2013 Players Championship odds: Tiger Woods favored ahead of Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott

Richard Heathcote

The world's top-ranked golfer is unsurprisingly the favorite in the game's "5th major."

Tiger Woods couldn't quite pull out a victory at the 2013 Masters in April, but a top-five finish in the event and wins in three of his five tournaments prior have him listed as the usual favorite for the upcoming Players Championship, beginning on Thursday. Historically, however, this is not a layout where Woods has dominated, winning only once during his career and struggling to even contend in recent years. It's pretty apparent that he's not a fan of the Pete Dye Stadium Course, but feels obligated to show up and play in what is the PGA Tour's biggest event of the season.

Bovada, a sports-betting site, has set Woods at 7/1 odds to be the tournament's outright winner, which is twice as strong as the odds that any other golfer is receiving. The two main contenders behind Woods are Masters-champion Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy at 16/1.

The winner of the tournament in 2012, Matt Kuchar, has put together a solid 2013 season so far with a win in WGC Match Play and a top 10 finish at the Masters; however, he is listed at 28/1, making him one of the potential bargains of the tournament. Phil Mickelson, winner of the Player Championship in 2007, is listed at 22/1.

Here are the complete odds for the field, from Woods at the top all the way to Joe Daley, listed with 1,000/1 chances to win (via Bovada)

Player Odds
Tiger Woods 7/1
Adam Scott 16/1
Rory McIlroy 16/1
Luke Donald 18/1
Phil Mickelson 22/1
Justin Rose 25/1
Lee Westwood 25/1
Matt Kuchar 28/1
Sergio Garcia 28/1
Charl Schwartzel 33/1
Graeme McDowell 33/1
Billy Horschel 40/1
Bo Van Pelt 40/1
Brandt Snedeker 40/1
Jason Day 40/1
Nick Watney 40/1
Bubba Watson 50/1
Dustin Johnson 50/1
Henrik Stenson 50/1
Jason Dufner 50/1
Jim Furyk 50/1
Keegan Bradley 50/1
Louis Oosthuizen 50/1
Rickie Fowler 50/1
Steve Stricker 50/1
Webb Simpson 50/1
Bill Haas 66/1
Ernie Els 66/1
Hunter Mahan 66/1
Ian Poulter 66/1
Peter Hanson 66/1
Ryan Moore 66/1
Thorbjorn Olesen 66/1
Tim Clark 66/1
Zach Johnson 66/1
Ben Crane 80/1
K.J. Choi 80/1
Kevin Streelman 80/1
Kyle Stanley 80/1
Martin Kaymer 80/1
Boo Weekley 100/1
Carl Pettersson 100/1
D-A Points 100/1
David Lynn 100/1
David Toms 100/1
Fredrik Jacobson 100/1
Jimmy Walker 100/1
Lucas Glover 100/1
Martin Laird 100/1
Robert Garrigus 100/1
Russell Henley 100/1
Aaron Baddeley 125/1
Angel Cabrera 125/1
Ben Curtis 125/1
Brendon De Jonge 125/1
Charles Howell III 125/1
Charley Hoffman 125/1
Chris Kirk 125/1
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 125/1
Harris English 125/1
Jeff Overton 125/1
Marc Leishman 125/1
Padraig Harrington 125/1
Pat Perez 125/1
Branden Grace 150/1
Brian Davis 150/1
Brian Gay 150/1
Cameron Tringale 150/1
Francesco Molinari 150/1
Geoff Ogilvy 150/1
John Huh 150/1
John Senden 150/1
Kevin Stadler 150/1
Luke Guthrie 150/1
Mark Wilson 150/1
Michael Thompson 150/1
Retief Goosen 150/1
Ryan Palmer 150/1
Scott Piercy 150/1
Stewart Cink 150/1
Yong-Eun Yang 150/1
Brian Harman 200/1
Chris Stroud 200/1
Derek Ernst 200/1
George Mcneill 200/1
Graham Delaet 200/1
Jason Kokrak 200/1
John Merrick 200/1
Ken Duke 200/1
Richard Lee 200/1
Rory Sabbatini 200/1
Sean O'Hair 200/1
Seung-yul Noh 200/1
Vijay Singh 200/1
Andres Romero 250/1
Bob Estes 250/1
Brendan Steele 250/1
Brian Stuard 250/1
Bryce Molder 250/1
Bud Cauley 250/1
Charlie Wi 250/1
David Hearn 250/1
Davis Love III 250/1
Greg Chalmers 250/1
James Hahn 250/1
Jerry Kelly 250/1
Josh Teater 250/1
Justin Leonard 250/1
Scott Brown 250/1
Ted Potter Jr. 250/1
Tommy Gainey 250/1
Chad Campbell 300/1
Charlie Beljan 300/1
Daniel Summerhays 300/1
J.J. Henry 300/1
Johnson Wagner 300/1
Jonas Blixt 300/1
Jonathan Byrd 300/1
Kevin Chappell 300/1
Martin Flores 300/1
Matt Every 300/1
Matt Jones 300/1
Nicholas Thompson 300/1
Ricky Barnes 300/1
Robert Allenby 300/1
Sang Moon Bae 300/1
Scott Stallings 300/1
William Mcgirt 300/1
Dicky Pride 400/1
James Driscoll 400/1
Roberto Castro 400/1
Scott Langley 400/1
Tim Herron 400/1
Casey Wittenberg 500/1
Colt Knost 500/1
David Lingmerth 500/1
Davis Mathis 500/1
Erik Compton 500/1
Greg Owen 500/1
Jason Bohn 500/1
Jeff Maggert 500/1
Tom Gillis 500/1
Troy Matteson 500/1
Will Claxton 500/1
Joe Daley 1000/1

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