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
PlayerOdds% Chance
Tiger Woods7/112.5
Adam Scott16/15.8
Rory McIlroy16/15.8
Luke Donald22/14.35
Phil Mickelson22/14.35
Justin Rose25/13.85
Lee Westwood25/13.85
Matt Kuchar28/13.45
Sergio Garcia28/13.45
Charl Schwartzel33/12.94
Graeme McDowell33/12.94
Billy Horschel40/12.44
Bo Van Pelt40/12.44
Brandt Snedeker40/12.44
Jason Day40/12.44
Nick Watney40/12.44
Bubba Watson50/11.96
Dustin Johnson50/11.96
Henrik Stenson50/11.96
Jason Dufner50/11.96
Jim Furyk50/11.96
Keegan Bradley50/11.96
Louis Oosthuizen50/11.96
Rickie Fowler50/11.96
Steve Stricker50/11.96
Webb Simpson50/11.96
Bill Haas66/11.49
Ernie Els66/11.49
Hunter Mahan66/11.49
Ian Poulter66/11.49
Peter Hanson66/11.49
Ryan Moore66/11.49
Thorbjorn Olesen66/11.49
Tim Clark66/11.49
Zach Johnson66/11.49
Ben Crane80/11.23
K.J. Choi80/11.23
Kevin Streelman80/11.23
Kyle Stanley80/11.23
Martin Kaymer80/11.23
Boo Weekley100/10.99
Carl Pettersson100/10.99
D-A Points100/10.99
David Lynn100/10.99
David Toms100/10.99
Fredrik Jacobson100/10.99
Jimmy Walker100/10.99
Lucas Glover100/10.99
Martin Laird100/10.99
Robert Garrigus100/10.99
Russell Henley100/10.99
Aaron Baddeley125/10.79
Angel Cabrera125/10.79
Ben Curtis125/10.79
Brendon De Jonge125/10.79
Charles Howell III125/10.79
Charley Hoffman125/10.79
Chris Kirk125/10.79
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano125/10.79
Harris English125/10.79
Jeff Overton125/10.79
Marc Leishman125/10.79
Padraig Harrington125/10.79
Pat Perez125/10.79
Branden Grace150/10.66
Brian Davis150/10.66
Brian Gay150/10.66
Cameron Tringale150/10.66
Francesco Molinari150/10.66
Geoff Ogilvy150/10.66
John Huh150/10.66
John Senden150/10.66
Kevin Stadler150/10.66
Luke Guthrie150/10.66
Mark Wilson150/10.66
Michael Thompson150/10.66
Retief Goosen150/10.66
Ryan Palmer150/10.66
Scott Piercy150/10.66
Stewart Cink150/10.66
Yong-Eun Yang150/10.66
Brian Harman200/10.5
Chris Stroud200/10.5
Derek Ernst200/10.5
George Mcneill200/10.5
Graham Delaet200/10.5
Jason Kokrak200/10.5
John Merrick200/10.5
Ken Duke200/10.5
Richard Lee200/10.5
Rory Sabbatini200/10.5
Sean O’Hair200/10.5
Seung-yul Noh200/10.5
Vijay Singh200/10.5
Andres Romero250/10.4
Bob Estes250/10.4
Brendan Steele250/10.4
Brian Stuard250/10.4
Bryce Molder250/10.4
Bud Cauley250/10.4
Charlie Wi250/10.4
David Hearn250/10.4
Davis Love III250/10.4
Greg Chalmers250/10.4
James Hahn250/10.4
Jerry Kelly250/10.4
Josh Teater250/10.4
Justin Leonard250/10.4
Scott Brown250/10.4
Ted Potter Jr.250/10.4
Tommy Gainey250/10.4
Chad Campbell300/10.33
Charlie Beljan300/10.33
Daniel Summerhays300/10.33
J.J. Henry300/10.33
Johnson Wagner300/10.33
Jonas Blixt300/10.33
Jonathan Byrd300/10.33
Kevin Chappell300/10.33
Martin Flores300/10.33
Matt Every300/10.33
Matt Jones300/10.33
Nicholas Thompson300/10.33
Ricky Barnes300/10.33
Robert Allenby300/10.33
Sang Moon Bae300/10.33
Scott Stallings300/10.33
William Mcgirt300/10.33
Dicky Pride400/10.25
James Driscoll400/10.25
Roberto Castro400/10.25
Scott Langley400/10.25
Tim Herron400/10.25
Casey Wittenberg500/10.2
Colt Knost500/10.2
David Lingmerth500/10.2
Davis Mathis500/10.2
Erik Compton500/10.2
Greg Owen500/10.2
Jason Bohn500/10.2
Jeff Maggert500/10.2
Tom Gillis500/10.2
Troy Matteson500/10.2
Will Claxton500/10.2
Joe Daley1000/10.1

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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