Despite Bryson DeChambeau’s win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday and Dustin Johnson’s mediocre finish at the WGC-Workday Championship, DeChambeau could not unseat the No. 1 player in the world as favorite entering the 2021 Players Championship this week at TPC Sawgrass.
There is good reason for that, of course. D.J. has been the best player in the world from tee to green so far in 2021, and he won the Saudi International in February. He’s also won two of his last five (including the Masters) and three of his last 10 events. DeChambeau has won three of his last 15 tournaments.
But DeChambeau is not even a solo second. He shares that mark with technical defending champion (2019), Rory McIlroy, at 14-1. Interestingly, McIlroy is the only golfer in the field at 20-1 or better who has won at TPC Sawgrass….