Players Championship prop bets: Water shots, aces on the famous 17th hole
How many balls will we see in the drink this year next to the island green?
It's not the best hole in golf, but it might be the most famous one. The 17th at TPC Sawgrass punctuates a back nine full of scoring opportunities at The Players Championship. It has also let the air out of a title bid or two down the stretch over the years.
If anything, it's a fun hole to place a wager or two on. The oddsmaker Bookmaker.eu recently released prop bets on this hole for the 2017 Players Championship. Let's take a look at a few of them.
How many tee shots will settle in the water on 17th hole?
- Over 38.5
- Under 38.5
Since 2003, the over has hit eight times, and the under has hit six times. Do with that what you will.
How many balls will settle in the water on 17th hole?
- 25 or fewer: +1800
- 26 to 30: +450
- 31 to 35: +240
- 36 to 40: +150
- 41 to 50: +325
- 51 to 60: +1600
- 61 or more: +2500
There were 68 in 2005, 64 in 2008 and 93 (!) in 2007. The lowest number in recent years is 28 in 2014. That 25 or fewer mark is probably not on the table.
How many tee shots during Round 4 will settle in the water on 17th hole?
- Over 6.5
- Under 6.5
This has gone under in five of the last six years.
Will there be a hole-in-one on the 17th hole?
- Yes +350
- No -500
Fool's gold here. Before Willy Wilcox aced No. 17 last year, there had not been any aces since 2002 when Miguel Angel Jimenez did it.
Will there be a hole-in-one on the 12th hole?
- Yes +4000
- No -20000
Now this is a bet. The par-4 12th was shortened to play as short as 275 yards. Will somebody ace it? I doubt it, but it makes for a hell of a kick-start to the stretch run.
Will anyone break the single-round course record of 63?
- Yes +900
- No -2000
Yes is fun. No is smart.
Age of The Players Championship winner
- Over 31.5
- Under 31.5
Give me the under all day.
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