Odds to Win and Props for 2019 Players Championship
The Players Championship doesn’t carry with it the pressure-packed shots of that of the PGA Majors. However the tee shot at the 17th hole of the TPS Sawgrass course has received a number of colorful nicknames by tour players. While a number of PGA’ers have called the shot nerve-racking and worst there are those who say sticking a ball on the island green isn’t that difficult. Odds to Win and Props for 2019 Players Championship.
For those that have watched the tour pros tee off on the 17th at TPS Sawgrass year after year note it is the biggest green on the course. But make no mistake those that say the hole isn’t difficult, or landing the green is a walk in the park, are not being completely forthright. Like a short putt to win a tournament it is big issue everyone is aware of, but which is being downplayed or ignored. It is the “elephant in the room” at Sawgrass.
All things being equal this is the first big event of 2019 in which nearly all of the top golfers take part. It is the first of three stops considered warm-ups for Augusta National and The Masters.
Justin Thomas (16-1) has been breaking the flag sticks this season. He has nearly won three times in seven overall starts. Don’t sleep on Tommy Fleetwood (28-1) who was at the top of the leaderboard for most of the Sawgrass weekend a year ago. The price is right on Ian Poulter (50-1) who two years ago tied for second place in the event.
World No. 1 Dustin Johnson most recently won in Mexico but he has had little to no success on this course. The Top 50 golfers on the tour are at this event. It should not only be intriguing but informative to watch this weekend. Giving longshot Adam Scott (40-1) some futures money in this TPS affair couldn’t be argued. Scott has the lowest cumulative score to par at TPC Sawgrass across the last five years, TPS Sawgrass contests. Most importantly Scott has not overplayed his had early this season. The 38-year old is fresh and should be on your PGA futures radar.
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