2023 WGC-Dell Match Play Bracket Breakdown and Picks

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Clear path for Tony Finau at WGC-Dell Match Play?

Group 10

Tony Finau (10) – Kurt Kitayama (19) – Adrian Meronk (45) – Christiaan Bezuidenhout (60)

Pick: Tony Finau

Adrian Meronk is making his WGC-Dell Match Play debut and Christiaan Bezuidenhout has had a tough time in this event with an 0-5-1 record since his Austin Country Club debut in 2021. Group 10 comes down to recent winner Kurt Kitayama and top seed Tony Finau, Kitayama puts up a strong fight but Tony Finau finally gets the putter going and dances into the ‘sweet 16’.

Group 11

Matt Fitzpatrick (11) – Sahith Theegala (26) – Min Woo Lee (41) – J.J. Spaun (61)

Pick: Min Woo Lee

Top seed, Matt Fitzpatrick, is vulnerable as he comes into this year’s WGC-Dell Match Play having missed the cut on tour in three of his previous four starts. Conversely, Min Woo Lee comes in fresh off an excellent run at the Players Championship where he was in contention before fading a bit in the final round. J.J. Spaun pulls off the surprising upset over Fitzpatrick which blows group 11 wide open and in the end, it’s Min Woo Lee who does just enough to progress.

Group 12

Jordan Spieth (12) – Shane Lowry (21) – Taylor Montgomery (47) – Mackenzie Hughes (50)

Pick: Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth hasn’t had a ton of success at the WGC-Dell Match Play having failed to advance past the group stage in every year here with the exception of 2021 and 2016 when he won the group only to be eliminated in the round of 16. Factor in Shane Lowry’s less than ideal Match Play record and group 12 is seemingly there for the taking.

Eventually, though, Spieth’s excellent run of form coming into this week continues as he takes advantage of one of the easier groups of the 16.

Group 13

Sam Burns (13) – Seamus Power (30) – Adam Scott (33) – Adam Hadwin (53)

Pick: Sam Burns

Adam Scott has the experience required to get out of this group, while Seamus Power also proved he can do some damage in this format after he won two of his matches and knocked out Patrick Cantlay in the group stage last year. Both Sam Burns and Adam Hadwin are playing significantly better golf coming into this week, however, even when factoring in Hadwin’s missed cut at the Valspar last week. The two battle it out for the group 13 title but in the end, it’s Sam Burns’ recent form and recent Presidents Cup experience that help him survive and advance.