Ireland’s Seamus Power (20/1 – outright) is on course to make his debut appearance at the Masters after earning a 5&4 win over world number four Patrick Cantlay at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
Having already overcome Sungjae Im by the same scoreline, Power added Cantlay to his list of scalps on Thursday at Austin Country Club in Texas.
With the 35-year almost certain to secure his first invitation to the Masters at Augusta this year, Power was pleased with his performance against Cantlay, as he looks ahead to Friday’s encounter with Keith Mitchell (Power 10/11, Tie 13/2, Mitchell 5/4 – Match Betting).
“I didn’t make too many mistakes and obviously I caught Patrick on a day when he didn’t play his best, so I was able to take advantage,” said Power.
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Thursday provided another major casualty as Bryson DeChambeau failed to progress to the knockout stages after defeat to England’s Lee Westwood.
Former US Open champion DeChambeau, who has been hampered by wrist and hip issues, was no match for the 48-year-old Westwood who finished eagle, birdie, par to win.
Elsewhere, it was a good day for another Englishman as Richard Bland edged out a thrilling win of Talor Gooch.
Bland (80/1 – outright), who is also on course for a debut appearance at the Masters, saw a four-hole lead vanish by a resilient Gooch before a birdie and a par on the final two holes saw the Englishman home.
Bland and countryman Westwood will go head to head in Austin on Friday, as both players look to win the group (Westwood 11/10, Tie 13/2, Bland 11/10 – Match Betting).
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