WGC Cadillac Match Play 2-Ball Tips: Seven players to back on Thursday

Henley: Too good for JB?
Henley: Too good for JB?

After a stunning start to his WGC Match Play 2-ball betting, where our man went for four outsiders and bagged the lot, Dan Geraghty is looking for seventh heaven today with seven wagers for you to consider as the tournament continues in California...


"Brooks Koepka and Russell Henley had a titanic battle on day one, with the former coming out on top. I expect Koepka to carry that momentum into day two."

Stephen Gallagher was no match for Hunter Mahan on day one, the Scot failed to birdie a single hole; if Ben Martin's opening day performance is anything to go by, he should be a different proposition for Mahan altogether. In his post round interviews Martin suggested the Match Play format suits him because he prides himself on keeping his emotions in check and putting good and bad holes out of his mind instantly.

In the same group, wounded Matt Kuchar - reeling from his first round defeat to Martin - will be a fearsome test for Stephen Gallagher who has it all to do to bounce back from his thrashing by Hunter Mahan.

Brooks Koepka and Russell Henley had a titanic battle on day one, with the former coming out on top. I expect Koepka to carry that momentum into day two and win out over Scot Marc Warren, who beat J.B. Holmes on day one, but was over par in doing so. In the other match, Henley should be too good for Holmes.

Everything went right for Francesco Molinari on day one, with Adam Scott essentially gifting the injured Italian victory. I don't expect Chris Kirk - who was beaten in 22 holes by Paul Casey on day one - to be so generous on the second day.

Victor Dubuisson started favourite for his match with Charl Schwartzel but was comprehensively beaten by the South African, without so much as registering a birdie. Despite this, the Frenchman is favourite in his Thursday match with Australian Matt Jones, who performed with credit against the much fancied Dustin Johnson.

I fully expect a winner takes all Jim Furyk v Martin Kaymer showdown on Friday, and therefore expect gutsy German Kaymer to register his second victory of the week against George Coetzee on Thursday. Kaymer has showed his prowess for Match Play on numerous occasions and came through his opening contest well.


Recommended Bets

Back Ben Martin @ 2.47/5 (21:40)
Back Matt Kuchar @ 1.51/2 (21:30)
Back Brooks Koepka @ 1.654/6 (20:50)
Back Russell Henley @ 2.021/1 (18:10)
Back Chris Kirk @ 1.910/11 (19:40)
Back Matt Jones @ 2.1211/10 (19:20)
Back Martin Kaymer @ 1.715/7 (18:00)


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2015 Two/Three-Ball P&L

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*Based on one point per selection

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