Golf betting tips for the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play as it returns to Austin Country Club in Texas for the second year. It’s a welcome renewal after so many fairly insipid years at courses in Arizona and California that didn’t suit the attacking nature of match play golf. This weeks course measures around 7,073 yards, but the course is set up for some attacking play, with some very reachable Par 5s and a Par 4 that can be reached if the tee is pushed up.
The format is a round robin format with 16 groups of four, with the player with the best record advancing to the latter rounds where it becomes straight match play knockout. So it may be a little pedestrian in the early rounds until we get to the business end. Due to the closeness of the Masters a few players have decided not to play, such as Rickie Fowler, Adam Scott and Henrik Stenson. But we still have the mainstay of the top 64 taking part and it’s always an interesting puzzle to solve for our free golf tips.
WGC Dell Technologies Match Play golf betting tips
I think the type of player we need for our golf tips for this week are players who are fairly attacking in their play, can make a fair share of birdies, good scramblers and if the forecast is to be believed, good wind players. Though it has to be said that in a contest such as this, I would urge caution with the amount to bet. They’re all good golfers and anyone could through in a low 60s round. An event to enjoy this week but I’m hopeful we have a few bets that will give interest.
Marc Leishman 66/1 E/W William Hill
Hopefully last week’s winner of the Bay Hill event still has a bit more to give and can justify the main golf tip this week. He an Aussie at the top of his game and is a very good wind player. If in any sort of form, I would expect him to win against Lee Westwood in the first round and then hopefully be able to get past Jason Day in the group stage. It’s a tough ask, but if he can, 66/1 will look a healthy price in one of the easiest quarters.Back Marc Leishman with William Hill
Paul Casey 35/1 E/W Betfair
Casey has been a great match player for many a year and it made a lasting impression on me when he trashed Monty in the much loved and missed Volvo Matchplay final at Wentworth. My second golf betting tip is another who will not mind a healthy breeze and he can be a deadly putter once he’s in his stride. There’s no doubt he’s a little cocky at times but that inner confidence is a real plus this week. It’s not the easiest of quarters but he could give a decent run for the money.Back Paul Casey with Betfair
Louis Oosthuizen 50/1 E/W Ladbrokes
Oosty played some smashing stuff last year and if in the same form I can see him progressing from a tough group of Matsuyama, Fisher and Furyk. He’s in the same quarter as Casey but if they meet in the quarters we will have trading out options available to us. He another player who should handle the wind and the ex Open Champion is a hopeful tip this week.Back Louis Oosthuizen with Ladbrokes
Jason Day has been a standing dish in this format and whilst he can’t be ruled out, his price is of little value for a golfer who has few rounds in 2017 and slightly out of form. Rory McIlroy would of been a confident selection this week but I’m always wary when it blows, I just don’t trust him in those conditions. But he’s a player who looks as if he will win a major this year, very impressive since his comeback.