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Players Championship Odds: Who’s the smart money on?

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As a complement to Gianni Magliocco’s Players Championship fantasy preview, we’re happy to present the GolfWRX community a few thoughts on the fifth major from the sharps at Top Market Sports.

The Players is a notoriously difficult tournament to handicap. An extremely strong field, a course that can get penal in a hurry–and one that’s designed to avoid favoring any one type of golfer–can lead to some surprising ejections…and surprising winners.

Here are some thoughts on where to spend your money this week, courtesy of Top Market Sports.

Betting prop to consider

Mickelson Won’t Make Cut +310 – We’re going to sell Lefty here. He hasn’t missed a cut since the CareerBuilder and the performance in Mexico was sick. There’s no doubt about it…he’s firing on all cylinders right now. But Phil is a certified magnet for public money. That phenomenon will only be enhanced the first two days because he’s playing alongside Tiger. We just think that with some of the changes to the setup, he’s going to have his creative juices flowing. And that could make it an all-or-nothing week for him. At better than 3/1 it’s worth fading him for a couple bucks. Our in-house handicapping number has it in the +275 area.

Two futures to consider

Luke List 80/1 – If he misses the cut and we end up burning this ticket Friday afternoon, we’re ok with that. With as “big” as this tournament is, Vegas could be undervaluing guys who don’t have a PGA Tour win. A price like this says that an event with as much cache as The Players won’t be a place someone breaks through. We’ll take the other side of that. All due respect to this amazing tournament, it’s not a major. And until the golf futures markets start expecting the unexpected, we’re of the core belief that spots like these offer value. Banging an 80/1 ticket can provide a life changing boost to your bankroll. (*note List is 66-1 at Bovada below, other books have him higher)

Rickie Fowler 18/1 – The video of his 4-putt from 19 feet at Quail went viral on social media. That doesn’t change the fact that he’s got the hands-down purest putting stroke in the world. Never rattled, we’d be surprised if the World No. 6 doesn’t have one of the later tee times on Sunday. Of the favorites, Fowler’s your best bet. He’s the sixth favorite behind Day 13/1, Thomas 13/1, Spieth 14/1, McIlroy 15/1, and DJ 15/1. We’d be happy to back Fowler heads-up at plus money versus any of those guys this week…and we most likely will be in daily matchups. Even if he doesn’t close, it’s tough to envision a situation where he doesn’t at least threaten to win at some point. So an added benefit of this ticket is the opportunity to hedge out of some of it as the tournament progresses.

Check out Top Market Sports for more insight and round-by-round matchup bets. 

Full 2018 Players Championship odds below, c/o Bovada

Odds as of May 8 

  • Rory McIlroy +1400
  • Jason Day +1400
  • Justin Thomas +1400
  • Jordan Spieth +1400
  • Dustin Johnson +1800
  • Rickie Fowler +1800
  • Jon Rahm +2200
  • Henrik Stenson +2800
  • Justin Rose +3000
  • Paul Casey +3300
  • Phil Mickelson +3300
  • Tiger Woods +3300
  • Sergio Garcia +3500
  • Patrick Reed +3500
  • Hideki Matsuyama +4000
  • Bryson DeChambeau +4000
  • Tommy Fleetwood +5000
  • Alex Noren +5000
  • Patrick Cantlay +5000
  • Bubba Watson +6600
  • Kevin Kisner +6600
  • Marc Leishman +6600
  • Matt Kuchar +6600
  • Francesco Molinari +6600
  • Cameron Smith +6600
  • Ian Poulter +6600
  • Tony Finau +6600
  • Emiliano Grillo +6600
  • Billy Horschel +6600
  • Luke List +6600
  • Zach Johnson +6600
  • Louis Oosthuizen +7500
  • Si Woo Kim +7500
  • Brooks Koepka +8000
  • Branden Grace +8000
  • Chesson Hadley +8000
  • Webb Simpson +8000
  • Adam Hadwin +8000
  • Daniel Berger +10000
  • Rafael Cabrera Bello +10000
  • Tyrrell Hatton +10000
  • Kyle Stanley +10000
  • Russell Henley +10000
  • Charl Schwartzel +10000
  • Adam Scott +12500
  • Brian Harman +12500
  • Brandt Snedeker +12500
  • Xander Schauffele +12500
  • Kevin Chappell +12500
  • Brendan Steele +12500
  • Charley Hoffman +12500
  • Nick Watney +12500
  • Kevin Streelman +12500
  • Byeong Hun An +15000
  • Jimmy Walker +15000
  • Pat Perez +15000
  • Ryan Moore +15000
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick +15000
  • Chris Kirk +15000
  • Gary Woodland +15000
  • Beau Hossler +15000
  • Russell Knox +15000
  • Scott Piercy +17500
  • Kevin Na +20000
  • Sean O’Hair +20000
  • Jason Dufner +20000
  • J.B. Holmes +20000
  • Kiradech Aphibarnrat +20000
  • Martin Kaymer +20000
  • Martin Laird +20000
  • Ollie Schniederjans +20000
  • Shane Lowry +20000
  • Charles Howell III +20000
  • Austin Cook +20000
  • Chez Reavie +20000
  • David Lingmerth +20000
  • Harris English +20000
  • Patrick Rodgers +20000
  • Patton Kizzire +20000
  • Ryan Palmer +20000
  • Trey Mullinax +20000
  • William McGirt +20000
  • James Hahn +22500
  • Steve Stricker +25000
  • Bill Haas +25000
  • Bud Cauley +25000
  • Hao Tong Li +25000
  • Keegan Bradley +25000
  • Lucas Glover +25000
  • Ross Fisher +25000
  • Satoshi Kodaira +25000
  • Alexander Levy +25000
  • Ben Martin +25000
  • Brice Garnett +25000
  • Chris Stroud +25000
  • Jason Kokrak +25000
  • Jhonattan Vegas +25000
  • John Huh +25000
  • Grayson Murray +30000
  • Jamie Lovemark +30000
  • Rory Sabbatini +30000
  • Andrew Landry +30000
  • Anirban Lahiri +30000
  • Blayne Barber +30000
  • C.T. Pan +30000
  • Danny Lee +30000
  • Geoff Ogilvy +30000
  • Hudson Swafford +30000
  • J.J. Spaun +30000
  • Kelly Kraft +30000
  • Scott Brown +30000
  • Scott Stallings +30000
  • Jonas Blixt +35000
  • Kevin Tway +35000
  • Tom Hoge +35000
  • Brian Gay +40000
  • Chad Campbell +40000
  • Michael Kim +40000
  • Michael Thompson +40000
  • Ryan Armour +40000
  • Stewart Cink +40000
  • Ted Potter Jr. +40000
  • Wesley Bryan +40000
  • Brandon Harkins +50000
  • Martin Flores +50000
  • D.A. Points +50000
  • Danny Willett +50000
  • Derek Fathauer +50000
  • Dominic Bozzelli +50000
  • Harold Varner III +50000
  • J.J. Henry +50000
  • Mackenzie Hughes +50000
  • Nick Taylor +50000
  • Richy Werenski +50000
  • Robert Garrigus +50000
  • Robert Streb +50000
  • Rod Pampling +50000
  • Ryan Blaum +50000
  • Scott McCarron +50000
  • Sung Kang +50000
  • Tyrone Van Aswegen +50000
  • Vaughn Taylor +50000
  • Whee Kim +50000
  • Cody Gribble +75000
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