WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Odds To Win: McIlroy Favored

WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Odds To Win: McIlroy Favored

2012 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Odds To Win: McIlroy Favored
By Drew Sharper

MARANA, AZ (TheSpread) – It’s not a major, but the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is one of the toughest events to win. Here is a look at the odds for this year’s tournament.

Each year, the top 64 golfers in the world are placed into a single-elimination match-play bracket. This year’s tournament takes place from the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Arizona. Play begins on Wednesday, Feb. 22 and concludes on Sunday, Feb. 26 with a 36-hole match play event. All other rounds are 18-hole matchups.

According to oddsmakers, Rory McIlroy is the favorite to win this event, as he has been given 12/1 odds. Other short odds to win are Tiger Woods (13/1), Luke Donald (16/1), and Lee Westwood (18/1).

McIlroy is the top seed in the Gary Player bracket. He is currently second in the world rankings has he has finished in the top 5 in eight of his last nine events. McIlroy reached the second round of last year’s tournament before bowing out. He has never won this tournament.

Woods is the No. 5 seed in the Sam Snead bracket. He is the lone favorite not to have a top seed. Woods is 20th in the world rankings, but he has finished third or better in three of his last four tournaments. Woods lost in the opening round of last year’s tournament. Woods is a three-time winner of this tournament.

Donald is the top-ranked golfer in the world and the No. 1 seed in the Bobby Jones bracket. Donald has struggled as of late, finishing outside the top 45 in his last two tournaments. Donald is the defending champion of this tournament.

Westwood is the top seed in the Sam Snead bracket. Westwood is third in the current world rankings. He has placed in the top 17 in six of his last seven outings, which includes two victories. Westwood lost in the second round of last year’s tournament. Westwood has never won this event.

For complete odds for each golfer to win the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, see below.

2012 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Odds to Win

Rory McIlroy 12/1
Tiger Woods 13/1
Luke Donald 16/1
Lee Westwood 18/1
Sergio Garcia 20/1
Martin Kaymer 25/1
Webb Simpson 25/1
Adam Scott 28/1
Dustin Johnson 28/1
Steve Stricker 30/1
Charl Schwartzel 30/1
Ian Poulter 30/1
Bill Haas 33/1
Jason Day 33/1
Bubba Watson 35/1
Nick Watney 35/1
Keegan Bradley 38/1
Matt Kuchar 40/1
Hunter Mahan 40/1
Aaron Baddeley 50/1
Bo Van Pelt 50/1
Louis Oosthuizen 50/1
Justin Rose 50/1
Brandt Snedeker 50/1
Kyle Stanley 55/1
Geoff Ogilvy 55/1
Graeme McDowell 55/1
Jim Furyk 60/1
Rickie Fowler 60/1
Zach Johnson 60/1
Ben Crane 60/1
KJ Choi 66/1
Retief Goosen 66/1
Fredrik Jacobson 66/1
Jason Dufner 70/1
Peter Hanson 70/1
Francesco Molinari 70/1
John Senden 70/1
Thomas Bjorn 70/1
Martin Laird 80/1
Alvaro Quiros 80/1
Mark Wilson 80/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 80/1
Anders Hansen 80/1
David Toms 80/1
Jonathan Byrd 80/1
Yong Eun Yang 90/1
Gary Woodland 90/1
Paul Lawrie 100/1
Kevin Na 100/1
George Coetzee 100/1
Simon Dyson 100/1
Ernie Els 100/1
Robert Rock 100/1
Robert Karlsson 100/1
Matteo Manassero 125/1
Rafael Cabrera Bello 125/1
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 150/1
Ryo Ishikawa 150/1
Greg Chalmers 150/1
Kyung-Tae Kim 150/1
Sang-Moon Bae 150/1
Miguel Angel Jimenez 200/1
Darren Clarke 250/1

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