Picks for the only World Golf Championship event of the year
The UF Team are looking to carry recent good form through to this week’s Match Play after tipping up Taylor Moore to finish top-10 last week at +450. A very comfortable victory with the American winning the entire tournament at +5500.
Given the format, the WGC Dell Technologies tees off a day earlier than usual with a start time just after 10am ET on Wednesday. 16 groups of four players will playoff over three days with each group winner proceeding to the final four knockout stages through the weekend. Scottie Scheffler is the defending champion and heads to Austin as a last time out winner from The Players – clearly the one to beat!
The UF Team has picked out three to be playing on Sunday and make a top four finish.
TOP 4 FINISH: RORY MCILROY (+300, DraftKings)
With a group containing Bradley, McCarthy and Stallings – McIlroy should be looking to comfortably progress to the weekend, where his competitive consistency will show to get through the Last 16 and Quarter Finals.
As has been proven over the years in his Ryder Cup performances, McIlroy relishes a match play challenge. He didn’t participate in this last year but two years ago was unlucky to be drawn with Cam Smith and Ian Poulter, narrowly costing him a group victory. His all-time singles match play record stacks up as one of the best.
TOP 4 FINISH: COLLIN MORIKAWA (+600, DraftKings)
Whilst Morikawa may not possess the clinical edge of the very best, the match play format and total consistency through the first five rounds could be enough to see Morikawa playing on Sunday.
The American won his group last year, and a repeat could see a matchup with Hovland, who he halved his Ryder Cup match with in 2021. The challenge after could be Scheffler, but +600 provides incredible value in his shot to get past the defending champ, if it comes to it!
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TOP 4 FINISH: SEAMUS POWER (+1600, DraftKings)
For a player who’s made very clear his ambitions to be playing in this year’s Ryder Cup, Power has a chance here to really show why he should be on that European team sheet for September.
Power was beaten in the Quarter Finals by eventual champion Scheffler in his only WGC Match Play start, a run that included winning the group ahead of Patrick Cantlay. The Irishman may again need to get by Cantlay, in the first knockout round should he win a tough group, but the form is good.
All odds listed from DraftKings, as of Tuesday March 14.