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2020 Players Championship Props; Hole in One, Balls Into the Water on 17 and Many More

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The famed 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass often sees a lot of balls land in the water. Photo by @GolfBlog_com (Twitter).
  • The Players Championship tees off Thursday, March 12th from TPC at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
  • The famed 17th hole island green presents a ton of betting possibilities
  • We’ve rounded up the best prop bets to wager on for the tournament 

The deepest field in golf descends on TPC Sawgrass with the world’s best competing for the coveted “fifth major” Players Championship title.

Rory McIlroy is the overwhelming favorite to win the tournament for the second straight year, and there’s no shortage of prop bets you can wager on for the week, so we’ve got them all rounded up for you.

2020 Players Championship 17th Hole Prop Bets

Prop Yes Odds No Odds
Will Rory McIlroy hit a tee shot into water on 17? +350 -600
Will Jon Rahm hit a tee shot into water on 17? +300 -500
Will Dustin Johnson hit a tee shot into water on 17? +300 -500
Will Justin Thomas hit a tee shot into water on 17? +300 -500
Will Brooks Koepka hit a tee shot into water on 17? +200 -300
Will Tommy Fleetwood hit a tee shot into water on 17? +200 -300
Will there be a hole in one on 17? +260 -400
Rory McIlroy to record a hole in one on 17th hole +12500 N/A
Jon Rahm to record a hole in one on 17th hole +15000 N/A
Dustin Johnson to record a hole in one on 17th hole +15000 N/A
Justin Thomas to record a hole in one on 17th hole +15000 N/A
Brooks Koepka to record a hole in one on 17th hole +17500 N/A
Tommy Fleetwood to record a hole in one on 17th hole +17500 N/A
Will a seagull pick up a ball off 17th green? +12500 N/A
How many balls will settle in the water on 17? Over 43.5 balls (-120) Under 43.5 balls (+100)
Number of balls in Round 4 to settle in the water Over 6.5 balls (-140) Under 6.5 balls (+120)
Highest Score to be recorded on 17th hole Under 7.5 shots (-140) Over 7.5 shots (+110)

Odds taken March 10th

How Many Balls Will Find the Water on 17?

In the last five years, 45 or more balls have found the lake four times on the 17th hole, with the 36 in 2016 being the lone exception. This follows an opposite pattern where five of six years there were less than 44 balls into the drink.

Balls to Find Water on 17th Hole

Year Balls in Water
2019 45
2018 53
2017 69
2016 36
2015 45

With the line set at over 43.5 balls in the water (-120), this one is unsurprisingly close, given that both last year and 2015 there 45 balls to find a watery grave. The weather is supposed to be sunny with some cloudy periods for all four days, with the highest wind gusts being just 17 miles per hour, which obviously makes things easy for players to control their golf ball. Take the extra value given how close this one is.

Pick: Under 43.5 balls in water on 17 (+100)

Seagulls Can Make You Money

The video is an all-time classic, with Steve Lowery in 1998 thinking he’d hit the 17th green in regulation to avoid an aqua disaster. However, what happened next was absolute gold, where a seagull took his ball in his mouth and promptly dropped the ball into the lake.

The betting line for it happening again at the famed 17th hole is set and it presents a potential massive payday. Why not bet on some fun happening? How incredible would it be if it happened and you’d make mega money, with the line being +12500.

Pick: Seagull to pick up ball off 17th green (+12500)

2020 Players Championship Winning Margin Odds

Winning Margin Odds
Exactly 1 shot +240
4 shots or more +325
Playoff needed to determine winner +325
Exactly 2 shots +375
Exactly 3 shots +500

2020 Players Championship Other Props

Prop Yes Odds No Odds
Will there be a hole in one? -130 +110
Playoff to decide the winner +325 -450
Playoff featuring 3 or more players +1000 -2000
European winner to reference Paul Azinger after win +900 -1800
Winning Nationality Non USA (-125) USA (-105)

Amazingly, in the 46-year history of this prestigious championship, there has only ever been five playoffs, though there has been three in the last twelve events.

Given that the final three holes can create such wild fireworks, it is more than a mild surprise at the lack of playoffs at this tournament historically. With that said, take the safer bet on this one.

Pick: Playoff does not decide the winner (-450)

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