Tuesday, February 24, 2009

WGC-Accenture Match Play - Odds and Expert Picks, Part II

Now for the 2nd half of the field prognostications for the WGC-Accenture World Match Play Championship. If you're wondering where the 1st half is, here's the link. Let's get to it......


Sergio Garcia, 1 vs Charles Schwartzel, 16 - Sergio wins at least one. Start with this one.
Ian Poulter, 8 vs Jeev Mikha Singh, 9 - I'm going with the lesser of the two Singhs.
Justin Rose, 4 vs Boo Weekley, 13 - Rose plays terribly on US soil. Weekley here.
Adam Scott, 5 vs Sean O'Hair, 12 - May be closer than expected. Scott.
Robert Karlsson, 2 vs Peter Hanson, 15 - Karlsson overrated here, but still wins this one.
Alvaro Quiros, 7 vs Stephen Ames, 10 - Quiros. Don't ask why.
Kenny Perry, 3 vs Matthew Goggin, 14 - For Perry the fairytale continues.
Paul Casey, 6 vs Aaron Baddeley, 11 - Upset here. Badds beats Brit.


Padraig Harrington, 1 vs Pat Perez, 16 - Perez rounding into form, but Paddy's too much.
Robert Allenby, 8 vs Ross Fisher, 9 - Allenby. Could go deep into this event.
Jim Furyk, 4 vs Anders Hansen, 13 - Furyk....tough, gritty, irrepressible.
Martin Kaymer, 5 vs Stuart Appleby, 12 - Should be a good match. Appleby in the upset.
Henrik Stenson, 2 vs Davis Love III, 15 - Want Love, pick Stenson.
Justin Leonard, 7 vs Andres Romero, 10 - Leonard's experience tops the young upstart.
Anthony Kim, 3 vs Wen-Tang Lin, 14 - Kim, if his heads screwed on straight.
K.J. Choi, 6 vs Oliver Wilson, 11 - Choi prevails.

There you have 'em. Free expert picks considering all possibilities and the vagaries of match play. A couple of bad holes and it could be all over for any of them. The broadcasters are praying it's not a Kieldson/Quiros finale on Sunday.

And remember.....it's more exciting to bet with money you can't afford to lose. Better yet, bet with borrowed money. Then it will really feel like a win.

Til' next,

*Don't touch this dial throughout the tournament. Average Golfer will be posting updates and changed picks based on my success or lack thereof.


  1. Shows what I know. I picked Kenny Perry to go to the Final Four and he bowed out in the 1st round to #14 seed Matt Goggin.

    Personally, I like Anthony Kim to win the whole thing. 2nd on tour in birdie avg. (5 per round) and 1st in Sand Saves (83% up and down for par).

    This means he can sink the birdie to win the hole and perhaps prevent himself from losing the hole.

  2. Ha, I had Stenson in the final against Ogilvy. Lousy 16/32 here.

    Kim impressed. You may be on to something.

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