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Nic Ladds 1st Mar 2009 - 11:47

Paul has made his Casey but Ogilvy gets the verdict

The final of the WGC Match Play gets underway this afternoon and British hope Paul Casey finds himself 11/10 underdog in the betting.

His opponent, Australian Geoff Ogilvy can be backed at odds of 8/11 to take the title.

Ogilvy evidently has a liking for this event as he has now reached the final in three of the last four years, including a win in 2006 when he beat Davis Love III 3&2.

His percentage of wins in this match play format over the years is quite outstanding and Casey is going to have to be at his very best to stop the Australian.

Fortunately for those that do fancy the Englishman, he is playing some of his best golf ever at the moment.

He finally got a much-needed win in the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship this year and so far in this tournament he has not been behind.

This will be by far his toughest assignment so far though. Casey has not beaten any of the big names so far while Ogilvy has seen off young superstar Rory McIllroy and Camillo Villegas.

The Australian knows this format only too well and could well be too strong for Casey over 36 holes.

Casey could get off to a good start which could attract backers of Casey to be leading after 9 holes at odds of 6/4 with Ogilvy at 11/8 in the betting and the draw 5/2.

This also brings in to play Casey to be the first to take the lead at 10/11 with Ogilvy available at 4/5.

Due to Casey's current form many will feel this will go all the way making over 33.5 holes the bet at odds of 4/5 with under 33.5 available at 10/11 in the betting.

While the cocky Englishman may get off to fast start the feeling is that Ogilvy can make his class and obvious liking for this tournament tell making the Ogilvy/Ogilvy double result at odds of 7/4 appealing while there could be some mileage behind Casey/Ogilvy at 9/2.

There is no doubt Casey is playing some of the best golf of his career right now and he certainly is in with a chance but Ogilvy is just fancied to make his experience tell and win this tournament for the second time.

Casey first to take the lead - 10/11
Ogilvy to win - 8/11

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