2023 Players Championship: Jon Rahm & Rory McIlroy Lead the Field at TPC Sawgrass

The 2023 Players Championship is set to tee off Thursday in Ponte Vedra Beach, with the tour's top golfers set to face another challenge at TPC Sawgrass.[0] Caesars Sportsbook has listed Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy as co-favorites at 17-2 in the latest Players Championship odds.[1] The Players Championship field features several top contenders, such as Scottie Scheffler (10-1), Patrick Cantlay (19-1), Max Homa (19-1), Justin Thomas (19-1), and Xander Schauffele (25-1).[1]

The PGA Tour stays in Florida for the Players Championship 2023 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach.[2] The tournament is one of the most prestigious events on the PGA Tour schedule and is often referred to as the fifth major.[1] The winner of the event will receive a prize of $4.5 million and 600 FedEx Cup points.[3]

The iconic TPC Sawgrass of the PGA Tour is renowned and appreciated for its astounding, thrilling final stretch.[4] While the risk/reward par five 16th hole is always sure to provide fireworks, the par three 17th island green is often cited as the most recognizable hole in golf.[4] At a mere 137 yards, the 17th hole is the 6th most difficult on the course, having an almost 8% chance of double bogey.[4]

0. “2023 Players Championship predictions, odds, Fantasy golf power rankings: PGA Tour picks and best bets from top …” SportsLine, 7 Mar. 2023, https://www.sportsline.com/insiders/2023-players-championship-predictions-odds-fantasy-golf-power-rankings-pga-tour-picks-and-best-bets-from-top-golf-expert/

1. “2023 Players Championship One and Done picks, sleepers, purse: PGA Tour predictions, expert golf betting advice …” SportsLine, 6 Mar. 2023, https://www.sportsline.com/insiders/2023-players-championship-one-and-done-picks-sleepers-purse-pga-tour-predictions-expert-golf-betting-advice-from-dfs-pro/

2. “How is The Players different in 2023? Cameron Smith headlines LIV Golf absentees at TPC Sawgrass” Sky Sports, 6 Mar. 2023, https://www.skysports.com/golf/news/12176/12827108/how-is-the-players-different-in-2023-cameron-smith-headlines-liv-golf-absentees-at-tpc-sawgrass

3. “2023 Players Championship picks, predictions, field, odds: Golf expert fading Justin Thomas at TPC Sawgrass” CBS Sports, 7 Mar. 2023, https://www.cbssports.com/golf/news/2023-players-championship-picks-predictions-field-odds-golf-expert-fading-justin-thomas-at-tpc-sawgrass/

4. “2023 The Players Championship Betting Picks and Predictions” Golf Monthly, 6 Mar. 2023, https://www.golfmonthly.com/betting/2023-the-players-championship-betting-picks-and-predictions