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PGA Tour 2019: WGC Dell Match Play Preview & Betting Tips

Albert Ross Golf Tips, Sports Betting Tips

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We’ve had a hot couple of weeks at kingpunters on the PGA Tour. 2 weeks ago we picked Rory McIlroy as our best bet at The Players, followed by Paul Casey as our second best bet at the Valspar. Both saluted for the victory, cha-ching.

This week the Tour heads to Austin Country Club in Texas for the WGC – Dell Technologies Match Play Championship. We’ll dissect the course, the format and the weather in our preview for this weeks tournament and bring you our best betting tips for the WGC Match Play.

We recommend betting on the WGC Match Play at Ladbrokes: See the odds of every player here.

The Tournament

The WGC Match Play Championship kicks off on Wednesday night Australian time and the first round consists of a group stage. The group stage is broken down into 16 groups of 4 with only one player from each group advancing to the Knockout Stage of 16.

Bubba Watson won the WGC Match Play last year in a dominant final performance against Kevin Kisner.

The Golf Course

The WGC Match Play is taking place at Austin Country Club in Texas. The course measures 7,108 yards with a par 71. The course seems to favour the longer hitters with Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day winning the event in the past three years.

Check out the Top 5 shots at the Dell Match Play last year

Weather

The weather is forecast to hover around the mid 20’s all week. There is a bit of wind forecast which may favour players that can hit it low and work the ball.

The Group Stage

Each player will play each other once in the group stage resulting in one player from each group progressing to the playoff section. I have highlighted my prediction for each group winner.

Group 1
POSITION PLAYER
T1  Dustin Johnson (1)
T1  Hideki Matsuyama (24)
T1  Branden Grace (40)
T1  Chez Reavie (55)
GROUP 2
POSITION PLAYER
T1  Justin Rose (2)
T1  Gary Woodland (22)
T1  Eddie Pepperell (34)
T1  Emiliano Grillo (53)
GROUP 3
POSITION PLAYER
T1  Brooks Koepka (3)
T1  Alex Noren (27)
T1  HaoTong Li (36)
T1  Tom Lewis (60)
GROUP 4
POSITION PLAYER
T1  Rory McIlroy (4)
T1  Matthew Fitzpatrick (32)
T1  Justin Harding (47)
T1  Luke List (64)
GROUP 5
POSITION PLAYER
T1  Justin Thomas (5)
T1  Keegan Bradley (31)
T1  Matt Wallace (33)
T1  Lucas Bjerregaard (50)
GROUP 6
POSITION PLAYER
T1  Bryson DeChambeau (6)
T1  Marc Leishman (17)
T1  Kiradech Aphibarnrat (39)
T1  Russell Knox (59)
GROUP 7
POSITION PLAYER
T1  Francesco Molinari (7)
T1  Webb Simpson (21)
T1  Thorbjørn Olesen (45)
T1  Satoshi Kodaira (63)
GROUP 8
POSITION PLAYER
T1  Jon Rahm (8)
T1  Matt Kuchar (23)
T1  J.B. Holmes (43)
T1  Si Woo Kim (54)
GROUP 9
POSITION PLAYER
T1  Xander Schauffele (9)
T1  Rafa Cabrera Bello (29)
T1  Tyrrell Hatton (35)
T1  Lee Westwood (62)
GROUP 10
POSITION PLAYER
T1  Paul Casey (10)
T1  Cameron Smith (25)
T1  Charles Howell III (42)
T1  Abraham Ancer (58)
GROUP 11
POSITION PLAYER
T1  Tommy Fleetwood (11)
T1  Louis Oosthuizen (19)
T1  Kyle Stanley (41)
T1  Byeong Hun An (49)
GROUP 12
POSITION PLAYER
T1  Jason Day (12)
T1  Phil Mickelson (20)
T1  Henrik Stenson (37)
T1  Jim Furyk (52)
GROUP 13
POSITION PLAYER
T1  Tiger Woods (13)
T1  Patrick Cantlay (18)
T1  Brandt Snedeker (44)
T1  Aaron Wise (61)
GROUP 14
POSITION PLAYER
T1  Tony Finau (14)
T1  Ian Poulter (30)
T1  Kevin Kisner (48)
T1  Keith Mitchell (56)
GROUP 15
POSITION PLAYER
T1  Bubba Watson (15)
T1  Jordan Spieth (28)
T1  Billy Horschel (38)
T1  Kevin Na (57)
GROUP 16
POSITION PLAYER
T1  Patrick Reed (16)
T1  Sergio Garcia (26)
T1  Shane Lowry (46)
T1  Andrew Putnam (51)

2018 Leaderboard

matchplay leaderboard 2018

The Tips

Best Bet (Winner Market)

Tiger Woods – $26 @ Ladbrokes

This guy is long, loves to work the ball and also loves the match play format. This is the first time he has played this tournament since 2013 and I believe the head to head competitive format is going to kick Tiger into gear in the lead up to the Masters. He has won this tournament three times, although the last time was in 2008. Tiger has played well this year with scores of -10, -6, -8 & -6 in his four tournaments he’s played in. He has been throwing a few large single hole scores in these rounds which crucify you in a four round tournament but in match play they aren’t as damaging. Look for Tiger to grind his way through his opponents in this Tournament and still be standing on the weekend.

Second Best (Winner Market)

Brooks Koepka – $21 @ Ladbrokes

Koepka is another that should relish in the match play format, he’s long and straight when he’s on song. His form this year has been a little patchy but like Tiger the match play format will likely suit him. There’s no doubting his talent with three major championship victories on his resume.

Roughies (Winner Market)

Byeong-Hun An- $101.00 @ Ladbrokes

Tony Finau – $34.00 @ Ladbrokes

Gary Woodland – $51.00 @ Ladbrokes 

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Field and Odds

Courtesy of Ladbrokes, Click Odds link to be taken to Ladbrokes WGC Matchplay Betting Odds.

see the full list here.

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Dustin Johnson
Rory McIlroy
Justin Thomas
Jon Rahm
Brooks Koepka
Jason Day
Justin Rose
Tommy Fleetwood
Bryson Dechambeau
Bubba Watson
Francesco Molinari
Paul Casey
Tiger Woods
Ian Poulter
Tony Finau
Xander Schauffele
Louis Oosthuizen
Marc Leishman
Patrick Reed
Sergio Garcia
Cameron Smith
Gary Woodland
Hideki Matsuyama
Jordan Spieth
Matt Kuchar
Patrick Cantlay
Webb Simpson
Billy Horschel
Henrik Stenson
Keegan Bradley
Kevin Kisner
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Phil Mickelson
Rafael Cabrera-Bello
Brandt Snedeker
Charles Howell III
Matt Wallace
Alexander Noren
Branden Grace
Byeong-Hun An
Eddie Pepperell
Hao-Tong Li
Jim Furyk
Keith Mitchell
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Tyrrell Hatton
Abraham Ancer
JB Holmes
Lee Westwood
Luke List
Russell Knox
Shane Lowry
Si-woo Kim
Aaron Wise
Chez Reavie
Emiliano Grillo
Justin Harding
Kevin Na
Kyle Stanley
Lucas Bjerregaard
Thorbjorn Olesen
Andrew Putnam
Tom Lewis
Satoshi Kodaira

Previous Golf Tips

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