2021 WGC Dell Technologies Match Play Bracket, Odds and Picks


Bryson DeChambeau

Bryson DeChambeau lines up a shot on the ninth hole during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 14, 2021, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • The WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play from Austin, TX tees off Wednesday, March 24th
  • Bryson DeChambeau and Justin Thomas are co-favorites to win their first WGC-Match Play title
  • Weโ€™ve narrowed down the golfers with the best chance of emerging victorious and provided the best value bets below

The second World Golf Championships event on the calendar sees 64 of the best players in golf teeing it up for the prestigious WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play title. Almost all of the big names in golf who qualified are competing, with the exceptions being Tiger Woods, Gary Woodland, Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose and Adam Scott.

The first three days will consist of 16 groups of four golfers each playing everyone in their group once in a round robin format,ย  with winners advancing to the Sweet 16. The March Madness continues after that, with single elimination knockout matches all the way to the final, where a champion is crowned.

This tournament was not contested last year due to the COVID-19 shutdown, meaning 2019 champion Kevin Kisner returns to defend his crown.

2021 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Odds

Golfer Odds
Bryson DeChambeau +1200
Justin Thomas +1200
Jon Rahm +1400
Dustin Johnson +1600
Rory McIlroy +1800
Collin Morikawa +1800
Patrick Cantlay +2000
Jordan Spieth +2500
Xander Schauffele +2500
Patrick Reed +2500
Tony Finau +2500
Viktor Hovland +2500
Paul Casey +2500
Webb Simpson +3300
Daniel Berger +3300
Tyrrell Hatton +3300
Sungjae Im +3300
Cameron Smith +3300
Matthew Fitzpatrick +3300
Sergio Garcia +4000

Odds taken March 22nd at DraftKings

Full Bracket

The Tour has released the full bracket to get in on the March Madness hysteria, which can be seen below.

Paul Casey Playing Fantastic Golf

2021 has been a very kind year for Paul Casey, as heโ€™s played six events on the PGA and European Tours โ€“ with his worst finish being a tie for twelfth. Included in that is a victory at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, and in his most recent event, he tied for fifth at the Players Championship.

Heโ€™s also been strong in virtually all aspects of his game, as heโ€™s been outstanding in several strokes gained categories on the PGA Tour of late.

Paul Casey Strokes Gained Rankings In Last 12 Rounds

Total Tee-to-green Ball Striking Approach Around the Green Short Game Putting
2 7 15 5 8 5 12

Casey has also managed to get out of his group in two of the last three years at this event, in which he went undefeated in those matches, eventually resulting in T-9 finishes. Heโ€™s no stranger to success in this format either, taking the 2006 HSBC World Match Play Championship and was runner-up in this event in both 2009 and 2010, albeit at a different track.

Casey will be up against Webb Simpson, Mackenzie Hughes and Talor Gooch in his group, making his +2500 odds to win very enticing.

2021 Masters Odds Tracker

WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Last Five Winners

Year Winner
2019 Kevin Kisner def. Matt Kuchar
2018 Bubba Watson def. Kevin Kisner
2017 Dustin Johnson def. Jon Rahm
2016 Jason Day def. Louis Oosthuizen
2015 Rory McIlroy def. Gary Woodland

*The 2020 tournament was not contested due to COVID-19 shutdown

2021 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Best Value Picks

  1. Jason Day (+5000): Jason Day loves this format, as heโ€™s won it twice in 2014 at a different venue then won two years later at this course. Has found his game after a recent slump with four straight top-35โ€™s, including a T-7 at Pebble Beach. Faces Xander Schauffele, Scottie Scheffler and Andy Sullivan.
  2. Kevin Kisner (+6600): Hard to argue with Kevin Kisnerโ€™s elite track record around this course, as he won in 2019 and was runner-up in 2018. Has a runner-up on the campaign at the RSM Classic. Hasnโ€™t been playing stellar golf of late and heโ€™s in a group with Justin Thomas, Louis Oosthuizen and Matt Kuchar so it wonโ€™t be easy for him but he returns to friendly confines.
  3. Shane Lowry (+10000): Whatโ€™s with the disrespect shown for reigning Open Champion Shane Lowry? Super high odds for a golfer who just finished eighth at the Players Championship and found himself right in the thick of things on the back nine Saturday at the Honda Classic before tailing off. Will do battle with Jon Rahm, Sebastian Munoz and Ryan Palmer.
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