Accenture World Matchplay Championship Golf Odds

The Accenture World Matchplay Championship is one of three World Golf Championships played throughout the season.

Taking place at the start of the year, the tournament is unique in the fact it is one of the only matchplay events, played in a knockout form, of the season. Due to the unique knockout structure, it takes a certain type of player to flourish in these type of golfing conditions.

It's not always the best player that comes out on top during the tournament but the one who sinks the putts when their needed most and one who can stay mentality strong when things aren't quite going their way.

Year-after-year it seems the usual protagonists rise to the top in a competition of this nature. This is a key trend for punters to latch onto when planning a punting attack on the game. Spanish player Sergio Garcia will always prove hard to knock out in matchplay format and he should always command respect from punters in this type of discipline.

Those wishing to place a bet on the outright winner or matchplay markets available from numerous bookmakers can take advantage and pick up a free bet, available on the majority of golf betting markets across the Tour, and given by plenty of respected bookmakers in the UK.

His best showing at this event was a fourth place finish in 2010 but it won't be long before Garcia wins a tournament of this nature.

His form in the Ryder Cup, which is a similar type of tournament golf to this, is always strong and he can be relied on to bring that form to this tournament in the future.

The likes of Luke Donald (the 2011 winner) and Ian Poulter (2010 victor) also are worth a second glance when assessing this competition.

The 2012 tournament attracted all of the big guns in world golf and was won by American sharp-shooter Hunter Mahan.

The final was a tight affair between Mahan and Rory McIlroy, but the American came through 2&1 in the final, therefore denying McIlroy the chance to become the world's No.1 ranked golfer.