2023 Players Championship: Course Overview, Favorites, and Fantasy/Sports Betting Tips
The 2023 Players Championship is set to take place at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The course is a par 72 measuring 7,245 yards and featuring Bermudagrass greens. With thick rough, 88 bunkers, and water on all but one hole, the Dye design is sure to test the world's best golfers and their patience. Last year, the course was ranked first out of all PGA Tour courses in penalty strokes per round, emphasizing the importance of precision and control for golfers looking to succeed.
As for the field, Rory McIlroy is the favorite to win at 28.6/1, followed closely by Jon Rahm at 2/1 and Justin Thomas at 4/1. Meanwhile, Collin Morikawa comes in slightly behind at 25/1 and Xander Schauffele at 9/1. Longshots to watch out for include Max Homa at 6/1, Viktor Hovland at 27/1, and Scottie Scheffler at 10/1.
At the same time, there are some under-the-radar picks to consider. Adam Scott is a great value at 80/1, and Alex Noren is an even better pick at 100/1. Other players to consider include Gary Woodland (17/1), Aaron Wise (14/1), Francesco Molinari (10/1), and Harrison Endycott (WIN/TOP-5).
When it comes to fantasy golf, Jim Holliman has the inside scoop. His top picks for the Players Championship include Jon Rahm ($11,800 DraftKings | $12,100 FanDuel), Max Homa ($9,900 DraftKings | $10,600 FanDuel), Viktor Hovland ($8,900 DraftKings | $10,900 FanDuel), and Will Zalatoris ($8,800 DraftKings | $10,400 FanDuel). He also recommends value targets Jhonattan Vegas ($6,800 DraftKings | $7,400 FanDuel), and Adam Scott ($7,700 DraftKings | $8,600 FanDuel).
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