Odds To Win The Players Championship - 2013

If anyone is surprised that Tiger Woods is the odds-on favorite to win the Players Championship, they are living in a vacuum. The Striped One has won three times in 2013 and looks to be at the top of his game. That said, Tiger has not had an outstanding record at Sawgrass. He has won just once—in 2001. Given Tiger’s predilection for multiple wins on a small number of courses, I’d say his 7/1 odds likely are out of line.

Adam Scott, coming off his Masters win, is the bettors second choice at 16/1. Scott won the Players in 2004, so there’s sense in which history is also against him. No one has won multiple Players Championships since Hal Sutton in 1983 and 2000.

Rory McIlroy has shown signs of life in recent weeks, but I’m skeptical of his chances too. He’s in at 16/1.

At 22/1 are Luke Donald and Phil Mickelson. Phil had himself in a position to win at Quail Hollow last week, but blew up down the stretch. He doesn’t seem likely to me.

As usual, I look for someone in the middle. The talent is so deep these days—and incredibly deep in this particular field—that it seems to me that the usual elite suspects have no particular advantage.

The complete odds follow, courtesy of Bovada.LV

Betting Odds For The Players Championship – 2013
Player Odds % Chance
Tiger Woods 7/1 12.5
Adam Scott 16/1 5.8
Rory McIlroy 16/1 5.8
Luke Donald 22/1 4.35
Phil Mickelson 22/1 4.35
Justin Rose 25/1 3.85
Lee Westwood 25/1 3.85
Matt Kuchar 28/1 3.45
Sergio Garcia 28/1 3.45
Charl Schwartzel 33/1 2.94
Graeme McDowell 33/1 2.94
Billy Horschel 40/1 2.44
Bo Van Pelt 40/1 2.44
Brandt Snedeker 40/1 2.44
Jason Day 40/1 2.44
Nick Watney 40/1 2.44
Bubba Watson 50/1 1.96
Dustin Johnson 50/1 1.96
Henrik Stenson 50/1 1.96
Jason Dufner 50/1 1.96
Jim Furyk 50/1 1.96
Keegan Bradley 50/1 1.96
Louis Oosthuizen 50/1 1.96
Rickie Fowler 50/1 1.96
Steve Stricker 50/1 1.96
Webb Simpson 50/1 1.96
Bill Haas 66/1 1.49
Ernie Els 66/1 1.49
Hunter Mahan 66/1 1.49
Ian Poulter 66/1 1.49
Peter Hanson 66/1 1.49
Ryan Moore 66/1 1.49
Thorbjorn Olesen 66/1 1.49
Tim Clark 66/1 1.49
Zach Johnson 66/1 1.49
Ben Crane 80/1 1.23
K.J. Choi 80/1 1.23
Kevin Streelman 80/1 1.23
Kyle Stanley 80/1 1.23
Martin Kaymer 80/1 1.23
Boo Weekley 100/1 0.99
Carl Pettersson 100/1 0.99
D-A Points 100/1 0.99
David Lynn 100/1 0.99
David Toms 100/1 0.99
Fredrik Jacobson 100/1 0.99
Jimmy Walker 100/1 0.99
Lucas Glover 100/1 0.99
Martin Laird 100/1 0.99
Robert Garrigus 100/1 0.99
Russell Henley 100/1 0.99
Aaron Baddeley 125/1 0.79
Angel Cabrera 125/1 0.79
Ben Curtis 125/1 0.79
Brendon De Jonge 125/1 0.79
Charles Howell III 125/1 0.79
Charley Hoffman 125/1 0.79
Chris Kirk 125/1 0.79
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 125/1 0.79
Harris English 125/1 0.79
Jeff Overton 125/1 0.79
Marc Leishman 125/1 0.79
Padraig Harrington 125/1 0.79
Pat Perez 125/1 0.79
Branden Grace 150/1 0.66
Brian Davis 150/1 0.66
Brian Gay 150/1 0.66
Cameron Tringale 150/1 0.66
Francesco Molinari 150/1 0.66
Geoff Ogilvy 150/1 0.66
John Huh 150/1 0.66
John Senden 150/1 0.66
Kevin Stadler 150/1 0.66
Luke Guthrie 150/1 0.66
Mark Wilson 150/1 0.66
Michael Thompson 150/1 0.66
Retief Goosen 150/1 0.66
Ryan Palmer 150/1 0.66
Scott Piercy 150/1 0.66
Stewart Cink 150/1 0.66
Yong-Eun Yang 150/1 0.66
Brian Harman 200/1 0.5
Chris Stroud 200/1 0.5
Derek Ernst 200/1 0.5
George Mcneill 200/1 0.5
Graham Delaet 200/1 0.5
Jason Kokrak 200/1 0.5
John Merrick 200/1 0.5
Ken Duke 200/1 0.5
Richard Lee 200/1 0.5
Rory Sabbatini 200/1 0.5
Sean O’Hair 200/1 0.5
Seung-yul Noh 200/1 0.5
Vijay Singh 200/1 0.5
Andres Romero 250/1 0.4
Bob Estes 250/1 0.4
Brendan Steele 250/1 0.4
Brian Stuard 250/1 0.4
Bryce Molder 250/1 0.4
Bud Cauley 250/1 0.4
Charlie Wi 250/1 0.4
David Hearn 250/1 0.4
Davis Love III 250/1 0.4
Greg Chalmers 250/1 0.4
James Hahn 250/1 0.4
Jerry Kelly 250/1 0.4
Josh Teater 250/1 0.4
Justin Leonard 250/1 0.4
Scott Brown 250/1 0.4
Ted Potter Jr. 250/1 0.4
Tommy Gainey 250/1 0.4
Chad Campbell 300/1 0.33
Charlie Beljan 300/1 0.33
Daniel Summerhays 300/1 0.33
J.J. Henry 300/1 0.33
Johnson Wagner 300/1 0.33
Jonas Blixt 300/1 0.33
Jonathan Byrd 300/1 0.33
Kevin Chappell 300/1 0.33
Martin Flores 300/1 0.33
Matt Every 300/1 0.33
Matt Jones 300/1 0.33
Nicholas Thompson 300/1 0.33
Ricky Barnes 300/1 0.33
Robert Allenby 300/1 0.33
Sang Moon Bae 300/1 0.33
Scott Stallings 300/1 0.33
William Mcgirt 300/1 0.33
Dicky Pride 400/1 0.25
James Driscoll 400/1 0.25
Roberto Castro 400/1 0.25
Scott Langley 400/1 0.25
Tim Herron 400/1 0.25
Casey Wittenberg 500/1 0.2
Colt Knost 500/1 0.2
David Lingmerth 500/1 0.2
Davis Mathis 500/1 0.2
Erik Compton 500/1 0.2
Greg Owen 500/1 0.2
Jason Bohn 500/1 0.2
Jeff Maggert 500/1 0.2
Tom Gillis 500/1 0.2
Troy Matteson 500/1 0.2
Will Claxton 500/1 0.2
Joe Daley 1000/1 0.1
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2 thoughts on “Odds To Win The Players Championship - 2013”

  1. Phil was awesome this past weekend – win or not.  Playing in those conditions and with his condition, it seemed unlikely that he would be leading through 68 holes.  It is like watching Freddie with his bad back trying to win the Masters – at some point in 4 days, it takes too much of a toll, but the fact they got to where they did was awesome. 

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Phil is in contention this weekend, but I don’t expect it.  22/1 might be about right for him.

    What’s weird though is – Rickie, Graeme, and especially Snedeker are longer shots than Lee Westwood.  Unless the Players is moved at the last minute out of the United States, Westwood is way in the wrong place.

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