Tune In to the 2023 Players Championship: Who Will Win the Record-Breaking $4.5 Million Prize?

The 2023 Players Championship is just around the corner, and this year promises to be an exciting one.[0] The tournament will take place from Thursday, March 9, through Sunday, March 12, at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.[1] The action can be seen on NBC, Peacock and Golf Channel.[2]

The top Vegas favorites for the 2023 Players Championship include Jon Rahm (+850), Patrick Cantlay (+1900), Justin Thomas (+1900), and Scottie Scheffler (+1000). However, SportsLine's proprietary model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, is calling for a major surprise this week, including a long shot who could make a serious run at the title.[3]

The model is also targeting a handful of head-to-head matchup plays and one-and-done picks that could bring HUGE payouts.[4] Join SportsLine now to see Mike McClure's top prop picks for the 2023 Players Championship, all from the expert who's up over $9,600 on his golf best bets.[4]

World No. 1 Jon Rahm withdrew prior to the second round, citing a stomach illness.[5] That opens the door for the likes of Viktor Hovland (+2700), Rickie Fowler (+5000), Hideki Matsuyama (+8500), and Kurt Kitayama (+3500) to make a run at the title.

The Players champion will take home a record-breaking $4.5 million, the largest winner's share in PGA Tour history.[0] Collin Morikawa (+2800) is among the favorites this week, and if he wins, he would become the second player to have two majors and a Players Championship win before age 27, joining Tiger Woods.[5]

TV coverage of the tournament will take place from Thursday, March 9, 12-6 p.m. ET on Golf Channel and Peacock, Friday, March 10, 12-6 p.m.[6] ET on Golf Channel, and Saturday-Sunday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. ET on NBC.[6] There are also live streams available from 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.[7] ET on ESPN+ and 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

0. “Players Championship – A No. 1 battle, best bets and more to watch at TPC Sawgrass” ESPN, 8 Mar. 2023, https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/35807774/jon-rahm-scottie-scheffler-rory-mcilroy-pga-tour-players-championship-2023

1. “Players Championship 2023 live stream: How to watch PGA Tour event online and on TV” The Independent, 9 Mar. 2023, https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/golf/players-championship-live-stream-watch-online-b2297257.html

2. “How to watch 2023 Players Championship, tee times, schedule, more” Yahoo Sports, 10 Mar. 2023, https://sports.yahoo.com/watch-2023-players-championship-tee-150000094.html

3. “2023 Players Championship odds, picks: Proven golf model reveals projected leaderboard, surprising predictions” SportsLine, 9 Mar. 2023, https://www.sportsline.com/insiders/2023-players-championship-odds-picks-proven-golf-model-reveals-projected-leaderboard-surprising-predictions

4. “2023 Players Championship props, odds, picks, field: Golf expert reveals top sleepers, best bets, head-to-head …” SportsLine, 8 Mar. 2023, https://www.sportsline.com/insiders/2023-players-championship-props-odds-picks-field-golf-expert-reveals-top-sleepers-best-bets-head-to-head-matchups-one-and-done-pick

5. “Players Championship: What to know on Ben Griffin, Collin Morikawa and more” The Athletic, 10 Mar. 2023, https://theathletic.com/4297204/2023/03/10/players-championship-ben-griffin-collin-morikawa/

6. “Players Championship 2023 Leaderboard: Live Scores and Standings from Thursday” Bleacher Report, 26 Feb. 2023, https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10068166-players-championship-2023-leaderboard-live-scores-and-standings-from-thursday

7. “2023 Players Championship TV schedule, coverage, channel, live stream, watch online, golf tee times” CBS Sports, 10 Mar. 2023, https://www.cbssports.com/golf/news/2023-players-championship-tv-schedule-coverage-channel-live-stream-watch-online-golf-tee-times/