Odds To Win The Players Championship

Its deja vu all over again, as Tiger Woods is the bettors favorite in yet another tournament. The odds are a little longer this time, at 14/1, but he’s still ahead of world number three Luke Donald (16/1) and number four Phil Mickelson.

Truth be told, this week is so packed with talent that it’s probably anyone’s game. Again, I think middle of the pack is as good a place as any to find the eventual winner. Look at the track record over the last month or so: Last week’s winner, Lucas Glover, was 100/1. Watson was a favorite at 25/1 in last week’s Zurich Classic, but almost-winner Web Simpson was middle of the pack at 50/1. The previous week, Brandt Snedeker was 33/1 for the Heritage—inside the top ten choices. Steele came from out of the field at the Valero, while Charl Schwartzel was 50/1 before the Masters.

For my part, I’ll take the group of guys at 33/1: Adam Scott, Jim Furyk, Martin Kaymer, Matt Kuchar and Nick Watney. I’d love to hear your picks for this week:

The complete odds for the 2011 Players Championship are below, courtesy of Bodog, the world’s largest betting destination.

Player Odds
Tiger Woods  14/1  
Luke Donald  16/1  
Phil Mickelson  16/1  
Adam Scott  33/1  
Jim Furyk  33/1  
Martin Kaymer  33/1  
Matt Kuchar  33/1  
Nick Watney  33/1  
Ben Crane  40/1  
Bubba Watson  40/1  
Charl Schwartzel  40/1  
Dustin Johnson  40/1  
Hunter Mahan  40/1  
Jason Day  40/1  
K.J. Choi  40/1  
Padraig Harrington  40/1  
Steve Stricker  40/1  
Bill Haas  50/1  
Geoff Ogilvy  50/1  
J.B. Holmes  50/1  
Paul Casey  50/1  
Rickie Fowler  50/1  
Aaron Baddeley  66/1  
Brandt Snedeker  66/1  
Edoardo Molinari  66/1  
Graeme McDowell  66/1  
Ian Poulter  66/1  
Jonathan Byrd  66/1  
Justin Rose  66/1  
Kevin Na  66/1  
Lucas Glover  66/1  
Martin Laird  66/1  
Robert Allenby  66/1  
Rory Sabbatini  66/1  
Sergio Garcia  66/1  
Stewart Cink  66/1  
Zach Johnson  66/1  
Andres Romero  80/1  
Anthony Kim  80/1  
Bo Van Pelt  80/1  
Chad Campbell  80/1  
David Toms  80/1  
Ernie Els  80/1  
Francesco Molinari  80/1  
Jason Dufner  80/1  
Matteo Manassero  80/1  
Pat Perez  80/1  
Retief Goosen  80/1  
Ross Fisher  80/1  
Scott Verplank  80/1  
Steve Marino  80/1  
Vijay Singh  80/1  
Webb Simpson  80/1  
Alvaro Quiros  100/1  
Angel Cabrera  100/1  
Brendon De Jonge  100/1  
Brian Davis  100/1  
Carl Pettersson  100/1  
Charley Hoffman  100/1  
Davis Love III  100/1  
Fredrik Jacobson  100/1  
Gary Woodland  100/1  
John Senden  100/1  
Louis Oosthuizen  100/1  
Nick O’Hern  100/1  
Ricky Barnes  100/1  
Robert Karlsson  100/1  
Ryan Moore  100/1  
Stephen Ames  100/1  
Tommy Gainey  100/1  
Trevor Immelman  100/1  
Y-E Yang  100/1  
Charles Howell III  125/1  
Chris Couch  125/1  
John Rollins  125/1  
Ryan Palmer  125/1  
Spencer Levin  125/1  
Camilo Villegas  150/1  
Jeff Overton  150/1  
Kenny Perry  150/1  
Mark Wilson  150/1  
Matt Jones  150/1 

5 thoughts on “Odds To Win The Players Championship”

  1. Here is my fantasy team:
    Phil, Luke, Bubba, Brandt, Byrd, Padraig, No. Eight, Baddeley, Boo, Tommy Two Gloves.

    No. Eight I don’t think will win, but I think he will bring in some money by coming in T4 to T6, somewhere in there. 

    Also Boo and Baddeley I think are longer shots, but they are there because I was trying to get in 10 players and still have enough cash in there I don’t have to drop Phil or Luke if Ben Crane, Rory, Graeme, Cink, Glover, or Sabbatini is in the running and I want to pick them up on the waiver on Saturday night.  I have $1.5m left, so if it is someone like Hunter (who was on my initial picks) I will have to drop either Phil, Luke, or Bubba. 

    But if I can pick only 3 it would be: Bubba, Rory, Phil.  Tommy Two Gloves is my #4 pick, he is primed and ready – this might be too big a win for him – but he just might – and I do think he will be well up the leaderboard.

    I don’t think it will be Kucher, Furyk, Westwood or Els.

  2. Luke Donald Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar.

    Rickie Fowler, Ian Poulter as possibles.

    Aaron Baddeley as an outside pick.

    Charles Howell III as a long-shot.

    Sabbatini for an invasive strip-search at Jacksonville International.

  3. Given what Bubba has said, (about the difficulty for him at Sawgrass) and that he isn’t going to play a practice round – I don’t know whether to drop him for another or that he must be a sure thing now. 

    He is probably going to get dropped for the time being to pick up Rickie or Rory M.

  4. LOL – McIllroy isn’t even in it!  Ok, so Bubba stays in for now.  It is the year of the Bubba anyway.


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