2021 Players Championship Saturday-Sunday rounds best bets and predictions

The 36-hole cut will not be made at The Players Championship until Saturday morning. Play was suspended at 6:36 p.m. ET on Friday due to darkness with eight players left on the course and will resume at 7 a.m. Saturday.

Even with the suspension of play, the top of the leaderboard is secure. England’s Lee Westwood will be the 36-hole leader at 9-under 135, which is one shot better than countryman Matthew Fitzpatrick and two ahead of both Chris Kirk and past Players Champion Sergio Garcia.

Bryson DeChambeau — winner of last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational — is among a group of six players that are three strokes behind at 5 under.

The second round of THE PLAYERS Championship was suspended at 6:36 p.m. ET due to darkness and will resume at 7 a.m. ET Saturday.

Our resident expert, longtime Tour caddie John Rathouz who spent 16 years full time walking the fairways of the PGA and Korn Ferry Tours for the likes of Billy Horschel, Matt Every, Si Woo Kim, Kevin Chappell and Brett Quigley (among others), likes how things are shaping up at TPC Sawgrass for the weekend. Especially with the likes of Fitzpatrick, Doug Ghim (-6), early-week dark horse Brian Harman (6 under) and Kirk all firmly in the mix.

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2021 Players Championship Saturday-Sunday Best Bets

These are the golfers Rathouz likes this week when looking at their odds of winning, current form and fit at TPC Sawgrass.

– Bryson DeChambeau, +500
– Jon Rahm, +1100
– Chris Kirk, +1200
– Brian Harman, +2000

As you’ll see in the video above, Rathouz is on a roll lately with his picks and that doesn’t look to be slowing down any at the Players.

Rathouz will be back early next week with his picks and predictions for the Honda Classic. Check back at The Caddie Line homepage each week for those best bets and fades, plus power rankings from Brian Mull.

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