The world’s leading golfers will gather in Florida this week for The Players Championship, often referred to as the sport’s unofficial fifth major.
Famous for its par-three 17th hole with an island green, the Sawgrass course tests a wide range of skills, with careful positioning off the tee a must.
Dustin Johnson, who has won twice this year already, is among the market leaders with Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Justin Rose also near the top of the betting. Webb Simpson took the title by a four-shot margin last year, but no player has ever successfully defended this title. Tiger Woods was the last man to win it for a second time back in 2013, with his two victories coming 12 years apart.
If you’re looking for a player to back at a decent each-way price, you could do worse than take a chance on Matt Kuchar, who is among the leaders for accuracy off the tee this season. The world no 22, who claimed the biggest win of his career at Sawgrass in 2012, has won twice in his last 8 starts. He’s at 40/1* with Paddy Power.
|*All odds quoted are subject to change|