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Players Championship Vegas Odds: Sportsbooks Expect Big Weekend from Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm

Players Championship odds have been out for long enough that most bettors know who they're backing this week at TPC Sawgrass. But, who is Vegas backing? The sportsbooks have made it clear that Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm are the golfers to beat.
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Players Championship Vegas Odds: Sportsbooks Expect Big Weekend from Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm

Vegas odds for the Players Championship have been out for quite some time, but they've been fluctuating in the past few days. As the week started, Jon Rahm was the favorite to win at TPC Sawgrass. Now, it appears as though most sportsbooks have tabbed Rory McIlroy as the favorite.

So, how do the latest Vegas odds for the Players Championship see this one playing out?

Last week, it was Kurt Kitayama who took down the likes of Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational. So, can we expect another under-the-radar golfer to come away with a win? If so, you better check out our experts' favorite longshot picks for the Players Championship.

In reality, the sportsbooks are telling us it comes down to two or three golfers at the top that have distanced themselves from the rest of the pack in Scheffler, McIlroy and Rahm.

In order to find out who should be making an appearance in your betting picks for The Players Championship, let's break down the latest odds for the event.

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Players Championship Vegas 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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As I mentioned earlier, Jon Rahm actually opened the week as the favorite to win The Players Championship, according to the latest Vegas odds. But, in the hours after the betting opened, that changed.

Originally, Rahm was +850 and Rory McIlroy's Players Championship odds were +900. Now, Rory McIlroy's odds are shorter than Rahm's.

The best odds you can get on McIlroy to win the Players Championship come to us from FanDuel as he sits at +900. However, the worst odds you can get on him are +850. That's the difference of $50 in winnings on a $100 wager.

As for Rahm, the very best odds you can get on him to win the Players Championship are +1100 at DraftKings. Meanwhile, his number is +900 at FanDuel, tying him with McIlroy for the shortest odds at that book.

As for Scottie Scheffler, the other favorite according to the latest Vegas odds for the Players Championship, his best odds are +1100 at BetMGM while his worst odds come to us from Caesars.

No matter which golfer you want to bet on to win The Players Championship, even if it's not one of the three favorites, you need to make sure you shop for the best lines. It can often be the difference between turning a profit and not in golf betting.

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Players Championship Betting Data

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

If you were expecting Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy or Scottie Scheffler to be one of the most-bet golfers in this year's Players Championship field than you were wrong. As you can see, it's none other than Patrick Cantlay that leads the way.

Since betting opened this week, 6.34% of all bets on Players Championship odds have backed Cantlay, the fourth favorite, to win outright. In that same time span, Jason Day, who comes in at +2800, is the second most popular pick.

Rounding out the top three of Players Championship betting data is Justin Thomas. The 2021 Players Championship winner has 5.47% of bets on him to make it two wins in the last three years at TPC Sawgrass.

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Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.


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