Odds To Win The WGC Accenture Match Play Championship

I wouldn’t put any money on Tiger Woods winning this year’s WGC-Match Play Championship, but apparently much of the betting public disagrees with me. Tiger is the favorite this week, at 10/1 odds. He’s followed by some more likely candidates in Martin Kaymer and Paul Casey at 14/1, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson at 16/1, and Lee Westwood at 18/1. The guy I’d bet on, though, is Ian Poulter. He won the event in 2010, was T9 in 2009, T17 in 2008 and T9 in 2007. He seem to thrive in match play. At the last Ryder Cup, he thrashed Matt Kuchar 5 and 4 in the final round singles.

The complete odds for the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship are below, courtesy of Bodog, the world’s largest betting destination.

Player Odds
Tiger Woods  10/1  
Martin Kaymer  14/1  
Paul Casey  14/1  
Rory McIlroy  16/1  
Phil Mickelson  16/1  
Lee Westwood  18/1  
Graeme McDowell  22/1  
Dustin Johnson  25/1  
Ian Poulter  25/1  
Geoff Ogilvy  25/1  
Luke Donald  28/1  
Nick Watney  28/1  
Steve Stricker  28/1  
Alvaro Quiros  33/1  
Ernie Els  33/1  
Hunter Mahan  33/1  
Matt Kuchar  33/1  
Retief Goosen  33/1  
Charl Schwartzel  40/1  
Jim Furyk  40/1  
Rickie Fowler  40/1  
Adam Scott  50/1  
Bill Haas  50/1  
Francesco Molinari  50/1  
Justin Rose  50/1  
K.J. Choi  50/1  
Robert Allenby  50/1  
Robert Karlsson  50/1  
Tim Clark  50/1  
Stewart Cink  50/1  
Padraig Harrington  40/1  
Anthony Kim  66/1  
Ben Crane  66/1  
Bubba Watson  66/1  
Camilo Villegas  66/1  
Edoardo Molinari  66/1  
Louis Oosthuizen  66/1  
Martin Laird  66/1  
Ross Fisher  50/1  
Ryan Moore  66/1  
Bo Van Pelt  80/1  
Henrik Stenson  80/1  
Jason Day  80/1  
Jeff Overton  80/1  
Matteo Manassero  80/1  
Miguel Angel Jimenez  80/1  
Peter Hanson  80/1  
Ryan Palmer  80/1  
Y-E Yang  80/1  
Zach Johnson  80/1  
Anders Hansen  100/1  
Jonathan Byrd  100/1  
Mark Wilson  100/1  
Sean O’Hair  80/1  
Richard Green  100/1  
Charley Hoffman  125/1  
Ryo Ishikawa  125/1  
Seung-yul Noh  150/1  
Thomas Bjorn  150/1  
Heath Slocum  175/1  
Kim Kyung- Tae  175/1  
Hiroyuki Fujita  200/1  
Yuta Ikeda  200/1  
Brendan Jones  250/1  

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2 thoughts on “Odds To Win The WGC Accenture Match Play Championship”

  1. Tiger may make it to the top of his division, I doubt it, but by hanging by a thread to #3, these guys are conveniently not in his bracket: Westwood, Kaymer, McIllroy, Mickelson, McDowell, and your pick, Poulter.

    Tiger may have Harrington in the 2nd and Johnson or Watson 3rd match.

    I haven’t done an in depth analysis, but at first glance, I am thinking this may be the week that Tiger moves to #4, at least.  If McDowell and Mickelson play for the Hogan Division and Tiger loses in the first couple matches, perhaps Tiger could go to #5 with both leaping him.

  2. I am about as surprised as I can get regarding Tiger losing, which is to say, not much, but a little surprised—and of course happily so.

    Phil and GMac won strong, I think they will be playing each other on Saturday morning.  I still don’t have the math figured, maybe someone later will post, but surely if either Phil or GMac wins, they will displace Tiger at #3.  If Phil beats GMac and Phil wins it all, then that would move each of them up as far as possible.

    But I don’t see Phil beating GMac. 

    I think at the end we will be seeing Bubba, Gmac, Rmac (Rory) and Luke Donald.  I think Gmac will win it all, but if not GMac, then RMac.


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