2022 WGC-Dell Match Play Odds & Picks: 3 Friday Matchups To Target, Including Xander Schauffle vs. Tony Finau
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Day 2 of the WGC-Dell Match Play was another exciting day of golf, with a good portion of the matches reaching the final few holes.
Stars like Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson, Viktor Hovland and Brooks Koepka are among the 13 golfers at 2-0 to start the week. The only matchup of 2-0 players tomorrow will be Alex Noren vs. Corey Conners, each of whom earned a point because of Paul Casey's injury.
As we head into the final day of the group stages, there is certainly a great deal of intrigue. With many of the groups completely up for grabs, Friday's matches will have some extremely high stakes.
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Tommy Fleetwood (-125) over Ian Poulter, 10:53 a.m. ET
After running into a buzzsaw in round one in Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood settled in on Thursday and defeated Scottie Scheffler 2 & 1 as a fairly sizable underdog.
Fleetwood heads into the final day of round-robin play with an outside shot to win his group. If he beats Poulter and Scheffler knocks off Fitzpatrick, Fleetwood could find himself in a three-way playoff on Friday afternoon.
With Fleetwood having some momentum after taking down a scorching hot Scheffler and a winless Poulter playing for nothing but pride, I'll take my chances with Fleetwood here.
Tony Finau (+145) over Xander Schauffele, 2:55 p.m. ET
Finau's game hasn't been all that impressive, but he did have the lead on Thursday against Takumi Kanaya for the majority of their match. Kanaya birdied three of his final four holes to beat Finau 1 up, so it wasn't like the American completely blew the match.
As lackluster as the 32-year-old has been of late, Schauffele hasn't been much better. He had three birdies and three bogeys on Thursday and didn't do much down the stretch when he had a chance to take control of his match against the unbeaten Lucas Herbert.
I understand why it may be a bit unnerving to put money on Finau at this point in time, but this is too good of a price to ignore in a match he's more than capable of winning.
Sergio Garcia (-125) over Robert MacIntyre, 3:50 p.m. ET
After being three down through 13 holes, Sergio Garcia rallied back to tie Collin Morikawa in the second day of group play. He showed a lot of resilience and proved why he is one of the best match-play golfers of all-time.
MacIntyre has looked pretty lost throughout his first two matches. He's still a dangerous opponent due to his ability to make birdies. With Garcia's experience, though, I think he wins to put himself in a position to be able to advance out of group play.
Fatigue may come into play for Garcia, but the momentum from the hot finish against the world's No. 2-ranked player should carry him through another match.