Today marks the beginning of the single-elimination portion of the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas. Coverage will be split between the Golf Channel and NBC. As will all sports, gambling is a part of golf tournaments. Here are some prop bets we think should be included.
Total On-Air Mentions of the phrase “Texas Longhorns”: 22.5
Total On-Air Mentions of the phrases “Covid” or “Coronavirus”: 51
Penalty Strokes Taken for Mistakenly Thinking a Putt has been Conceded: 8.5
Total On-Air Mentions of Tiger Woods: 17.5
Total Swear Words Caught on Hot Mics: 6.5 (we’ve been told the censors are very good)
Sergio Garcia Holes in One: 1.5
Money Line Bets
Robert MacIntyre wins and gloats by saying “Wha’ are ye doin’ in my swamp!”: +300
Jordan Spieth has a Richie Tenenbaum-style breakdown: +125
*Editor’s note: I love Jordan Spieth and I sincerely hope this doesn’t happen.
Nick Faldo just comes right out and calls Rickie Fowler an asshole: -125
A drunk Kevin Kisner heckles Matt Kuchar: -150
Matthew McConaughey is in the stands: +150
If Matthew McConaughey is in the stands, he’s shirtless: -150
Bryson DeChambeau is arrested for breaking into a physics lab on the UT campus and trying to invent a putter that makes putts for him: +200
John Daly is at a resort in the Ozarks smoking Marlboro Reds, drinking Coors, and not watching this tournament at all: -300
Take today and tomorrow to kick back and relax. Watch some golf, have a beer or two, and just be amazed that guys can exert that much control over a tiny little golf ball.