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Paul Atkin fancies Henrik Stenson to make an impact in the WGC Cadillac Match Play and advises an each-way bet at odds of 18/1

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WGC Cadillac Match Play 2015 Betting Preview & Betting Tips

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Author: Paul Atkin

Tags: Golf

Published: 19:39 28/04/2015

This event has been staged mostly at the rather boring Dove Park in Arizona for the last few years, but the venue and format has all changed this year, with the Par 72 TPC Harding Course in San Francisco stepping into the breach. It measures a healthy 7,169 yards and some of you may remember it from the WGC event in 2005 and the Presidents Cup in 2009. It a really good test and has many elements that will keep player and viewer alike interested over the next five days. It's a course of two nines where the first nine is a tight tree lined course, whilst the last nine is more open and could be open to any wind.

The event itself has changed from straight knockout, to a sixteen groups of four players in a  round robin event. The winners of the group will head to the weekend, where the serious stuff begins and a straight knockout event will commence. The weather forecast for the five days are for mostly clear sunny days, winds to blow to about 15 MPH, and for it to be a little on the chilly side with temperatures peaking about 65 mark.

I don't think this course will be over powered this week, and we are looking for gutsy match players, who have great irons, keep the ball in play from the tee and can make their fair share of putts.

Usually I would definitely suggest just having a bet for a bit of fun in these events, as it can become a little of a lottery at times. But this new format, should really lean to the better players advancing to the latter stages, as the round robin games allows the players a bad match.

Henrik Stenson has been on the radar for some time, and has played very well this year without approaching the stellar heights of a couple of years ago. He could easily do well here, and has a proven matchplay record in the past. His group of Haas, Todd and Senden should be knocked over fairly easy, and hopefully he can go deep into the weekend.

Paul Casey is another excellent match player, who again has proven ability at this type of event. He was mightily impressive when he won the much missed matchplay event at Wentworth, where he absolutely trounced Colin Montgomery. That was a few years back, but he showed no mercy, and I believe Casey is showing the same type of form again after being in the wilderness for a while. Also missing the Ryder Cup was a blow, and it may be the added motivation he needs to climb back up the world rankings.

Paul Casey is another excellent match player, who again has proven ability at this type of event. He was mightily impressive when he won the much missed matchplay event at Wentworth, where he absolutely trounced Colin Montgomery. That was a few years back, but he showed no mercy, and I believe Casey is showing the same type of form again after being in the wilderness for a while. Also missing the Ryder Cup was a blow, and it may be the added motivation he needs to climb back up the world rankings.

Recommendations:
Henrik Stenson 18/1 E/W Paddy Power
Paul Casey 40/1 E/W Betfred
Patrick Reed 28/1 E/W Betfred

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