Live on SS3: Thu 18.00: Angus Loughran previews this week’s Players Championship, live from TPC Sawgrass.
The Players Championship this week looks wide open with Rory McIlroy heading the market at 10/1 with Coral. Luke Donald has a big chance at 14/1 via Betfred but I fancy going for 3 players at bigger odds at Sawgrass.
Nick Watney has a far better chance than Stan James’ odds of 50/1 suggest, he had a top ten finish last time out and played well here last year when finishing 5th.
Ben Crane is too big at 66/1 courtesy of bet365 and having had several good finishes here; he has the right profile and the game to go well this week.
David Toms was 80/1 (Ladbrokes) last year and did little wrong when runner-up beaten in a playoff by KJ Choi he is the same price here this year and looks great each way value with most bookies paying 6 places.
Tiger Woods is worth a saver at 25/1 with Boylesports, but since his victory at Bay Hill he has been disappointing, although I have far from written him off.