Players Championship Golf Betting 2012
The Players Championship is one of the most lucrative professional golf tournaments in the world. The tournament in 2012 will take place at the TPC course in Sawgrass, Florida, which is a favourite for many of the professionals that take part. The Players Championship Golf will start on May 10 with a round on each day up to the Sunday on May 13, this year's event will be the 39th time the tournament has take place.
KJ Choi is due to defend his title and will be one of the leading contenders in Players Championship Golf betting 2012. Tim Clark and Henrik Stenson will also be on the hunt for a repeat of the recent success they have had at the event. There will be a strong mix of nationalities all trying to de-throne the South Korean at the top.
Players Championship Golf Betting
There are a number of players going into the event at Sawgrass in good form. Luke Donald will be a favourite as he currently tops the world rankings and will want to stay there. Donald is yet to win a golf major so he is always under pressure to win tournaments like this to justify his world number one spot.
Tiger Woods is always a favourite when it comes to Players Championship Golf betting and 2012 will be no different. Woods showed glimpses of his best form at the Maters at Augusta. This is a key tournament for him as he will want to show that he is past all of the fitness blips which have been holding him back.
Henrik Stenson massively underperformed at the Masters but he won this title in 2009. He will be a great bet for Players Championship Golf betting 2012 because when he is playing his best golf, he has the ability to take the tournament away from his rivals very quickly and on any of the four days.
Players Championship Markets
Most bookies will offer Players Championship markets for all of the regulation or normal bets which can be seen with any golfing event. The winners market will be one of the most popular with the only danger being the drastic change in odds which is likely to happen every day.
Some bookies offer more refined Players Championship markets which can sometimes offer the best value. Good examples are backing the top European, American or Asian player at the tournament. This is easier because it cuts down the field of competitors drastically.
There are also a lot of fun Players Championship markets such as whether there is going to be a hole in one at the tournament. There were two at the Masters and this is a much lower profile and lower pressure situation for the players. This means they should be more aggressive and the chances of a hole in one are good.
The Fifth Major
This tournament has sometimes been referred to as the fifth major because of the riches and rewards on offer. There is a prize fund of just under million which makes the tournament one of the most lucrative non-majors in the world. The winner also receives 80 world ranking points which is why it's such an important event for the likes of Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy.
The fifth major also has one of the most difficult par three holes in the world. The 17th at this event is known as the 'Island Green'. This is simply because the green sits in the middle of the lake well over 100 yards away from the tee. Many poor shots have led to bogies and triple bogies at this hole and it is where the tournament can be lost.