Rory McIlroy 2023 Players Championship Predictions, Odds and Tee Time

Jon Conahan looks at Rory McIlroy's Players Championship odds and other information. Come check out his Rory McIlroy 2023 Players Championship prediction and more.
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Rory McIlroy 2023 Players Championship Predictions, Odds and Tee Time

Rory McIlroy will look to win his second Players Championship after winning the tournament in 2019.

This field is just as competitive as the one the PGA put together in 2019, meaning it won't be any easier for McIlroy to win it once again. Many believe that the Players Championship is the best PGA Tournament of the year outside of the Majors.

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Does Rory McIlroy have enough to get the job done? Let's break it down and find the best pick for him at the 2023 Players Championship.

Players Championship Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: March 9-12
  • Start Time: 8 am ET
  • Where to Watch: ESPN+, NBC, Golf Channel
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Players Championship Outright Odds

GolfersWorst OddsBest Odds
Rory Mcilroy+850+900
Jon Rahm+900+1100
Scottie Scheffler+1000+1100
Patrick Cantlay+1600+1800
Justin Thomas+1800+2000
Max Homa+1800+2100
Collin Morikawa+2200+2500
Viktor Hovland+2500+2800

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The Players Championship odds are currently favoring Rory McIlroy at nearly every sportsbook. He comes in as high as +900 according to most books and as low as +850. The value is there if you think he can win his second Players Championship.

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Players Championship First-Round Leader Odds

GolfersWorst OddsBest Odds
Rory Mcilroy+1800+2200
Jon Rahm+1800+2500
Scottie Scheffler+2200+2500
Patrick Cantlay+3000+3500
Justin Thomas+2800+3500
Max Homa+3000+3500
Collin Morikawa+3300+4000
Xander Schauffele+3300+4000

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Perhaps the best odds on the board for the Players Championship is the first-round leader. While this might even be tougher than winning the tournament, McIlroy has the highest odds to also win the first round.

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Players Championship Top 10 Odds

GolfersWorst OddsBest Odds
Rory Mcilroy+110+120
Jon Rahm+110+137
Scottie Scheffler+120+137
Patrick Cantlay+175+200
Justin Thomas+200+240
Max Homa+188+240
Collin Morikawa+230+275
Xander Schauffele+225+280

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McIlroy has +120 odds to finish in the top 10. He already had two top-10 finishes this season and has a legitimate chance of adding another one, at the very least, in this tournament.

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Rory McIlroy Players Championship Tee Time

Rory McIlroy will tee off at 7:56 AM EST. McIlroy will be paired with Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm, playing at tee 10.

Players Championship Betting Data

Patrick Cantlay6.34%
Jason Day6.16%
Justin Thomas5.47%
Shane Lowry4.59%
Keegan Bradley4.3%

Despite Rory McIlroy not having the favorite on him, that might be a good thing for bettors that want to place their wager on him.

Jason Day, Shane Lowry, Justin Thomas, Keegan Bradley, and Patrick Cantlay are seeing the money come in on them.

Players Championship Prediction - Rory McIlroy

There's no one in the world better than Rory McIlroy according to most. It's tough to argue with anyone that says that given the constant success that he finds yearly.

The 33-year-old has been playing incredible golf in the early part of the PGA Tour season, proving that he can win any event he's in.

He finished second at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, shooting a -8. If a few breaks can go his way, I like him to win this tournament.

However, I feel much safer taking him to finish in the top 10 and that's exactly what I'm going to do.

Players Championship Pick

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An Editor and Analyst for OddsChecker, Jon Conahan has been covering all major sports since 2019. He is a 2022 graduate of the Bellisario School of Journalism at Penn State University and previously played D1 baseball.

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