Who Made an Impression at TPC Sawgrass?
The Players Championship is finished for another year and there is plenty of Golf news to come out of it.
We look at the players worth following out of tournament, which not only includes the winner, but others who should be winning on the PGA Tour soon.
Golf odds this week are available now, so include these golfers in your future selections.
1. Scottie Scheffler
The first of our golf picks is an obvious one. Scheffler won The Players by five strokes, and he’s back to world number one.
However, given that the American has yet to win a tournament outside of February to April, he could be worth a bet over the next month and a half only.
His eyes are on defending his Masters title and he’s every chance of winning. Scheffler won the 2022 Masters, but didn’t win another tournament until February 2023. He loves this time of the year, so strike while the iron is hot.
He earned praise from Jordan Spieth.
“I play against him a lot at home and consistently he’s shooting really low rounds,” Spieth said. “When I feel like I get the better of him it’s a boost of confidence. His golf is pretty incredible. He lost in a couple of playoffs, his top 10s are off the charts.
“He’s extremely grounded. He’s got really good parents, a great family structure.”
2. Tyrrell Hatton
The fiesty Englishman is desperately close to winning his second PGA Tour title after finishing second at The Players Championship.
The lovable 31-year-old, who is often captured talking to his ball in a negative way, has been threatening to win all year, and he’s on the cusp of a big win.
He also finished T4 at the Arnold Palmer Championship and T6 at the Phoenix Open, so he’s one of the best in the world but he often goes under the radar.
The Ryder Cup player finds it tough to be at the top of golf predictions, but he’s well worth sticking within 2023, and his effort at TPC Sawgrass shows his heart. He was out of contention for most of the tournament, but a big final round saw him climb the leaderboard and enter the clubhouse as the leader.
He’s not as popular as the likes of Scheffler, Thomas, and McIlroy in terms of media attention, but he is worthy of his spot at the top of the leaderboard.
Wow!!@TyrrellHatton pulls off an incredible recovery shot from the pine straw on 18.
He’ll have a 12-footer for birdie to get to 12-under @THEPLAYERSChamp. pic.twitter.com/8J7kq1Jl55
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 12, 2023
3. Min Woo Lee
The Australian, who has always threatened to win a big tournament, blew his chance at The Players on Sunday. However, it could make him a stronger player.
An early triple bogey all but ended his chances of winning, but the 24-year-old is worth following on either the PGA or DP World Tour. Unfortunately, due to his shocking final round at Sawgrass, he missed out on temporary PGA Tour membership, but he’ll be back.
The brother to LPGA legend Minjee Lee, he has a good team around him, and he’s keeping his head up.
“I knew in the back of my head that I needed to finish well. I could have easily shot 10 over today and to make birdies on 16, 17, that was pretty crazy to do,” he said. “Hopefully I can play well in the next few PGA Tour tournaments I play in and can play out here.”
He’s always paying generous odds at the sportsbook, so include Min Woo Lee in your future golf selections.
4. Rickie Fowler
Our final player to watch out of The Players is former Players champion Rickie Fowler, who is steadily getting back to his best.
He might not have some of the flair he used to have, but he’s more mature now, and we think he will be winning in 2023.
He’s a five-time PGA Tour winner, and his T13 finish last week suggests that he’s still up there with the best in the world.
Spieth also went through a crisis of confidence and has come out the other side, so Fowler could do the same.
He is worth including in sport bets for any upcoming tournaments, including The Masters in April.