There’s always a sense of excitement and anticipation when a WGC event comes around but more importantly a match play event. Every golf fan is always keen on seeing this format more often. Given that it’s a WGC event the field will be as strong as ever. There are also a lot of subplots developing. Dustin Johnson is trying to become the first player to win three consecutive starts since Rory Mcilroy in 2014. The big hitting Johnson also has the chance to win back to back WGC events. The last person to do this was Tiger Woods back in 2013. A lot is on line this week and the setting will be Austin Country Club which measures 7, 108 yards and plays as a par 71. This will be the second year in a row that Austin Country Club plays host. Defending champion Jason Day is back to defend the title he won last year after beating Louis Oosthuizen 5&4. Day has a sensational match play record that reads 21 wins against 6 losses. There won’t be any debutants in the field this week making it one of the strongest fields of recent times.
Jason Day (+1400 BetOnline.ag)
Jason Day has a sensational record in this tournament. Not only did he win last year but be managed to beat the enigmatic Victor Dubuisson in 2014 to capture his first WGC title. The Australian loves match play and will be chomping at the bit to return to wining ways at an event where he boasts a phenomenal record. Watch out for a fully fit again Jason Day this week.
Lee Westwood (+8000 BetOnline.ag)
If there is a player in the field this week with the experience required to win it is Lee Westwood. Westwood makes his 17th appearance at this event and in doing so becomes the all time leading appearance maker at the WGC-Match Play events. With all the tricks up his sleeve, Westwood is a great option to win this week in Austin, Texas.
Jordan Speith (+850 BetOnline.ag)
The Texas native is always a handful during match play events. His temperament and games sets up well in this format. Speith also has an uncanny knack of being able to turn a bad situation into a good one. This is due to his amazing putting ability that so often gets him not only out of trouble but into the lead.
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