The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course offers the largest purse in golf at $15 million and is considered the unofficial “fifth major.” Here are some players who are worth a wager this weekend:
Bryson DeChambeau (22/1): While it’s difficult to find many course-form players this week, aside from Rory McIlroy (13/2) and recent winners Sungjae Im (25/1) and Tyrrell Hatton (40/1), no player is in better form coming in than DeChambeau with three top 5s in the last four weeks. DeChambeau ranks No. 1 on the PGA Tour in driving distance (321.3 yards) and is also getting off to very good starts in tournaments.
Gary Woodland (50/1): Woodland was fifth going into the weekend at the Honda Classic before a tough Saturday but rallied for a respectable eighth in tough conditions, shooting 3-under in his final round. The ball striking has continued to be there in spite of being winless since last year’s U.S. Open.
Matthew Fitzpatrick (60/1): Of 69 players who made last weekend’s cut at Bay Hill and 138 weekend rounds, only one player shot a round in the 60s and that was Fitzpatrick with a 69 on Sunday.
Daniel Berger (70/1): Berger has three straight top-10 finishes and likes these type of greens that are similar to what players see at TPC Scottsdale (three top 10s in last five years) and Golf Club of Houston (top 5s in 2016, ’17).
Sergio Garcia (75/1): Garcia won here in 2008 and was runner-up in 2007 and ’15). He led the field in driving three weeks ago in Mexico. He’s also made 16 straight cuts at Sawgrass.
Abraham Ancer (80/1): Ancer finished a respectable 12th in his debut at Sawgrass last year.