5 Dark Horses who could win THE PLAYERS Championship in 2024

THE PLAYERS Championship - TPC Sawgrass
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4. Nick Taylor (+11000)

While not on the same scale as Harman before him at this time, Taylor has emerged as a player more than capable of winning on the big stage. In the last 12 months, Taylor won in his native Canada at the RBC Canadian Open in dramatic fashion, then again at last month's WM Phoenix Open where, the now four-time PGA Tour winner, outclassed a very strong field in the desert.

Following his phenomenal win at the WM Phoenix Open, Taylor finished T39 in his very next start at the Genesis Invitational, one of this season's signature events. The 35-year-old Taylor had a solid showing at Riviera and was only really let down by his performance in the final round when he shot a 74, which is understandable coming directly on the heels of his dramatic win at TPC Scottsdale the week prior.

The Canadian followed up his performance in California with a T12 result at last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational, demonstrating that he is still playing some excellent golf coming into this week's PLAYERS Championship.

He will look to improve upon a T16 finish at TPC Sawgrass in 2019 this week. If he can, he is certainly more than capable of winning another big event and emerging as another dark horse winner of THE PLAYERS Championship.

3. Cam Davis (+9000)

Following his win at the 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic, Australian Cam Davis is still looking for his next big win. A player who has excelled on Pete Dye layouts, including finishes of T7 and T3 at the RBC Heritage in the last two years, and T6 at TPC Sawgrass last year, it's not completely outlandish to believe that Davis could breakthrough at this event.

The 29-year-old has had mixed results thus far in 2024, but he is coming off his best finish of the year at last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational where he collected his second Top 20 finish this season en route to an eventual T18 result.

Davis doesn't have a ton of winning experience to fall back on, but he does have some, and given his previous success on Pete Dye tracks and recent form coming into this week, could be trending in the right direction at the perfect time. If the Australian is to add a big event win to his resume, it could very well come at THE PLAYERS Championship.