The first major event on the PGA Tour’s schedule is finally here; Players Championship. Many people joke or argue about what the “fifth” major tournament is, but objectively The Players is the correct answer.
With $20 million purses up for grabs, the top players in the world are down to TPC Sawgrass this week.
Let’s start by looking at the top 10 odds to win the event, via WynnBETand then dive into some handicap tips and finally, my top three picks to win.
The first thing to keep in mind when choosing who to bet on this week, is that TPC Sawgrass has some of the best-placed hazards on the Tour’s schedule. Steering precision is paramount to not only keeping the ball out of harm’s way, but also helping golfers prepare for a good second shot where they can strike the pin.
Aside from the precision of the driving, this can be a difficult course to accept as year after year a number of different golf styles have found success at this course. Looking at recent form and overall stroke stats, is what I highly recommend doing this week.
Finally, don’t rely too much on course history. The Players Championship was historically held in May, but was moved to March 2019. The difference between the two months may not seem like much, but it means the world when it comes to how the grass performs. on the golf course.
5 key stats for a player’s championship
Collin Morikawa +1400
I have yet to win against Collin Morikawa, and I refuse to let that happen again. While he hasn’t won the PGA Tour this season, he’s put up even better numbers than he did last year. He leads the entire Tour in strokes: total, and he’s in the top 10 in almost every category. Let’s go ahead and list some of them.
Those are some amazing numbers. I think he’s going to have his first win of the season this week at TPC Sawgrass.
Hideki Matsuyama +3000
Hideki Matsuyama is my most recent outright winner this year, at the Sony Open, and I’ll be back for good with the Japanese golfer. He’s one of only two people to have had two wins this PGA Tour season, and he’s consistently done well at TPC Sawgrass. He’s third in the field for an average of +2.18 strokes per round. Even since moving into March, he finished eighth in 2019 and then hit a course record in the first round in 2020 before the event was infamously canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. .
Matsuyama is 11th in strokes hit: from tee to green this season, and he has yet to miss a shot all season. My price of 30/1 this week is despised.
Matt Fitzpatrick +4000
I’m back with Matt Fitzpatrick for the second week in a row, but for good reason. With the kind of numbers he’s giving, it shouldn’t be a problem if he’ll win this year, that’s the point when.
He’s second on the PGA Tour in strokes: total this season, but is he ranked 40/1? That does not make sense. He’s also 17th in strokes reached: approach, fourth in strokes reached: put, and he’s also a pretty precise racer, placing 65th in that category. He also finished ninth here last season, so he had success at TPC Sawgrass in March.
Take a look at Iain’s details Betting record in 2022 is here.
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