The end of a busy week at the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play Championship is almost upon us but before we get there we have the semi-finals, consolation match and the final to take place at the Austin Country Club in Texas.
After a week of ups and downs and shocks and surprises we are left with four quality players to battle it out for the title on Sunday. All four men in action are guaranteed two matches but there is only one they are all interested in playing in.
Day 4 Recap
It wasn’t really the day we wanted on Saturday with both our match bets in the last 16 losing and only one of our outright bets making it through to a stage where we were able to get a pay out. That was Kiradech Aphibarnrat so the return was a decent one to make up for the poor matches at the very least.
It was a great day for the likes of Justin Thomas and Bubba Watson though. Both made it through comfortably but the performance of the day might just go to Kevin Kisner who saw off Matt Kuchar and Ian Poulter to make it through to Sunday. Alex Noren is the other man through.
Justin Thomas vs Bubba Watson
Match tees off at 15.00 BST
The opening semi-final is an all-American clash and for Justin Thomas it is a big one. If he wins this semi-final he will become the new number one golfer in the world rankings. It is a pretty big match for Bubba Watson too as he seeks a return to the top of the game and to back up his win at Riviera.
These two men have been very good all week but in recent matches Thomas has really flown out of the traps and got himself ahead. Watson hasn’t been as quick off the mark but he has pulled clear around the turn. I’m not sure he’ll be able to reel Thomas in if he lets him get away from him so the favourite has to be the call here.
Kevin Kisner vs Alex Noren
Match tees off at 15.15 BST
The second semi-final sees two of the better all-round players in the game going head to head when Kevin Kisner takes on Alex Noren for a place in the final later in the day. Kisner arrived here in indifferent form but has found his best game this week while Noren has continued his impressive recent form.
I guess you could say there isn’t a whole lot between these two men but for me Noren is the better player of the two and I expect that to show over the 18 holes. Noren has been brilliant with the putter and while Kisner had a wide margin success in the quarter final Poulter basically never showed up. Noren leads the putting stats this week and that could be the difference here. I’ll add him to Thomas for a small double for a bet on the day.
Back J.Thomas & A.Noren Win Double for a 3/10 stake at 2.61 with Bet365