AUSTIN - It’s BRACKET-VILLE in TEXAS!
The World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play returns for the sixth time to Austin, Texas, and Austin Country Club with full capacity for fans. The event was cancelled in 2020 and had limited spectators in 2021.
As in previous years, the field will be divided into 16 four-player groups. Each group will play round-robin matches within their group on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The player with the best record in each of the four-player groups advances to the Round of 16 for single-elimination match play.
The Round of 16 will be played Saturday morning, followed by the Quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon. The Semifinals will be Sunday morning, followed by the Championship Match and Consolation Match on Sunday afternoon.
THE FORMAT: 64 players, grouped into 16 groups of four players each for rounds 1, 2 and 3, held Wednesday to Friday. Groups will be determined Monday morning by the Advance Rules Official and then revealed on PGA TOUR Digital Platforms on Monday, March 21 at 11:00 a.m. CT.
During group play, players play 18-hole matches against each of the other players in their group. Matches are played to either a conclusion or a tie. Matches tied after 18 holes are not extended. Points awarded to players based on results of each match as follows:
Winner - 1 point
Loser - 0 points
Tied - 1/2 point per player
• In the event two or more players in a group are equal with the highest point totals, a stroke-play hole-by-hole playoff will determine the player that advances to the 16-player, single elimination matches.
• The purse distribution for the event will be similar to past years, but payments for the players who do not advance beyond group play will be based on the player’s record within the pool play round.
Preview | Dell Technologies WGC Match Play Champ
COURSE: Austin Country Club, Austin, Texas
ARCHITECT: Pete Dye
YARDS/PAR: 7,108 yards/Par 71
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $12,000,000/$2,100,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Billy Horschel
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 550
WGC MATCH PLAY TV COVERAGE: March 23 to 25 preliminary round play scheduled for coverage from 2:00pm to 8:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel. On Saturday coverage is set for 10:00am to 2:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 2:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) on NBC. Sunday, coverage is set for 10:30am to 3:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 3:00pm to 7:00pm (ET) on NBC.
WGC PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: On March 23-25, Streaming coverage will be featured on ESPN-Plus with Main Feed, Featured Hole and Featured Groups from 10:30am to 8:00pm (ET). Sunday, March 26, streaming on ESPN+ from 8:30am to 2:00pm (ET).
WGC PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live radio coverage Wedcnesday, Thursday and Friday as broadcasts originate from Austin from 2:00pm to 8:00pm (ET). Saturday wil;l have coverage from 10:00am to 6:00pm (ET) and Sunday coverage runs from 11:00am to 7:00pm (ET). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom.
How to Watch/Stream the PGA Tour Live: (ESPNCom)
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
Tournament website: Dell Technologies Match Play Championships
WGC Match Play Tee Times - Dell Tech Match Play Tee Times start a day early with Wednesday matches at 10:20am (ET) and go to 4:01pm (ET).
Weather: Wednesday’s forecast in Austin, Texas is for sunny skies, 58-degree temperature with 0% chance of rain. Winds at 10 mph. Sunny skies are predicted for all weekend.
PGA Tour Brunch will post at 10:30am (ET) on Wednesday.
Dell Technologies Match Play - Field, Tee Times & Bracket:
The Field: (link)
Update: Sam Burns (out) / Maverick McNealy (in)
Tee Times: (link)
The Bracket Challenge: (link)
Odds for Dell Technologies WGC Match Play:
Source: CBS Sportsline
Jon Rahm 14/1
Justin Thomas 14/1
Viktor Hovland 16/1
Scottie Scheffler 18/1
Collin Morikawa 20/1
Patrick Cantlay 22/1
Dustin Johnson 22/1
Billy Horschel 25/1
Brooks Koepka 28/1
Xander Schauffele 28/1
Daniel Berger 28/1
Bryson DeChambeau 28/1
Louis Oosthuizen 28/1
Tyrrell Hatton 30/1
Joaquin Niemann 33/1
Shane Lowry 33/1
Paul Casey 33/1
Jordan Spieth 33/1
Matt Fitzpatrick 40/1
Sungjae Im 40/1
Adam Scott 50/1
Russell Henley 50/1
Will Zalatoris 50/1
Abraham Ancer 50/1
Tommy Fleetwood 50/1
Brian Harman 50/1
Talor Gooch 50/1
Tony Finau 50/1
Kevin Kisner 50/1
Corey Conners 50/1
Max Homa 50/1
Sergio Garcia 50/1
Alex Noren 60/1
Webb Simpson 66/1
Bubba Watson 66/1
Maverick McNealy 66/1
Jason Kokrak 66/1
Patrick Reed 66/1
Marc Leishman 66/1
Robert Macintyre 66/1
Thomas Pieters 80/1
Si-Woo Kim 80/1
Tom Hoge 80/1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 80/1
Sepp Straka 80/1
Keith Mitchell 80/1
Justin Rose 100/1
Keegan Bradley 100/1
Cameron Young 100/1
Ian Poulter 100/1
Harold Varner 100/1
Lee Westwood 100/1
Kevin Na 125/1
Erik Van Rooyen 125/1
Cameron Tringale 125/1
Seamus Power 125/1
Lucas Herbert 125/1
Matthew Wolff 125/1
Sebastian Munoz 125/1
Luke List 125/1
Mackenzie Hughes 150/1
Min Woo Lee 150/1
Richard Bland 200/1
Takumi Kanaya 250/1
TL’s Wedge for an Edge: This week at the WGC Match Play, Tee Els will pick a One and Done only with Justin Thomas. At the Corales Puntacana, the regular PGA Tour Fantasy game foursome (and two reserves) will include some lesser-known players who might be hot: Sahith Theegala will get the start, along with Hudson Swafford, Emiliano Grillo, and Jhonattan Vegas. TL’s bench players will be: Joel Dahmen and Graeme McDowell.
What They’re Saying:
Power Rankings for WGC Match Play (PGATourCom)
Bracket Breakdown for Match Play (PGATourCom)
Five Matches to watch on Wednesday (PGATourCom)
Power Rankings Corales Puntacana (PGATourCom)
FedExCup Standings (PGATourCom)
Industry News, #Sports Gambling and Daily Fantasy News
Check the Yardage Books at Austin (Golf Week/USA Today)
Sixteen Best Picks for WGC Match Play (Action Net)
Expert Picks at Austin - (PGATourCom)
Expert Picks at the Corales Puntacana - (PGATourCom)
On This Day in Golf History:
March 22, 1992 - Freddie Couples won the Nestle Invitational (at Bay Hill) in Orlando by an impressive nine strokes - the biggest margin of victory in his PGA Tour career. . - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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