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The PGA Tour returns to action in the Dominican Republic beginning Thursday, as the third annual Corales Puntacana Championship tees off from the 7,666-yard, par-72 Corales Golf Course at the Puntacana Resort & Club. Graeme McDowell, who fired a final-round 69 last year to win by one stroke over Mackenzie Hughes and Chris Stroud, returns to defend his title. McDowell missed the cut at last week's U.S. Open, but highlights a 2020 Corales Puntacana Championship field that includes past FedEx Cup champion Henrik Stenson.

Will Zalatoris, who leads the Korn Ferry Tour's points list and made the cut at the U.S. Open, opened as the 12-1 favorite in the latest 2020 Corales Puntacana Championship odds from William Hill. McDowell, meanwhile, is a 50-1 long shot according to the latest PGA Tour odds. Before locking in any 2020 Corales Puntacana Championship picks or entering any PGA DFS tournaments on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, be sure to see the golf predictions and projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine

SportsLine's prediction model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been on fire since the return of the PGA Tour in June. In fact, it's up over $8,300 on its best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament.

McClure finished profitable last week at the U.S. Open, nailing two of his best bets, including a +1100 top-five bet on Matthew Wolff. After hitting a top-five bet (12-1) on Doc Redman at the Wyndham Championship, McClure finished up over $700 in that event. 

The model was all over Dustin Johnson (8-5) finishing on top of the leaderboard at the Tour Championship and Justin Thomas winning the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational at 12-1. And at the 3M Open, McClure's best bets returned a whopping $1,100 as he nailed a top-five pick on Max Homa (12-1) and a top-20 pick on Talor Gooch (4-1). Those are just some of his big recent wins. 

In all, the advanced computer model has also nailed a whopping six majors entering the weekend. Anyone who has followed its golf picks has seen massive returns. 

Now that the 2020 Corales Puntacana Championship field is locked, SportsLine simulated the event 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. Head to SportsLine now to see the projected leaderboard.

The model's top 2020 Corales Puntacana Championship predictions 

One huge shocker the model is calling for at the Corales Puntacana Championship 2020: Mackenzie Hughes, who earned a runner-up finish at this event last year and one of the top Vegas favorites, stumbles and barely cracks the top-five. Hughes put together a strong season in 2019-20, making it all the way to the Tour Championship, where he finished inside the top-15. However, Hughes has been extremely inconsistent throughout his career, missing the cut 10 times on the PGA Tour last season.

Hughes' inconsistent performances can be directly attributed to his inability to find the fairway off the tee. The 29-year-old finished last season ranked 158th in driving accuracy percentage (55.77), which doesn't bode well for his chances to finish on top of the leaderboard in the Dominican Republic this week. He's not a strong pick to win it all and there are far better values in the Corales Puntacana Championship 2020 field.

Another surprise: Adam Schenk, a 40-1 long shot, makes a strong run at the title. Schenk has a much better chance to win it all than his odds imply, so he's a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. Schenk advanced to the PGA Tour Playoffs for the second straight season in 2019-20 after finishing 109th in the FedEx Cup standings.

Schenk recorded five top-25s and made 15 of 24 cuts in 2019-20, though he did not earn a top-10 finish for the first time in his PGA Tour career. The Purdue graduate's best finish last season was a tie for 12th at the Barracuda Championship and 14th-place finishes at the Puerto Rico Open and the The American Express. Schenk ranked in the top 50 in both driving distance (302 yards) and greens in regulation (69.07 percent) last season, numbers that bode well as a value play this week at the Corales Puntacana Championship 2020.

How to make 2020 Corales Puntacana Championship picks

Also, the model is targeting five other golfers with odds of 25-1 or higher to make a strong run at the title, including a massive long shot going off higher than 45-1. Anyone who backs these underdogs could hit it big. You can only see them here.

So who wins the 2020 Corales Puntacana Championship? And which long shots stun the golfing world? Check out the odds below and then visit SportsLine to see the projected 2020 Corales Puntacana Championship leaderboard, all from the model that's nailed six golf majors and is up over $8,300 since the restart, and find out. 

2020 Corales Puntacana Championship odds (via William Hill)

Will Zalatoris 12-1
Mackenzie Hughes 16-1
Corey Conners 18-1
Sam Burns 18-1
Adam Long 25-1
Charles Howell 28-1
Emiliano Grillo 28-1
Thomas Detry 33-1
Denny McCarthy 35-1
Henrik Stenson 35-1
Pat Perez 40-1
Branden Grace 40-1
Luke List 40-1
Henrik Norlander 40-1
Brian Stuard 40-1
Sepp Straka 40-1
Kristoffer Ventura 40-1
Adam Schenk 40-1
Xinjun Zhang 40-1
Charley Hoffman 40-1
Kyle Stanley 40-1
Patrick Rodgers 50-1
Bo Hoag 50-1
Jhonattan Vegas 50-1
Graeme McDowell 50-1
Brice Garnett 50-1
Will Gordon 66-1
Matt Jones 66-1
James Hahn 66-1
Rob Oppenheim 66-1
Keith Mitchell 66-1
Chris Kirk 66-1
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 80-1
Kevin Chappell 80-1
Ben Martin 80-1
Doug Ghim 80-1
Seamus Power 80-1
Cameron Percy 80-1
Chris Baker 80-1
Kurt Kitayama 80-1
Beau Hossler 80-1
Sam Ryder 80-1
Chris Stroud 100-1
Joohyung Kim 100-1
Bronson Burgoon 100-1
Justin Suh 100-1
Roberto Diaz 100-1
Joseph Bramlett 100-1
C.T. Pan 100-1
Tim Wilkinson 100-1
Matthew NeSmith 100-1
Alex Cejka 100-1
J.J. Spaun 100-1
David Hearn 100-1
Anirban Lahiri 100-1
Wes Roach 100-1
Josh Teater 100-1
Vincent Whaley 100-1