Rory primed for more Sawgrass glory

What are the best prop bets for the 2020 Players Championship?

Fantasy sports enthusiasts will inevitably switch their attention to fantasy golf next week as the iconic Sawgrass hosts the 2020 edition of the Players Championship, signalling the start of the golf season proper.

The infamous 17th green invariably takes centre-stage and the bookmakers have already come up with a number of prop bets that are sure to whet the appetite.

How many balls will settle in the water on 17?

Over 43.5 -120
Under 43.5 +100

45 balls settled in the water on the 17th in 2019 and at first glance the overs looks very tempting, having been successful in 5 of the last 7 events. However, the weather is likely to play a key role in determining the outcome of this particular prop bet so keep a close eye on how much wind is forecast as the week progresses.

Rory McIlroy threw away a 1st round lead in Mexico recently but a solid 66 in Round 1 of the Arnold Palmer Invitation highlights just how well he is currently playing. Rory will be aiming to retain his title at Sawgrass but he can be backed to put one in the dreaded drink at 17 at 7/2 (+350). Assuming he makes the cut, punters will get 4 bites at this particular market with the possibility of a bonus go if he was to go on and contest a play-off.

Will Rory McIlroy hit a tee shot in to the water on 17?

Yes +350
No -500

McIlroy is one of a number of featured players that can also be backed to ‘ace’ the 17th at odds of 125/1 while a price is also available for a ‘seagull’ to get in on the action by picking up a ball on the same green.

The former was a feat that was achieved by Ryan Moore in 2019 and you can get odds of 3/1 about it happening again

Will there be a Hole In One at the 17th?

Yes +300
No -500

Rory McIlroy will start as clear outright favourite at the Players Championship and it would be a real tonic for European golf if he was to retain the title. Paul Azinger opened up a can of worms recently when he criticised the standard of European golf, even going as far as to claim that Europeans couldn’t handle the pressure that goes with winning on the PGA tour.

BetOnline weren’t missing out on the fun and are quoting odds on whether Zinger gets a mention in the post-final round interview should a European go on to prevail.

European Winner to reference Zinger in interview?

Yes +900
No -1800

Will Rory tame Sawgrass again and prove that European golf is alive and kicking in another Ryder Cup year?

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