Sergio Garcia and two other alternative Players Championship bets

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We’ve already run the rule over the entries for this year’s Players Championship and uncovered Henrik Stenson as our 25/1 tip to win it.

But considering the raft of other betting opportunities at the TPC Sawgrass tournament, combing through to find some other value picks in the alternative Ladbrokes markets can be a very profitable exercise.

So without further ado, here are three more picks outside the winner’s market to invest in for the Florida spectacle:

Sergio Garcia to finish in the top 10 @ 2/1

The Spaniard may not have landed one of the four actual Major tournaments, but he’s a metronome at the unofficial fifth.

Garcia has appeared at Ponte Verda Beach 14 times in his career and landed in the top 20 on eight occasions.

Six of those eight ended up being inside the top 10, so 2/1 about a player who has medalled in each of his last two Players Championship starts is far too long.

Francesco Molinari to be top continental European @ 14/1 each way

If Garcia plays to form then he’ll be very hard to beat in this market too, which means taking Molinari’s lengthy price each way is a must.

It has been a mixed bag of results for the Italian at this tournament, wedging three missed cuts in between his two top-10 finishes. A tie for ninth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational not long ago suggests he’ll be on form this time though.

Dustin Johnson to be top American @ 16/1

Johnson hasn’t cracked the top 30 in seven outings at the Players, but arrives in Florida in fine fettle and is too good a player not to make an impression at the tournament at some stage in his career.

Four top fives in his last five starts illustrates the world number eight’s calibre and there will be no better time to capitalise on some long odds about DJ leading home his countrymen.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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