THE PLAYERS Championship Picks
The 2019 PLAYERS Championship is set to get underway on Thursday morning. Here’s some golfers we like to contend for the title this weekend.
According to the latest oddsmakers, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy are co-favored to win, as each has 12/1 odds to win. Other short odds to prevail are Justin Thomas (16/1), while five others are listed with 20/1 odds. THE PLAYERS Championship takes place Thursday-Sunday from TPC Sawgrass – The Players Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Dustin Johnson 12/1
Johnson has been off to a pretty strong start to 2019. He already has two wins this year and four top-10 finishes in six tournaments. DJ is back to being the No. 1 golfer in the world rankings and I think he has another solid outing this weekend. Johnson finished 17th in this tournament a year ago and I think he can continue to build on what he has been able to do thus far in 2019.
Justin Thomas 16/1
Thomas doesn’t have a win this year, but he has been very consistent at being in the mix. Out of six tournaments, Thomas has four top-10 finishes and three top-3 finishes. He has placed 16th or better in all but one event. Thomas was able to contend in this tournament last year as well, finishing 11th. I think he is just playing very steady and is sure to get a win sometime very soon. That could even be this week.
Tommy Fleetwood 25/1
Fleetwood broke out of his mini-slump in 2019 last week with a third-place finish in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. It was his first top-10 finish of the year out of six tournaments. Fleetwood had a great 2018 season, which including a seventh-place finish in THE PLAYERS Championship. Coming off his strong showing last weekend, I think Fleetwood does more of the same at a course he knows he can play well at. I like his value at 25/1.