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WGC MATCHPLAY BRACKET CHALLENGE LEAGUE

GOLFS VERY OWN VERSION OF MARCH MADNESS!

While our fantasy contests will solely focus on the Corales Puntacana Championship this week, the top 64 golfers in the world will fight it out at the WGC Matchplay. We didn’t want to completely ignore the exciting tournament starting on Wednesday! Therefore we’ve created our own Match Play bracket challenge league.

For anyone unfamiliar with the WGC Matchplay, 64 of the world’s best players are split into 16 groups of 4, and play in a round-robin format over the first three days. 16 players then advance to a straight Matchplay knockout, with one ultimately crowned champion after 7 grueling rounds! The groups are drawn on Monday evening, with the action getting underway on Wednesday 23 March.

THE CONTEST

The bracket challenge is super-simple to play, and is completely  free to enter! To spice up the competition we’ll be providing the Top 50 finishers with a Masters Monster ticket worth €20, which provides entry to our €20k contest in just over two weeks’ time.

All you have to do is hit this link to sign up: Fanteam Golf Matchplay Challenge 

Password – fanteam

Please ensure your username is something we can identify you through e.g. real name, fanteam username or ID

All you have to do is predict who will get out of their groups, and then who will win each match in the knockout rounds. It takes minutes to enter, and the scoring system is super-simple:

SCORING

  • Group Winner – 10 Points per pick
  • Round Of 16 – 20 Points per pick
  • Round Of 8 – 40 Points per pick
  • Semi Finals – 80 Points per pick
  • Championship – 160 Points
  • Third Place – 40 Points

Lock Time – All picks will lock at the scheduled first tee time on March 23, 2022.

THE FIELD

As mentioned 64 of the world’s best golfers will be here this week with only Cameron Smith, Hedeki Matsuyama, Harris English, Phil Mckelson and Rory Mcllory missing. 

Bryson DeChambeau is currently scheduled to tee it up this week, which is interesting as we have not seen him since the Saudi International. If Bryson has recovered from his injuries he is an interesting but volatile match play competitor. 

The field does include previous winners in, Billy Horschel, Kevin Kisner, Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson. It will be interesting if Horschel can defend his title this week as it’s never been done before, which is understandable in such a competitive field.

THE COURSE 

Austin Country Club 

Par 71

Length 7,108 yards 

Greens Bermuda

This is the sixth year that the Austin country club has hosted the WGC Matchplay. A Pete Dye design that has offered up very different winners down the years, from long bombers to short game specialists there are many ways to attack it. 

The course offers a completely different style on the front 9 than it does to the back 9. The front 9 feels like your normal Texas style course and is very rugged. The back 9 offers that normal Pete Dye design, with plenty of water hazards with massive fairway bunkers. 

The course itself is not overly long and is fairly generous off the tee, however is extremely penal for those who miss fairways which could be deadly in a matchplay format.

KEY STATS

Match play is extremely volatile and stats can be very varied, so I will be looking at the overall game of my golfers this week with Strokes Gained Tee To Green being key.

 

Once the competition is over we’ll identify the top 50, and get you all granted Masters Monsters tickets well in advance of the Augusta showpiece!

Any questions or issues please reach out to @FanteamGolf on twitter Cheers, 

The Fanteam Crew

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