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Welcome to Players Championship week, the best non-major week on the PGA Tour schedule. Twenty-seven of the top 30 players in the Official World Golf Ranking will highlight the loaded field at TPC Sawgrass this year, and the only three golfers missing from that list aren’t eligible to participate because of their defection to LIV Golf.

It isn’t easy for sportsbooks to pick a betting favorite right now because of the wealth of talent at the top of the PGA Tour, but it must be done. So, who is the favorite to win the Players Championship?

Who is the favorite to win the Players Championship 2023?

Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy pose with trophies.
Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy pose at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates | David Cannon/Getty Images

The question shouldn’t be who is the favorite to win the Players Championship. Instead, it should be who are the favorites to win the Players Championship.

That’s right, there are two players currently tied at the top of the odds board: World No. 1 Jon Rahm and World No. 3 Rory McIlroy. Rahm and McIlroy have been pegged as the co-favorites to win the Players Championship at +850 odds.

That isn’t necessarily a surprise considering how dominant both players have been this year. Before his T39 finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational last week, Rahm won three of his first six starts to begin the season and didn’t finish worse than T7. As for McIlroy, the Northern Irishman won his season debut at the CJ Cup and just finished one shot behind winner Kurt Kitayama at the API.

Rahm and McIlroy deserve to be the co-favorites this week, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if either lifted up the Players Championship trophy on Sunday afternoon.

2023 Players Championship odds


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All betting odds courtesy of FanDuel as of 3/6.

Jon Rahm +850
Rory McIlroy +850
Scottie Scheffler +1000
Patrick Cantlay +1900
Max Homa +1900
Justin Thomas +1900
Xander Schauffele +2500
Viktor Hovland +2700
Tony Finau +2800
Collin Morikawa +2800
Will Zalatoris +3200
Jordan Spieth +3200
Matt Fitzpatrick +3400
Tyrrell Hatton +3400
Cameron Young +3600
Jason Day +3600
Sungjae Im +3700
Joohyung Kim +4100
Shane Lowry +4800
Keegan Bradley +5000
Rickie Fowler +5000
Keith Mitchell +5500
Corey Conners +6500
Si Woo Kim +7000
Sam Burns +7000
Sahith Theegala +7000
Chris Kirk +7500
Tommy Fleetwood +8500
Hideki Matsuyama +8500
Kurt Kitayama +9000
Justin Rose +10000
Adam Scott +10000
Tom Hoge +10000
Francesco Molinari +10000
Harris English +10000
Webb Simpson +14000
Aaron Wise +14000
Brian Harman +15000
Wyndham Clark +15000
Seamus Power +15000
Russell Henley +15000
Gary Woodland +17000
Alex Noren +17000
Billy Horschel +18000
Ryan Fox +18000
Davis Riley +18000
Taylor Montgomery +18000
Sepp Straka +19000
Adam Hadwin +19000
Min Woo Lee +19000

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