The unofficial fifth major of the PGA season takes place this weekend at TPC Sawgrass in Florida. The prize fund is $10,000,000 making it the richest tournament in golf so you can be sure the top pros will want to be on their games this weekend at Sawgrass.
To kick things off let’s look at the winner odds for the tournament from Bovada.lv:
- Rory McIlroy 7/1
- Jordan Spieth 7/1
- Justin Rose 18/1
- Henrik Stenson 20/1
- Jim Furyk 20/1
- Tiger Woods 28/1
- Hideki Matsuyama 33/1
- Jimmy Walker 33/1
- Sergio Garcia 33/1
- Adam Scott 40/1
- Bubba Watson 40/1
- Lee Westwood 40/1
- Matt Kuchar 40/1
- Paul Casey 40/1
- Phil Mickelson 40/1
There are your favourites for the tourney who are being given a 40/1 or better chance at winning the tourney. To see the entire list of winner odds visit Bovada.lv and click on ‘PGA Tour’ under ‘Golf’. The winner odds are not under the ‘Golf Futures’ like you may expect.
My Winner Pick
I like Rory McIlroy to win this tournament. Yes, he is the favourite, but he’s found his game this year and I expect him to have a great four days at Sawgrass. He’s yet to win the Players, but he shot a -7 on the final round last year to finish tied for 6th after only scoring a -2 through the first 3 rounds. He’s also coming off a win at the WGC Cadillac Match Play Championship last week, so his confidence is sky high. He won all 7 of his matches last week, so he is playing consistent, solid golf.
Furyk at 20/1 is my other pick. He finished second last year with a -12 and he played very strong golf last week as well, losing in the semi-finals to Rory McIlroy. At 20/1 he is also good value in my opinion.
Players Championship Prop Bets
Bovada also has several other bets you can make on the Players Championship. I’ll break down a few here:
There are several tournament head to head matchups you can wager on this week. Here’s an example:
- Rory McIlroy -125
- Jordan Spieth -105
Whichever player finishes with the better score after the 4 rounds is the winner.
3 Balls for Various Rounds
You choose which player will get the lowest score of their group in a specific round.
- Brooks Koepka +210
- Patrick Reed +170
- Rickie Fowler +150
In this group I like Fowler to win the round.
- Rory McIlroy will finish in the top 10 (-165)
- Jordan Spieth will finish in the top 10 (-325)
- Billy Horschel will finish in the top 20 (+220)
There are these types of props for almost every player in the event at Bovada.lv.