Matt Pitt | Wed 11/03/2020 - 06:52 EDT

    The Players Championship Picks 2020: Cantlay to Cause an Upset

    The Players Championship Picks 2020: Cantlay to Cause an Upset

    The biggest prize in world golf is up for grabs in 2020 The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. The world's best golf players compete for a slice of the $15 million purses and we're making some bold The Player Championship 2020 predictions in this article.

    • Rory McIlroy is the +750 favorite to win The Players Championship
    • Last year's runner-up Jim Furyk is a massive +15000 outsider
    • The 2018 champion Webb Simpson is +600 to finish in the top five
    • Dustin Johnson is a good shout for victory at +2500
    • $2.7 million goes to the eventual champion, the biggest prize in golf.

    McIlroy's The Favorite But Does Value Lay Elsewhere?

    Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy is the +750 favorite to win 2020 The Players Championship and it is easy to see why. McIlroy won last year's The Players Championship and is definitely the man to beat going into this year's competition.

    Bovada, where you can claim a $250 welcome bonus, price a McIlroy victory at +750 and a mere +155 to finish in the top five. There doesn't seem to be a lot of value here, especially when you consider only six golfers in history who have won multiple Players Championship.

    Also, be aware that McIlroy was the clear favorite in the 2019 US Masters but he tied in 21st place.

    It's difficult to bet against someone of McIlroy's caliber but that's what our The Players 2020 expert picks suggest you do.

    Patrick Cantlay is available at +2500 to win the 2020 Players Championship and +500 to finish in the top five positions. Cantlay has made 14 straight cuts since the last Players Championship and although he missed the Players cut in 2019 it shouldn't be a problem.

    Cantlay ranks fifth in his approach play for the past six tournaments thanks to how well he's hitting irons. He's never played on the Florida swing and the fast greens may cause a problem, but he's going to hit those greens with shots to spare and looks superb value.

    Outside Bets To Consider; Who To Avoid

    Ricky Fowler (+3300) is a man you can't completely write off. The 2015 champion has struggled at The Players Championship since his victory, missing the cut twice in four years, but he can also boast of a second-place finish so he looks a good bet for the top five at +700.

    We'd stay away from Brooks Koepka (+3300 to win) despite him being fancied by punters. Koepka is in terrible form and recently shot a nine-over par at the Arnold Pamer Invitational. This included a career-worst 81. His best finish in 2020 is the 17th place in Saudi Arabia against a weak field.

    Brooks injured his knee in October, the knee he had surgery on, and has struggled since. Stay clear of him in the Players Championship betting.

    2020 Player Championship Picks

    • Golf tournaments are difficult to pick winners from due to the sheer number of players and variables in each competition. The Players Championship is even more difficult because the field is stacked with elite golfers.

      That said, we're going to stick our neck on the link and select a few bets to make. Here they are:

      Patrick Cantlay to win at +2500

    • Patrick Cantlay to finish in the top 5 at +500
    • Rory McIlroy to finish in the top 5 at +155
    • Ricky Fowler to finish in the top 5 at +700

    Check out all the Players Championship odds and bonuses via our selected betting partners below.

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