7 Golfers To Look Out For In 2023

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Golf is back in full swing and most have their heads turned towards the PGA tour betting odds, but with the Players Championship coming to a head, and with so many games around the corner it would be impossible for us to ignore it! 

Many of the powerhouses of golf have been seen present in the Players Championship, and we cannot deny the fact that they are something to behold. It is well worth paying attention to these games. 

Why? Well, there are a few players there in 2023 that everyone has eyes on. Not sure who they are? That is why we are here! 

Let’s take a look at 7 notable names in golf this year!

#1. Jon Rahm

Jon Rahm had a very forgettable time at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, however, until he posted 76-76-72 in the final 3 rounds at Bay Hill, the number one in the World was having quite an incredible year. 

He has already won the Sentry Tournament of Champions, Genesis Invitational, and American Express, after all.

After his awesome West Coast swing, he will certainly be looking to add another title to his collection in 2023. He has had some close calls we admit, but he never won TPC Sawgrass before, yet this year the odds are in his favor.

#2. Rory McIlroy

McIlroy has not exactly set the beginning of 2023 in heated flames, but he has blown cold and hot on repeat thus far. Since he won Dubai on the DP Tour in 2019, he has been rather mediocre on the West Coast of the PGA’s Tour. 

That being said, he has shown signs of making a potential comeback, we consider him to be something of a runner-up this year, especially at Bay Hill. 

He did well at TPC Sawgrass once, so, there is no reason to doubt he may be able to do it again.

#3. Justin Thomas

Since Cameron Smith is not in the Players Championship this year, Thomas is the next most recent winner to be present at Sawgrass. He’s managed to finish in the top 25 in 6 of the last 7 starts, however, his game could do with some improvement, he is still lacking something. 

It will be a curiosity to see how he handles the players this year, and what he does with this year’s challenges. 

#4. Patrick Cantlay

Patrick Cantlay has been doing pretty well of late, at least, we can definitely say that he has been one of the most consistent players. Although, he has not been able to win. 

Cantlay managed to finish fourth in a tie at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Before this he finished third at the Genesis Invitational. So, while we are not necessarily expecting a win, we are hopeful and expect a good tournament for Cantlay.

#5. Jason Day

Day does not have a title alongside his name, however, it really would not be appropriate to say he is not consistent, because he is, and he’s been one of the most consistent of the season.

Sure, you would not bet on him for a win, but he is one of the best players for golf betting thanks to his unrivaled consistency in the game. 

Jason Day has had 9 top-25 finishes, of which 5 are top-10, and that is just in this season alone. This is why we are keeping a close eye on the 2016 winner! 

#6. Max Homa

Max Homa was actually very close to winning his second ever title at the Riviera Golf Club, however, he ended up falling just short of Rahm. Homa has been in pretty good shape this season though. 

Last year he had a T13 finish when he played at the Players Championship, so we are hopeful for him and keep our expectations high for Homa.

#7. Scottie Scheffler

Scottie Scheffler has won a title this year so far, he managed to defend at the WM Phoenix Open, so he already has all eyes on him. However, Sheffler also has the world number one ranking on target, so he is under even more pressure and is surely feeling the heat. 

However, as per you might expect with the golf odds, he is third favorite for Sawgrass, just behind Rory And Rahm, however, whether the odds end up speaking true for Sawgrass, or for the rest of this year’s game is yet to be seen. We definitely suggest keeping eyes on Scheffler.


There are plenty of great players around this year, and with so many returning legends from last year’s Championship, anything could happen. But, that being said, it is still better to follow the odds and the stats and keep your eye on the prize and head in the game. 

We could all be wrong and maybe Sheffler will rise above Rahm this year, or maybe a new player will surface, someone not even on this list, and take us all by surprise. 

Hold onto your hats, this golfing season is sure to leave us all intrigued, amazed, and absolutely hooked as always.


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