2022 Players Championship odds, champ: Surprising PGA picks, predictions from model that nailed 7 majors

If Justin Thomas manages to finish top of the standings this week at The Players Championship 2022, he will become the first golfer to repeat as a champion. Thomas will have to conjure up a number of serious suitors if he wants to rewrite the history books. Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth are among the experienced players looking to dethrone Thomas and win the 2022 Players Championship.

The game starts from TPC Sawgrass on Thursday, March 10. Thomas, Rahm and Collin Morikawa enter this week’s event as 14-1 co-favorites according to the latest 2022 Players Championship odds from Caesars Sportsbook. They are followed by McIlroy (18-1), Viktor Hovland (20-1), Patrick Cantlay (25-1) and Scottie Scheffler (25-1) on the PGA Odds Board. Before you lock in your picks for The Players Championship 2022, be sure to view golf predictions and projected standings from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

SportsLine’s exclusive model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been scorching since the PGA Tour resumed in June 2020. In fact, it’s risen nearly $9,000 on its best bets since then, nailing tournament after tournament.

At The 2021 Open Championship, McClure’s best bets included winning Collin Morikawa even though he was on the 40-1 long shot list. Additionally, McClure’s pattern was all over Jon Rahm’s first career major championship win (10-1) at the 2021 US Open. Rahm was two shots off the lead going into the weekend, but the pattern always projected him as the winner.

This same model also managed seven major tournaments entering the weekend. Everyone who followed him saw massive returns.

Now that The Players Championship 2022 field is locked, SportsLine has simulated the event 10,000 times and the results have been startling. Head over to SportsLine now to see the predicted 2022 Players Championship standings.

The model’s best predictions for the 2022 Players Championship

A major surprise the model is claiming at The Players Championship 2022: Morikawa, a five-time PGA Tour champion and one of the big favorites, stumbles this week and doesn’t even make the top five. The 25-year-old has been off to a flying start this season, finishing T-7 or better in each of his last four official events, which includes a second-place finish in his last start at the Genesis Invitational.

However, Morikawa struggled a lot at TPC Sawgrass, finishing outside the top 40 at The Players Championship in 2021. Additionally, Morikawa has struggled with his short game this season, ranking 118th in Strokes Gained: Around the Green (. 005), which doesn’t bode well for his chances of winning this week. He’s not a good choice to win it all and there are much better values ​​in The Players Championship 2022 field.

Another surprise: Daniel Berger, a 30-1 long shot, is having a good run for the title. Berger has a much better chance of winning it all than his odds imply, so he’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday.

Berger certainly has the game to finish near the top of the standings this week. The 28-year-old has placed in the top five in two of his last four starts on the PGA Tour, which includes a fourth-place finish in his last start at the Honda Classic. He also secured a top-10 spot in The Players Championship in 2021. Those impressive results, along with his long odds, make him a solid value pick in The Players Championship 2022 betting this week.

How to make picks for the 2022 Players Championship

The model also targets four other golfers with odds of 25 to 1 or more who will make surprising runs. Anyone backing those long shots could hit big. You can only see them here.

So who will win the 2022 Players Championship? And what long shots stun the golf world? Check out the odds below, then visit SportsLine to see the projected 2022 Players Championship standingsall from the model that has won seven major golf tournaments and has risen nearly $9,000 since the reboot.

Players Championship 2022 odds

Justin Thomas +1400
Collin Morikawa+1400
Jon Rahm +1400
Rory McIlroy +1800
Victor Hovland +2000
Scottie Scheffler +2500
Patrick Cantlay+2500
Xander Schauele +2800
Hideki Matsuyama +3000
Dustin Johnson +3000
Daniel Berger +3000
Cameron Smith +3300
Brooks Koepka+3500
Shane Lowry+3500
Matt Fitzpatrick +3500
Jordan Spieth +4000
Sungjae Im +4000
Sam Burns +4000
Will Zalatoris +4000
Billy Horschel +4000
Joaquin Niemann +4500
Tyrell Hatton +4500
Louis Oosthuizen+5000
Corey Conner +5000
Adam Scott +5000
Talor Gooch +5000
Tony Finau +5500
Paul Casey +6000
Webb Simpson+6600
Max Homa +6600
Cameron Young +6600
Tommy Fleetwood+6600
Abraham Ancer +6600
Gary Woodland +6600
Marc Leishman+6600
Sergio Garcia +7000
Chris Kirk +7000
Russell Henley +8000
Si Woo Kim +8000
Jason Kokrak +8000
Jason Day +8000
Justin Rose +9000
Alex Noren +10000
Brian Harman +10000
Keith Mitchell +10000
Harold Varner +12500
Seamus Power +12500
Lee Westwood +12500
Patrick Roseau +12500
Bubba Watson +12500
Cameron Tringale +12500
Maverick McNealy +12500
Thomas Pieters+12500
Ian Poulter+12500
Aaron Sage +15000
Lanto Griffin +15000
Sebastien Munoz +15000
Jhonattan Vegas +15000
Lucas Herbert +15000
Francesco Molinari+15000
Tom Hoge +15000
Mito Pereira +15000
Ryan Palmer +15000
Mackenzie Hughes +15000
Erik Van Rooyen +15000
Kevin Na +15000
Kevin Kisner +15000
Matthew Wolff +15000
Keegan Bradley +15000
Matt Jones +15000
Luke List +15000
Sepp Straka +17500
Cam Davis +20000
Dylan Frittelli+20000
Martin Laird +20000
Kyoung-Hoon Lee +20000
Emiliano Grillo +20000
Patton Kizzire +20000
Brendon Todd +20000
Andrew Putnam +20000
Joel Dahmen +20000
Sahith Theegala +20000
Champion Cameron +20000
Russell Knox +20000
Denny McCarthy +20000
Matt Kuchar +20000
Adam Hadwin +20000
Charley Hoffmann +20000
Panoramic CT +20000
Doug Ghim +25000
Stewart Cink +25000
Brendan Steele +25000
Wyndham Clark +25000
Lucas Glover +25000
Matthew NeSmith +25000
Pat Perez +25000
At Reavie +25000
Troy Merritt +25000
JT Poston +25000
Carlos Ortiz+25000
Henrik Stenson +25000
Beau Hossler +25000
Garrick Higgo +25000
Taylor Pendrith +25000
Matt Wallace +25000
Zach Johnson +25000
Charl Schwartzel +30000
Adam Long +30000
Hayden Buckley+30000
Sam Ryder +30000
Adam Schenk +30000
Hudson Swafford +30000
Doc Redman +30000
JJ Spaun +30000
Lee Hodges +30000
Kevin Streelman +30000
Harry Higg +30000
Brian Stuard +30000
Branden Grace +30000
Kramer Hickok +30000
Henrik Norlander +30000
Brandt Snedeker +30000
Ryan Brehm +30000