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2023 Players Championship final-round odds, golfers to watch

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Three rounds are in the book at the 2023 Players Championship and only 6 golfers are within 5 strokes of the lead. Below, we look at the 2023 Players Championship odds entering Sunday’s final round being played in Ponte Verde, Fla. Check back throughout the season for our PGA Tour picks, predictions and bets.

Scottie Scheffler, who opened at +1200 to win, is at 14-under-par 202 and will take a 2-stroke lead into Sunday’s final round at TPC Sawgrass (7,275 yards, par 72). Scheffler is the No. 3 player in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.

Pre-tournament favorite Rory McIlroy (+950 before the opening round) missed the cut after shooting 76-73. Defending champion Cameron Smith, who won at 13-under 275, is now in LIV Golf.

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2023 Players Championship – Final pairing

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated Saturday at 11:16 p.m. ET.

Scottie Scheffler (-220)

The 26-year-old pro vaulted into the lead with a 7-under 65 on Saturday after opening 68-69 and will try for his 6th career tour title and 2nd of the season after winning the WM Phoenix Open. Scheffler has 5 top-10 finishes in 8 starts this season and 41 in 117 career starts.

Min Woo Lee (+650)

The 24-year-old pro from Australia, who opened at +20000 to win, shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday to go with a 68-70 and will start 2 shots back. The No. 113 player in Golfweek’s rankings will try for his 1st career title in just his 24th PGA Tour start.

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2023 Players Championship – In the hunt

Before the final group tees off at 1:45 p.m. ET (1-6 p.m. NBC), here are 3 other players to watch as they try to chase down Scheffler.

Cam Davis (+3000): Golfweek’s No. 117 player starts 3rd, 4 shots back at 10-under after rounds of 69-70-67. He opened at +20000 to win.

Tommy Fleetwood (+3000): He starts tied for 4th place 5 shots back at 9-under after rounds of 72-70-65. Golfweek’s No. 24 opened at +7000.

Christiaan Bezuidenhout (+5000): He starts in tied for 4th at 9-under after rounds of 68-70-69. Golfweek’s No. 67 player opened at +20000.

2023 Players Championship – Props update

Before the tournament started, we mentioned a few prop bets worth considering a play on. Let’s take a look at 3 of them.

Sungjae Im (+650 to make top 5): Starts final round tied for 8th place at 8-under with rounds of 75-69-64. He’s now at +5000 to win it.

Viktor Hovland (+260 to make top 10): Starts final round tied for 14th place at 6-under with rounds of 69-71-70.

Jason Day (+135 to make top 20): Starts final round sharing 14th place at 6-under with 3 straight 70s. We also had him +270 to make the top 10.

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