Players ChampionshipMay 9, 2016

2016 Players Championship odds and field

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Many know the Players Championship for its infamous 17th island green, one of the more iconic holes in the game. Yet the tournament, hailed as the sport's fifth major, is also known for the depth of its field. This year's event lives up to that reputation: All of the world's top 20 players will be at TPC Sawgrass.

Leading the charge is Jordan Spieth, who enters as the co-favorite at 9-1, according to the UK's Betting Directory. This will be Spieth's first tournament since his Masters meltdown, and the two-time major champ will be making his third start at TPC Sawgrass. Although he missed the cut last year, he finished T-4 in 2014.

Joining Spieth at 9-1 odds is Rory McIlroy. Making his first post-Augusta start at the Wells Fargo Championship, McIlroy turned in an impressive week, finishing fourth at Quail Hollow. It was McIlroy's fourth top-10 showing in his last five appearances.

World No. 1 Jason Day is right behind the duo at 10-1. Day's best showing at the Players is a T-6 in 2011, but he also has missed the cut in three of his other four appearances.

Rickie Fowler, who won last year's Players Championship in dramatic fashion, comes in at 16-1. Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott and Justin Rose follow at 22-1.

Masters champ Danny Willett and Bubba Watson lead a group at 33-1, with Phil Mickelson trailing behind at 35-1 and Patrick Reed at 40-1.


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