WGC-Dell Match Play: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 3/24/16
WGC-Dell Match Play
WGC-Dell Match Play: Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Austin Country Club)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: GOLF, NBC
This week we head to Austin, Texas for the WGC Match Play, the first time ever the Austin Country Club will host a PGA event. As if match play wasn’t tough enough to pick a winner, now we have no course history to go off this week either.
Anyway, here are some golfers to consider throwing onto your card this week.
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Jason Day - Jason Day is coming off a victory at the Arnold Palmer and has now put together three straight top-25 finishes. Day is clearly playing his best golf of the year at the moment, and he’s seventh in birdie average, second in strokes gained: putting and eighth in the all-around ranking. Day also has success playing in match play, as he did win the 2014 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. With Day’s current form, he’s worth a shot with odds of +1000.
Rickie Fowler - Rickie Fowler is probably somebody you should be throwing money on every week considering he’s racked up top-10 finishes in five of his last six events. That includes a runner-up finish at the Phoenix Open. Fowler has been arguably the most consistent golfer over the last two months, and he’s fourth in greens in regulation percentage, third in scoring average and second in the all-around ranking. Fowler also has strung together back-to-back top-10 finishes at the WGC-Match Play. Fowler and odds of +1500 has a nice ring to it.
Charl Schwartzel - Take Charl Schwartzel’s time on the European Tour, and he’s won three of his last six events when you include the Valspar Championship. It’s fair to say that Schwartzel is in elite form at the moment and hitting his stride at the right time with the Masters right around the corner. Schwartzel was also one of the final 16 golfers standing last season at the WGC. Take Schwartzel’s recent wins into account and the odds of +2500, and you have yourself a solid bet this week.
Paul Casey - Speaking of a golfer who is starting to find his form, Paul Casey has put together back-to-back top-10 finishes. Casey has struggled pretty much all season, but he’s clearly hitting the ball well right now and that’s great for him as he heads into match play. Casey was runner-up at the 2009 and 2010 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Given Casey’s history in match play and his current form, odds of +2500 make him a must play in Texas.
Justin Rose - Justin Rose does nothing but string together consistent performances, as he’s finished 17th or better in each of his last four PGA appearances. Rose doesn’t have much success at the WGC match play, but he’s no stranger to coming away with strong performances at the Ryder Cup. Rose is fifth in scoring average, second in sand save percentage and third in the all-around ranking. I’ll include Rose on my card this week with odds of +2000.