Andrew Wilson | Fri 12/03/2021 - 07:03 EST

The Players Championship 2021 Betting Picks

The Players Championship 2021 Betting Picks
Golf's fifth Major return a one-year absence on March 11 at TPC Sawgrass. Find our picks to win the 2021 Players Championship here!

After the Players Championship's cancellation in 2020 – also known as The fifth major – we could not be more excited for the event's return in 2021. The field is always full of the best golfers in the world – and of course, why wouldn't it be with a $15,000,000 purse. Find our picks to win below.

GolferSports Interaction10BetBetway
Dustin JohnsonTBATBATBA
Rory McIlroyTBATBATBA
Jon RahmTBATBATBA
Justin ThomasTBATBATBA
Bryson DechambreauTBATBATBA
Tomy FleetwoodTBATBATBA
Brooks KoepkaTBATBATBA
Patrick CantlayTBATBATBA
Webb SimpsonTBATBATBA
Justin RoseTBATBATBA

Betting odds are not available on February 28. Odds will open closer to the event. More golfers will be available for betting.

Betting Tips

  • The tournament has a sparse history of multiple-time winners. If you go past the first five years – when Jack Nicklaus won it three times – only five guys have won it twice, and no one has ever won it (including Nicklaus) in consecutive years. Rory McIlory is the last winner of the tournament.
  • The course got a bit shorter in 2021, shaving off 100 yards. This change should make it a more competitive event this year.
  •  The 17th hole is consistently made or break for winners at the event. If you want to wait until after round one to bet on the winner – make sure you watch how the guys are shooting on 17.

2021 Players Championship Predictions

We have a few guys amongst the favourites (who will sit at or near the tops of the betting odds once they are open) that we are betting on to win the 2021 Players Championship.

Dustin Johnson

Who else but the number one golfer in the world is a better bet to win the Players. Johnson has been on a tear lately – including his win at the 2020 Masters and a top-10 finish at the U.S. Open. Johnson also won the Saudi International powered by SBIA at the start of February.

Johnson is coming off his best result at the Players – a fifth-place finish in 2019. He also finished in the top-20 in 2017 and 2018. Johnson is averaging a score of 69.5 per round this season – scoring low enough to rank first in the PGA this season. It is hard to bet against Johnson right now, even if the field at the Players is always one of the best.

Pick: Dustin Johnson (TBA) to Win the 2021 PGA Players Championship

Jon Rahm

You can never go wrong betting on John Rahm to win a PGA event – as he consistently is in contention. Since the U.S Open in September 2020 – Rahm has five top-10 finishes and averaging a score of 69.4 (just a tick better than Johnson).

Rahm's skills allow him to get to the green as effectively as anyone in the golf world. His 1.681 tee-to-green is fourth on the Tour, while his average drive sits at 307.3 yards ranks 21st. If he can stay accurate (which is always his most significant challenge), he can win the 2021 Players Championship.

Pick: Jon Rahm (TBA) to Win the 2021 PGA Players Championship

Brooks Koepka

Koepka is consistently one of the best golfers at the biggest PGA Tournament events. He is coming in hot after a runner-up finish at the WGC Workday Championship (on February 28) and a win at the Waste Management Open – which have helped him climb the rankings in 2021 (after a bit of a lull in the early goings, this PGA season).

Koepka is a great modern golfer – with plenty of power and great approach – that should help him against the field at the Players. He is also one of the most consistent one-putt golfers at 43.89% - which ranks eighth on the PGA Tour. With the course, about 100 yards shorter in 2021 – Brooks should take advantage of the change and can win the tournament.

Pick: Brooks Koepka (TBA) to Win the 2021 PGA Players Championship

The Underdog we like at TPC Sawgrass

While Rory was amongst the favourites when he won in 2019, recent winners feature underdogs – including Webb Simpson (81.0) in 2018 and Si Woo Kim (401.00) in 2017. What golfers – who will all into the underdog category once odds open – do we like at the 2021 Players Championship?

Cam Smith

The Australian and 27th ranked golfer this season is our favourite underdog to win the 2021 Players Championship. Smith has been showing up at a bunch of tournaments the last few months – including a second place at the Masters and two more fourth-place finishes.

Smith has a good approach – that should help him on the trickier holes at TPC Sawgrass. Smith is also an underappreciated at putting – ranking at 20 for most efficient on the green in most categories.

Pick: Cam Smith (TBA) to Win the 2021 PGA Players Championship

Where to Bet on the 2021 Players Championship

Find the best online sportsbooks to bet on the 2021 PGA Championship below. The sportsbooks, including Sports Interaction, are offering new users an exclusive welcome bonus through the links underneath – which you can use to bet on the winner of the 2021 PGA Players Championship. 

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