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The Players Championship Winner Betting Tips - Johnson & Fleetwood value at Sawgrass

  • The Players Championship takes place at TPC Sawgrass from March 11-14
  • Rory McIlroy is defending champion after victory in 2019
  • Last year's event was abandoned mid-tournament
  • World number one Dustin Johnson heads the betting
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Tommy Fleetwood, Dustin Johnson and defending The Players Championship champion Rory McIlroy (Getty Images)
Gary Emmerson 09 Mar 2021
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Golf's unofficial fifth major takes place at TPC Sawgrass from March 11-14 with world number one Dustin Johnson favourite to win The Players Championship for the first time.

A stacked field features former winners Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson, Jason Day, Matt Kuchar, Si Woo Kim and Rickie Fowler.

Who will walk away with one of the PGA Tour's biggest prizes? Our two to back at Sawgrass is below:

Dustin Johnson


The world number one endured some struggles at Sawgrass, but his last three efforts indicate Johnson has figured out just how to play the famous course. 

He was 12th in 2017, 17th in 2018 and fifth in 2019 when the last completed The Players Championship was staged.

The optimism of his improved performances at Sawgrass, coupled with his form over the last eighth months, make him a must have bet. It is rare to see Johnson at double figure odds outside of the majors and he looks each-way value at the very least.

Aside from his no show at the WGC-Mexico Championship two weeks ago, Johnson has been incredibly consistent. 

Following a withdrawal from the 3M Open last July, he has won four times including the Masters at Augusta, finished runner-up four times and recorded two other top-10 finishes. 

His form over the last 13 events reads: 12, 2, 1, 2, 2, 1, 6, 2, 1, 11, 1, 8, 54. Forgive Johnson is latest effort and expect to see him back to his best.

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Tommy Fleetwood


Fleetwood has made three appearances at The Players Championship and his performances have been eye-catching at Sawgrass. A debut 47th in 2017 was followed by seventh and fifth place finishes in 2018 and 2019.

Fleetwood's game clearly suits the challenges of Sawgrass and he warmed up nicely for a big week by finishing 10th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill last weekend. Only a blowout five-over par final round in testing conditions scuppered his chances.

The Englishman is yet to break his PGA Tour duck with a first title stateside, but what better place to do it than at Sawgrass? He looks overpriced.

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The Players Championship FAQs

When is the 2021 The Players Championship taking place?

It takes place at TPC Sawgrass from March 11-14, 2021.

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Verdict

Dustin Johnson can't be ignored given his form - and his double figure price.

Tommy Fleetwood warmed up nicely for this, and has two top 10 finishes at Sawgrass.

Best Bet: Dustin Johnson Winner @1200.0 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Tommy Fleetwood Winner @4500.0 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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