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Players Championship Odds, Betting Tips & Picks at TPC Sawgrass

Players Championship Odds, Betting Tips & Picks at TPC Sawgrass

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The PGA Tour’s flagship tournament gets underway this week with 48 of the top 50 players in the world teeing it up for the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

Golf betting fans have their hands full this week with the best field of the season gathering in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, in the new March scheduling slot. The Players seemingly always delivers a first-tier champion and now serves as a great lead-in for next month’s Masters.

Is it the most difficult tournament to win? Should it be granted status as the official fifth major? We don’t really care. It’s an elite field on an extremely entertaining golf course and one of the most heavily-bet tournaments of the season.

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson is the favorite at +1200 in the latest Players Championship odds, while Bryson DeChambeau is fresh off a win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and even with Jon Rahm at +1500. Past Players champ Rory McIlroy rounds out the top four at +1600.

2021 Players Championship Odds

Player WinTop 5Top 10
Dustin Johnson+1200+275+150
Bryson DeChambeau+1500+350+200
Jon Rahm+1500+350+200
Rory McIlroy+1600+350+200
Collin Morikawa+2000+400+225
Xander Schauffele+2000+400+225
Justin Thomas+2000+400+225
Patrick Cantlay+2200+400+225
Tony Finau+2200+400+225
Webb Simpson+2200+550+300
Viktor Hovland+2800+650+350
Jordan Spieth+3000+700+350

PGA Tour odds via DraftKings and current as of publication


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Players Championship Predictions & Betting Tips

Adam Scott Top Past Champion (+1000)

All due respect to past champions, this isn’t exactly a murderer’s row of guys playing their best golf right now. McIlroy is +150 and dangerous as he continues to search for better Sunday results. Webb Simpson is +220. Either guy could certainly win this week. Then you have Jason Day at +700 and Scott at +1000.

We think there’s a ton of value on Scott considering how consistent he’s been here over the years – four consecutive finishes of T-12 or better and eight straight cuts made at TPC Sawgrass. He’s been solid if not spectacular this season and gave it a run for a T-10 finish against a strong field at Torrey Pines last month. We’re expecting another strong week from Scott and definitely like the odds here at +1000 at FanDuel .

For more great expert golf picks for the Players Championship from our team of handicappers, check out bookiesEDGE:

Players Championship Betting Tips

TPC Sawgrass is a complete test of golf throughout the bag, exactly as designer Pete Dye intended. It’s why you don’t see a lot of horses for courses like other weeks on Tour – this track doesn’t really favor a specific style, whether it’s fairways and greens or bomb and gouge. While some tournaments really favor the long hitters or scrambling wizards, this is an equal-opportunity course. So, we’re not looking as much at course history as we normally do.

Another thing to consider when viewing past results – this course plays a bit differently with the Players moving from May to March. Distance off the tee is slightly more important considering the ball won’t travel as far this time of year. And the greens are a little more receptive, meaning an average irons player will probably fare better here this time of year than they used to.

For sleepers we’re looking at Louis Oosthuizen, Andrew Putnam and Jason Kokrak – all three have a balanced game and have been playing well with strong results lately.

Players Championship, Date & TV

When: Thursday-Sunday, March 11-14

Where: TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

TV: NBC, Golf Channel

About the Author

Dan Kilbridge for Bookies.com
Dan Kilbridge
Handicapper Dan Kilbridge writes about college football, MLB and other sports for Bookies.com after spending three years covering Tiger Woods’ comeback and the PGA for Golfweek.