2024 The Players Championship Odds, Predictions: Favorites and Picks

By Vik Chokshi
Fox Sports Gambling Lead

The “fifth major” of the PGA Tour season is set to take place this week.

Some of the game's best players will make their way to Ponte Vedra Beach for the championship. The tournament, which has the highest purse of any non-major event at $25 million, is played at the iconic TPC Sawgrass.

The track is a par-72 measuring 7,245 yards, with bermudagrass greens. The 17th hole, known as the “Island Green,” is the most notable in golf because the 172-yard green, par-three hole is surrounded by water. A total of 58 balls hit the water on the 17th hole last year, but there were also three hole-in-ones.

As usual, you can also bet on the odds of a hole-in-one on the 17th. Currently, the “No” option is heavily favored (-360), while the odds on the “Yes” option sit at +250.

When it comes to tournament betting, we've got you covered with everything you need, from odds to best bets.

Let's dive into its action.


To no one's surprise, Scottie Scheffler is the favorite to take down this week at +550. He is looking to become the tournament's first repeat champion after shooting 17-under-par in last year's event to win by five strokes.

The only other golfer with less than +2000 odds to win this weekend is Rory McIlroy, who sits at +1200 to win. He won the event in 2019, shooting 16-under-par to win his only Players Championship.

Now that we've covered the basics, let's get to the top favorites and my portfolio for this tournament.

Odds and Fields*

Scotty Scheffler: +550 (bet $10 to win $65 total)
Rory McIlroy: +1200 (bet $10 to win $130 total)
Xander Schauffele: +2000 (bet $10 to win $210 total)
Victor Hovland: +2200 (bet $10 to win $230 total)
Justin Thomas: +2200 (bet $10 to win $230 total)
Max Homa: +2500 (bet $10 to win $260 total)
Patrick Cantley: +2800 (bet $10 to win $290 total)
Colin Morikawa: +2800 (bet $10 to win $290 total)
Will Zalatoris: +3500 (bet $10 to win $360 total)
Jordan Spieth: +3500 (Bet $10 to win a total of $360)
Hideki Matsuyama: +3500 (bet $10 to win $360 total)
Ludwig Aberg: +3500 (Bet $10 to win a total of $360)

“The Gimme”

Tom Hoge +240 Top 20 (Bet $10 to win $34 total)

This pick is courtesy of my man Chris “The Bear” Falika, who explains why it's a good bet here.

Absolutely love this price for Hoge.

To make long-shot outright bets

If you follow me Twitter Or read this column, you know I like to bet on golf long shots (+2000 or more). There's something thrilling about holding a lottery ticket late on a Sunday. It also presents you with multiple hedging opportunities if you want to eliminate some of your risk.

Here are some people to splash some pizza money on this week:

Victor Hovland +2200
Justin Thomas +2200
Will Zalatoris +3500
Shane Lowry +4000
Sunjai I am +9000

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