The Match IV Odds: Bryson DeChambeau & Aaron Rodgers vs. Phil Mickelson & Tom Brady
With the British Open just over a week away, you might question why Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson are playing in a publicity event with two football stars rather than prepping for the final major of the year. Nothing DeChambeau or Mickelson do is usually ‘the norm’, so this comes as no surprise!
Bryson DeChambeau heads into ‘The Match IV’ with plenty of question marks over his game. Firstly, he missed the cut last week at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, an event he won last year, but secondly and most importantly, he’s just split with his long-time caddy.
Now, golfers split with their caddies all the time, but in Bryson’s case this runs a little deeper. His caddy Tim Tucker has been with Bryson for all 8 of his PGA Tour wins and as long as we can remember seeing DeChambeau on our screens he’s been with Tim. On top of that, being Bryson’s caddy, isn’t exactly an easy job – we all know how long he spends on the range and how precise he is with his yardages and angles. It’s going to be interesting to see how quickly Bryson DeChambeau can acclimatize to a new man being on the bag.
Phil Mickelson heads into The Match as the PGA Champion, still glowing in his glory from Kiawah Island where he shocked the golfing world to land his sixth major title. We know Phil will be the star of the show tonight at The Match IV and I wouldn’t mind betting the over on mentions of the PGA Championship win.
So what about Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers? Well, we know them from the football field, but what about their golf games? We saw Tom Brady in a previous iteration of The Match when he faced off with Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning .. and let’s just say his game left a lot to be desired. Aaron Rodgers on the other hand is rumoured to be a pretty good player. He’s got a handicap of 4.6, which is pretty solid, however he has claimed he’s not played much golf recently. Yeah, right.
Now, let’s take a look at the The Match IV odds….
The Match IV Odds: Bryson DeChambeau & Aaron Rodgers Favored Over Phil Mickelson & Tom Brady
With the quality of the two NFL stars in mind, it’s no surprise to see Bryson DeChambeau and Aaron Rodgers favored in the The Match IV odds market over Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady. No matter the worries over the state of Bryson’s game, the format of this event is alternate shot so there’s plenty on the shoulders of Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. Looking at The Match IV odds, you’ll see the best odds available on the team of DeChambeau and Rodgers is -175, whereas Mickelson and Brady are the dogs at +146
The Match IV Odds
Bryson DeChambeau & Aaron Rodgers -175
Phil Mickelson & Tom Brady +146
The Match IV Odds: Bettors Backing DeChambeau & Rodgers To Topple Mickelson & Brady
Now we know the The Match IV odds, where has the money been going? We analyzed the behaviour on our The Match IV odds grids and we can confirm that there’s been a landslide of money for the favorites Bryson DeChambeau and Aaron Rodgers.
In the last 7 days, 77.78% of total bets have been on the DeChambeau and Rodgers team, compared to just 22.22% of wagers on Mickelson and Brady.
This betting behaviour is quite surprising as Phil Mickelson is always a favorite of bettors everywhere. You can only imagine many bettors have the pictures of Tom Brady duffing the ball around the course in the previous edition of The Match firmly still in their minds when placing their bets!
Where is The Match IV?
The Reserve at Moonlight Basin, in Big Sky, Montana
When does The Match IV start?
5pm ET, Tuesday July 6
What is the format of The Match IV?
Modified alternate shot, match play. There will also be a one-club challenge, a closest-to-the-pin and a long-drive challenge on the mega 777 yard par 5.
Who are the betting favorites for The Match IV?
Bryson DeChambeau and Aaron Rodgers are favorites over Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady. Their best odds are -175.