Wednesday, April 10

2022 PLAYERS Championship Odds & Picks: 3 Outright Bets, Headlined by Hideki Matsuyama & Brooks Koepka

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2022 PLAYERS Championship Odds

Golfer Odds
Jon Rahm +1200
Collin Morikawa +1300
Justin Thomas +1300
Rory McIlroy +1600
Viktor Hovland +2000
Patrick Cantlay +2200
Scottie Scheffler +2500
Hideki Matsuyama +2800
Xander Schauffele +2800
Daniel Berger +3000
Dustin Johnson +3000
Cameron Smith +3300
Billy Horschel +4000
Brooks Koepka +4000
Im Sung-jae +4000
Jordan Spieth +4000
Matthew Fitzpatrick +4000
Sam Burns +4000
Shane Lowry +4000
Will Zalatoris +4000
Adam Scott +5000
Corey Conners +5000
Joaquin Niemann +5000
Louis Oosthuizen +5000
Tyrrell Hatton +5000
Abraham Ancer +6000
Max Homa +6000
Paul Casey +6000
Talor Gooch +6000
Tony Finau +6000
Gary Woodland +6600
Marc Leishman +6600
Webb Simpson +6600
Chris Kirk +7000
Sergio Garcia +7000
Tommy Fleetwood +7000
Jason Day +8000
Jason Kokrak +8000
Russell Henley +8000
Si Woo Kim +8000
Cameron Young +9000
Alexander Noren +10000
Bubba Watson +10000
Cameron Tringale +10000
Justin Rose +10000
Thomas Pieters +10000
Aaron Wise +12500
Brian Harman +12500
Harold Varner III +12500
Ian Poulter +12500
Keith Mitchell +12500
Kevin Kisner +12500
Kevin Na +12500
Lee Westwood +12500
Luke List +12500
Maverick McNealy +12500
Patrick Reed +12500
Seamus Power +12500
Tom Hoge +12500
Cheng-Tsung Pan +15000
Erik Van Rooyen +15000
Jhonattan Vegas +15000
Keegan Bradley +15000
Lanto Griffin +15000
Lucas Herbert +15000
Mackenzie Hughes +15000
Matt Jones +15000
Matthew Wolff +15000
Mito Guillermo Pereira +15000
Patton Kizzire +15000
Ryan Palmer +15000
Sebastian Munoz +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
Denny McCarthy +20000
Doug Ghim +20000
Dylan Frittelli +20000
Emiliano Grillo +20000
Francesco Molinari +20000
Joel Dahmen +20000
Martin Laird +20000
Matt Kuchar +20000
Russell Knox +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
Kyoung-Hoon Lee +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
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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Scottie Scheffler was the player who survived the week at Bay Hill, sporting the red cardigan awarded to the champion of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. It wasn’t pretty for Scheffler, but he has shown time and again to have the skillset to handle difficult conditions.

The TOUR will stay in Florida this week as it heads to its signature event at THE PLAYERS Championship from TPC Sawgrass. It’s now the largest purse in the game and will continue to attract the best field of the year.

All of the top players in the world are set to tee it up, with 47 of the Top 50 set to play after Bryson DeChambeau was forced to withdraw due to lingering injuries.

There will also be no Phil Mickelson or Tiger Woods, and Rickie Fowler is now on the outside looking in, but it will still be one of the best weeks of the year, with one of the best atmospheres in the sport.

The books have had numbers out for a while now, which gives us a rare week to make some picks with odds available. Here’s who I’m buying heading into the season’s “Fifth Major.”

Best Bets

Odds below via PointsBet.

Hideki Matsuyama +2800

Quietly one of the best final rounds of the entire day on Sunday at Bay Hill came from Hideki Matsuyama, who fired a 2-under 70. Because he was out fairly early without much of a chance to win, it will likely go overlooked.

Matsuyama has been the best player on TOUR so far this season with two wins since the fall, with the most recent victory coming at the Sony Open. The reigning Masters champion will look to roll his good form into a big week at TPC Sawgrass where he has been boom or bust in his career.

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Hideki’s last five appearances at THE PLAYERS show that well as he has two missed cuts, but also two top-10 finishes in that span. I don’t mind that volatility in an outright market where only a win will pay us off at a solid number like +2800 coming into the week.

Brooks Koepka +4000

This is a name that was pointed out to me over the weekend and after some research, I can tell you I will be in on Brooks Koepka heading to THE PLAYERS. He has been coming into form with his game, as shown by his 5.3 strokes gained across the week at the Honda Classic, including 3.3 shots gained on approach.

Koepka looks like to finally be healthy this year and has been a player that has been in the mix throughout his career at TPC Sawgrass. He hasn’t quite been in the hunt for a win, but with his combination of form and great putting history on this course, I will take a leap on the talent of a player like Koepka in a tier below where his skillset belongs.

Alex Noren +10000

I’ll go well off the typical board for my final buy into PLAYERS week, as I go back to my Honda Classic pick of Alex Noren.

The Swede finished T5 for me a couple weeks ago, though make no mistake about it, he was never in the hunt to win. He actually played quite well despite a lack of birdies; it was just par after par that kept him in the top 10 from start to finish.

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Noren will have to score better to have any hope of a top finish at TPC Sawgrass, but he has the skillset to compete. Noren has a T17 and solo 10th to his resume at this event, and he is now in the form of the player he was back in those appearances.

I really believe in Noren’s overall talent and these odds are those of a player well below that level, which has me interested in taking a longshot stand with him this week. He’s realistically a better bet for solid odds on a top-10 type of finish, but I’ll sprinkle him in for the win just in case too.

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