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2014 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Odds: McIlroy Favored

2014 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Odds: McIlroy Favored

2014 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Odds: McIlroy Favored
By Drew Sharper      

MARANA, AZ (TheSpread) – The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship will be held this week. Here is a look at the odds to win this annual tournament.

According to oddsmakers from, Rory McIlroy is the favorite to win, as he has 12/1 odds. Other short odds to win are Dustin Johnson (16/1) and Jason Day (18/1).

McIlroy has never won this event, but he did place second in 2012. McIlroy is currently seventh in the world rankings. He has finished in the top 11 in seven of his last eight events, including one victory.

Dustin Johnson has never reached the finals of this event. Johnson is currently eighth in the world rankings. He has finished second in his last two events and has finished sixth in five of his last seven events, including one win.

Jason Day has not reached the finals of this event. Day is currently ranked 11th in the world rankings. He is coming off a rough outing at Pebble Beach, but he had placed in the top 10 in five of his previous six events, including one win.

The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship takes place Feb. 19-23 from Marana, Arizona. For a look at the odds to win this golf tournament, see below.

Bet on Golf Odds

2014 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Odds To Win

Rory McIlroy 12/1
Dustin Johnson 16/1
Jason Day 18/1
Henrik Stenson 20/1
Sergio Garcia 20/1
Jordan Spieth 22/1
Bubba Watson 25/1
Hunter Mahan 25/1
Webb Simpson 25/1
Charl Schwartzel 28/1
Ian Poulter 28/1
Justin Rose 28/1
Matt Kuchar 28/1
Graeme McDowell 33/1
Jimmy Walker 33/1
Zach Johnson 33/1
Graham Delaet 40/1
Keegan Bradley 40/1
Luke Donald 40/1
Bill Haas 50/1
Brandt Snedeker 50/1
Harris English 50/1
Hideki Matsuyama 50/1
Jason Dufner 50/1
Jim Furyk 50/1
Lee Westwood 50/1
Martin Kaymer 50/1
Patrick Reed 50/1
Ryan Moore 50/1
Steve Stricker 50/1
Gary Woodland 66/1
George Coetzee 66/1
Louis Oosthuizen 66/1
Nick Watney 66/1
Thomas Bjorn 66/1
Billy Horschel 80/1
Chris Kirk 80/1
Ernie Els 80/1
Francesco Molinari 80/1
Rickie Fowler 80/1
Thorbjorn Olesen 80/1
Bernd Wiesberger 100/1
Braden Grace 100/1
Jamie Donaldson 100/1
Joost Luiten 100/1
Kevin Stadler 100/1
Matteo Manassero 100/1
Peter Hanson 100/1
Scott Piercy 100/1
Stephen Gallacher 100/1
Victor Dubuisson 100/1
David Lynn 125/1
Gonzalo Fdez-Castaño 125/1
Kevin Streelman 125/1
Marc Leishman 125/1
Miguel Angel Jimenez 125/1
Richard Sterne 125/1
Scott Stallings 125/1
Thongchai Jaidee 125/1
Jonas Blixt 150/1
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 150/1
Mikko Ilonen 150/1
Pablo Larrazabal 150/1
Boo Weekley 200/1

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Re: 2014 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Odds: McIlroy Favored

Accenture Match Play 1st Round Matchups
By Matt Fargo

Listed are nine First Round Matchup Best Bets (all for 2 Units):

Jones Bracket

Louis Oosthuizen -110 over Nick Watney

Oosthuizen was a number one seed a year ago so that alone gives us good odds here since he is now an eight-seed. He won in January so his seeding slip isn't because he is playing bad. Watney has had success here but he is not playing good at the moment with zero top 25 finishes in six starts.

David Lynn +145 over Brandt Snedeker

We played Lynn last year and he was smacked by Webb Simpson. That will only help him here and he gets a much better draw this year. Snedeker is playing poorly with his best finish being a T58 in his last four starts including two cuts. He doesn't look like he is back to 100 percent from his injury.

George Coetzee +125 over Steve Stricker

Stricker is solid in this format but he has not made a start since the TOUR Championship in September and you have to question his mental state with his brother just having gone through a liver transplant. Coetzee qualified for the competition with his win last week at the Joburg Open in South Africa.

Hogan Bracket

Chris Kirk +110 over Jim Furyk

Furyk has had a decent start to the season with a T23 last week and a T35 at the AT&T. His match play record is not good as he has made it out of the first round only once in his last nine starts here and his poor 9-17-4 Ryder Cup record only adds to it. Kirk is making his debut here but has been solid this year with a win and a runner up.

Miguel Angel Jimenez +140 over Bill Haas

Jimenez is a veteran who has had a lot of success in match play here as he has made the final eight in three of the last four years (didn't play last year). He won in Hong Kong in January. Haas has been here three times in the past and has yet to make it out of the first round including a 5&4 loss to Nicolas Colsaerts last year.

Player Bracket

Ernie Els -105 over Stephen Gallacher

Els has not been able to advance very far here but he has lost in the first round only once and while it was last year, it was a 1 up loss to Fredrik Jacobson who made it to the third round. Gallacher won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic for the second straight year but it didn't help him last year as he lost to Ian Poulter.

Matteo Manassero +150 over Luke Donald

Donald is a past winner here and his match play record is solid but he has not been playing well and these odds look to be based on the past and not the present. Manassero has won a European Tour event in each of the last four years and has won at least one match in two of three starts here. Lost to Mahan last year.

Snead Bracket

Peter Hanson +160 over Dustin Johnson

We are going with two big upsets in the Snead Bracket. Johnson has been red hot with two straight runner up finishes but this format is not made for him as he has lost in the first round in four of five starts. Hanson won his first round match last year, made it to the quarterfinals two years ago and the Round of 16 in 2009.

Mikko Ilonen +180 over Bubba Watson

Watson is coming off a win last week thanks to an unbelievable weekend with a 64-64. While it could provide momentum, being his first win since 2012, I think it is letdown time instead. Ilonen is making his debut but is playing excellent with a solo second in Qatar and a T5 in Dubai.

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