The Players Championship Prop Bets: Take Scottie Scheffler As Top U.S. Finisher

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Scottie Scheffler has a great chance to be the top American finisher at The Players. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Betting on The Players Championship resembles wagering on The Masters, as well as golf’s other majors. Oddsmakers offer a large menu of prop bets for The Players, which aren’t typically available for standard PGA Tour events.

We’re here to help you dissect two of these prop bet categories and hopefully win some money. The focus here is on betting top finishers based on nationality, along with special odds on the signature No. 17 hole at TPC Sawgrass.

Top Finishers Based On Country

BetMGM has betting markets for the top finisher in every country (or part of the world) represented by players in the field. Jon Rahm is the top-ranked player in the world, and he’s one of only two players from Spain in this year’s field. The other? Former Players champion Sergio Garcia. Rahm, 27, is entering the prime of his career. Garcia has still shown flashes of brilliance after turning 40. In addition to The Players, he also has a Masters victory on his resume.

BetMGM Prop Bet To Consider: Top Finish By A Spaniard

Jon Rahm             -275
Sergio Garcia       +210

Oh, Say Can You See Who The Top American Will Be?

American Justin Thomas won this event last year, but no player has ever won consecutive Players championships. It’s a testament to the volatility of the tournament and the course it’s played on.

Here are FanDuel odds on the top finishing player from the U.S.

Top US Golfer At The PlayersFanDuel Odds
Collin Morikawa+650
Justin Thomas+750
Patrick Cantlay+1300
Scottie Scheffler+1300
Xander Schauffele+1400
Daniel Berger+1800

For what it’s worth, nobody is playing better golf this year than Scottie Scheffler. He is No. 1 in the FedEx Cup rankings and for good reason. In his last three events, Scheffler has two wins (Arnold Palmer Invitational and WM Phoenix Open) and a T-7 at the Genesis Invitational. He’s not the biggest name on the PGA Tour, but his recent form is impeccable. Scheffler offers solid value at these odds.

FanDuel Prop Bet To Consider: Top Finishing American

Scottie Scheffler  +1300

Acing The Most Difficult Hole In Golf

TPC Sawgrass is known worldwide for its famous island green at No. 17. The devilish Par-3 hole played between 121 and 146 yards in last year’s Players Championship. A total of 66 balls ended up in the water, and despite Adam Scott’s best efforts, there were no hole-in-ones.

Scott, a former Players champion, nearly holed out during the first two rounds of play. On Thursday, he landed 1 foot, 7 inches away from the cup. Scott followed that on Friday with another great tee shot that ended up an inch farther from the hole than his first.

There have been nine hole-in-ones recorded during The Players Championship since TPC Sawgrass began serving as host in 1986. You can watch all of them except one the TV broadcast missed. Ryan Moore was the last player to ace No. 17 in 2019.

DraftKings Prop Bets To Consider:

  • DraftKings is offering +15000 odds on every player, including Scott, to ace No. 17 in this year’s Players Championship.
  • Will there be a hole in one at No. 17, period? DraftKings is dealing +250 for yes and -360 for no.

Also read: PGA Tour Odds & Picks: Bet Thomas, Hovland, and Horschel To Win At The Players Championship | Masters Odds 2022

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With more than 15 years of experience as a sports journalist, Kris Johnson’s work has appeared in Sports Business Daily, Sports Business Journal, NASCAR Illustrated, and more. Kris also wrote a sports-betting novel entitled The Endgame.

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