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THE PLAYERS Championship 2023 Updated Odds, Field: Rory McIlroy Favored Over Jon Rahm & Scottie Scheffler at TPC Sawgrass

THE PLAYERS Championship 2023 Updated Odds, Field: Rory McIlroy Favored Over Jon Rahm & Scottie Scheffler at TPC Sawgrass article feature image

Via Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images. Pictured: Jon Rahm of Spain plays his shot from the 17th tee during the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on March 10, 2022 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

2023 THE PLAYERS Championship Odds

Odds via PointsBet.

Player Name Odds
Rory McIlroy +900
Jon Rahm +1000
Scottie Scheffler +1000
Patrick Cantlay +1600
Max Homa +2000
Justin Thomas +2200
Collin Morikawa +2200
Xander Schauffele +2500
Jason Day +2800
Tony Finau +2800
Viktor Hovland +3000
Will Zalatoris +3000
Matt Fitzpatrick +3500
Tyrrell Hatton +3500
Sungjae Im +3500
Tom Kim +4000
Jordan Spieth +4000
Keegan Bradley +4000
Cameron Young +4500
Shane Lowry +5000
Si Woo Kim +5000
Keith Mitchell +6000
Rickie Fowler +6000
Corey Conners +6000
Hideki Matsuyama +6600
Tommy Fleetwood +7000
Sahith Theegala +7500
Chris Kirk +8000
Sam Burns +8000
Alex Noren +9000
Harris English +9000
Justin Rose +9000
Matt Kuchar +9000
Tom Hoge +9000
Adam Scott +9000
Taylor Montgomery +11000
Russell Henley +11000
Kurt Kitayama +11000
Seamus Power +11000
Brian Harman +11000
Billy Horschel +12500
Adam Hadwin +12500
Aaron Wise +15000
Davis Riley +15000
Francesco Molinari +15000
Min Woo Lee +17500
Gary Woodland +17500
J.T. Poston +17500
Webb Simpson +17500
Wyndham Clark +17500
K.H. Lee +17500
Denny McCarthy +20000
Nick Taylor +20000
Thomas Detry +20000
Lucas Herbert +20000
Andrew Putnam +20000
Joel Dahmen +20000
Justin Suh +20000
Brendon Todd +20000
Ryan Fox +20000
Sepp Straka +20000
Jhonattan Vegas +20000
Taylor Moore +25000
Adam Svensson +25000
Ben Griffin +25000
J.J. Spaun +25000
Taylor Pendrith +25000
Maverick McNealy +25000
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +25000
Trey Mullinax +25000
S.H. Kim +30000
Emiliano Grillo +30000
Sam Ryder +30000
Danny Willett +30000
Hayden Buckley +30000
Stephan Jaeger +30000
Alex Smalley +30000
Scott Stallings +30000
Luke List +30000
Mackenzie Hughes +30000
Robby Shelton +30000
Brandon Wu +30000
Beau Hossler +30000
Aaron Rai +30000
Ben Martin +30000
Byeong Hun An +35000
Cam Davis +35000
Kevin Kisner +35000
Tyler Duncan +35000
Lee Hodges +35000
Will Gordon +35000
Joseph Bramlett +35000
Garrick Higgo +35000
Doug Ghim +35000
Patrick Rodgers +35000
Martin Laird +35000
Russell Knox +40000
Nick Hardy +40000
David Lipsky +40000
Davis Thompson +40000
Adam Schenk +40000
Ryan Palmer +40000
Adam Long +40000
Matt Wallace +50000
Eric Cole +50000
Patton Kizzire +50000
Matthew NeSmith +50000
Kramer Hickok +50000
Nate Lashley +50000
Dylan Frittelli +50000
Nico Echavarria +50000
Mark Hubbard +60000
Andrew Novak +60000
Aaron Baddeley +60000
Kevin Streelman +60000
Greyson Sigg +60000
Troy Merritt +60000
Stewart Cink +60000
David Lingmerth +60000
Justin Lower +60000
Michael Thompson +60000
Erik Barnes +60000
Peter Malnati +60000
Lucas Glover +60000
Scott Piercy +60000
Callum Tarren +60000
Chesson Hadley +60000
Dylan Wu +60000
Matthias Schwab +70000
Doc Redman +70000
James Hahn +70000
Harrison Endycott +70000
Kevin Tway +70000
Nick Watney +100000
Austin Smotherman +100000
Chad Ramey +100000
Tyson Alexander +100000
Max McGreevy +100000
Kelly Kraft +100000
Jerry Kelly +100000
Ryan Brehm +100000
Chez Reavie +100000
Robert Streb +100000

The PGA TOUR heads to Ponte Vedra Beach for THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass (Stadium Course). This is the second consecutive designated event on TOUR after Kurt Kitayama prevailed in Orlando this past weekend at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard.

The field is stacked again this week with 43 of the top 50 players in the OWGR and 49 of the top 50 players in the FedExCup Playoffs and Eligibility Points List competing. All 14 winners this season on the PGA TOUR are also in the field this week as the winner will receive 600 FedExCup points. Ben Taylor is the lone player in the top 50 of the FedExCup standings who won’t play as he scheduled his wedding for this week.

Jon Rahm opened at PointsBet with the shortest odds to win the tournament at +800 but now has the second-shortest odds at +1000 as of Tuesday afternoon. Rahm has won three of his six starts on TOUR in 2023, including two of the four prior designated events. He had his worst finish on TOUR this past weekend at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard (T39) since he was T55 at the Genesis Scottish Open.

Rory McIlroy, the 2019 winner at TPC Sawgrass, opened in a tie with Scottie Scheffler for the second-shortest odds on the board at +1000. Both McIlroy (T2) and Scheffler (T4) are coming off of top-five finishes at Bay Hill. As of Tuesday afternoon, McIlroy has overtaken Rahm and Scheffler as the tournament favorite at +900.

The 2021 winner at THE PLAYERS Championship, Justin Thomas, has PointsBet’s fourth-shortest odds at +1600 as of Sunday evening. Thomas finished in a tie for 33rd here last year as he was on the wrong side of the draw that saw significantly more challenging weather conditions.

Patrick Cantlay is the final player with odds shorter than 20/1 as he sits at +1800. The 2021 FedExCup champion is coming off of a T4 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but he has never finished better than a tie for 22nd at THE PLAYERS Championship in six attempts.

Course Preview

TPC Sawgrass (Stadium Course) is a 7,275-yard par 72 that features Poa Trivialis (and dormant TifEagle Bermudagrass greens). Pete Dye’s crown jewel was built in 1980 and renovated in 2016. Since last year, there has been a new tee installed on the par-5 ninth hole that could make it the first 600-yard hole ever at THE PLAYERS Championship. The first hole also has three new pot bunkers in the right rough that will make missing the fairway even more penal.

TPC Sawgrass (Stadium) has water on 17 of the 18 holes (the lone exception is the eighth hole) and is most well known for the 17th hole with its famous island green (which is technically a peninsula).

The final three-hole stretch sets up one of the most exhilarating finishes in golf with risks and rewards: a short par-5 with water short right of the green, a short par-3 17th with water and a small pot bunker surrounding the green, and the dogleg left 18th with one of the toughest fairways to hit on TOUR that hugs water on the left all the way up the green.

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— THE PLAYERS (@THEPLAYERSChamp) March 2, 2023

Past Winners

TPC Sawgrass sets up as one of the tougher tests on TOUR with just one player (Webb Simpson at -18 in 2018) shooting below 16-under in the last 10 years. Past champions Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Webb Simpson and Si Woo Kim are among the notable players in the field this week. Tiger Woods is the only player with two wins at THE PLAYERS Championship this century.

Year Player Winning Score
2022 Cameron Smith 13-under
2021 Justin Thomas 14-under
2019 Rory McIlroy 16-under
2018 Webb Simpson 18-under
2017 Si Woo Kim 10-under
2016 Jason Day 15-under
2015 Rickie Fowler 12-under
2014 Martin Kaymer 13-under
2013 Tiger Woods 13-under
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