After a week off to decompress, 64 of the world's top golfers converge on Austin Country Club in Texas for a pressure-packed week at the 2021 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. The event tees off Wednesday at Austin Country Club.
Justin Thomas is listed as the 12-1 favorite in the latest WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Jon Rahm are all listed at 14-1. Among the other stars in the 2021 WGC-Dell Match Play field are Rory McIlroy (20-1), Collin Morikawa (22-1) and Jordan Spieth (25-1).
Before setting your Fantasy golf lineups or betting the 2021 WGC-Dell Match Play, you MUST see data scientist Rick Gehman's power rankings.
With his expansive database of golf statistics, course data and betting odds, Gehman creates advanced models and back-tests them constantly. These models have produced 12 outright winners in the past year -- including 30-1 Webb Simpson at the 2020 RBC Heritage.
In last week's Honda Classic, with the field limited by its placement between The Players and this event, Gehman still picked FIVE golfers in his top 10 who tied for 13th or better! That includes Sungjae Im and Russell Henley, who tied for third at 6 under par as Matt Jones ran away with the event.
At The Players, three of Gehman's top seven picks made the top 10, including winner Justin Thomas, who came in at 22-1. "He feels close to breaking through again, and TPC Sawgrass just might be the place," Gehman said before the event.
Gehman has been on fire all season! At Pebble Beach, three of his top four picks finished in the top five! And the Farmers leaderboard looked like a who's who of Gehman's rankings, with five of his top nine picks finishing tied for seventh or better! Anyone who has followed his advice has cashed in HUGE!
Now, Gehman has ranked his top 30 players for the 2021 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. We can tell you he's backing Rahm, despite his misstep the last time the event was played. The world's third-ranked player didn't advance out of his group in 2019, but he is 7-4-2 in the event in his career and has finished in the top 10 in six of his past eight events on tour. The golf expert expects the Spaniard to keep rolling this week in Austin!
On the other hand, Gehman is fading Rory McIlroy, who doesn't even make his top 10! The Northern Irishman has dominated this event, going 16-6-2 in his five trips and winning it in 2015, but there are several better options available. McIlroy's game has not been sharp recently, with two missed cuts in his past four events. He also has two top-10s in that span, so Gehman advises that you proceed with caution!
Instead, Gehman is expecting a big week from a player who comes in at higher than 30-1! This international player has a strong all-around game that will pose problems for his opponents. He has three victories worldwide in just over a year and can definitely make noise this week. You ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is before betting this tournament or entering any Fantasy golf lineups.
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