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Updated 2022 WGC-Dell Match Play Odds, Field, Format: Jon Rahm Favored in Austin

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2022 WGC-Dell Match Play Odds

Odds via Caesars.

Golfer Odds
Jon Rahm +1400
Justin Thomas +1600
Viktor Hovland +1800
Scottie Scheffler +2000
Collin Morikawa +2200
Patrick Cantlay +2200
Dustin Johnson +2200
Xander Schauffele +2500
Billy Horschel +2800
Daniel Berger +2800
Tyrrell Hatton +3000
Louis Oosthuizen +3000
Joaquin Niemann +3300
Matt Fitzpatrick +3300
Brooks Koepka +3300
Paul Casey +3300
Bryson DeChambeau +3300
Jordan Spieth +3300
Shane Lowry +3500
Russell Henley +4000
Sungjae Im +4000
Brian Harman +4500
Talor Gooch +4500
Max Homa +4500
Adam Scott +5000
Will Zalatoris +5000
Abraham Ancer +5000
Tommy Fleetwood +5000
Kevin Kisner +5000
Corey Conners +5000
Sergio Garcia +5000
Alex Noren +6000
Tony Finau +6000
Webb Simpson +6600
Bubba Watson +6600
Maverick McNealy +6600
Jason Kokrak +6600
Patrick Reed +6600
Marc Leishman +6600
Thomas Pieters +8000
Si Woo Kim +8000
Keegan Bradley +8000
Tom Hoge +8000
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +8000
Sepp Straka +8000
Robert MacIntyre +8000
Keith Mitchell +8000
Justin Rose +10000
Mackenzie Hughes +10000
Erik van Rooyen +10000
Cameron Young +10000
Ian Poulter +10000
Seamus Power +10000
Harold Varner +10000
Sebastian Munoz +10000
Kevin Na +12500
Cameron Tringale +12500
Lucas Herbert +12500
Luke List +12500
Lee Westwood +12500
Min Woo Lee +15000
Matthew Wolff +15000
Takumi Kanaya +20000
Richard Bland +20000
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For the PGA TOUR’s final big-time tuneup before Augusta National, the world’s best golfers head to Austin for the WGC-Dell Match Play this week.

According to the Official World Golf Rankings entering this past week, 64 of the top 69 players will be at Austin Country Club this week. The five who will be missing are PLAYERS champion Cameron Smith, Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Harris English and Phil Mickelson. McIlroy is the only one who is currently scheduled to be in action next week at the Valero Texas Open.

Last year saw Billy Horschel outlast former University of Texas standout Scottie Scheffler in the final. Matt Kuchar won the third-place matchup over Frenchman Victor Perez.

World No. 1 Jon Rahm is favored, but he’s no longer below 10-1 as he was at the start of 2022, in part due to the variability of this tournament. Justin Thomas’ finishes this year have been T5, T20, T8, 6, T33 and 3, so his impressive form has drawn him closer to Rahm.

Format

Obviously, this is a unique tournament. Match play is not stroke play.

There will be 16 groups of four golfers that will play head-to-head in match-play format on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The winner of each group, and only the winner, will advance to the knockout rounds, which start on Saturday.

On Saturday, the Round of 16 will be played in the morning and then the quarterfinals in the afternoon. The semifinals will take place on Sunday morning, and the third-place matchup and championship that afternoon.

The 64-player field has been divided into four pools for the draw. One player is selected from each pool to make up the 16 groups.

From there, round-robin play will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. One point will be given to the winner of a matchup, and the point will be split for a draw. The 16 group winners are the only ones who will advance to the knockout rounds.

If two players are tied at the top of a group, there will be a sudden-death playoff on Friday to determine who advances. Last year, those were proven to be quite entertaining:

Payouts

The payouts this week are unique in comparison to a regular PGA TOUR event.

Obviously, making it to the knockout stages and winning your group is much more lucrative. Last year, players who lost in the round of 16 brought home $189,000. Quarterfinalists made $337,000, and then the top-four payouts were dependent on where the players finished.

Scheffler made $1.15 million for second place, while Horschel got $1.82 million for his win.

Players who don’t advance to the knockout rounds don’t go home empty-handed, though. Last year, every player in the field made at least $35,750, which is how much the four players who earned zero points in round-robin play made.

The most made by a player who was eliminated in the group stage was Ryan Palmer, who finished with 2.5 points in group play but lost on the second playoff hole to his close friend and Zurich Classic partner Rahm.

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The Course

Austin Country Club is not going to be the longest or most difficult course players face this season, but precision will be key. It’s a par-71 track that measures barely over 7,100 yards.

That means putting your drive in the right place and setting yourself up well on approach will be crucial this week.

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