Sobel’s Favorite Players Championship Tournament Matchups: Fading Three Big Names

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Orlando Ramirez, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Justin Rose

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Considering the annual parity at The Players Championship and the usual unpredictability being magnified by a move back to March, the smart play this week should be matchup bets – and especially those which offer some value.

I’ve identified three such bets for the four tournament rounds this week, which starts with a Tiger fade on what isn’t necessarily his favorite course on the schedule.

Xander Schauffele over Tiger Woods (+105)

I’ve got Tiger penciled in for a T-23 finish this week. Not great, not awful. Nothing that would immediately make us bet him for the Masters, but nothing that would scare us away, either.

I do think Schauffele should be able to beat that number. He loves proving himself in big fields against the best players, and no field is as strong as this one. At plus-money, I like the value in this bet.

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