Spieth comes in fresh for Players
May 09, 2018 9:08 AM
by Mark Mayer
VIP Golf's Dirty Dozen | The worst in Golf against the spread coupled with bonehead decisions.
If you said Si Woo Kim won the PLAYERS Championship a year ago you either did your research, are Korean or ready for Sports Jeopardy. We’re not counting on a repeat.
Giving credit where credit is due, here are some pertinent facts from Vegas Insider to consider about the Players if you so choose to make a wager, and we hope you do.
• Since the PLAYERS moved to this spot in the calendar in 2007 after the Wells Fargo, every year but one no winner of the Charlotte tourney has ever won at TPC Sawgrass the next week. So that eliminates Jason Day from our list.
• Also, 10 of the last 11 winners at the PLAYERS made the initial cut the year before. The only exception was Day back in 2016 after a MC in 2015. Of the nine previous winners who fit that mold, their average finishing position at TPC Sawgrass the year prior to winning was 25.4.