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2024 Players Championship PGA Tour sleeper picks, longshots

2024 Farmers Insurance Open

The Florida Swing continues in Ponte Vedra Beach this week, as the PGA Tour’s biggest stars have made their way to TPC Sawgrass’ Stadium Course for the 2024 Players Championship.

Defending champion Scottie Scheffler — winner of last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational in large part thanks to a new mallet-style putter — is hoping to become the first to ever win the Players in back-to-back years. He’ll have to fend off a field that includes 2019 winner Rory McIlroy, 2021 champion Justin Thomas, Viktor Hovland, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Cantlay, Max Homa and Jordan Spieth, among others.

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One notable name missing from the tee sheet: Tiger Woods. There was hope the 15-time major champion would play in the Tour’s flagship event, but it seems like we won’t see him until the Masters.

TPC Sawgrass is a par-72 track measuring 7,275 yards.

While there is plenty of star power in the field, there are a few sleepers to keep an eye on this week.

Betting odds

Player Odds Player Odds
Scottie Scheffler +550 Shane Lowry +3500
Rory McIlroy +1200 Sam Burns +3500
Xander Schaufele +2000 Jordan Spieth +3500
Justin Thomas +2200 Ludvig Aberg +3500
Viktor Hovland +2500 Wyndham Clark +4000
Patrick Cantlay +2500 Tommy Fleetwood +4500
Max Homa +2500 Russell Henley +4500
Will Zalatoris +2800 Cameron Young +4500
Collin Morikawa +2800 Si Woo Kim +5000
Hideki Matsuyama +3000 Sahith Theegala +5000

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Sleeper picks

Min Woo Lee of Australia looks on from the first green during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines South Course on January 27, 2024 in La Jolla, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

One Players finish: T-6 (2023)

Last five Tour finishes: T-44 (Arnold Palmer Invitational), T-2 (Cognizant Classic), T-71 (WM Phoenix Open), T-43 (Farmers Insurance Open) and T-21 (American…


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