2022 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Betting Preview
The PGA Tour heads to the “Lone Star State” for the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play event as the best golfers in the world take a week off from stroke play and battle it out in head-to-head competition. For the sixth year since 2016, the tournament will be held at Austin Country Club on the outskirts of the Texas capital.
This challenging Pete Dye course features uneven lies, forced carries, menacing pot bunkers, and a mix of risk/reward holes that challenge the best golfers in the world.
Match play is a form of competition where a golfer plays directly against an opponent in a head-to-head match-up. You win a hole by completing it in the fewest number of strokes, and you win a match when you are winning by more holes than remain to be played. Match play is all about playing the opponent and taking risks or playing conservatively based on the situation. It rewards aggressive play more than in stroke competition.
The field is officially set with 64 of the top 70 players in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) committed. The star-studded field includes 50 PGA Tour winners with a collective 227 wins to their credit. The final seeds for the 64-player field were determined by their OWGR as of Monday, March 22.
Golfers not playing in this year's event for a number of reasons include Sam Burns, Cameron Smith, Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Harris English, and Phil Mickelson.
Keep in mind, the tournament runs from Wednesday through Sunday with the winner having played seven matches in five days. For more picks, check out Ryan Noonan's Betting Card.
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WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Bracket
The below bracket is courtesy of BetspertsGolf.com. A printable version is also available here.
WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Winners/Odds
Match Play Format
The players are split into 16 groups of four players (each group has a player seeded 1–16, 17–32, 33–48, 49–64). Each group plays in a round-robin format over Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. One point is awarded for a win, and one-half point for a tie, with only the group winner qualifying to the next round. If two or more players are tied at the top of the group, there is a sudden death stroke play tie-breaker played to decide who progresses. The second phase is played as a knockout tournament, with the round of 16 and quarter-finals played on Saturday, and the semi-finals, third-place playoff, and final played on Sunday.
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