2020 WGC Dell Technologies Betting Tips & Odds Guide

The WGC Dell Technologies Match Play takes place annually in Texas, US. One of the four annual World Golf Championships, this is the only professional golf tournament in the set to be contested using the matchplay format.

Considered by many to be golf's least predictable tournament, the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play has been hosted at the Austin Country Club since 2016.Prior to moving to Texas, it had been hosted in Arizona eight times, California eight times and Australia on one separate occasion in 2001. It is an event organised by the International Federation of PGA Tours and the prize money is recuperated from the PGA Tour, the European Tour and the Japan Golf Tour. The winner of the WGC Match Play receives a Wedgwood trophy named the Walter Hagan Cup.

 

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Golf WGC Dell Technologies Match Play 2020 Betting Odds, Tips & Predictions – UPDATE

Due to the outbreak of the Covid19 virus in 2020, the PGA took the unprecedented step of cancelling or postponing several flagship tournaments on their tour in an effort to help slow down the spread of the virus and protect the health of the athletes, officials, spectators and volunteers. Unfortunately, this tournament was one of the cancelled events and as such was not staged in 2020

 

Popular Golf Bets for The WGC Dell Technologies Match Play

Golf can rightly be considered to be one of the best sports for betting. The game just effortlessly lends itself to betting due to the large competitors and long prices. Unlike most other sports there are no odds on favourites in golf and the huge fields of competitors mean that there are more market types in golf betting than with other games and because of all the variables that can effect play, you can never be sure how an event, any event, will play out.

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Each Way Betting

Traditionally, each way betting in golf has paid out on third or fourth place finishes. However, in the modern internet era of online and mobile betting, an oversaturated marketplace has emerged in which bookmakers are in competition with each other. As such, an ever increasing amount of offers are in play when the big golf tournaments come around and one such regular promotion is for bookies to pay out on any stated number of places. So, when you put down your way stake – half win, half place – you will get some money back even if your player doesn’t win but does finish within your bookie’s designated places. Also, some bookmakers will offer ¼ the odds for a place, while others might offer 1/5 of the odds for a place.

PGA TOUR Player of the YearOrWinner Of The Jack Nicklaus Award

At the start of the season, or during it, bettors can predict the winner of the Jack Nicklaus Trophy, which is better known as the PGA Tour Player of the Year. This award was first given out in 1990 by the PGA Tour and is awarded based on the outcome of a ballot undertaken by the players on the tour. While you can bet on this award during the season, it will become more and more obvious who the recipient will be with each passing tournament. Naturally, this will deplete the odds. Far batter then to make such a prediction at the start of the season when no one knows quite what to expect.

 

 

Group Betting

Group betting, which you won’t find in all golf tournaments, is designed to allow punters to bet on a group of players in a match play event. Like a kind of ministroke play tournament, group betting pits a small group against each other and the winner is the player in that has the lowest score among them. In some grouped match play tournaments, the ability level can be heavily in favour of a high ranking professional. Because of this, the odds here can be lower on the favourite than would be the case for an outright win, unless of course a bookmaker is offering special enhanced odds promotions for certain group bets.

Top Finish Bets

Very similar to betting on each way places, top finish bets allow you to bet on a player to finish in a pre-determined number of places, from top 5, top 10 or top 20 at the end of 18 holes, 36 holes or the whole tournament. All of these differing top finish bets are available and will vary depending on your bookmaker, event and field size.

 

Tournament Structure For The Golf WGC Dell Technologies Match Play

The WGC Dell Technologies is a match play tournament that takes place annually in Austin, Texas. It is unique in golf because it is the only WGC tourney that is played in match play. It is an individual match-play event with a round-robin group phase. As of 2016, it has been played as a 64-player event starting with 16 groups of four, the winners of which will advance into a 16 player, single elimination, tournament to determine a winner. Each group will contain at least one high ranked professional and the tournament takes place from Wednesday through Friday.

In these 16 groups of four, round-robin play continues for the first three days, with each player getting an 18-hole match against each player in their group. Draws are possible and, in some cases, likely in these 18 hole matches which can also be won or lost by each of the players. If a player wins a match, they get a point. If they lose the match, they don't get a point. If they tie or halve the match, they and their opponent each get a half-point, like in The Ryder Cup. On the Friday, the final day of the round robin phase takes place which will determine each group’s winner. If players are tied for the lead in a group after round robin play, a sudden-death playoff will take place on the first hole. The winners of each group then advance into a knockout one versus one competition on Saturday with 18-hole matches in the following structure:

  • Group 1 winner vs. Group 16 winner
  • Group 8 winner vs. Group 9 winner
  • Group 4 winner vs. Group 13 winner
  • Group 5 winner vs. Group 12 winner
  • Group 6 winner vs. Group 11 winner
  • Group 3 winner vs. Group 14 winner
  • Group 7 winner vs. Group 10 winner
  • Group 2 winner vs. Group 15 winner

From here, the winners of each match play in the semi-final, third-place playoff and final on Sunday on Sunday afternoon in 18-hole rounds where a champion will be crowned.

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History of The Golf WGC Dell Technologies Match Play

The inaugural staging of this WGC event was at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad in California back in 1999. The tournament stayed on the US west coast until 2006 before relocating to Arizona in 2007 where it made its home until 2014. There was an exception in 2001 when it was, for one year only, held at the Metropolitan Golf Club in Victoria, Australia. In 2016, when it also changed format, it was on the move once again when it upped and moved to its current home in Austin, TX and the Austin Country Club. Until 2015, this event was a singles knockout competition but in 2016 the WGCDell Technologies Match Play format changed to a round robin first round followed by single matches tournament.

Past Winners

YearChampionNationality
2019Kevin KisnerUnited States
2018Bubba WatsonUnited States
2017Dustin JohnsonUnited States
2016Jason DayAustralia
2015Rory McIlroyNorthern Ireland
2014Jason DayAustralia
2013Matt KucharUnited States
2012Hunter MahanUnited States
2011Luke DonaldEngland
2010Ian PoulterEngland
2009Geoff OgilvyAustralia
2008Tiger WoodsUnited States
2007Henrik StensonSweden
2006Geoff OgilvyAustralia
2005David TomsUnited States
2004Tiger WoodsUnited States
2003Tiger WoodsUnited States
2002Kevin SutherlandUnited States
2001Steve StrickerUnited States
2000Darren ClarkeNorthern Ireland
1999Jeff MaggertUnited States

Golf WGC Dell TechnologiesMatch Play Key Stats

  • Tiger Woods has won this event the most times having scooped the title a record three times.
  • Tiger also posted the longest winning run sequence after winning 13 times in a row.
  • Woods beat Stewart Cink by 36 holes in 2008, the biggest winning margin.
  • Longest championship match ever was played over 38 holes between Jeff Maggert and Andrew Magee in 1999.

 

WGC Dell Technologies FAQs

🔍 What Is The Course Par At The Austin Country Club?

The course par is 72 and played over7,108 yards.

〽️ What is The Weather Typically Like ForWGC Dell Technologies Match Play?

In March, Austin averages a daily maximum temperature somewhere between 69 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

⭕️ Has There Ever Been a Hole in One Here?

Yes, most recently in 2019 when Lee Westwood potted the 11th hole in his final group game

❌ Can I Bet on The Cut on Group Winners of The Round Robin Phase at The WGC Dell TechnologiesMatch Play?

Yes, you can and the prices for such a bet will go live the week leading up to the tournament.

❓ How Many Each Way Places Are Paid at The WGC Dell Technologies Match Play?

This will vary from bookie to bookie, as many will offer extra places as an incentive to bet with them.

 

 

ThePuntersPage Final Say

Match play events are always welcome in the golfing calendar as they offer something alternative to the more common stroke play events that account for more than 90% of the years golfing schedule. They also bring a different perspective to betting, requiring a different approach. In some cases, this could mean single match ups, but in the case of the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play means groups of four before we get to the singles round. While the manner of the groups, does offer a degree of comfort for the top-ranked and seeded player, this event remains golf's least predictable competition, and also one of its most enjoyable.