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The Golf Report: Dell Match Play, Look Ahead at The Masters

Updated: May 9, 2023

Last week was the Valpsar, and no offense of course to Taylor Moore, but its not really an event that moves the needle. That being said, it was in my home state of Florida at TPC Tampa, a beautiful course that I have not had the luxury and privilege of playing but would love to one day! In this blog, we’re going to take a look ahead at the Dell Match play event, what it is, what the earnings were for the top ten, and how the Valspar ended up. We’ll also take a look at some of the favorites for the upcoming Masters and what Tiger Woods is up to!

First, let’s take a look at the Dell Match play event that will no longer continue, the Dell Match play event:

  1. Sam Burns ($3.5 Million)

  2. Cameron Young ($2.2 Million

  3. Rory Mcllroy ($1.420 Million)

  4. Scottie Scheffler ($1.145 Million)

  5. Mackenzie Hughes ($625,000)

  6. Jason Day ($625,000)

  7. Xander Schauffele ($625,000)

  8. Kurt Kitayama ($625,000)

  9. Max Homa ($365,000)

  10. Patrick Cantley ($365,000)

So, that is it now for the Dell. It will not return to Austin country club next year, which is unfortunate because it is a fun watch, but it’s not producing for the tour, I presume. It’s essentially made up of what every single golfer in America does on a daily basis in terms of how it’s played. There were good goods, winners of holes, etc. It was a fun event and its a shame it will no longer be around, but I’m sure they will add an event we’ll love.

Who are the betting favorites for the Masters this year? Let's go through them. According to Draft Kings Sportsbook, this is how the list shapes up:

  1. Scottie Scheffler (+700)

  2. Rory Mcllroy (+700)

  3. Jon Rahm (+700)

  4. Jordan Spieth (+1800)

  5. Xander Schauffele (+1800)

  6. Cameron Smith (+2000)

  7. Tony Finau (+2200)

  8. Justin Thomas (+2200)

  9. Patrick Cantley (+2200)

  10. Dustin Johnson (+2200)

… 23. Tiger Woods (+5200)

Scottie Scheffler has been in a crazy role since early 2022, and I think he’s perhaps the best and easiest pick for me and a lot of people. He won the 2022 Masters, two WM Open wins in a row, he won the Arnold last year, and recently won the Players Championship. Tiger, while it may be unclear on if he WILL be playing, which I believe he will, he’s always going to be a contender due to his Masters experience.


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