Dell Technologies Match Play 2023
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Dell Technologies Match Play 2023

Preview of the Dell Technologies Match Play 2023 edition. Read our analysis, strategy and betting picks for the week.

This year’s Dell Technologies Match Play, played for the last time, is one of the most anticipated competitions among golf fans who swear by match play. It also brings interesting betting opportunities.

The competition will be played exceptionally between Wednesday and Sunday due to the match play format at Austin Country Club in Texas. The club was founded 124 years ago in 1899 and moved to its current location in 1984. It is a masterpiece by world-renowned course architect Pete Dye. The course has been host to the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event since 2016 and will host it for the last time this year. It is known for its challenging layout and is one of the best golf courses in Texas.

The tournament features almost all 64 of the world’s best golfers, divided into 16 groups of four players each. The winners of the groups advance to the knockout stage where the final champion is determined. The tournament’s prize pool is $10.5 million, so this multi-round effort will be rewarded royally once again.

The reigning champion of the tournament is Scottie Scheffler who recently won Players and defeated match play specialist Kevin Kisner in last year’s final.

Scheffler is seeded first this year and faces Tom Kim, Alex Noren and Davis Riley in his group. Rahm on the other hand is seeded second and faces Billy Horschel, Keith Mitchell and Rickie Fowler in his initial group. Other favorites for the tournament include Rory McIlroy (seeded third), Patrick Cantlay (seeded fourth), Max Homa (seeded fifth) and Xander Schauffele (seeded sixth).

Austin Country Club is a challenging venue that requires accuracy and good game strategy from players. There are many elevation changes and obstacles on the course. The most famous hole on the course is number 13 where players can hit their drives over Colorado River straight onto green. Below are highlights from previous years on this hole.

Betting card - thoughts on betting a match-play tournament

This is not a tournament where models work. Betspertsgolf had a great overview of players from in last 24 rounds with matchplay history and you can find that in the tweet below.

Based on this there's a good foundation to build daily "fun" parlays and find the most valuable h2h-bets.

There's no reason to do any strategic bets this week, but I highly recommend reading thorough walkthrough about the groups and history of this event.

I took some longshots based on these do previews and aim to sell some of those if these players win their matches / advance.

  • Sam Burns @ 60
  • Rickie Fowler @ 80
  • Victor Perez @ 130
  • Ryan Fox @ 140

    I'll propably add some along the way and for example Scheffler, Day and Hatton would be interesting if their odds go 50-100% higher (which is possible).

Aiming these for profit of 140 units and taking profits earlier to be breakeven (if possible). Additionally I'll play rounds with "fun money" bankroll.

Griffin > Hatton @ 2.7 (2 min before start bet, when saw the Hatton's wrist problems) -> this opens up bankroll for the fun bets.
Main bet:
Homa > Kisner @ 1.57 combiner with Fleetwood > McNealy @ 1.7 as a main bet. Thinking on pushing the max bet to Homa as well.

Other good spots based on yesterday and/or data:

All placed in Bet365.


Day 4

Good luck for the week! And enjoy these highlights: