Justin Thomas wins the Players Championship
Justin Thomas is your 2021 Players Championship champion, finishing the tournament at 14-under par and one stroke clear of second-place finisher Lee Westwood.
Westwood came into Sunday’s final round leading by two strokes, but he shot even par on Sunday to leave the door open for Thomas to come storming back.
Meanwhile, Thomas got out to a slow start this weekend with back-to-back 71s on the Par-72 TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course. But, he quickly bounced back, shooting a 64 on Saturday and 68 on Sunday. His 132 strokes in the final 36 holes ties the lowest-ever score for Saturday-Sunday at the Players Championship.
As of Sunday night, Thomas’s best odds to win golf’s first major, The Masters, sit at +1400. How popular of a pick has Thomas been? Since Sunday’s final round came to a close, Thomas is the most popular pick among bettors with 27.91% of all bets backing him to win the Masters.
The Players Championship Final Leaderboard
1. Justin Thomas -14
2. Lee Westwood -13
T3. Brian Harman -12
T3. Bryson DeChambeau -12
T5. Taylor Gooch -11
T5. Paul Casey -11
7. Corey Conners -10
8. Shane Lowry -9
Westwood has been the second most popular pick to win April’s Masters after back-to-back strong weeks. In that same time period, Westwood has been backed by 11.63% of bettors. He started the month at +11000 to get his first Green Jacket and is now as short as +2900 at some places.
Just behind Westwood is Paul Casey, who has been backed by 9.3% of bettors and Jon Rahm, who has had 6.98% of outrights back him.
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