THE PLAYERS Championship Expert Picks for 2020 Tournament

Jason Schandl
PGA expert picks favor Rory McIlroy to win THE PLAYERS Championship in 2020.
PGA expert picks favor Rory McIlroy to win THE PLAYERS Championship in 2020. / Sam Greenwood/Getty Images
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PGA Expert Picks

After Tyrell Hatton held on to win a high-scoring Arnold Palmer Invitational last week, it's time to turn our attention to TPC Sawgrass for THE PLAYERS Championship.

Even though Tiger Woods isn't playing, we've got a loaded field that features the likes of Rory McIlroy (+650), Justin Thomas (+1400), Dustin Johnson (+2900) and Brooks Koepka (+3900). There are also plenty of interesting dark horse golfers in the field.

With that in mind, here are some expert picks and predictions to win this weekend's THE PLAYERS Championship.

THE PLAYERS Championship Expert Picks

PGATour.com
PGATour.com's panel of golf experts has two clear favorites, but overall the six experts picked four different winners.

- Sean Martin: Justin Thomas
- Rob Bolton: Justin Thomas
- Cameron Morfit: Tommy Fleetwood
- Ben Everill: Rory McIlroy
- Mike McAllister: Rory McIlroy
- Jason Sobel: Patrick Cantlay

Sports Illustrated
Ryan Asselta, of Sports Illustrated, likes the world No. 1-ranked Rory McIlroy to win it all, though he also includes Jon Rahm as a tier-one option to win. Asselta adds Webb Simpson as a viable value play, with Keegan Bradley as his favorite long-shot sleeper pick.

USA Today
Esten McLaren, of USA Today Sports, favors Dustin Johnson to take home the win on Sunday, thanks in part to his excellent ball striking. He also notes Adam Scott as a tier-one pick, while also mentioning Jason Day as a value option and Corey Conners as an interesting long-shot.

Overall, Rory McIlroy leads the way in picks to win THE PLAYERS Championship, while Justin Thomas is the only other golfer to receive more than one pick from the highlighted experts. Tommy Fleetwood, Patrick Cantlay and Dustin Johnson round out the group with one pick each.
Total Expert Picks to Win THE PLAYERS Championship:
- Rory McIlroy (3)
- Justin Thomas (2)
- Tommy Fleetwood (1)
- Patrick Cantlay (1)
- Dustin Johnson (1)


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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