The Players Championship 2017 Betting Tips

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Written By Graeme on May 9, 2017  

Betting Note: Betting amounts are based on confidence level. My normal betting amounts are $125, $250 & $500, although I will go as low as $62.50 and as high as $1,000 on occasion. My most common bet is $125 and if you classify that as 1 unit, then I have made a 667.93 unit profit from 2014-2020. (full stats)

E/W (Each-Way) bets means you split that amount. So if it is a $250 E/W bet, that means $125 on them to win, $125 on them to place (Usually in the Top 5).

We had another winner in the golf tips this week which led to a breakeven week on the Wells Fargo. That was when the 70/1 Kevin Tway came tied for 5th. Unfortunately the dead heat rules made for a lower payout.

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Alrighty – so here was the betting slip for Tway:

Not too bad. Pity Rahmbo was the lone player in 4th but what can ya do? Those GolfSixes last week were interesting.

On with the tips:

The Players Championship 2017 Betting Tips:

The Players Championship is always a fun one. You generally see the best golfers win it. In the last few years it’s been Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Martin Kaymer and Tiger Woods.

Should be a good one. Takes place at TPC Sawgrass let’s get to it:

Justin Thomas: Thomas had a strong performance last year coming in 3rd place. He’s experienced on this course and doesn’t do too badly at all. His form isn’t too shabby at the moment. He had that tied for 5th at the Zuric Classic with an insane 4th round. He played great at the WGC as well. I’m hoping his form at the Zurich has him coming in hot and I’m going to take Thomas to win and E/W for 1/2 unit.

Francesco Molinari: Molinari can usually be counted on for some good performances at the Players Championship. His form lately is average but he’s hanging in there and it’s been awhile since he missed a cut. With the additional places for E/W I’m comfortable with a quarter unit bet on him to win & E/W.

Jordan Spieth: Spieth is the type of golfer that can play well anywhere – course doesn’t matter. He’s missed the cut twice here but he also had a 4th place 3 years ago. He’s coming on on form and his price is juicy as all hell. Any time he’s 10/1 or above I think it’s probably +EV to bet someone of this quality. Spieth to win and E/W – half unit.

Ben Crane: Considering he’s 400/1 at some places this isn’t exactly my most confident bet. I just think back and look back at some of his performances here and think hey – his forms not too bad right now. He gets in a groove he may just surprise us. 1/8 a unit to win and E/W.

Adam Scott: A prior winner here and in solid form at the moment. I’m taking him to win and E/W for a quarter unit.

There will be no Open De Portugal tips this week. It’s a new course and I’m not too familiar with it. The GolfSixes sort of threw off my systems in regard to form etc.

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