Nate Lashley +15000
Victor Perez +15000
Alex Smalley +15000
Gary Woodland +15000