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PGA DFS & Fantasy Golf Preview for the WGC Dell Match Play 2022

Jason Rouslin

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It is one of the rarest and oddest tournaments on the PGA Tour: The 2022 WGC Dell Match Play. The top 64 golfers in the world head to Austin, Texas, to do the PGA Tour’s version of March Madness. While the initial setup was a win-and-go-home scenario, too many players complained about flying in for just one round of golf. So now it’s a round-robin-style tournament with 16 groups and the top seed from each group advancing to the Sweet 16. It creates the most unique PGA DFS contests of the year, as optimizing lineups based on the projected Final Four will be the talk of the week. DFS players going 6-for-6 through to the Sweet 16 were very few over the first few variations of this event and even smaller to get 6-for-6 through to the Elite Eight. As the week goes on, Awesemo’s plethora of content will break down the WGC Dell Match Play 2022, which tees off Wednesday morning.

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If looking for PGA DFS content for the Corales Championship, Awesemo’s PGA DFS projections are a great place to start. Look for these to be put up Wednesday some time after the WGC Dell Match Play DFS slate locks, which will be around 11 a.m. ET.

PGA DFS Preview | WGC Dell Match Play 2022

Course Facts & Figures: Austin Country Club

Course Length

Par 71: 7,100 yards

Hole Dispersion

  • Four Par 3’s : 194, 150, 178, 201
  • 11 Par 4’s: 385, 317, 452, 434, 368, 394, 450, 435, 368, 500, 490
  • Three Par 5’s: 579, 565, 585

Grass Types and Hazards

    • Grass Type: Bermuda
    • Rough Length: 2 inches
    • Green Size: 5,500 square feet
    • Holes with water in play: 5

Designer

Peter Dye


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WGC Dell Technologies Match Play Tournament History

While there is no such thing as missing the cut here at the Match Play, the way finishing positions are assigned are based on when one gets knocked out and what place they are in for group play. Those who finished in last place in their group came in 64th, those who came in third in their group came in 28th, those that tied for third finished 56th, those who came in second placed 18th, and those that tied for second came in 42nd. Losers in the Sweet 16 finished ninth, Elite Eight losers came in fifth, and so on up to the winner.

Of golfers that have played this event more than once, not one of them has made the Sweet 16 in every trip. Brian Harman comes closest, as he was fifth last year and 16th in 2018 when they were still using the old format. Scottie Scheffler came in second in his first trip to the Match Play last year as a bit of a home event for him. Others that have multiple top-10s at this event since 2016 include Louis Oosthuizen, Kevin Kisner, Sergio Garcia, Alex Noren, Ian Poulter, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm.

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WGC Dell Match Play 2022 PGA DFS Player Preview

A few notables won’t be playing this week, forgoing the match play and instead prepping for golf’s first major of the year, the Masters. The three top names skipping this week are Rory McIlroy, Cameron Smith and Hideki Matsuyama. In addition, Harris English missies his second straight big tournament, possibly due to injury, and Phil Mickelson is continuing to avoid any type of public interaction.

Awesemo golf betting experts Ben Rasa and Eytan Shander will be coming to you every week on the OddsShopper YouTube Channel with the Putting for Dough golf betting show, where they give you their expert PGA picks and predictions for the week. This week, they are giving their WGC Dell Match Play 2022 free golf betting picks.

WGC Dell Match Play Stats: Previous Year’s Results

Since strokes gained are not captured at this event, let’s instead go over what it took to win some PGA DFS contests the last few years.

Small Dollar Buy-In 

2021 Fantasy Golf Lineup

2021 Perfect PGA DFS lineup DraftKings FanDuel WGC Dell Technologies Match Play

Last year, the second year of the event being played on PGA DFS, saw the lineup have three of the Final Four golfers, 5-for-6 on Elite Eight golfers and all six making it out of the group stage. Only Jordan Spieth failed to make it out of the Sweet 16. It was the 404th-best lineup that could have been created.

2020

PGA DFS Picks DraftKings and FanDuel WGC Dell Technologies Match Play

This lineup featured three of the Final Four and six of six into the Elite Eight. Obviously, building optimally for this to happen is incredibly hard but provides a significant advantage if able to do so.

Big Dollar Buy-In

2021 Fantasy Golf Lineup

2021 Perfect PGA DFS lineup DraftKings FanDuel WGC Dell Technologies Match Play

As is typical, the big-dollar buy-in didn’t need nearly as good of a lineup to win as the smaller dollar buy-in. This lineup did have Billy Horschel and Scheffler, the first- and second-place finishers in the event, but only had two of the Final Four, 4-for-6 Elite Eight and 5-for-6 Sweet 16.

2020

PGA DFS Picks DraftKings and FanDuel WGC Dell Technologies Match Play

An optimal build still led to three of four in the Final Four but only four of six into the Elite Eight and only five of six into the Sweet 16. But having a low-owned Lucas Bjerregaard and the winner, Francesco Molinari, helped this lineup win the prize.

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Jason established his roots in the littlest state that could...Rhode Island. But after 29 years of bitter cold, and only being able to play golf 4 months a year, upended those roots and moved to Florida. Now four years later, Jason is a husband to Sarah and father of two boys, James & Myles. A dog and more specifically Lab lover (Bella), he dedicates his time to serve as the lead of PGA content at Awesemo.com. In the time he is not diving into the PGA stats and covering this week's current tournament, you can find him researching and trading stocks, on the golf course, at Disney World, on a hike, or somewhere in between. Want to chat? Have a question about Golf/Stocks or anything else? Hop on twitter and give him a message @dfsgolfer23. You can also contact Jason by emailing [email protected].

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