Updated 2022 PLAYERS Championship Odds: Collin Morikawa Tops Board After Day 1; Latest First-Round Leader Numbers

Updated 2022 PLAYERS Championship Odds: Collin Morikawa Tops Board After Day 1; Latest First-Round Leader Numbers article feature image

Sam Greenwood/Getty Images. Pictured: Collin Morikawa.

2022 PLAYERS Championship Odds

Odds via PointsBet.

Collin Morikawa+1000
Jon Rahm+1200
Justin Thomas+1400
Brooks Koepka+1600
Dustin Johnson+1600
Scottie Scheffler+1600
Tommy Fleetwood+1600
Cameron Smith+2000
Joaquin Niemann+2000
Rory McIlroy+2200
Tom Hoge+2500
Daniel Berger+2800
Louis Oosthuizen+2800
Sam Burns+4000
Abraham Ancer+4000
Brian Harman+4500
Jordan Spieth+5000
Will Zalatoris+5000
Xander Schauffele+5000
Billy Horschel+4000
Cameron Young+4000
Jason Day+4000
Justin Rose+4000
Keith Mitchell+4000
Russell Henley+4000
Viktor Hovland+4000
Patrick Cantlay+5000
Talor Gooch+5000
Corey Conners+6000
Thomas Pieters+6000
Chris Kirk+6600
Max Homa+6600
Si Woo Kim+6600
Tyrrell Hatton+7000
Jason Kokrak+8000
Jhonattan Vegas+8000
Marc Leishman+8000
Matthew Fitzpatrick+8000
Alexander Noren+10000
Bubba Watson+10000
Harold Varner III+10000
Im Sung-jae+10000
Keegan Bradley+10000
Kramer Hickok+10000
Lee Westwood+10000
Mackenzie Hughes+10000
Maverick McNealy+10000
Sergio Garcia+10000
Taylor Pendrith+10000
Aaron Wise+12500
Anirban Lahiri+12500
Paul Casey+12500
Russell Knox+12500
Seamus Power+12500
Denny McCarthy+15000
Emiliano Grillo+15000
Gary Woodland+15000
Kevin Kisner+15000
Patton Kizzire+15000
Sepp Straka+15000
Adam Hadwin+20000
Brendon Todd+20000
Cameron Davis+20000
Francesco Molinari+20000
J. J. Spaun+20000
Kyoung-Hoon Lee+20000
Ryan Palmer+20000
Sebastian Munoz+20000
Taylor Moore+20000
Andrew D. Putnam+25000
Branden Grace+25000
Brendan Steele+25000
Cameron Tringale+25000
Doc Redman+25000
Doug Ghim+25000
Erik Van Rooyen+25000
Hayden Buckley+25000
Henrik Norlander+25000
Joel Dahmen+25000
Lanto Griffin+25000
Lucas Herbert+25000
Matt Kuchar+25000
Matt Wallace+25000
Mito Guillermo Pereira+25000
Peter Malnati+25000
Sahith Theegala+25000
Adam Long+30000
Beau Hossler+30000
Carlos Ortiz+30000
Jimmy Walker+30000
JT Poston+30000
Luke List+30000
Matthew Wolff+30000
Pat Perez+30000
Shane Lowry+30000
Troy Merritt+30000
Webb Simpson+30000
Brian Stuard+40000
Charley Hoffman+40000
Cheng-Tsung Pan+40000
Henrik Stenson+40000
Hudson Swafford+40000
Lee Hodges+40000
Matthew NeSmith+40000
Patrick Reed+40000
Richy Werenski+40000
Robert Streb+40000
Ryan Brehm+40000
Scott Piercy+40000
Stewart Cink+40000
Zach Johnson+40000
Patrick Rodgers+40000
Brice Garnett+50000
Charl Schwartzel+50000
Chesson Hadley+50000
Danny Lee+50000
Hank Lebioda+50000
Harry Higgs+50000
James Hahn+50000
Joseph Bramlett+50000
Lucas Glover+50000
Martin Laird+50000
Sam Ryder+50000
Scott Stallings+50000
Stephan Jaeger+50000

Despite playing just two holes of his first round and trailing Tommy Fleetwood and Tom Hoge by three strokes, Collin Morikawa is now the betting favorite at PointsBet at the 2022 PLAYERS Championship after one day of play at TPC Sawgrass.

Jon Rahm finished 3-under and is next at 12-1, while Morikawa, who's 10-1 at PointsBet and 11-1 at BetMGM, played the first two holes of his round at 1-under. He stuck his approach on the par-3 third hole within six feet and will start tomorrow with that birdie putt.

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The start of the tournament was delayed by one hour in the morning, and then there was a lengthy stoppage due to rain that lasted from about 11 a.m. ET until 2:15 p.m. Because of that, a lot of elite players will play most of their first rounds on Friday.

Last week’s winner, Scottie Scheffler, teed off at 5:45 p.m. local time alongside Brooks Koepka, and the featured group of Rory McIlroy, Morikawa and Justin Thomas started 11 minutes later. Koepka and Scheffler only got three holes in on Thursday, while the trio of top-six players in the world have 16 left to play in their opening round on Friday.

It looked like Harold Varner III was going to be the story of Day 1, completing 16 holes at 7-under par with a two-shot lead. Then, he became the first player of the tournament to find the water on the par-3 17th, which he triple bogeyed. After another bogey on 18, Varner finished at 3-under par.

Fleetwood ended the day at 6-under, coming off his 20th-place finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The Englishman’s game has been trending downward over the past year, but clearly he was on for Thursday’s round.

Kramer Hickok, Anirban Lahiri, Keith Mitchell and Joaquin Niemann are tied for second, one shot back of Fleetwood and Hoge.

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First-Round Leader

Koepka’s hot start has him favored to finish the first round (whenever that happens) as the leader. He’s +550 at PointsBet for the FRL race, while Dustin Johnson isn’t far behind at 8-1.

Fleetwood and Hoge are both 9-1, but the soft conditions on Thursday might have been a preview for what’s to come on Friday. With more rain in the forecast, it might be relatively easy for players to go pin-seeking.

Morikawa is 10-1 to be the leader after one round, as he can equal Koepka’s two birdies in three holes if he hits his birdie putt to start his day tomorrow.

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