After a two-year wait, Rory McIlroy will finally get the chance to defend his Sawgrass title. Here's everything you need to know from the Players

Has it really been a year since the Players Championship was cancelled after one round as uncertainty over the then impending pandemic loomed? As the biggest names in the game return to Sawgrass, let’s have a look at who we think might win. I’ve also thrown in a few specials for fun…

The Players Championship: The details

Venue: TPC Sawgrass (Stadium Course), Florida, USA

Date: March 11-14, 2021                                                                                   

Course stats: Par 72; 7,189 yards.

Course summary: The challenges come thick and fast on every hole, with water in-play on all but one – and that’s before you factor in the wind, the heavy bunkering, and the requirement to shape shots in both directions. The greens at Sawgrass are relatively small, and often very fast, increasing the importance of accurate approach play.

Purse: $15 million

Defending champion: Rory McIlroy (-16)

The Players Championship: TV coverage

Thursday: Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event from 11.30am

Friday: Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event from 11.30am

Saturday: Sky Sports Red Button from 12.45pm, Sky Sports Golf from 1.30pm, and Sky Sports Main Event from 7.30pm

Sunday: Sky Sports Red Button from 12.45pm, Sky Sports Golf from 1.30pm, and Sky Sports Main Event from 7pm

The Players Championship: Betting tips

This week Steve Carroll and I are joined on the Dialled In podcast by fellow golf tipster Martin Mathews, who you may know as @sundogmonkey on social media. We discuss our winning tips for the Players Championship as well as a couple of specials we couldn’t resist.

Listen in the player below or on your preferred podcast platform.

If you’d prefer to read my tips, head to the next page.