Johnson has been out since suffering a back injury after falling down some stairs ahead of the Masters, but he told us on the Glass Half Empty podcast, he feels fine and is ready to go.
Also making starts this week ahead of the Players Championship are Jon Rahm, Adam Scott, Kevin Kisner, Phil Mickelson, and Patrick Reed as well as an unlikely entry in Chase Koepka. Koepka, who holds no status on any Tour in North America, earned his start in the event after finishing tied for fifth at the Zurich Classic alongside his brother Brooks.
Odds via BigOnSports.com
|Odds via BigOnSports.com|
|Thursday||2:00 PM – 6:00 PM||Golf Channel|
|Friday||2:00 PM – 6:00 PM||Golf Channel|
|Saturday||1:00 PM – 2:30 PM||Golf Channel||3:00 PM – 6:00 PM||CBS|
|Sunday||1:00 PM – 2:30 PM||Golf Channel||3:00 PM – 6:00 PM||CBS|
Notable Tee Times
|7:23 AM||10||Nick Taylor||Ernie Els||Alex Noren|
|7:34 AM||1||Shane Lowry||Zach Johnson||Ben Martin|
|10||Will McGirt||Smylie Kaufman||Webb Simpson|
|7:45 AM||10||Patrick Reed||Adam Scott||Jim Furyk|
|7:56 AM||10||Dustin Johnson||Davis Love III||Bill Haas|
|12:33 PM||1||Kevin Kisner||Emiliano Grillo||Stewart Cink|
|12:44 PM||1||Billy Hurley III||Daniel Berger||Steven Bowditch|
|12:55 PM||1||Wesley Bryan||Jon Rahm||Paul Casey|
|1:06 PM||1||James Hahn||J.B. Holmes||Phil Mickelson|
I’ll take Jon Rahm this week. Rahm has five top 10s in his last seven starts, including a win and a second-place finish. He’s second in strokes gained tee-to-green, third in strokes gained off-the-tee, and third in total strokes gained.
Rahm is having a spectacular season and while he’s never played in a lot of these events, that hasn’t seemed to bother him yet.