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Scottie Scheffler & Rory McIlroy bets Flying in Ahead of The PLAYERS Championship

Both Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy nearly pulled off the win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational last weekend, and they’ll be two of the favorites at the highly-anticipated PLAYERS Championship this weekend. Based on the latest PLAYERS Championship odds & trends, the Rory McIlroy-Scottie Scheffler bets are already flying in ahead of Thursday’s tee times.

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Scottie Scheffler-Rory McIlroy Bets Lead the Way For PLAYERS Championship

Per BetMGM data analyst John Ewing, the top three favorites at The PLAYERS are Rory McIlroy (+900), Jon Rahm (+1000) and Scottie Scheffler (+1000). Sure enough, bettors are all over the favorites. The top three bets in terms of bet ticket percentage are Scheffler (8.6%), McIlroy (7.9%) and Rahm (7.8%). The top bets in handle percentage are on McIlroy (11.8%), Scheffler (9.9%) and Rahm (8.5%).

McIlroy made a Sunday charge at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, tying the lead with the eventual winner, Kurt Kitayama. He had a chance to take sole possession of the lead with a birdie putt on the 18th hole, but missed and would end up with a second-place finish.

“I mean, yeah, look, I still wish I could have had a couple of shots back today. But I guess everyone would say the same thing. It’s one of those days and one of those courses where you’re going to rue missed opportunities and a couple of missed putts here and there. But, yeah, look, again, I need to take the positives from it, which there is a lot of, we’ve got a massive event next week, and try to bring that momentum into Sawgrass,” McIlroy said after the tournament, per Republic World.

Scheffler also finished with a top-10, tied for fourth place. It was Scheffler’s fifth top-10 finish since his electric 2022 PGA season when he burst onto the scene and cemented his spot among the game’s best.

For Jon Rahm, last weekend was a very different experience than Scheffler and McIlroy. After coming out of the gates and taking the lead in the opening round, Rahm became the heavy betting favorite to win the Invitational. But he would struggle mightily (by his standards) for the remainder of the weekend, eventually finishing in a tie for 39th (+1). Still, Rahm is a threat to win any golf tournament he participates in and will have a good opportunity to get the bad taste out of his mouth this weekend.

You could certainly make an argument that Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm are the three best golfers in the PGA right now, and The PLAYERS Championship bets show they will be three popular men this weekend, as well.

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