Odds To Win The WGC Match Play Championship - 2013

In spite of his early exits in the last few years, Tiger Woods is the heavy favorite this year to win the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship. Looking at his bracket, though, that is not a bad pick at 9/1. In fact, I’m convinced that his biggest challenge will be from Charles Howell early on.

Rory is for me a curious pick for second at 12/1. True, he made it to the finals last year, but he has not done well this year in limited action. Charl Schwartzel is third for the bettors at 16/1, but he’s in the same loaded Jones Division as McIlroy.

The names in the Jones division are big: McIlroy, Pettersson, McDowell, Harrington, B. Watson, Furyk, Moore, Schwartzel, Johnson and Day.

I frankly wouldn’t be surprised to see Zach Johnson come out of this division. The bettors would be, though. Zach Johnson is 100/1.

Luke Donald is 16/1, and it looks to me as though his bracket could be favorable. He should get past Marcel Siem, and then face the winner of Piercy-Lawrie. Following that, the biggest threat he faces is Nick Watney. Hel’ll run into trouble if he gets that far, though, because Mr. Match Play, Ian Poulter is coming from the bottom of the bracket.

Poulter is just behind Donald at 20/1.

Last year’s winner, Hunter Mahan joins Justin Rose and Louis Oosthuizen at 22/1. Any of these three could notch a win.

Still, my thought is that a dark horse is likely to win this event. There is so much talent from top to bottom, and match play is really unpredictable.

Read the rest of the betting odds for the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship below, courtesy of Bovada.LV

PlayerOdds To Win
Tiger Woods9/1 
Rory McIlroy12/1 
Charl Schwartzel16/1 
Luke Donald16/1 
Ian Poulter20/1 
Hunter Mahan22/1 
Justin Rose22/1 
Louis Oosthuizen22/1 
Adam Scott25/1 
Webb Simpson25/1 
Matt Kuchar28/1 
Sergio Garcia28/1 
Lee Westwood30/1 
Martin Kaymer30/1 
Dustin Johnson33/1 
Keegan Bradley33/1 
Bubba Watson35/1 
Jason Dufner35/1 
Nick Watney35/1 
Nicolas Colsaerts50/1 
Rickie Fowler55/1 
Henrik Stenson60/1 
Jason Day60/1 
Bill Haas66/1 
Fredrik Jacobson66/1 
Graeme McDowell66/1 
Ryan Moore66/1 
Thorbjorn Olesen66/1 
Robert Garrigus70/1 
Steve Stricker70/1 
Scott Piercy75/1 
Bo Van Pelt80/1 
Chris Wood80/1 
Ernie Els80/1 
Jamie Donaldson80/1 
Jim Furyk80/1 
Matteo Manassero80/1 
Padraig Harrington80/1 
Peter Hanson80/1 
Richard Sterne80/1 
Branden Grace100/1 
Charles Howell III100/1 
Francesco Molinari100/1 
George Coetzee100/1 
Paul Lawrie100/1 
Tim Clark100/1 
Zach Johnson100/1 
Alexander Noren125/1 
Carl Pettersson125/1 
John Senden125/1 
Marcel Siem125/1 
Russell Henley125/1 
Thomas Bjorn125/1 
Thongchai Jaidee125/1 
David Lynn150/1 
David Toms150/1 
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano150/1 
K.J. Choi150/1 
Marcus Fraser150/1 
Rafael Cabrera -Bello150/1 
Richie Ramsay150/1 
Stephen Gallacher150/1 
Hiroyuki Fujita200/1 
Shane Lowry200/1 
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1 thought on “Odds To Win The WGC Match Play Championship - 2013”

  1. I agree in that Luke Donald is terrific value at 16/1. He’s won this before and started 2013 with a solid effort last week.

    He has a favourable draw and could easily get through to at least the semi-finals untroubled.

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