Golf Betting Preview and Picks: 2023 PLAYERS Championship
The Florida Swing continues with the massive $25 million elevated event for the 2023 PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass. A total of 144 players and elite field of top golfers will navigate Pete Dye’s hazards at the Par 72, 7,275 yard Stadium Course. That includes 17 holes with water in play.
Following last week’s 3-0 tournament match-up sweep plus an added Round 1 winner at the Arnold Palmer Invitational that included 3 underdogs, we’ll take some more swings for birdie at THE PLAYERS.
2023 PLAYERS Championship Odds
THE PLAYERS Championship
J Rahm 10/1
R McIlroy 10/1
S Scheffler 10/1
P Cantlay 16/1
J Thomas 18/1
M Homa 20/1
X Schauffele 25/1
C Morikawa 25/1
T Finau 25/1
V Hovland 30/1
J Day 30/1
T Hatton 30/1
W Zalatoris 30/1
J Spieth 35/1
S Im 35/1
T Kim 35/1
72 Hole Winning Score: 274.5
— Jeff Sherman (@golfodds) March 7, 2023
My golf coverage and research includes use and references from sites at Golf Stats along with Fantasy National and Data Golf. I gain added information and betting news with fantasy golf insight from FanShare Sports and other sites and golf analysts. That includes top golf insider Justin Ray Golf, who contributes to PGA Tour (dot com) and The Athletic with insightful stats. The site GolfStats has also has player performance charts and a player competitor tool plus added stats and previews.
I put it all together and add my intuitive feel for the game and betting acumen to provide golf picks and chip-in added insight with information you can bet on.
More than a decade ago I was a lead golf handicapper and analyst on a popular sports handicapping radio show out of Las Vegas whose picks were provided to a betting syndicate. I continue my golf coverage in a different format, and provide my experience and intuitive feel for the game and betting acumen to provide golf picks and chip-in added insight with information you can bet on.
This season, I’ll add more Round 1 matchup bets. I will limit tournament matchups posted on these pages, but have more available to those bettors that chip-in and wish to correspond with me directly. You can email me at [email protected] for more picks and information you can bet on. Having been a proven performer for decades, I’ve posted picks the last two years on Vegas Sports Zone and tournament match-ups were 41-27.
FairwayJay’s 2022 PGA Tour tournament match-up picks finished 20-12 and concluded with the TOUR Championship.
PLAYERS Championship Picks
Recall in the 2021 PLAYERS when we bet and hit Justin Thomas at 22/1 outright and cashed more tournament matchup winners, including on JT.
Fairway’s Favorites: Justin Thomas, Viktor Hovland, Jason Day, Matt Fitzpatrick
Fairway’s Longshots: Shane Lowry, Tommy Fleetwood, Thomas Detry, Ryan Fox
Tournament Match-ups: Tommy Fleetwood (-115) over Sahith Theegala (BetMGM)
Round 1 Match-up: Tommy Fleetwood (-125) over Taylor Pendrith (Caesars)
Next week it’s the Valspar Championship at Copperhead in Palm Harbor, FL, where we bet Sam Burns as the winner at 100/1 in 2021 and more match-up winners in our stronger starts in 2021 and 2022.