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World’s Best Poised for WGC Match Play

Head-to-Head Golf Action in Austin

We love watching and betting on the WGC Match Play. It’s the purest form of golf as the world’s best players go head-to-head.

Golf lines have Scottie Scheffler tipped to win at +800, but there is always excellent value with the underdogs.

Scottie Scheffler of the United States
Scottie Scheffler of the United States | Richard heathcote/getty images/afp

Players like Jason Day, Cameron Young, and Tommy Fleetwood could be worth a wager in Austin.

He’s Good on His Day

Jason Day is a former world number one, who has battled injuries throughout his career. However, he’s back to his best, and he has every chance to win the WGC Match Play.

The Australian has worked through his back injury according to golf news, so he could conceivably get back to winning form soon.

Match play allows players to focus on just beating one opponent, which Day is good at. He has experience playing in the President’s Cup, and although the likes of Scheffler and Jon Rahm are playing better, it doesn’t always matter.

There are match play specialists, and Day is one of them. He is a two-time winner of this tournament, so he knows what it takes.

“The goal is to try and get back to No.1,” Day said. “And whatever wins come in that, that’s trying to get back to No.1. If it happens sooner, great. If it doesn’t, I’m just going to keep working hard and hopefully it happens somewhere down the road.”

Online gambling markets have Day at +2500, which is much shorter than his opening +3500 quote. There has been solid money for him, following a T19 at The Players and a T10 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

  • Pick: Jason Day (+2500)

McIlroy Eyes Second Title

Rory McIlroy won in 2015, and although his best form came during the 2014-2015 season, the Northern Irishman hasn’t lost his class.

We believe the PGA vs LIV drama has negatively affected his golf. He played terribly to miss the cut at The Players, but as that drama dies down, he could return to his best form,

He will want to get back to his best as The Masters approaches. McIlroy hasn’t won a major since 2014, so the pressure is on. Playing match play could help his relax and hit the shots he wants without too much of a repercussion.

His golf odds this week are +1200, which is a generous line from bookmakers. He is another golf with plenty of match play experience, especially in the Ryder Cup. Therefore, we wouldn’t leave McIlroy off our ticket.

  • Pick: Rory McIlroy (+1200)

Fleetwood Nearing His Best

It was another frustrating final day for Tommy Fleetwood at the Valspar Championship last week.

He was tied for the lead at one stage, but he was unable to finish it off, which is becoming a trend for the Englishman. However, he’s good enough to win the World Match Play in Austin.

We couldn’t leave him out of our golf picks because he’s easily good enough to beat anyone on their day. He’s also a quality match play golfer, and bettors get value odds throughout the tournament.

He has yet to win on the PGA Tour, but winning a World Golf Championship could be the next best thing.

  • Pick: Tommy Fleetwood (+4000)

Top 4 for Young

Cameron Young is a good bet for top 4 betting markets. The American has yet to win on the Tour, but he has been close in big events.

Last year’s Rookie of the Year is a +800 chance of making the top 4 at the sportsbook, and those odds can’t be overlooked.

Despite not having winning form on the board, he is always around the top of the leaderboard, which is ideal for a WGC event.

We are looking forward to Young winning his first tournament and it could come this week.

  • Pick: Cameron Young Top 4 (+800)

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