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Underdogs getting the betting attraction for TaylorMade Driving Relief 2020

Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson will match up against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff in a skins game for charity on May 17th. We break down how the betting public views the contest.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and Dustin Johnson of the United States walk during a practice round prior to The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 08, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images

This Sunday, Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson will face off against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff will square off in a team skins game to raise money for Covid-19 relief efforts. The “TaylorMade Driving Relief 2020” is scheduled for Sunday, May 17th at Seminole Golf Club. There will be live coverage from 2-6 p.m. ET on NBC, Golf Channel, NBC Sports Network, and Sky Sports. Additionally, PGA Tour Live, GOLFPASS, GolfChannel.com and GOLFTV will stream the entire event.

DraftKings Sportsbook has posted odds for who will win this contest, and the betting public is leaning toward the underdogs. McIlroy and Johnson opened as -225 favorites, while Fowler and Wolff were installed as +163 underdogs. Since opening, there is an event split of the handle, but 69 percent of the bets placed are on the underdogs, Fowler and Wolff. The lines are currently -255 for the favorites and +175 for the dogs.

The team skins game format involves competing for prize money at each hole in a match play kind of format. If nobody wins on a given hole, the prize money is rolled into the next hole. If there are skins that have not been won on the 18th hole, the game goes into sudden death to determine the winner of any prize money. All prize money in this contest is going to charity.

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