Betting Odds For The 2010 Players Championship

Are you kidding me? After mailing in a performance last week at Quail Hollow, Tiger Woods is the bettors favorite to win the Players Championship at 7/1. They are speculating, I suppose, that last week’s dismal results were an aberration and not a trend. I’m not so sure.

It’s no surprise, however, that Phil is everyone’s second choice at 8/1. He’s followed by a list of the usual suspects: Jim Furyk (20/1), Ernie Els (22/1), Rory McIlroy (22/1), Ian Poulter

< Lee Westwood and Padraig Harrington at (25/1) and Paul Casey, Anthony Kim, Camilo Villegas, and KJ Choi at 33/1.

I think the history of the Players, however, favors someone coming from out of the pack. Take a look at the last ten year’s worth of winners: Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, Stephen Ames, Fred Funk Adam Scott, Davis Love, Craig Perks, Tiger Woods, Hal Sutton and David Duval. Phil, Tiger and Double D surely were favorites in their years, but the others had to be surprises.

Read below the fold for the compete betting odds for the 2010 Player Championship, courtesy of

Bodog, the world’s largest betting destination.

Tiger Woods 7/1
Phil Mickelson 8/1
Jim Furyk 20/1
Ernie Els 22/1
Rory McIlroy 22/1
Ian Poulter 25/1
Lee Westwood 25/1
Paul Casey 33/1
Padraig Harrington 25/1
Anthony Kim 33/1
Camilo Villegas 33/1
KJ Choi 33/1
Luke Donald 40/1
Henrik Stenson 40/1
Hunter Mahan 40/1
Angel Cabrera 40/1
Stephen Ames 50/1
Charl Schwartzel 50/1
Nick Watney 50/1
Robert Allenby 50/1
Rickie Fowler 50/1
Martin Kaymer 50/1
Matt Kuchar 50/1
Kevin Na 50/1
Geoff Ogilvy 50/1
Justin Rose 66/1
Adam Scott 66/1
YE Yang 66/1
Sergio Garcia 66/1
Zach Johnson 66/1
Bo Van Pelt 80/1
Tim Clark 80/1
Ben Crane 80/1
Sean O’Hair 80/1
Boo Weekley 80/1
Stewart Cink 80/1
Dustin Johnson 80/1
Justin Leonard 80/1
Kenny Perry 80/1
Alvaro Quiros 80/1
Chad Campbell 80/1
Health Slocum 100/1
David Toms 100/1
Mike Weir 100/1
Jason Bohn 100/1
Bill Haas 100/1
Steve Marino 100/1
Graeme McDowell 100/1
Francesco Milinari 100/1
Robert Karlsson 100/1
Vijay Singh 100/1
Bubba Watson 100/1
Aaron Baddeley 100/1
Jason Dufner 125/1
Lucas Glover 125/1
JB Holmes 125/1
Charles Howell 125/1
Ryan Moore 125/1
John Rollins 125/1
Brandt Snedeker 125/1
Kevin Sutherland 125/1
DJ Trahan 125/1
Scott Verplan 125/1
Ricky Barnes 125/1
Ben Curtis 125/1
Jason Day 125/1
Brian Davis 125/1
Ross Fisher 125/1
JP Hayes 125/1
JJ Henry 125/1
Fredrik Jacobson 125/1
Jerry Kelly 125/1
John Senden 125/1
Mark Wilson 125/1
Greg Chalmers 125/1
Trevor Immelman 125/1
Thongchai Jaidee 125/1
Davis Love 125/1
Bryce Molder 150/1
Jeff Overton 125/1
Pat Perez 150/1
Rory Sabbatini 150/1
Kevin Stadler 150/1
The Field 10/1

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2 thoughts on “Betting Odds For The 2010 Players Championship”

  1. Tiger is going to get eaten alive this week at The Players.  The course is way too tough for him to handle at this particular point in time.

  2. Tiger is way rattled.  At some point he may channel it into 2-3 good rounds in a row.  He may be ticked from last Friday and may come back on fire- I don’t think there is any way of knowing.

    I, personally, would want Phil even money over Tiger, but I also don’t think that is stupid money to bet on Tiger. 

    Stupid money would be betting on him in a real major.

    What I think would be entertaining is a Phil/Tiger in the last group on a Sunday either this weekend or for the Memorial.  Phil gets under Tiger’s skin by existing – and right now, I am not sure you can rattle Phil – with every Philtacular shot, Tiger would try and one up and just blow up like an atom bomb.

    However, if Tiger fails to make the cut this weekend – my prediction is to forget about what he has committed to, and forget about the majors.  He will have some “injury” which will take him out for the rest of 2010.


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