The best golfers in the world will be competing in Austin, Texas, for the World Golf Championships this weekend. Like all other WGC events, only the best of the best are invited to play.
The top 64 out of 69 players will be competing, so favorites and underdogs will be that more competitive to choose from. This features a bracket, somewhat like March Madness.
We should be in for an exciting tournament! Below you can see how the favorites stack up.
Date: Mar 24–27, 2022
Course: Corales Golf Club
Watch on: GOLF
Top Betting Favorites at Play
With the best golfers aiming for a victory, it will be hard to beat out the top 10. This is similar to the Genesis Open earlier in the season, but some names have moved around since then.
Below are just outside the top 10 for potential favorite odds to win. The following has been provided by DraftKings:
- Jon Rahm +1200
- Justin Thomas +1200
- Viktor Hovland +1400
- Scottie Scheffler +1600
- Collin Morikawa +1600
- Dustin Johnson +2000
- Patrick Cantlay +2200
- Xander Schauffele +2500
- Daniel Berger +2800
- Bryson DeChambeau +2800
Bryson DeChambeau is a wild card and arguably should not be in the top 10 for odds. However, that does not mean you should avoid betting on him entirely.
He has not played a full event since January and has withdrawn a few events days before them due to injury. If he does withdraw, this will open up a spot for Maverick McNealy, who is currently 70th in the world rankings and would be interesting to see perform against this field.
Dustin Johnson has been on and off his game this season. He showed signs of great play, posting a tying record of 63 at TPC Sawgrass for the final round. Then at the next event, he tied for 39th at the Valspar Championship.
Patrick Cantlay is about as consistent as they come these days. It was tough to see the fourth-best golfer in the world miss the cut at The Players and take some time off from the Valspar Championship. Hopefully, he is back on top form.
Collin Morikawa is arguably one of the best iron players out there. Currently the second-best golfer in the world, he has a missed cut at The Players and T68 at the Valspar Championship. However, he came in second at the Genesis Open, which was also a loaded field of the best.
Most Likely Favorite to Succeed
Justin Thomas did everything right in the Valspar Championship but ultimately came up short in second. The margins in his game were razor-thin in comparison to the playoff between Sam Burns and Davis Riley.
Thomas led the field in strokes gained from tee to green. His crisp iron shots are what could be the difference.
He is a golfer, besides Sam Burns, that has the best momentum coming into this event. After his recent play, look for him to be motivated to win this one.