2019 Players Championship Preview & Betting Tips

Albert Ross Golf Tips, Sports Betting Tips

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The PGA Tour heads to TPC Sawgrass this weekend to play the 5th major, the top players in the world will descend on TPC Sawgrass in March this year instead of its usual time of May. We have every one of the Top 30 players here this week and they are in hot form for the most part. I will pick my best Betting Tips for the Players Championship this week.

Lets get into it!

The Golf Course

TPC Sawgrass measures 7245 yards and accuracy is a must, the closing holes are some of the most testing on the tour and make for great drama every year.

Scorecard
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TPC Sawgrass Flyover

Weather

The weather is fine for the week with a slight breeze all week and some drizzle forecast for Sunday, the weather conditions shouldn’t impact either side of the draw.

2018 Leaderboard

POS PLAYER TO PAR R1 R2 R3 R4 TOTAL
1 Webb Simpson -18 66 63 68 73 270
T2 Charl Schwartzel -14 68 66 73 67 274
T2 Jimmy Walker -14 69 68 70 67 274
T2 Xander Schauffele -14 68 68 71 67 274
T5 Jason Day -13 69 67 71 68 275
T5 Jason Dufner -13 72 69 66 68 275
T7 Keegan Bradley -12 69 69 72 66 276
T7 Harold Varner III -12 71 67 70 68 276
T7 Tommy Fleetwood -12 69 71 68 68 276
T7 Danny Lee -12 68 66 70 72 276
T11 Brooks Koepka -11 70 70 74 63 277
T11 Justin Thomas -11 73 70 68 66 277
T11 Chesson Hadley -11 66 69 75 67 277
T11 Adam Scott -11 69 68 72 68 277
T11 Ian Poulter -11 70 69 69 69 277
T11 Tiger Woods -11 72 71 65 69 277

Form

There are plenty of the top players in form coming into the Players Championship which makes this such a difficult tournament to pick. Dustin Johnson won the WGC event in Mexico a couple of weeks ago and Justin Rose won the Farmers but neither seem to perform too great at the Players. Justin has just one top 10 from 16 starts. Rickie Fowler won at Phoenix and Rory McIlroy has been in the top 6 in his last 5 events, both of which are likely to contend heavily this week. Francesco Molinari was also solid last week at the Arnold Palmer winning by 2 shots but I don’t see a back to back being on the cards for Francesco. The great man Tiger Woods is playing and is slowly improving leading up to the Masters, he isn’t quite putting it all together at the moment so give him a couple more weeks before backing him.

The Tips

Best Bet (Winner Market)

Rory McIlroy – $13@ Ladbrokes

Rory is in ridiculous form this year, he has finished in the top 6 in his last 5 events, it’s just a matter of time before he clocks up his first W of the year. He has finished in the Top 10 at the Players in the past and he is in excellent form at the moment. $13 is short but he’ll more than likely be shorter heading into Sunday.

Bet on Rory McIlroy at Ladbrokes

Second Best (Winner Market)

Ricky Fowler – $23 @ Ladbrokes
This guy won in the first week of Feb and was runner up in the Honda 2 weeks ago, he won the players championship in 2015 so he does like the course. He had an average week last week but look for him to bounce back this week and be amongst the Sunday action.

Bet on Ricky Fowler at Ladbrokes

Roughies (Winner Market)

Byeung-Hun An – $101.00 @ Ladbrokes

Rafa Cabrera-Bello – $51.00 @ Ladbrokes

Tommy Fleetwood – $34.00 @ Ladbrokes 

Bet on the Roughies at Ladbrokes

Field and Odds

Courtesy of Ladbrokes, Click Odds link to be taken to Ladbrokes Players Championship Betting.

Only displaying players to $151/1, see the full list here.

Dustin Johnson
Rory McIlroy
Justin Thomas
Tiger Woods
Justin Rose
Rickie Fowler
Brooks Koepka
Francesco Molinari
Xander Schauffele
Jon Rahm
Tommy Fleetwood
Adam Scott
Bryson Dechambeau
Jason Day
Sergio Garcia
Hideki Matsuyama
Patrick Cantlay
Paul Casey
Henrik Stenson
Ian Poulter
Jordan Spieth
Marc Leishman
Matt Kuchar
Rafael Cabrera-Bello
Tony Finau
Webb Simpson
Gary Woodland
Lucas Glover
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Patrick Reed
Phil Mickelson
Billy Horschel
Bubba Watson
Cameron Smith
Charles Howell III
Keegan Bradley
Louis Oosthuizen
Matt Wallace
Si-woo Kim
Adam Hadwin
Alexander Noren
Byeong-Hun An
Charl Schwartzel
Jason Kokrak
Kevin Kisner
Sung-Jae Im
Tyrrell Hatton
Zach Johnson
Daniel Berger
Emiliano Grillo
Hao-Tong Li
Jim Furyk
Keith Mitchell
Luke List
Martin Kaymer
Ryan Palmer
Aaron Wise
Branden Grace
Brandt Snedeker
Cameron Champ
Chesson Hadley
Chris Kirk
JB Holmes
Jhonattan Vegas
Kevin Na
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Michael Thompson
Russell Henley
Russell Knox
Ryan Moore
Shane Lowry
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