With the 2021 Players Championship fast approaching, the key question everyone’s asking is the same across the golf world: Who are you picking to win at TPC Sawgrass? With a tremendous, star-studded field — and with just one month until the Masters — the first big event of 2021 should be an epic ride from Thursday’s first round onward.
The storylines are plentiful this week, and the last player to win on this course — Rory McIlroy back in 2019 — leads them. McIlroy has not won since the fall of 2019, and in recent weeks, he has bemoaned a game that’s not quite sharp enough. He was at the epicenter of the 2019 Players (for his win) and the 2020 version (for his leadership through the COVID-19 shutdown). Will he be again this year?
Joining McIlroy are a suddenly-surging Jordan Spieth (three top fives in four events) and last week’s champion (and winner of three of his last 15 events), Bryson DeChambeau. We could go on for hours about the rest of the storylines, but those are three that pop with The Players on deck.
So what is going to happen this week at TPC Sawgrass? Let’s take a look at a full set of predictions and picks from our CBS Sports experts along with a full slate of 2021 Players Championship odds. All odds via William Hill Sportsbook.