On The Range-WGC Dell Match Play
This week On The Range-WGC Dell Match Play – What a fun event! First, we have March Madness brackets and now we have PGA brackets. We take a stab at making our picks this week. WGC-Dell Match play takes place at the Austin Country Club, for more information on the event head over to our Tee It Blog.
There are 16 groups of 4 players this week. *Full bracket below picks. *Winners of each group in bold/italics/red font
Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama, Branden Grace, Chez Reavie
*DJ is a former winner and long hitters typically thrive at Austin Country Club.
Justin Rose, Gary Woodland, Eddie Pepperell, Emiliano Grillo
*We like Gary Woodland to pull out the win over Justin Rose.
Brooks Koepka, Alex Noren, Haotong Li, Tom Lewis
*Yes, Brooks is a big hitter and they typically thrive BUT Alex Noren has a 10-2 record at Austin Country Club.
Rory McIlroy, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Justin Harding, Luke List
*Rory is coming off a great win at The Players, we think they will carry over.
Justin Thomas, Keegan Bradley, Matt Wallace, Lucas Bjerregaard
*Keegan has been playing good but JT is the best player in this group.
Bryson DeChambeau, Marc Leishman, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Russell Knox
*UPSET ALERT – Kiradech has a (6-3) record in WGC Match play events.
Francesco Molinari, Webb Simpson, Thorbjorn Olesen, Satoshi Kodaira
*Why would anybody bet against Molinari at this point?
Jon Rahm, Matt Kuchar, J.B. Holmes, Si Woo Kim
*This was a really tough pick for us. Personally, I love Kuch, outside of the caddie scandal, but this week Jon Rahm takes the victory. Rahm has just been too good this year to bet against.
Xander Schauffele, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Tyrrell Hatton, Lee Westwood
*Hatton is a passionate player, in match play format you need that passion and arrogance. Hattons attitude gets him the W.
Paul Casey, Cameron Smith, Charles Howell III, Abraham Ancer
*Smith or Casey was what it came down to for us, Casey gets the win. Casey is coming off a win and that will help get him the W in round 1.
Tommy Fleetwood, Louis Oosthuizen, Kyle Stanley, Byeong Hun An
*Another tough pick, we go with Oosthuizen over Fleetwood here.
Jason Day, Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson, Jim Furyk
*Jim Furyk is the hot pick as of late, we can’t go against the hot hand.
Tiger Woods, Patrick Cantlay, Brandt Snedeker, Aaron Wise
*UPSET ALERT – I LOVE Tiger Woods, I will say it again I LOVE TIGER WOODS, you can hate all you want on him but for my generation, he is the G.O.A.T. That being said…Aaron Wise wins…Wise had a great record in match play format when at the University of Oregon. Sometimes even the best lose to the underdog and that happens in round 1 for group 13.
Tony Finau, Ian Poulter, Kevin Kisner, Keith Mitchell
*Another group that was tough, we love Kisner he is an everyman kind of player, Poulter is great in match play but Finau plays the advantages of Austin CC. Finau hits it deep and that will play well this week.
Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Billy Horschel, Kevin Na
*Can Jordan Spieth turn it on this week? We hope so, but we don’t think so. Bubba prevails.
Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia, Shane Lowry, Andrew Putnam
*We picked Reed last week, what a GIANT mistake. Reed looks AWFUL this year, but he has brought David Leadbetter onboard to help him fix his swing. Miracles happen but not this week, Sergio comes out on top for us in round 1.
Based on these picks we took a stab at picking the whole bracket…we hope we aren’t BUSTED after round 1!