The Players Championship 2024 Golf Odds, Betting Preview And Picks

Another big week and huge prize pool of $25 million at The Players Championship 2024 golf event. Located at the PGA Tour headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the Pete Dye-designed Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass is a stearn test of ball striking, approach play and managing your game while avoiding the hazards, rough, penal bunkers and xx water hazards including on the most famous hole 17 and short Par 3 island green.

I preview The Players Championship 2024 golf tournament in Forbes, and add 12 golfers to bet on with player performances and profiles.

TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course

7,275 yards – Par 72

The Players Championship 2024 Golf Odds

Leading favorites odds below from SuperBook Sports and leading online sportsbooks are subject to change.

Using Data Golf’s course fit tool and favoured skill sets at TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course, you can see that Ball Striking and Approach play are key stats with emphasis on iron play and accuracy including from the tee. Water is in play on 18 holes on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass with more than 90 sand bunkers and smaller than average greens (5,500 square feet). Note players will be back putting on Poa greens at TPC Sawgrass and again next week at the Valspar Championship after putting on Bermuda greens the recent two tournaments in Florida.

Last year’s Players Champion winner Scottie Scheffler is looking to repeat and he’ll remain the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world for some time having just won last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational by 5-shots with another sizzling performance on Sunday with his best putting week of the year.

The Players Championship 2024

Stats And Trends At TPC Sawgrass

Some key strokes gained stats of interest include:

  • Approach
  • Off the Tee (Accuracy)
  • Around the Green
  • Total

12 Top Golfers To Bet On At The Players Championship 2024

The Players Championship 2024

Hole No.17 – short par 3 famed Island green at TPC Sawgrass

TPC Sawgrass is considered a positional and second shot golf course where strong iron players and ball strikers excel. Strong course management and patience is required. The tight Pete Dye design can be tricky with sightlines, and hazards await for players that are not accurate from the tee or precise with their irons and on approach. The quirky greenside bunkers and undulations put an emphasis on scrambling and short game, and the runoff areas around the greens allow players more options and creativity.

Big bombers have no real advantage. Greens in Regulation (GIR) is essential to success when hitting into many smaller putting surfaces.

Top Golfers In SG: Approach At TPC Sawgrass:

  • Viktor Hovland, Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Thomas, Tom Hoge, Keegan Bradley, Max Homa, Collin Morikawa, Chris Kirk, Tommy Fleetwood, Si Woo Kim, Will Zalatoris, Rory McIlroy, Corey Connors, Shane Lowry

Top Golfers In Combined Approach And Around The Green At TPC Sawgrass:

  • Justin Thomas, Si Woo Kim, Tommy Fleetwood, Chris Kirk, Shane Lowry, Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele, Jason Day, Adam Scott


The Players Championship 2024 Golf Picks

Fairway’s Favorites: Justin Thomas, Viktor Hovland, Jordan Spieth, Will Zalatoris
Fairway’s Longshots: Tommy Fleetwood, Corey Conners, Si Woo Kim, Aaron Rai

Tournament Match-ups:  Justin Thomas (-115) over Max Homa (Circa)
Round 1 Match-up: Tommy Fleetwood (-106) over Si Woo Kim (Circa)

Last year’s 2023 Players Championship was a 1-0 tournament matchup winner plus a Round 1 winner with Tommy Fleetwood in both matchups. We’re high and fly with Fleetwood again in the 2024 Players Championship.

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.

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There may be fewer tournament matchup picks posted in 2024 with coverage across various platforms. I’ll try to add more picks and props and update more coverage as time allows and I dig deeper into strokes gained stats and weekly tournaments. Reach me directly at [email protected] for questions and select picks I bet on beyond what’s posted here.

Next week it’s the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida as we’re less than a month away from The Masters.

Golf Betting Notes and History from FairwayJay

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.

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 again shoot to 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 in 2021 and 2022 on Vegas Sports Zone and tournament match-ups were 41-27.

2022 PGA Tour tournament match-up picks finished 20-12 and concluded with the TOUR Championship.

The 2021 tournament match-ups finished 21-15 following a 17-5 start January through May.

Author: FairwayJay is a leading national sports betting analyst, writer, handicapper and sports betting insider providing insight and information you can bet on for nearly two decades from Las Vegas. He chips in additional sports betting coverage and reporting on industry news and events for leading media and sports betting sites and companies. Follow him on X (Twitter): @FairwayJay