2022 PLAYERS Championship Odds & 6 Outright Picks, Including Brooks Koepka & Gary Woodland

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2022 PLAYERS Championship Odds

Jon Rahm+1100
Collin Morikawa+1400
Justin Thomas+1400
Patrick Cantlay+2000
Rory McIlroy+2000
Viktor Hovland+2000
Daniel Berger+2500
Scottie Scheffler+2500
Hideki Matsuyama+2800
Xander Schauffele+2800
Cameron Smith+3300
Dustin Johnson+3300
Matthew Fitzpatrick+3300
Billy Horschel+4000
Brooks Koepka+4000
Shane Lowry+4000
Sungjae Im+4000
Jordan Spieth+4000
Will Zalatoris+4000
Adam Scott+5000
Corey Conners+5000
Joaquin Niemann+5000
Louis Oosthuizen+5000
Sam Burns+5000
Tyrrell Hatton+5000
Max Homa+5000
Talor Gooch+5000
Abraham Ancer+6600
Paul Casey+6600
Sergio Garcia+6600
Si Woo Kim+6600
Chris Kirk+6600
Gary Woodland+6600
Jason Day+6600
Russell Henley+6600
Jason Kokrak+8000
Marc Leishman+8000
Tommy Fleetwood+8000
Tony Finau+8000
Webb Simpson+8000
Cameron Young+8000
Alex Noren+10000
Brian Harman+10000
Bubba Watson+10000
Justin Rose+10000
Keegan Bradley+10000
Keith Mitchell+10000
Aaron Wise+12500
Cameron Tringale+12500
Luke List+12500
Seamus Power+12500
Thomas Pieters+12500
Tom Hoge+12500
C.T. Pan+15000
Erik Van Rooyen+15000
Harold Varner III+15000
Ian Poulter+15000
Jhonattan Vegas+15000
K.H. Lee+15000
Lanto Griffin+15000
Lee Westwood+15000
Mackenzie Hughes+15000
Maverick McNealy+15000
Mito Pereira+15000
Patrick Reed+15000
Sebastian Munoz+15000
Francesco Molinari+15000
Lucas Herbert+15000
Russell Knox+15000
Ryan Palmer+15000
Taylor Moore+15000
Adam Hadwin+20000
Beau Hossler+20000
Brendon Todd+20000
Denny McCarthy+20000
Emiliano Grillo+20000
Kevin Kisner+20000
Martin Laird+20000
Matt Jones+20000
Matthew Wolff+20000
Patton Kizzire+20000
Sahith Theegala+20000
Taylor Pendrith+20000
Carlos Ortiz+20000
Joel Dahmen+20000
Pat Perez+20000
Sepp Straka+20000
Andrew Putnam+25000
Brendan Steele+25000
Cam Davis+25000
Charley Hoffman+25000
Chez Reavie+25000
Doug Ghim+25000
Dylan Frittelli+25000
J.T. Poston+25000
Kevin Streelman+25000
Lucas Glover+25000
Matt Kuchar+25000
Nick Watney+25000
Troy Merritt+25000
Cameron Champ+30000
J.J. Spaun+30000
Lee Hodges+30000
Matthew NeSmith+30000
Zach Johnson+30000
Adam Long+35000
Branden Grace+35000
Brian Stuard+35000
Danny Lee+35000
Doc Redman+35000
Garrick Higgo+35000
Hudson Swafford+35000
Ryan Brehm+35000
Sam Ryder+35000
Adam Schenk+40000
Brandt Snedeker+40000
Brice Garnett+40000
Harry Higgs+40000
Hayden Buckley+40000
Henrik Stenson+40000
Kramer Hickok+40000
Kyle Stanley+40000
Matt Wallace+40000
Scott Stallings+40000
Stewart Cink+40000
Brandon Hagy+50000
Charl Schwartzel+50000
Hank Lebioda+50000
Henrik Norlander+50000
James Hahn+50000
Jimmy Walker+50000
Joseph Bramlett+50000
Kevin Tway+50000
Peter Malnati+50000
Richy Werenski+50000
Robert Streb+50000
Roger Sloan+50000
Scott Piercy+50000
Stephan Jaeger+50000
Tyler McCumber+50000
Wyndham Clark+50000
Anirban Lahiri+60000
Brian Gay+60000
Chesson Hadley+75000
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Nothing much came out of the Arnold Palmer Invitational for us. Beau Hossler contended for about a day, and made a handful of birdies down the stretch to make the top 20 and keep the week from turning into a total disaster.

Now we're off to the PGA TOUR's crown jewel in THE PLAYERS Championship.

The Course

TPC Sawgrass measures at 7,250 yards for a par 72. It’s tough to overpower the course because doglegs and water limit where players can drive the ball. We end up seeing a lot of players hitting iron shots from similar places in the fairway.

This course seems to have the ability to expose everyone’s weakness. So it really just comes down to whoever can hide their flaws the best while having the best part of their game firing on all cylinders. There’s not really a specific style of play that suits Sawgrass.

It’s very difficult to string together consistent results. Usually, every course has a handful of players who will grind out high finishes the majority of the time. But Brian Harman is the only player entering this week with back-to-back top 10 finishes and in his three starts prior, he didn't finish in the top 50.

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The Favorites

There's a little disagreement at the top of the odds board for the first time in a while, but for most part, books are coming in with Jon Rahm and defending champ Justin Thomas as the favorites at +1200, followed by Collin Morikawa at +1400.

Rahm's been in good form all year minus the putter, Thomas is rolling along as well with three top 10s in his last four starts and Morikawa was second his last time out at the Genesis, so all have their games heading in the right direction.

Rory McIlroy and Viktor Hovland are next up in that +1800 range. Both looked likely to win the API at times last week before losing grips on decent-sized leads.

Patrick Cantlay, Scottie Scheffler and Xander Schauffele close out the range and can be found between +2500 and +2800 depending on where you look. Scheffler is on the run of his career, but I'd rather look at majors down the road for him where there are still at few +4000s lurking around.

Schauffele was second in his debut, but hasn't made the cut since. Cantlay hasn't been seen yet in Florida and to date, the results have been mediocre here.

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The Mid-Tier

I'll open up my card here with Brooks Koepka at +4500 on PointsBet. Koepka has a couple top-20s here and has played well in Phoenix and at the Honda in recent weeks. He'll be fairly popular in the outright market at this price, I'd imagine.

We'll also go to Shane Lowry at +5000 on DraftKings. Lowry was looking fairly strong at PGA National before an unlucky break in the weather hurt his chances to win the Honda. He's finished inside the top 25 in his last five starts worldwide and was eighth here a year ago.

I'm also going to Gary Woodland at +8000 on DraftKings. Woodland has finished fifth the past two weeks and for a brief moment, it appeared he would win at Bay Hill. His results here leave something to be desired but when he has entered with good form, he's popped up on the leaderboard at times, finishing 11th in 2014.

My last play in this range will be Russell Henley at +9000 on FanDuel. Henley is another guy with a checkered history here, but enters playing solid golf. He's only missed the cut once in his last 17 starts: The Open back in July. The irons have been in really good shape, gaining ground in four of the last five starts. The driver has been what's held him back, but this course is less reliant on distance than may help him here.

The Longshots

Of the big events, this is one of the better times to take a chance or two down the board.

We'll start in this spot with Alex Noren at 125/1 on bet365. Noren has gained on approach in six-straight starts and has finished inside the top 20 twice in four starts here. He's got a couple high finishes recently with a fifth at the Honda and sixth in Phoenix.

I'll close with Emilano Grillo at 280/1 on FanDuel. Grillo's results haven't really popped yet this year, but he's gained strokes off the tee in every event in 2022.

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THE PLAYERS Championship Card

  • Brooks Koepka +4500 (.83 units)
  • Shane Lowry +5000 (.66 units)
  • Gary Woodland +8000 (.41 units)
  • Russell Henley +9000 (.37 units)
  • Alex Noren +12500 (.26 units)
  • Emilano Grillo +28000 (.12 units)

Total Stake: 2.65 units

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