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The Players Championship Tees Up PGA Betting Odds For Thursday’s Opening Round

Rory Mcllroy is favored in the PGA Players Championship odds to repeat as winner

The PGA Tour’s Players Championship Tournament will begin anew tomorrow morning and with it comes a fresh batch of golf betting odds to entice fans around the globe.

The Players Championship was canceled in 2020 due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and now, thanks to 11 months’ worth of social distancing protocols providing a solid gameplan for safe play, the tournament is back on.

Rory Mcllroy has the chance to win The Players Championship twice in a row, and he is currently listed as the fifth most likely option to hoist the championship trophy on Sunday afternoon with a +1600 money line.

That means that wagers of $1 can earn $16 at online PGA Tour betting sites, which is an incredible profit margin for a returning champion. The entire field of competitors is available to bet on in the below Players Championship futures odds, but we’ve culled the list to include only the top 12.

The Players Championship Odds To Win

  • Dustin Johnson+1100
  • Bryson DeChambeau+1600
  • Jon Rahm+1600
  • Justin Thomas+1600
  • Rory McIlroy+1600
  • Collin Morikawa+1800
  • Patrick Cantlay+1800
  • Xander Schauffele+2000
  • Webb Simpson+2200
  • Jordan Spieth+2500
  • Tony Finau+2500
  • Viktor Hovland+2500

There are also golf futures odds on the board for finishes in the top 5, top 10, and top 20 overall as well as round-by-round. What our staff has found more intriguing historically are the golf prop bets like the examples listed below.

Top Irish Player

  • Rory McIlroy-400
  • Shane Lowry+350
  • Graeme McDowell+900

Top American Player

  • Dustin Johnson+850
  • Bryson DeChambeau+900
  • Justin Thomas+1200
  • Patrick Cantlay+1200
  • Xander Schauffele+1200
  • Collin Morikawa+1400
  • Webb Simpson+1400
  • Jordan Spieth+1800

Nearly every nationality is covered at online golf sportsbooks and these smaller sample sizes provide bettors a greater chance at earning a cash payout by securing a win.

Another fun prop that often pops up for PGA Tour events are the betting odds that ask gamblers to select the top finisher among a group of golfers that are paired together.

The below golf betting line allows action to be placed on the player that will finish atop Group A in round one tomorrow.

Tournament Group A Winner

  • Dustin Johnson+210
  • Bryson DeChambeau+260
  • Jon Rahm+275
  • Rory McIlroy+300

Then there is the below PGA prop bet that indicates that a golfer will shoot a hole-in-one at some point during the tournament. There has only been one hole-in-one in the history of the PGA that occurred on a 4 par, so if you are betting on the below golf odds, pay close attention to the par 3 holes.

Will there be a hole in one?

  • Yes-150
  • No+115

Whoever takes home the title this Sunday will likely be among the leaders in the betting odds for the US Open that will take place on June 17th, so be sure to tune in tomorrow and follow the entire four-day event. Details to tune in are below.

2021 PGA Tour Players Championship Tournament

  • At TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Florida

Round 1 – Thursday, March 11

  • 12-6 PM (Golf Channel), 6:45 AM – 6 PM ( Streaming)

Round 2 – Friday, March 12

  • 12-6 PM (Golf Channel), 6:45 AM – 6 PM ( Streaming)

Round 3 – Saturday, March 13

  • 12-6 PM (NBC), 7:45 AM – 6 PM ( Streaming)

Round 4 – Sunday, March 14

  • 1-6 PM (NBC), 7:45 AM – 6 PM ( Streaming)

The Players Championship Odds: Bovada

Source: CBS Sports, Golf Digest

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