AUSTIN - The World Golf Championship Dell Technologies Match Play tees-off this morning for the “Round of 16” where it’s now “One and Done” in true Match Play style. By this afternoon, the tournament will be down to its “Elite Eight’ a.k.a “the quarterfinals. In other words, we’re in for a full day of golf at the Austin Country Club.
The highlight of the morning matches just might be the rematch of the 2021 Championship Match between Billy Horschel and Scottie Scheffler.
Some Fun Facts: Eight of the 16 groups were won by the top seed, tying the most since the group-play format was introduced in 2015. … Three of the four past champions at Austin Country Club in this week’s field advanced to the Round of 16 (Horschel, Dustin Johnson, Kevin Kisner). … Horschel became the second defending champion to advance past group play since 2015.
Round of 16 Matches
8:35 a.m. – Scottie Scheffler (5) vs. Billy Horschel (12)
8:46 a.m. – Tyrrell Hatton (13) vs. Seamus Power (42)
8:57 a.m. – Dustin Johnson (8) vs. Richard Bland (54)
9:08 a.m. – Jon Rahm (1) vs. Brooks Koepka (16)
9:19 a.m. – Kevin Kisner (29) vs. Adam Scott (32)
9:30 a.m. – Will Zalatoris (24) vs. Kevin Na (25)
9:41 a.m. – Corey Conners (36) vs. Takumi Kanaya (56)
9:52 a.m. – Collin Morikawa (2) vs. Abraham Ancer (15)
(All times are ET)
After this morning’s “Round of 16,” the Quarterfinals are scheduled for this afternoon. Sunday morning is the Semifinals and Sunday afternoon is the Championship and Consolation (3rd Place) Match.
Main Event: WGC Dell Technologies Match Play
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: Today, Sweet 16 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+: Saturday streaming on ESPN+ from 8:30am to 2:00pm (ET). Sunday, March 27, has no online streaming of Match Play.
WGC PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Today’s coverage is 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)
How to Watch Corales Puntacana: (PGATourCom)
Tournament website: Dell Technologies Match Play Championships
WGC Match Play Tee Times - Dell Tech Match Play Tee Times start today with matches beginning at 8:35am (ET) and tee times go to 9:52pm (ET).
Weather: Today’s forecast in Austin, Texas is for sunny skies and 67-85 degree temperatures. There’s a 0% chance of rain. Winds 9-10 mph. Sunny skies expected for Sunday’s semis and final (and third place match).
PGA Tour Brunch will post by 8:30am (ET) Sunday.
Note: The majority of coverage this weekend will be dedicated to the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play tournament. For up-to-the-minute news on the Corales Puntacana Championship from the DR, click HERE.
WGC Leaderboard: (link)
WGC Bracket: (link)
Corales Puntacana Champ Tee Times: (link)
Corales Puntacana Champ Leaderboard: (link)
What They’re Saying:
Rahm and Unheralded Bland in Round of 16 (ESPN/Associated Press)
Match Recaps from Friday (PGATourCom)
Everyone’s on the Bland-wagon (PGATourCom)
How to Watch Match Play (Golf Week/USA Today)
Martin Extends Lead at Corales Puntacana (PGATourCom)
On This Day in Golf History:
March 26, 2000 - Hal Sutton stares down Tiger Woods and defeats him by one stroke at The PLAYERS Championship. “Be the right club,’ said Sutton before he made the phrase famous with a 5-iron to the final green to edge Woods. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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