PGA 2021 THE PLAYERS Championship Expert Analysis

PGA 2021 THE PLAYERS Championship Expert Analysis

Written by on March 10, 2021

Okay, MyBookie golf betting faithful, with the 2020-21 PGA Tour season set to host its third consecutive event in the Sunshine State of Florida, it’s time to find out which five golfers are looking like the top potential winners of the 2021 Players Championship. That being said, let’s get right to it so you can make your bets against their Golf odds.

2021 THE PLAYERS Championship Odds and Predictions – PGA Betting

Often billed as golf’s ‘fifth major’ the 2021 Players Championship gets underway from the famed TPC Sawgrass golf course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on Thursday, March 11.

The field for this year’s event is loaded with 40 of the world’s Top 50 players in the official golf world rankings. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson is the prohibitive favorite (+1100) with Rory McIlroy, Bryson DeChambeau and Jon Rahm all tied as +1400 picks. Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa are tied at +1800 odds.

Odds To Win 2021 PGA THE PLAYERS Championship

Now, let’s get to my top five picks to win!

The Top Five Picks To Win

  • No. 5 Viktor Hovland

13th in the official golf world rankings, 23-year-old Viktor Hovland should be highly motivated after finishing an uninspiring T49 at last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational. Not only that, but Hovland recorded four Top 5 finishes in his previous five events while winning the Mayakoba Classic in December. Hovland finished T2 at the WGC-Workday Championship two weeks ago, The Norwegian ranks 55th in driving distance (301.9), ninth in birdie average (4.68) and 10th in scoring average (69.8).

  • No. 4 Dustin Johnson

The world No. 1 finished a disappointing T54 at the  WGC-Workday Championship two weeks ago and has only played in six tournaments this season. The good news is that Johnson has recorded a quartet of Top-10 finishes including a second place finish in the Houston Open in November and a career-defining win in the 2020 Masters a week after that. The 36-year-old from South Carolina ranks fifth in driving distance, 13th in eagles, 17th in G.I.R and first in scoring average (69.3). Johnson is too talented to not challenge, but I suspect his inactivity will keep him from finding his way into the winner’s circle on Sunday. Again, though, DJ will have a shot.

  • No. 3 Patrick Cantlay

Seventh in the OGWR, 28-year-old Patrick Cantlay has recorded a stupendous seven Top 25 finishes, four Top-5 finishes and one win in nine events this season. Cantlay has finished second, T3 and T15 in his last three outings, including the Genesis Invitational three weeks ago. Cantlay ranks fifth in birdie average (4.81) and ninth in scoring average (69.8) and just looks like a guy that will challenge for the outright win!

  • No. 2 Xander Schauffele

Fifth in the official golf world rankings, Schauffele is another player that should be highly motivated after finishing a disappointing T39 in the WGC-Workday Championship two weeks ago. Prior to that, the 27-year-old Californian recorded a phenomenal eight straight Top 20 finishes. While Schauffele hasn’t managed to scratch out a win, he does have a pair of second place finishes during the run, most recently, at the Phoenix Open last month. Schauffele ranks 26th in driving distance (305.9), 39th in G.I.R, eighth in Eagles, seventh in birdie average (4.75) and fourth in scoring average (69.6). The world No. 5 might be flying under everyone’s radar right now, but he’s my No. 2 pick to get the win this coming weekend.

  • No. 1 Collin Morikawa

Fourth in the Official Golf World Rankings, 24-year-old Collin Morikawa comes into this event fresh off a win at the  WGC-Workday Championship two weeks ago. The California native has recorded three Top-10 finishes in his last four tournaments and ranks 13th in driving accuracy, 4th in greens in regulation and seventh in birdie average. Morikawa was 4 under par before Round 2 was canceled in 2020 and this course is set up perfectly for his skill-set.

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