The 2019 Players Championship Betting Odds & Preview

The 2019 Players Championship Betting Odds & Preview

Written by on March 13, 2019

The PGA Tour underwent a little bit of a makeover this season, with the biggest change being the moving of the Player’s Championship up to March. Referred to as “the 5th major,” this event is one of the biggest on the tour and always attracts a top-quality field.

This year is no different, with all the top players in the world descending upon the TPC Sawgrass course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida to go after their share of the $12.25 million purse, over $2 million of which goes to the winner. The action is set to commence on Thursday, March 14, with the winner crowned on Sunday afternoon. Who will that winner be? Time will only tell, but let’s take a closer look at some of the favorites at the latest golf betting odds.

The 2019 Players Championship Betting Odds & Preview

  • Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
  • Established: 1974, 45 years ago
  • Course: TPC at Sawgrass, Stadium Course
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7,189 yards
  • Tour: PGA
  • Format: Stroke play
  • Prize fund: $12.5 million

Dustin Johnson

  • 2019 Players Championship Odds: (+1200)

Dustin Johnson rose to prominence in 2017 when he won a career-best 4 tournaments that season. It was a year that put him atop the world rankings, which is where he still resides. If we are being honest, though, 2018 was not a great year for the #1 player in the world, but there are signs that he is ready to put that behind him.

Johnson started the season with a pair of top 10 finishes before getting his first win of the year at the World Golf Championships Mexico last month, which was the last tournament that he played in. This is a player that can never be overlooked, but I am looking elsewhere for the winner this weekend.

Rory McIlroy

  • 2019 Players Championship Odds: (+1200)

The Irishman may not yet have picked up a tour win this season, but he has very much been knocking on the door, landing in the top 10 on no less than 5 different occasions. When you consider that he has only played in 6 events this season, you quickly get an idea of just how consistent he has been in the early part of the season.</p.

While it may be a little concerning to some that he has not been able to win one of these tournaments, you cannot deny that his form is outstanding. I think McIlroy is the man to beat this weekend.

Justin Thomas

  • 2019 Players Championship Odds: (+1600)

At just 25 years of age, Justin Thomas has risen up the PGA ranks quickly, starting in 2017 when he had a career-best 5 wins on the tour. He has yet to pick up his first win this season, but given how he has been playing, it will not be long before he does.

Justin Thomas is one of the favorites to win the 2019 Players Championship.

He had a bit of a disappointing showing at the Honda Classic last week, finishing T30, but prior to that, he was on a run that saw him land in the top 10 in 3 straight tournaments. This is a man in form, so it’s certainly not out of the question to have him as a top 5 finisher this weekend.

Justin Rose

  • 2019 Players Championship Odds: (+2000)

This is a really great price for a golfer that is coming off a season where he became the FedEx Cup Champion. He has only played in 5 tournaments so far this season, winning once and landing in the top 3 on 3 other occasions. You now have to decide whether playing that little means that he will come in rested or rusty. If it’s the latter, he may have a tough time keeping pace with a field that is as good as we are getting this weekend.

If it’s a longshot you are looking for, how about Tiger Woods at +2800? Yes, there have been concerns about a reported neck injury, but he skipped the Arnold Palmer Invitational last week to prepare for this event. He has won here twice before, so definitely worth a look at a price.

Last 10 Winners of The Players Championship

  • 2018: Webb Simpson
  • 2017: Kim Si-woo
  • 2016: Jason Day
  • 2015: Rickie Fowler
  • 2014: Martin Kaymer
  • 2013: Tiger Woods
  • 2012: Matt Kuchar
  • 2011: K.J. Choi
  • 2010: Tim Clark
  • 2009: Henrik Stenson