2023 WGC-Dell Match Play Odds, Field: Scottie Scheffler Favored Over Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy in Austin
Via David Buono/Getty Images. Pictured: Scottie Scheffler holds the Walter Hagen Cup after winning the Championship Match of the PGA – World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play on March 27, 2022, at Austin County Club in Austin, TX.
2023 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play Odds
Odds via bet365.
|Min Woo Lee||+7500|
|Si Woo Kim||+8000|
The PGA TOUR heads from the last stop on the Florida Swing to Austin, Texas for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club. This will be the seventh and final match play event in Austin as the TOUR does not currently have a 64-man match play event scheduled for next season or the foreseeable future.
This week’s field features eight of the top-nine players in the Official World Golf Rankings, highlighted by world No. 1 and defending champion Scottie Scheffler. Scheffler also opened as the favorite this week at +800 at bet365 as he is the only player shorter than 10/1 at open. The former Texas Longhorn is looking for his third win in five starts after winning The WM Phoenix Open in February and THE PLAYERS Championship in his last start two weeks ago.
Jon Rahm opened with the second-shortest odds to win at +1100 at bet365. Rahm withdrew from THE PLAYERS due to an illness in his last start at THE PLAYERS before the beginning of the second round. Rahm is looking for his fourth win on TOUR this calendar year after already winning the Sentry Tournament of Champions, The American Express and The Genesis Invitational.
Rory McIlroy is coming off of his first missed cut of the season at THE PLAYERS but still opened with the third-shortest odds to win the tournament at +1200. Patrick Cantlay and Collin Morikawa also opened at +2000 and are the final two golfers listed within 20/1 to win.
This is another designated event with a concentration of the top players on TOUR in the field. Among those eligible to play this week, only Justin Thomas and Justin Rose opted not to play in Austin.
Players will be separated into 16 groups of four players each, with all players battling each other in the first three rounds in a round-robin format which begins Wednesday and continues through Friday. The 16 players left standing who win their groups will advance to the knockout rounds, with the round of 16 and quarterfinals on Saturday before the semifinals and final (along with a consolation match) on Sunday.
Austin Country Club is a 7,108-yard par 71 designed by Pete Dye features Bermudagrass greens. The course plays to two different styles with the 12th-16th holes playing on the water of Lake Austin neat the Pennybacker Bridger on the club’s lowlands while the rest of the course is played on the club’s highlands and is more typical of Texas Hill Country golf.
Like many of Pete Dye’s courses, Austin Country Club uses visual intimidation frequently, and the green complexes are the toughest challenge. This has led to past winners of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play such as Kevin Kisner and Billy Horschel having so much success here because of their elite putting.
Austin Country Club has hosted the match play since 2016 and will have five prior champions playing this week (Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Billy Horschel, Kevin Kisner and Matt Kuchar).
Prior to last season, when Scheffler won this tournament at the fifth overall seed, the three prior winners here were seeded outside the top 30. Jason Day, who won this tournament in its debut at Austin Country Club in 2016 (and also has another win in 2014), is +3500 at open at bet365 as he looks to continue his resurgence.
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