WGC Cadillac Match Play 2-Ball Tips: Three plays for the last 16 stage

Gentleman Jim: Accuracy beats power?
Gentleman Jim: Accuracy beats power?

We're down to the traditional knock-out stage of this year's WGC Match Play with eight last-16 matches taking place this evening, and our man Dan Geraghty has highlighted three wagers for you to consider...

"Jim Furyk v J.B. Holmes, accuracy versus power. It's an interesting match-up but one that surely Jim Furyk will emerge victorious from."

ISM stablemates Lee Westwood and Danny Willett meet in a last 16 match that looked unlikely when the draw was made. The English pair have knocked out Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed respectively and now have a wonderful opportunity to progress deep into the latter stages of the tournament. Willett held his nerve to beat Andy Sullivan yesterday after seeing off Reed on Thursday and I fancy the former world number one amateur to knock out Westwood, who may suffer from a case of 'after the lord mayor's show' following the euphoria of his excellent result against Spieth on Friday.

I've always thought Gary Woodland has the potential to be a formidable match play opponent, his power is almost unparalleled and he's added real consistency to his game. Woodland carried Matt Kuchar to victory at the 2011 World Cup, where Kuchar spoke highly of his teammate's Ryder Cup potential, a strong showing this weekend will see that dream another step closer to being realised. Opponent Marc Leishman's defeat of Justin Rose on day one paved the way for his qualification, both men have perfect three and 0 records, something has to give and I think it's the American that will win through.

Jim Furyk v J.B. Holmes, accuracy versus power. It's an interesting match-up but one that surely Furyk will emerge victorious from. Holmes has struggled this week and must be surprised to find himself in the last 16, he was defeated by Marc Warren on the opening day and is comfortably over par for his week's work. Furyk won out in a high class match with Martin Kaymer yesterday and is full of confidence following his first victory in five years at the RBC Heritage last month.

Recommended Bets

Back Danny Willett @ 2.35/4 (18:26)
Back Gary Woodland @ 1.910/11 (17:50)
Back Jim Furyk @ 1.84/5 (18:38)

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