WGC Match Play odds 2022: Bryson DeChambeau's (potential) return comes with some attractive odds
In order to bet on Bryson DeChambeau at the WGC Match Play this week, you have to believe two things are true: 1. Bryson is actually going to play (the last two times he was committed to a tournament, the API and the Players, he withdrew before they began), and 2. Bryson is healthy.
No. 1 is looking likely (so far), while No. 2 is a rather large leap to make considering how long it has been since we've seen him swing a golf club. And the last time we did, his play was hardly inspiring.
That said, it could still be difficult to lay off DeChambeau at 35-1 to win this week in Austin, should he tee it up. We say this about almost every elite player at some point, but it still feels rare when you get a big-time player at a big-time outright number like this. Though some would argue he should be closer to 50-1 given his injury concerns and lack of reps.
Depending on where you look, there are between 10 and 15 names ahead of DeChambeau's on the odds board, including solo favorite Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas off his T-3 at Valspar and Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka, who are both once again north of 20-1. Like DeChambeau, it'll be hard to lay off those numbers on those two dudes.
If you're looking for some longshots with great match-play history, Kevin Kisner (65-1), Patrick Reed (65-1) and Ian Poulter (80-1) could be of some interest.
Here are the consensus odds for every player in the 2022 WGC Match Play field.