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Early betting splits for THE PLAYERS Championship 2020

We break down where the action is at heading into THE PLAYERS Championship in 2020.

The first round of THE PLAYERS Championship gets underway Thursday morning, and bettors are intrigued by some solid options. DraftKings Sportsbook has a full list of odds for the “fifth major” tournament, and early betting has focused on three notable names. Below are a full list of betting splits as of the day before the tournament.

Rory McIlory is a sizable favorite at +750, and with Tiger Woods out, the betting public isn’t latched on to either of the big names at this point. Justin Thomas and Bryson Dechambeau currently have the third (+1500) and fourth (+2200) best odds to win the tournament, and they are the highest bet players to date. They each have received 22 percent of the total betting handle. Dechambeau is tied with Brooks Koepka (+4500) with tournament-leading 12 percent of total bets placed. Thomas has received eight percent of wagers.

McIlroy is getting seven percent of wagers, but only two percent of total handle. There’s always value given McIlroy’s impressive career, but people are looking for someone with a little more value. Dechambeau has made eight of ten cuts this season with five top tens to his name. He’s on a strong run of late, finishing fourth, second, and tied for fifth in his last three tournaments. There could be some top five or ten value, and maybe he’s ready to break through with a victory.

The players with the longest odds getting some love are Daniel Berger (+6600) and Matthew Fitzpatrick (+6600). They’re getting a combined 13 percent of betting handle on only four percent of total bets. Berger has a pair of top five finishes his last two starts, while Fitzpatrick opened the season solid, but has been inconsistent of late with a top nine performance preceded by three straight 30th or worse finishes.

THE PLAYERS Championship betting splits, Mar 11

Golfer Odds % Handle % Bets
Golfer Odds % Handle % Bets
Bryson Dechambeau +2200 22% 12%
Justin Thomas +1500 22% 8%
Dustin Johnson +2800 15% 9%
Gary Woodland +5000 9% 4%
Matthew Fitzpatrick +6000 7% 2%
Daniel Berger +6600 6% 2%
Tommy Fleetwood +2800 4% 7%
Brooks Koepka +4500 3% 12%
Jon Rahm +1200 2% 7%
Rory McIlroy +760 2% 8%
Adam Scott +3500 2% 6%
Webb Simpson +2800 2% 7%
Patrick Cantlay +2500 1% 5%
Tony Finau +6000 1% 5%
Patrick Reed +3500 1% 6%

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