The 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship is taking place this week from April 29 to May 3, 2015, at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California. Here is a list of the odds for PGA golfers to win the 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship.
Only the top 64 available players from the official World Golf Rankings are competing at the 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship. The rules for this year’s match play tournament have changed from the past .
In the past, this tournament was a single elimination match play tournament. In 2015, the tournament begins with pool play with 16 groups of four players competing in round robin matches from Wednesday through Friday. The players will be evenly distributed into the pools based upon their current rankings.
The winning players from each of the 16 pools will then play on Saturday in the round of 16 and quarterfinals to determine the semifinals and championship match for Sunday. There will also be a consolation match for the semifinal losers Sunday afternoon.
Tiger Woods did not qualify for this event and Phil Mickelson pulled out at the last moment. Golf’s two new big superstars, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, are co-favorites to win.
Good luck to all the golfers and bettors in the 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship!
PGA golf betting odds for 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship
T-1. Jordan Spieth – 9 to 1
The Masters winner has been installed as co-favorite for the 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship at 9 to 1 odds. Jordan Spieth finished tied for fifth in this event last year and the cool Texan will probably be a tough out this year as I doubt match play will bother him one bit.
T-1. Rory McIlroy – 9 to 1
Rory McIlroy is co-favored at 9 to 1 odds. McIlroy finished tied for 17th last year, and he was runner-up in this event in 2012.
3. Jason Day – 14 to 1
Jason Day won this event last year and is 14 to 1 odds to repeat.
T-4. Henrik Stenson – 16 to 1
Henrik Stenson won this event in 2007, and finished tied for 17th last year. I like him a lot more here in match play than in regular tournament play.
T-4. Dustin Johnson – 16 to 1
Dustin Johnson did not win a match her last year but the round robin play may benefit him this year and help him reach the round of 16 where he would be dangerous.
T-6. Justin Rose – 20 to 1
Fresh off his win in the Zurich Classic and second at The Masters, Justin Rose is 20 to 1 odds to win the 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship. Rose tied for 17th last year here.
T-6. Bubba Watson – 20 to 1
Bubba Watson tied for 9th here last year.
T-8. Matt Kuchar – 25 to 1
Matt Kuchar won this event in 2013 and you have to say he’s a big threat to win it again.
T-8. Patrick Reed – 25 to 1
Patrick Reed tied for 17th here last year. I don’t like him in match play. He might win but not with my money on him.
T-8. Adam Scott – 25 to 1
Aussie has not done a lot so far in 2015.
T-11.Sergio Garcia – 28 to 1
Sergio Garcia tied for ninth last year here and he’s another player I like better in this format over regular tournament play.
T-11. Jimmy Walker – 28 to 1
Jimmy Walker tied for 17th last year here. I don’t see Walker holding up for match play for five days.
T-13. Hideki Matsuyama – 33 to 1
Won one match last year here and tied for 17th. Played well at The Masters but winning this might be a stretch for him.
T-13. Ian Poulter – 33 to 1
Poulter won this event in 2010 and he’s always much better in match play even though he didn’t win a match last year here.
T-13. Jim Furyk – 33 to 1
2015 RBC Heritage winner did play good here last year tying for 5th, but I don’t see Jim Furyk winning this.
T-13. Paul Casey – 33 to 1
Was runner-up here in both 2009 and 2010.
T-13. Rickie Fowler – 33 to 1
They finally pointed out last week on TV during the Zurich Classic that Rickie Fowler has only won once on the PGA Tour. Something I’ve pointed out in my articles for some time. Fowler was third here last year and he really needs to start winning something in his career.
T-18. Lee Westwood – 40 to 1
Failed to win a match here last year.
T-18. J.B. Holmes – 40 to 1
Would be a surprise for sure.
50 to 1 odds
- Ryan Moore, Louis Oosthuizen, Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan, Graeme McDowell, Brooks Koepka, Grant Snedeker
Mahan won in 2012 and was runner-up here in 2013.
66 to 1 odds
- Charl Schwartzel, Martin Kaymer, Ryan Palmer, Victor Dubuisson, Zach Johnson
Kaymer was runner-up in 2011, and Dubuisson was runner-up last year.
80 to 1 odds
- Billy Horschel, Bill Haas, Harris English, Kevin Na, Russell Henley, Webb Simpson
100 to 1 odds
- Shane Lowry, Jason Dufner, Jamie Donaldson, Gary Woodland, George Coetzee, Chris Kirk, Charley Hoffman, Brendon Todd, Brandon Grace
125 to 1 odds
- Marc Leishman, Danny Willett, Bernd Wiesberger, Alexander Levy,
150 to 1 odds
- Stephen Gallacher, Tommy Fleetwood, Mikko Ilonen, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Matt Jones, Matt Every, Marc Warren, Joost Luiten, John Senden, Francisco Molinari, Ben Martin
200 to 1 odds
- Andy Sullivan
250 to 1 odds
- Anirban Lahiri