Thursday, April 18, 2024

2024 Players Championship predictions, picks, favorites: One of these nine golfers will win at TPC Sawgrass

The winner at TPC Sawgrass is … probably going to come out of this narrow group

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The Players Championship is among the hardest events in golf to predict, so instead of trying to just pick one winner, let’s attempt to thin the pool from the rest of this monster field. TPC Sawgrass has seen plenty of success producing major-caliber champions, and it sure seems like that will again be the case in 2024.

The last several winners have all been names — Scottie Scheffler, Cameron Smith, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson — but other players in the top 10? Well, good luck trying to identify them before the tournament starts. In just the last three editions of this event, the following golfers have finished high up on the leaderboard:

  • Tom Hoge
  • Anirban Lahiri
  • Kevin Kisner
  • Charles Howell III
  • Jason Kokrak
  • Russell Knox
  • Harold Varner III
  • Doug Ghim
  • David Lingmerth

What a collection! Obviously, it’s impossible to narrow down a field this size including these types of players. The goal here is trying to pick the winner, which has been a bit easier (at least when it comes to putting them in a nine-player pool).

Let’s take a closer look at the nine golfers with the best chance to win this year’s edition of The Players. Be sure to check out the Players Championship purse and prize money breakdown, along with CBS Sports’ complete Players Championship TV schedule and viewer’s guide.

2024 Players Championship predictions, favorites

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Who will win The Players Championship, and which long shots will stun the golfing world? Visit SportsLine now to see the projected leaderboard and best bets, all from the model that’s nailed 10 golf majors and is up more than $9,600 since June 2020.

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