This combo of 2021 file photos show golfers Bryson DeChambeau, left, and and Brooks Koepka. While the 2020 U.S. Ryder Cup team includes DeChambeau and Koepka, who have made their dislike for each other abundantly clear over the last few months. The pandemic-delayed 2020 Ryder Cup returns the United States next week at Whistling Straits along the Wisconsin shores of Lake Michigan. (AP Photo/File)
- The Match V features Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau playing a 12-hole match this Friday, November 26th at the Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas, NV
- DeChambeau is the -125 slight favorite after winning the fourth iteration of ‘The Match’ with Aaron Rodgers
- See analysis and who your bet should be in the story below
The highly anticipated match between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau is finally upon us as the rivals will duke it out. The two adversaries have had plenty of run-ins and controversies between the two of them, and they’ll both be eager to claim supremacy, even if it’s just an exhibition match.
It’ll be a twelve-hole affair at the Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas on Friday, dubbed the fifth version of ‘The Match’ and first one-on-one competition since the initial battle between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Opening odds gave the ‘Mad Scientist’ DeChambeau the edge at -125, and the line has stayed the same.
Turner Sports will televise The Match on TNT (as well as TBS, TruTV and HLN) at 4pm ET, the day after American Thanksgiving.
The Match V Brooks vs Bryson Odds
All odds as of November 24th at DraftKings
Of course, betting the match winner isn’t the only way to get action down on The Match V. DraftKings Sportsbook has a variety of props and special bets to wager on, allowing you to place a bet on a myriad of possibilities for the upcoming battle royale.
How to Bet on the Match V
You can wager on who will lead after the first hole, who will lead after three holes and even if there will be a hole-in-one at super long odds. The fun doesn’t end there with a slew of other opportunities at your fingertips.
Watch Bryson take on Brooks Koepka this year on Friday, Nov. 26, at 4pm ET on TNT
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 21, 2021
You can also wager on longest tee shot, if either player will hit their tee shot on the par-3, 3rd hole inside five feet plus, as mentioned, tons more.
The Match V Props
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|Leader after 6 Holes||Odds|
|Leaders after 9 Holes||Odds|
|Most Par 3 Winners||Odds|
|Most Par 4 Winners||Odds|
|Most Par 5 Winners||Odds|
|Will There Be A Hole In One||Odds|
|Hole 3 Hole In One||Odds|
|Hole 6 Hole In One||Odds|
|Hole 9 Hole In One||Odds|
|Hole 11 Hole In One||Odds|
|Player To Make A Hole In One||Odds|
|Hole 1/2/4/5 Longest Tee Shot||Odds|
|Hole 7 Longest Tee Shot||Odds|
|Hole 3/6 Nearest The Pin||Odds|
|Hole 9 Nearest The Pin||Odds|
|Brooks Koepka Hole 1/4 Green In Regulation||Odds|
|Brooks Koepka Hole 7 Green In Regulation||Odds|
|Bryson DeChambeau Hole 1/4 Green In Regulation||Odds|
|Bryson DeChambeau Hole 7 Green In Regulation||Odds|
|Brooks Koepka Hole 2 Hit Green in 2 Shots||Odds|
|Brooks Koepka Hole 5 Hit Green in 2 Shots||Odds|
|Bryson DeChambeau Hole 2 Hit Green in 2 Shots||Odds|
|Bryson DeChambeau Hole 5 Hit Green in 2 Shots||Odds|
|Brooks Koepka Hole 3 Tee Shot Inside 5 Feet||Odds|
|Bryson DeChambeau Hole 3 Tee Shot Inside 5 Feet||Odds|
Genesis of the Feud
To put it mildly, these two guys don’t like each other – or at least that’s what they’ve been fooling us all this time into believing. Koepka has been infuriated with DeChambeau’s slow play in the past, which led to Bryson getting upset and chirping his adversary on a livestream. That didn’t end so well, as Koepka was able to clap back.
— Brooks Koepka (@BKoepka) January 16, 2020
There were other small run-ins, including Koepka mocking DeChambeau asking for free relief from fire ants, and of course, the viral video of Koepka’s utter disdain over DeChambeau distracting him.
Here’s the eye roll from Koepka that the guys are talking about. Will likely be turned into the meme of 2021. pic.twitter.com/BWV8eh4UWB
— ESPN Milwaukee (@ESPNMilwaukee) May 25, 2021
Do they genuinely not get along, or it all for show to lead to events like these? After all, the ice seemed to thaw between them when they were both a part of the USA dismantling of Europe at the Ryder Cup.
DeChambeau/Koepka 2020-21 Strokes Gained Rankings
Both players were great in par-5 scoring last season – Bryson was tied for first and Koepka was tied for seventh. On the Par-5, fifth hole, they’ll both find it tough to hit the green in two, but Koepka is more superior in his approach game (25th to 53rd), and fortunately, the odds on him are better (+250 vs +200).
It’s been a year of top shots for @BKoepka.
He’ll look to add another highlight reel in #TheMatch this week.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) November 24, 2021
DeChambeau, who is favored to win the whole match, is better in front-nine scoring average compared to his counterpart (6th vs 29th), and with the match being just twelve holes, it’s reasonable to think the better player out of the gate will post the best six-hole score.
(🎥 via TT/brysondechambeau) pic.twitter.com/bDebaTzRd4
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) November 23, 2021
As for who will win the entire match, there is a great deal more value selecting Koepka. He’s not been good in the early part of the 2021-22 season, but he’s shown he can get up to play in events he cares more about (typically the majors).
Time and time again, doubting Koepka has not been fortuitous when it comes to spotlight events. Both have their reasons to want to crush the other, but Koepka’s haul of four majors compared to the one by DeChambeau wins out.
- Picks: Koepka Hole 5 Hit Green in 2 Shots (+250), DeChambeau leads after 6 holes (-120), Koepka To Win Match (+105)
Michael “Hound Dog” Harrison is well known in the sports industry as the resident statistician for the SC with Jay Onrait Show. He has worked at TSN for over 13 years, where he’s been featured on Sportscentre, That’s Hockey, That’s Hockey 2Nite, The Masters preview shows, and several more.