Sobel’s Players Championship Final Round Matchup Bets: A Day for ‘Dogs

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USA Today Sports. Pictured: Jason Day and Rory McIlroy

  • The 2019 Players Championship final round tees off on Sunday, with Jon Rahm leading by one stroke.
  • Jason Sobel analyzes his three favorite matchup bets for Round 4, including Jason Day vs. Rory McIlroy.

Great course, great leaderboard and what should be a great final round at The Players Championship.

Expect similar conditions to Saturday’s round, which yielded plenty of leaderboard movement throughout the day. Anything can happen, which might be the reason why my three favorite matchup bets are all on notable ‘dogs.

Jason Day over Rory McIlroy (+105)

12:25 p.m. ET

While it’s tough to predict a winner entering this final round, I love the +950 value of Day, who starts just three strokes back. This particular matchup bet is your chance to fade McIlroy in the final round, as his season-long Sunday scoring average remains three strokes higher than his overall number. At some point, the law of averages suggests Rory will put everything together on a Sunday afternoon, but I’m not sure today will be that day.

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