Lang’s Locks: Getting golf in early with Wednesday’s WGC-Match Play start

By ROY LANG III, Journal Sports

After his victory at the Valspar Championship, Sam Burns withdrew from the WGC-Match Play Championship in Austin, Texas. However, with the tournament start on Wednesday, we have a special Tuesday edition of Lang’s Locks!

Nothing special last week, as we lost a little more 1 unit including our NCAA Tournament bets, but we still have live tickets on Arizona and Houston.

At the Match Play we have some Group Bets and some Win Bets. The field of 64 is divided into 16 pods of 4 and they will play round-robin over the first three days. The winners of the Groups advance to the Sweet 16.

We also have the alternate PGA Tour event and some European Tour action as well. Watch out of Sahita Theegala at the Corales Puntacana Championship. The former Pepperdine star has been knocking on the door often in his young career. Good luck this week! We will be back Thursday for some NCAA hoops.


All bets are measured in units. For instance, if your normal bet on a game is $100, that is one unit. If the bet is listed as .2 units, it’s a $20 bet.

Best line (as of Tuesday) is listed in parenthesis. Find the best price, one key to being a successful sports bettor! Shop around!

Sportsbook legend

CAE: Caesar’s
FD: Fan Duel
DK: DraftKings
BS: Barstool


Last week recap: -1.56 units



WGC-Match Play

Win bets

Tom Hoge, +9900, .1 unit (DK)
Max Homa, +6150, .1 unit (DK)
Corey Conners, +7000, .1 unit (FD)
Keegan Bradley, +9900, .1 unit (CAE)

To advance to Sweet 16 (Win Group) bets

Group 1, Jon Rahm, +150, .1 unit (DK)
Group 2, Collin Morikawa, +200, .3 units (DK)
Group 6, Justin Thomas, +165, .4 units (DK)
Group 8, Max Homa, +230, .1 unit (DK)
Group 9, Talor Gooch, +225, .2 units (DK)
Group 10, Corey Conners, +300, .1 unit (DK)
Group 11, Keegan Bradley, +300, .3 units (DK)
Group 12, Tom Hoge, +250, .1 unit (DK)
Group 13, Si Woo Kim, +400, .2 units (MGM)
Group 15, Brian Harman, +300, .1 unit (DK)

PGA Tour, Corales Puntacana Championship

Win bets

Jhonattan Vegas, +2000, .1 unit (DK)
Vincent Whaley, +9900, .1 unit (CAE)
Sahith Theegala, +3470, .1 unit (DK)
Alex Smalley, +4060, .1 unit (MGM)
Nicolai Hojgaard, +4450, .1 unit (DK)
Trey Mullinax, +9900, .1 unit (CAE)
Wyndham Clark, +6500, .1 unit (MGM)
Brandon Hagy, +11000, .1 unit (DK)

European Tour, Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

Win Bets

Callum Shinkwin, +4450, .1 unit (DK)
Niklas Norgaard Moller, +14200, .1 unit (MGM)