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2022 PLAYERS Championship Odds & Preview: Power Rankings for Elite Field Topped By Collin Morikawa

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2022 PLAYERS Championship Odds

Golfer Odds
Jon Rahm +1300
Collin Morikawa +1400
Justin Thomas +1400
Patrick Cantlay +1800
Rory McIlroy +2000
Viktor Hovland +1800
Daniel Berger +2500
Scottie Scheffler +2800
Hideki Matsuyama +3000
Xander Schauffele +3000
Cameron Smith +3300
Matthew Fitzpatrick +3300
Brooks Koepka +4000
Dustin Johnson +4000
Sungjae Im +4000
Shane Lowry +4000
Adam Scott +5000
Billy Horschel +5000
Corey Conners +5000
Joaquin Niemann +5000
Jordan Spieth +5000
Louis Oosthuizen +5000
Sam Burns +5000
Tyrrell Hatton +5000
Will Zalatoris +5000
Russell Henley +6000
Si Woo Kim +6000
Talor Gooch +6000
Abraham Ancer +6000
Gary Woodland +6600
Sergio Garcia +6600
Tony Finau +6600
Webb Simpson +6600
Chris Kirk +7000
Max Homa +7000
Paul Casey +7000
Jason Day +8000
Keegan Bradley +8000
Marc Leishman +8000
Tom Hoge +8000
Tommy Fleetwood +8000
Cameron Young +9000
Jason Kokrak +9000
Alexander Noren +10000
Brian Harman +10000
Bubba Watson +10000
Cameron Tringale +10000
Justin Rose +10000
Sebastian Munoz +10000
Thomas Pieters +10000
Aaron Wise +12500
Harold Varner III +12500
Ian Poulter +12500
Keith Mitchell +12500
Kevin Kisner +12500
Kyoung-Hoon Lee +12500
Lee Westwood +12500
Luke List +12500
Maverick McNealy +12500
Patrick Reed +12500
Russell Knox +12500
Seamus Power +12500
Cheng-Tsung Pan +15000
Denny McCarthy +15000
Erik Van Rooyen +15000
Jhonattan Vegas +15000
Lanto Griffin +15000
Lucas Herbert +15000
Mackenzie Hughes +15000
Martin Laird +15000
Matt Jones +15000
Matthew Wolff +15000
Mito Guillermo Pereira +15000
Patton Kizzire +15000
Ryan Palmer +15000
Adam Hadwin +20000
Andrew D. Putnam +20000
Beau Hossler +20000
Brendan Steele +20000
Brendon Todd +20000
Cameron Champ +20000
Cameron Davis +20000
Charley Hoffman +20000
Doug Ghim +20000
Dylan Frittelli +20000
Emiliano Grillo +20000
Francesco Molinari +20000
Joel Dahmen +20000
Matt Kuchar +20000
Sahith Theegala +20000
Sepp Straka +20000
Taylor Pendrith +20000
Branden Grace +25000
Carlos Ortiz +25000
Chez Reavie +25000
Garrick Higgo +25000
Henrik Stenson +25000
J. J. Spaun +25000
JT Poston +25000
Lucas Glover +25000
Matt Wallace +25000
Matthew NeSmith +25000
Pat Perez +25000
Ryan Brehm +25000
Troy Merritt +25000
Wyndham Clark +25000
Zach Johnson +25000
Taylor Moore +25000
Adam Long +30000
Henrik Norlander +30000
Kevin Streelman +30000
Kramer Hickok +30000
Lee Hodges +30000
Nick Watney +30000
Stewart Cink +30000
Adam Schenk +35000
Brandt Snedeker +35000
Brian Stuard +35000
Charl Schwartzel +35000
Doc Redman +35000
Harry Higgs +35000
Hudson Swafford +35000
Kevin Tway +35000
Kyle Stanley +35000
Sam Ryder +35000
Hayden Buckley +40000
James Hahn +40000
Roger Sloan +40000
Scott Piercy +40000
Scott Stallings +40000
Anirban Lahiri +50000
Brandon Hagy +50000
Brian Gay +50000
Brice Garnett +50000
Chesson Hadley +50000
Danny Lee +50000
Hank Lebioda +50000
Jimmy Walker +50000
Joseph Bramlett +50000
Peter Malnati +50000
Richy Werenski +50000
Robert Streb +50000
Stephan Jaeger +50000
Tyler McCumber +50000

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Maybe the PGA TOUR is trying to tell us something.

In one of this week’s featured groups at THE PLAYERS Championship is Rory McIlroy, who won this event in 2019; Justin Thomas, who is the defending champion; and Collin Morikawa, who hasn’t won at TPC Sawgrass … yet.

That could change soon, though, as the world’s second-ranked player is at the top of my ranking for this tournament.

Here’s my top 25 for the week at TPC Sawgrass, with plenty of big names and a few big surprises.

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1. Collin Morikawa (+1400)

As this season’s leader in both total strokes gained and the all-around category, Morikawa is doing everything well — and a well-rounded game is key to success here.

2. Daniel Berger (+2800)

Fresh off a gut-wrenching defeat at the Honda Classic two weeks ago, it’s tough to envision Berger’s game is not still in solid shape entering this one.

3. Patrick Cantlay (+2000)

With so many of the game’s elite players faring so well lately, let’s not lose sight of Cantlay, who’s posted top-four finishes in five of his last seven starts.

4. Sungjae Im (+4000)

Though he hasn’t been at his best lately, Im has often tended to play his best golf in Florida-based events, and his ball-striking/short-game combo should work here.

5. Sam Burns (+4000)

A recent string of three consecutive MCs might not leave much reason for optimism, but back on his preferred Bermuda greens, Burns should shine once again.

6. Justin Thomas (+1200)

It’s been a year since his win — and it’s felt like he’s been knocking on the door for another victory ever since. It’s certainly within reason that he could be the first to successfully defend.

7. Scottie Scheffler (+2200)

Scheffler finished in seventh place last month after his first win, so it seems appropriate that after his second at the Arnold Palmer Invitational this past weekend, another seventh could be in the cards.

8. Jon Rahm (+1200)

By the looks of things, there’s been some recent frustration in Camp Rahm. Even at a course he might not love, his floor should be high enough to find the leaderboard.

9. Matt Fitzpatrick (+3300)

The Englishman is on the record saying he likes playing tough courses — and there are signs this one could get very difficult with some windy conditions on the weekend.

10. Corey Conners (+5000)

He’s always owned the ball-striking chops, but Conners has shown just a few subtle hints that his wedge game around the greens and putting are improved from previous years.

11. Matt Kuchar (+25000)

Don’t like it? That’s alright, I needed a longshot and you probably didn’t like 40-somethings Lee Westwood and Jim Furyk in the previous two editions of this event. Well, they each finished runner-up.

12. Xander Schauffele (+2800)

Not that he can’t finish higher, because he certainly can, but five of Schauffele’s eight results so far this season have been between 12th and 18th.

13. Viktor Hovland (+1800)

This guy tends to show up every single week. Fresh off yet another week of contention at Bay Hill, his elite long-/mid-iron game should be a huge advantage.

14. Cameron Smith (+3300)

The game’s 10th-ranked player in the Official World Golf Rankings, Smith will try to replicate last year’s third-round 65, which is his only sub-70 score in a dozen career rounds at TPC Sawgrass.

15. Brooks Koepka (+4000)

Very few players own the potential range of Koepka. His final-round 63 at Sawgrass in 2018 was the lowest Sunday total in tournament history, but he’s yet to post a top-10 in five tries at THE PLAYERS.

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16. Rory McIlroy (+1800)

Did I say something about potential range? If there’s a bright side to McIlroy’s recent play, it’s that he seems to have eliminated that low floor possibility.

17. Louis Oosthuizen (+5000)

His past results aren’t spectacular, with a runner-up finish five years ago serving as his lone result better than T-19 in 10 starts, but Oosthuizen’s game should be built for Sawgrass, in theory.

18. Hideki Matsuyama (+2800)

Two years ago, Matsuyama led this tournament with an opening-round 63 before it was canceled one day later due to the COVID.

19. Alex Noren (+8000)

With top-six finishes in two of his last three starts and top-20s in two of his four career PLAYERS appearances, Noren could be a trendy play this week.

20. Jordan Spieth (+4000)

In theory, this is a course that should suit his game, though Spieth has never quite taken to this one. A T4 in his PLAYERS debut is his only top-40 in seven career starts.

21. Brian Harman (+10000)

It should come as little surprise that Harman owns top-eight finishes in three of his last six PLAYERS starts, which bodes well for a guy who has appeared ready for another title contention soon.

22. Billy Horschel (+4000)

Playing as 54-hole co-leader, his final round at the Arnold Palmer didn’t start according to plan, but he should be commended for still having a chance on the last hole.

23. Abraham Ancer (+6600)

A bit forgotten after just one finish better than 35th in a half-dozen starts so far this year, Ancer has previously fared well on a course that should suit his game.

24. Si Woo Kim (+6600)

The champion as a 21-year-old five years ago, Si Woo is a more complete and consistent player now, as evidenced by 17 made cuts in his past 19 starts.

25. Russell Knox (+15000)

Another consistent player and a Scotsman who tends to play well in windy conditions, which could be heading to TPC Sawgrass this weekend.

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