Updated 2022 PLAYERS Championship Odds: Jon Rahm Headlines Board, Followed By Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas

Updated 2022 PLAYERS Championship Odds: Jon Rahm Headlines Board, Followed By Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas article feature image

Getty Images. Pictured: Jon Rahm (left) and Justin Thomas.

  • Jon Rahm is favored at THE PLAYERS Championship this week, but the gap is getting smaller.
  • Collin Morikawa and Justin Thomas aren't far behind the World No. 1 this week at TPC Sawgrass.
  • Check out the latest odds and betting pick below.

2022 PLAYERS Championship Odds

Odds via PointsBet.

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
Im Sung-jae+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
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The world's best golfers are en route to TPC Sawgrass for golf's fifth major and the largest purse of the PGA TOUR season so far.

A whopping 48 of the top 50 players in the world (as of the Official World Golf Rankings entering the Arnold Palmer Invitational) are set for THE PLAYERS Championship this week. Not surprisingly, Jon Rahm is atop the opening odds board with defending champion Justin Thomas right behind him.

Scottie Scheffler, who has won twice in his last three PGA TOUR starts, was available at 28-1 on Sunday night right before the conclusion of his victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The 25-year-old, regardless of where he ends up at the end of the night, will no doubt attract a lot of attention from bettors this week.

Past Winners

The winner of THE PLAYERS is usually in the mid-teens under par. Thomas won last year at 14-under. Before that, it was McIlroy at 16-under in 2019 and Webb Simpson at 18-under the year before. Simpson’s total was the lowest number since Fred Couples put up the same score in 1996.

Usually, one of golf’s best ends up victorious at TPC Sawgrass. Looking back at past winners, some of golf’s most recognizable names are on the list, from Tiger Woods to Phil Mickelson.

Over the past 10 years, winners include Matt Kuchar, Woods, Martin Kaymer, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day and Si Woo Kim, in addition to the aforementioned Simpson, McIlroy and Thomas. Kim had the highest score at 10-under, and everyone else got to at least 12-under.

The Course

Approach play has historically been the most important piece of play at THE PLAYERS. There are water hazards and trees on most every hole, which means precision is hugely important. Sawgrass is rightfully known as a “second shot” golf course.

Sawgrass isn’t a very long course, but because of the hazards making sure the ball is in the right part of the fairway is crucial. Setting yourself up for success off the tee will go a long way in making sure players are able to thrive on approach, especially at Sawgrass.

Every par 5 is also relatively reasonable. Three of the four at Sawgrass are listed at less than 540 yards, which means they will be very important to take advantage of.

First Click Pick

Shane McNichol: Hideki Matsuyama (+2500)

THE PLAYERS aspires to be golf's biggest event outside the majors, backed up by the biggest regular-season payout on the PGA TOUR and a $3.6 million check to the winning golfer.

My early pick to take home that prize is a player who has played well in recent months and historically at this venue.

Hideki Mastuyama checks both boxes. He has not missed a cut since August 2021 and has two wins and two more top 10s in the 2021-22 FedEx Cup season. Best of all, his putting, which can be spotty at best, has been strong. Matsuyama has gained strokes on the green in three of his last four starts and ranks 33rd on TOUR on make percentage inside ten feet. The way he stripes his irons, that's notable.

Matsuyama has also played well at TPC Sawgrass. In seven official starts, he has five finishes inside the top 25. That also discounts his work at the 2020 PLAYERS, when he gained almost nine strokes on the field with a dazzling 63, before the event was shut down by the pandemic.

After that chance to win was taken away, Hideki deserves a look this week.

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