Players Championship Odds 2017: Sleepers & Best Value Bets

The Players Championship will be the first tournament this season to feature what is generally referred to as the PGA Tour's "Big Four": Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Jordan Spieth. Throw in rising superstar Jon Rahm, defending Masters champion Sergio Garcia and other big-time talents such as Hideki Matsuyama and Rickie Fowler, and the top of this field is as strong as it gets.

In terms of betting, that means it's going to be hard for someone outside of that elite group to win, but it also means there is tons of immense value to be found all over the board. Here's a look at the odds, courtesy of Bovada:

Dustin Johnson: 7/1

Rory McIlroy: 11/1

Jordan Spieth: 12/1

Jason Day: 16/1
Jon Rahm: 16/1
Sergio Garcia: 16/1
Hideki Matsuyama: 20/1
Justin Rose: 20/1
Rickie Fowler: 20/1
Justin Thomas: 28/1
Adam Scott: 33/1
Henrik Stenson: 33/1
Brooks Koepka: 40/1
Matt Kuchar: 40/1
Paul Casey: 40/1
Francesco Molinari: 50/1
Kevin Chappell: 50/1
Kevin Kisner: 50/1
Phil Mickelson: 50/1
Lee Westwood: 66/1
Martin Kaymer: 66/1
Patrick Reed: 66/1
Tyrrell Hatton: 66/1
Jimmy Walker: 80/1
Bernd Wiesberger: 80/1
Branden Grace: 80/1
Brian Harman: 80/1
Bubba Watson: 80/1
Cameron Smith: 80/1
Charl Schwartzel: 80/1
Daniel Berger: 80/1
Jason Dufner: 80/1
Louis Oosthuizen: 80/1
Pat Perez: 80/1
Patrick Cantlay: 80/1
Russell Henley: 80/1
Russell Knox: 80/1
Ryan Moore: 80/1
Ryan Palmer: 80/1
Tommy Fleetwood: 80/1
Tony Finau: 80/1
Adam Hadwin: 100/1
Alex Noren: 100/1
Bill Haas: 100/1
Billy Horschel: 100/1

Charley Hoffman: 100/1

Graeme McDowell: 100/1

Kevin Na: 100/1

Marc Leishman: 100/1

Matthew Fitzpatrick: 100/1

Ross Fisher: 100/1

Steve Stricker: 100/1

Sung Kang: 100/1

Wesley Bryan: 100/1

William McGirt: 100/1

Zach Johnson: 100/1

The last two tournaments at TPC Sawgrass have been won by a couple of big names--Fowler and Day--but the always challenging test should help somewhat even the playing the field and give the sleepers a good chance. With that in mind, you can click through the gallery for my favorite value picks for the 2017 Players. (Getty)

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