Last Updated on March 10, 2021


The PGA Tour stays in Florida for this week’s The PLAYERS Championship. The yearly tournament takes place at TPC Sawgrass, one of the most popular golf courses in the entire world. The field will be filled with the best players in the world as the purse stands at a whopping $15,000,000. It will be a terrific event to wager on, as it is each and every year with the top players participating.

Let’s take a look at a course preview, our picks to win for the tournament, the best odds and prices, and more for this week’s The PLAYERS Championship.




The PLAYERS Championship 2021 Dates and Info

Here’s a look at the details for this week’s event, where it is located, when it begins and how to watch on TV.

Where: TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
When: Thursday, March 11th to Sunday, March 14th, 2021
Watch: NBC, Golf Channel, PGA Tour Live
Radio: SiriusXM
Purse: $15,000,000


The Players Championship Course Preview – TPC Sawgrass


If you asked 100 random sports fans what the most popular golf course in the world was, most would say August for the Masters. After that is likely TPC Sawgrass, which is where this week’s The PLAYERS Championship is played. TPC Sawgrass was built in 1980, and hosted its first tournament in 1982. It was the first of its kind to get fan interaction involved, as is evidenced in the video above. Here are some facts and features for TPC Sawgrass.

  • Designed by Pete Dye and Deane Beman
  • Home of THE Players Championship
  • Famous 17th hole



Odds to Win The Players Championship

When it comes to betting on this week’s THE PLAYERS Championship, there are a few ways to take advantage. The opening odds have been released after the conclusion of the previous PGA event, and the odds will then move after initial wagering. We’ll take a look at both the opening odds and current odds for this week’s event in golf betting.


Opening Odds for The Players Championship

The opening odds for the 2021 Players Championship are up now at DraftKings Sportsbook:

Golfer Odds to Win The Players Championship
Dustin Johnson +1100
Bryson DeChambeau +1400
Rory McIlroy +1400
Jon Rahm +1400
Patrick Cantlay +1800
Tony Finau +1800
Xander Schauffele +1800
Collin Morikawa +2000
Webb Simpson +2000
Justin Thomas +2000


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Current Odds to Win The Players Championship

Each week, we keep track of the best prices for each player across various legal sportsbooks for the current PGA event. Here’s a look at the best odds for each golfer for this week’s PLAYERS Championship. Odds will update throughout the week.

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For more golf betting info, check out our golf odds page.


Who is the public betting on?

The Players Championship 2021

Handle Rank



% of Handle

% of Bets


Dustin Johnson





Justin Thomas





Jordan Spieth





Collin Morikawa





Bryson DeChambeau





Rory McIlroy





Jon Rahm





Viktor Hovland





Xander Schauffele





Patrick Cantlay




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Players Championship First Round Leader Odds

Golfer Odds Tee Time
Dustin Johnson +2600 1:00pm
Bryson DeChambeau +2600 1:00pm
Rory McIlroy +2900 7:40am
Webb Simpson +2900 7:40am
Jon Rahm +2900 12:49pm
Justin Thomas +3100 7:29am
Xander Schauffele +3100 8:02am
Collin Morikawa +3100 1:00pm
Patrick Cantlay +3300 7:29am
Tony Finau +3400 7:07am
Viktor Hovland +3700 7:29am
Tyrrell Hatton +4000 8:02am
Jordan Spieth +4000 12:49pm
Sungjae Im +4200 7:18am
Tommy Fleetwood +4200 1:44pm



Best Golf Betting Apps

When it comes to betting on golf, specifically The Players Championship, you want to make sure you are wagering at the best legal sportsbook. Many sportsbooks offer golf betting odds, but given that the odds are the most important thing in terms of the outright betting market for golf, it’s key to find the best prices. In addition, some sportsbooks offer more golf betting markets including props, matchups, and more. Here is a look at two of our favorite sportsbooks to wager on the PGA, legal in many states in the US. You can wager on this week’s tournament or future tournaments such as the Masters and the US Open.


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The Players Championship Betting Picks 2021

This week brings us to The PLAYERS Championship, as we look to continue a great year so far in PGA betting. So far, ActionRush has hit on a +5500 Brooks Koepka ticket, a +2000 Daniel Berger ticket, and Viktor Hovland is one of the leaders at +1200 through two rounds of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Here is a look at our betting picks for the 2021 PLAYERS Championship.


Our Outright Winner Picks

  • Dustin Johnson (+1100)
  • Viktor Hovland (+2500)
  • Cam Smith (+4500)



Field for 2021 The PLAYERS Championship

The field has been released for the 2021 Players Championship, and here is a full list of each golfer that will participate in this year’s tournament.

Byeong Hun An
Abraham Ancer
Ryan Armour
Daniel Berger
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Keegan Bradley
Scott Brown
Sam Burns
Patrick Cantlay
Paul Casey
Cameron Champ
Stewart Cink
Wyndham Clark
Corey Conners
Austin Cook
Joel Dahmen
Cameron Davis
Jason Day
Bryson DeChambeau
Jason Dufner
Tyler Duncan
Harris English
Tony Finau
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Tommy Fleetwood
Rickie Fowler
Dylan Frittelli
Sergio Garcia
Brice Garnett
Brian Gay
Doug Ghim
Lucas Glover
Talor Gooch
Branden Grace
Lanto Griffin
Emiliano Grillo
Adam Hadwin
James Hahn
Brian Harman
Scott Harrington
Tyrrell Hatton
Russell Henley
Jim Herman
Harry Higgs
Bo Hoag
Charley Hoffman
Tom Hoge
Max Homa
Billy Horschel
Beau Hossler
Viktor Hovland
Charles Howell III
Mark Hubbard
Mackenzie Hughes
Sungjae Im
Dustin Johnson
Zach Johnson
Matt Jones
Sung Kang
Jerry Kelly
Si Woo Kim
Chris Kirk
Kevin Kisner
Patton Kizzire
Russell Knox
Jason Kokrak
Matt Kuchar
Anirban Lahiri
Martin Laird
Andrew Landry
Nate Lashley
Danny Lee
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
Marc Leishman
Tom Lewis
Luke List
Adam Long
Shane Lowry
Robert MacIntyre
Peter Malnati
Hideki Matsuyama
Denny McCarthy
Tyler McCumber
Graeme McDowell
Rory McIlroy
Maverick McNealy
Troy Merritt
Phil Mickelson
Keith Mitchell
Francesco Molinari
Ryan Moore
Collin Morikawa
Sebastián Muñoz
Kevin Na
Matthew NeSmith
Joaquin Niemann
Alex Noren
Henrik Norlander
Louis Oosthuizen
Carlos Ortiz
Ryan Palmer
C.T. Pan
Cameron Percy
Pat Perez
Victor Perez
Scott Piercy
J.T. Poston
Ian Poulter
Andrew Putnam
Jon Rahm
Chez Reavie
Doc Redman
Patrick Reed
Patrick Rodgers
Justin Rose
Sam Ryder
Rory Sabbatini
Xander Schauffele
Scottie Scheffler
Adam Schenk
Charl Schwartzel
Adam Scott
Robby Shelton
Webb Simpson
Cameron Smith
Brandt Snedeker
Jordan Spieth
Scott Stallings
Kyle Stanley
Brendan Steele
Henrik Stenson
Sepp Straka
Robert Streb
Kevin Streelman
Brian Stuard
Hudson Swafford
Nick Taylor
Vaughn Taylor
Justin Thomas
Michael Thompson
Brendon Todd
Cameron Tringale
Harold Varner III
Jhonattan Vegas
Jimmy Walker
Bubba Watson
Richy Werenski
Lee Westwood
Bernd Wiesberger
Danny Willett
Aaron Wise
Gary Woodland
Will Zalatoris
Xinjun Zhang

For more golf betting information, check out our golf odds page.


History for The Players Championship

After last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, this week is The Players. The PLAYERS Championship is one of the better golf tournaments of the year, especially for a “non-major”. The best of the best participate each year, and we will see the same again in 2021. Here’s a look at the leaders in terms of betting odds for last year’s event.

  • Rory McIlroy (+650)
  • Jon Rahm (+1300)
  • Justin Thomas (+1400)
  • Webb Simpson (+2000)
  • Adam Scott (+2200)

Last year’s winner was Rory McIlroy, whose odds were +650 as the favorite. A $10 wager would have paid out $65, and a $100 wager would have paid $650.


The Players Championship Last Five Winners

Year Winner
2019 Rory McIlroy (-16) one shot win
2018 Webb Simpson (-18) four shot win
2017 Si Woo Kim (-10) three shot win
2016 Jason Day (-15) four shot win
2015 Rickie Fowler (-12) playoff over Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kisner





The PLAYERS Championship FAQ

Who is the favorite to win the 2021 PLAYERS Championship?

The betting favorite to win The Players Championship is Dustin Johnson.

Who won the 2020 PLAYERS Championship?

The last winner for The PLAYERS Championship was won by Rory McIlroy.

Where is The Players Championship?

The PLAYERS Championship is played at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Action Rush Staff