PLAYERS Championship Odds & Betting Preview

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No, I’m not yelling at you. The PLAYERS Championship (which is spelled exclusively in all caps) is set to get underway this weekend at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. When it comes to who’s favored to win it all, it’s no surprise to see the world No. 1 at the top of the list.

Dustin Johnson is the +700 favorite to win the hardware at Bovada, with Rory McIlroy (+1100), Jordan Spieth (+1200), Jason Day (+1600), Jon Rahm (+1600), Sergio Garcia (+1600), Hideki Matsuyama (+2000), Rickie Fowler (+2000), Justin Rose (+2200) and Justin Thomas (+2800) right behind him.

Perennially the strongest roster on the PGA Tour, the PLAYERS Championship features 24 of the top 25 in the world rankings and 55 of the top 60. The tournament features the strongest purse of the year, so seeing the world’s best flock to the Sunshine State is not much of a surprise.

While Johnson is undeniably the hottest golfer in the world right now after winning three tournaments in a row prior to the Wells Fargo Championship, he’s far from a lock to win the event this time around. Before last year’s share of 28th, his previous seven starts at TPC Sawgrass saw him without a top-30 finish. He had also broken 70 just once in an opening round, which came in 2004.

Day tied the course record with an opening 63 a year ago and didn’t look back, becoming just the fifth wire-to-wire winner in the tournament’s history in a four-stroke triumph. The Aussie’s total of 15-under-par 273 was the lowest score at TPC Sawgrass in a decade.

The course is known for its toughness and ability to test every part of a golfer’s game, highlighted by the ridiculous amount of water surrounding hole No. 17. In 2016, 36 balls found the water there on the iconic 137-yard hole.

Here’s a look at the shop’s full list of odds. Where do you think the value is?

2017 PLAYERS Championship

Odds as of May 8 at Bovada

  • Dustin Johnson +700
  • Rory McIlroy +1100
  • Jordan Spieth +1200
  • Jason Day +1600
  • Jon Rahm +1600
  • Sergio Garcia +1600
  • Hideki Matsuyama +2000
  • Rickie Fowler +2000
  • Justin Rose +2200
  • Justin Thomas +2800
  • Adam Scott +3300
  • Henrik Stenson +3300
  • Brooks Koepka +4000
  • Matt Kuchar +4000
  • Paul Casey +4000
  • Kevin Kisner +4000
  • Francesco Molinari +5000
  • Kevin Chappell +5000
  • Phil Mickelson +5000
  • Lee Westwood +6600
  • Martin Kaymer +6600
  • Patrick Reed +6600
  • Tyrrell Hatton +8000
  • Branden Grace +8000
  • Brian Harman +8000
  • Bubba Watson +8000
  • Cameron Smith +8000
  • Charl Schwartzel +8000
  • Daniel Berger +8000
  • Jason Dufner +8000
  • Louis Oosthuizen +8000
  • Pat Perez +8000
  • Patrick Cantlay +8000
  • Russell Henley +8000
  • Russell Knox +8000
  • Ryan Moore +8000
  • Ryan Palmer +8000
  • Tommy Fleetwood +8000
  • Tony Finau +8000
  • Jimmy Walker +10000
  • Bernd Wiesberger +10000
  • Adam Hadwin +10000
  • Alexander Noren +10000
  • Bill Haas +10000
  • Billy Horschel +10000
  • Charley Hoffman +10000
  • Graeme McDowell +10000
  • Kevin Na +10000
  • Marc Leishman +10000
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick +10000
  • Ross Fisher +10000
  • Steve Stricker +10000
  • Sung Kang +10000
  • Wesley Bryan +10000
  • William McGirt +10000
  • Zach Johnson +10000
  • Emiliano Grillo +12500
  • J.B. Holmes +12500
  • Lucas Glover +12500
  • Luke Donald +12500
  • Martin Laird +12500
  • Shane Lowry +12500
  • Gary Woodland +15000
  • Brendan Steele +15000
  • Charles Howell III +15000
  • Hudson Swafford +15000
  • Ian Poulter +15000
  • Keegan Bradley +15000
  • Kyle Stanley +15000
  • Rafael Cabrera Bello +15000
  • Webb Simpson +15000
  • Graham DeLaet +15000
  • Anirban Lahiri +20000
  • Chris Kirk +20000
  • Danny Lee +20000
  • Danny Willett +20000
  • David Lingmerth +20000
  • Jhonattan Vegas +20000
  • Luke List +20000
  • Jim Herman +25000
  • Aaron Baddeley +25000
  • Billy Hurley III +25000
  • Brian Gay +25000
  • Bryce Molder +25000
  • Chad Campbell +25000
  • Daniel Summerhays +25000
  • David Toms +25000
  • Harold Varner III +25000
  • Harris English +25000
  • James Hahn +25000
  • Jamie Lovemark +25000
  • Jason Kokrak +25000
  • Jerry Kelly +25000
  • John Huh +25000
  • Jonas Blixt +25000
  • Kevin Streelman +25000
  • Michael Kim +25000
  • Scott Piercy +25000
  • Sean O’Hair +25000
  • Seung Yul Noh +25000
  • Smylie Kaufman +25000
  • Vaughn Taylor +25000
  • Zac Blair +25000

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