The PGA Tour is headed to Austin this week for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. The match is ready to play March twenty fourth thru 28th, with 3 days of organization play earlier than the single-removal bracket is ready. The quarterfinals are set for Saturday, with the semifinals, 0.33-area matchup and very last ready to play Sunday.
Bryson DeChambeau enters the 2021 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play as one of the most up to date golfers at the PGA Tour. The fifth-ranked participant withinside the global has already recorded PGA Tour victories this season and he is completed in the pinnacle-10 in 5 of his closing 8 begins offevolved. DeChambeau may have a few stiff opposition withinside the 2021 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play discipline with former champions like Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and protecting champ Kevin Kisner set to tee it up this week. The WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play 2021 tees off with pool play on Wednesday from Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas.
A yr ago, the WGC-Dell Match Play become canceled amid worries for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, Kevin Kisner gained the match simply in advance of Matt Kuchar. This yr, Jon Rahm (+1200) enters as the fave at DraftKings Sportsbook and he’s accompanied through the trio of Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, and Justin Thomas (all +1500). The protecting champ, Kisner, has odds sitting at +7000 and the runner-up, Kuchar, is at +15000.
The match receives underway on Wednesday with tee instances beginning at 7:forty five a.m. CT. You can watch organization play insurance of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at the Golf Channel on Wednesday thru Friday from 2 to eight p.m. ET. PGA Tour LIVE will offer streaming insurance of featured fits from 10:15 a.m. to eight p.m. Saturday will function Golf Channel insurance from 10 a.m. to two p.m. and NBC insurance from 2-6 p.m. Sunday will function Golf Channel insurance from 10 a.m. to two p.m. and NBC insurance from three-7 p.m.
Below is a complete listing of tee instances for organization play withinside the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
Groupings for the 2021 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play had been introduced Monday morning, with organization play scheduled to start on Wednesday at Austin Country Club.
No. 1 seed Dustin Johnson, who enters the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play because the pinnacle seed for the fourth consecutive yr, will appearance to feature to his 2017 identify at Austin Country Club. He will cross towards Kevin Na (28), Robert MacIntyre (41) and Adam Long (61).
Defending champion Kevin Kisner (34), who gained the 2019 occasion because the No. forty eight seed, will start his lengthy-awaited identify protection, becoming a member of current PLAYERS champion Justin Thomas (2), Louis Oosthuizen (22) and Matt Kuchar (52). Kisner defeated Kuchar, the 2013 champion, withinside the 2019 Championship fit, three and 2. Oosthuizen has additionally superior to the Championship fit at Austin Country Club, falling to Jason Day in 2016.
Thomas has superior out of organization play in one in every of 4 preceding appearances at Austin Country Club. In 2018, Thomas superior to the Semifinals earlier than falling to eventual champion Bubba Watson, three and 2.
Former University of Texas standout Jordan Spieth (49) lands in Group 15 with Matt Fitzpatrick (15), Matthew Wolff (20) and Corey Conners (37). In 4 profession begins offevolved withinside the occasion at Austin Country Club, Spieth superior out of his organization in 2016 and become defeated through Oosthuizen, four and 2, withinside the spherical of sixteen.
Pool play will take area Wednesday thru Friday, with every participant competing as soon as towards the alternative gamers in his pool. The participant with the nice report from every pool – ties might be damaged through sudden-loss of life playoff – will enhance to the Round of sixteen, with the intention to take area Saturday at the side of the quarterfinals. The semifinals and very last might be performed Sunday.
The groupings for the 2021 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play are indexed below. Our group at PGATOUR.COM compiled a few brief notes on every.
HOW TO FOLLOW (All instances ET)
Television: Wednesday-Friday, 2-eight p.m. (Golf Channel). Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2-6 p.m. (NBC). Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Golf Channel), three-7 p.m. (NBC).
PGA TOUR LIVE: Wednesday, eight:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Featured Matches). Thursday-Friday, 10:15 a.m.-eight p.m. ET (Featured Matches). Saturday, eight:15 a.m.-2 p.m. (Featured Matches).
Radio: Wednesday, noon-6 p.m. ET. Thursday-Friday, 2-eight p.m. ET. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, eleven a.m.-7 p.m. (PGA TOUR Radio on SiriusXM and PGATOUR.com/liveaudio).
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Dustin Johnson (1)
Kevin Na (34)
Robert MacIntyre (41)
Adam Long (61)
The preferred: Dustin Johnson. The reigning FedExCup champion additionally gained this occasion in 2017. He’s uncharacteristically completed T48 and T54 in his beyond begins offevolved.
Bracket buster (lower-ranked participant to maintain a watch on): Kevin Na. The winner of this yr’s Sony Open in Hawaii become a quarterfinalist in 2019 and made the Round of sixteen in 2017.
Favorite fit: Johnson vs. Na. I continually revel in whilst gamers with significantly extraordinary video games face off. The lengthy and brief of it’s miles that those men method guides in significantly extraordinary fashion.
Justin Thomas (2)
Louis Oosthuizen (22)
Kevin Kisner (34)
Matt Kuchar (52)
The preferred: Justin Thomas. The TOUR’s pinnacle iron participant placed on a ball-putting hospital in his win at THE PLAYERS. It’s clean to assume that run persevering with in Austin.
Bracket buster: Kevin Kisner. He’s now no longer simplest the protecting champion. He additionally become runner-up in 2018 to Bubba Waston. Match play gives an possibility for him to show his mettle.
Favorite fit: Thomas vs. Kisner. Two exceptional iron gamers and it’s clean to assume the trash speakme could be off the charts as well.
Jon Rahm (three)
Ryan Palmer (24)
Shane Lowry (38)
Sebastian Munoz (56)
The preferred: Jon Rahm. He become the runner-as much as Johnson in 2017. His T9 at THE PLAYERS become his 6th pinnacle-10 in his closing 8 begins offevolved. The consistent, all-round sport makes him an amazing match for fit play.
Bracket buster: Shane Lowry. The Open champion completed 8th at THE PLAYERS and become in competition thru 3 rounds closing week at The Honda. He already owns one World Golf Championship, as well.
Favorite fit: Rahm vs. Ryan Palmer. We’ll name this one a pleasant rivalry. The are the protecting champions on the Zurich Classic of New Orleans after forming an surprising pairing at TPC Louisiana.
Collin Morikawa (four)
Billy Horschel (32)
Max Homa (35)
J.T. Poston (63)
The preferred: Collin Morikawa. Right along Thomas on the fast listing of the TOUR’s nice iron gamers. Recently gained the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession to turn out to be the simplest participant apart from Tiger Woods to win a primary and WGC earlier than turning 25.
Bracket buster: Max Homa. He prospers on hard guides, prevailing The Genesis Invitational this yr after claiming the Wells Fargo Championship in 2019. His preferred phrase is ‘relentless,’ a trait in order to be wanted this week.
Favorite fit: Morikawa vs. Homa. The scores for this showdown might be thru the roof in Berkeley, California, wherein each attended university. Homa as soon as stated of Morikawa:“His ball putting is so suitable. He’s essentially a robot. I’m now no longer positive I’ve ever visible him hit a horrific shot.”
Bryson DeChambeau (five)
Tommy Fleetwood (21)
Si Woo Kim (forty five)
Antoine Rozner (58)
The preferred: Bryson DeChambeau. Everything is greater in Texas besides for DeChambeau, who currently admitted that he sponsored off his bodybuilding undertaking and has misplaced a bit weight. He is available in on a warm streak, though, prevailing the Arnold Palmer Invitational supplied through Mastercard earlier than completing 0.33 at THE PLAYERS.
Bracket buster: Antoine Rozner. He snuck into the sphere together along with his win on the Qatar Masters, his 2d win in his closing six European Tour begins offevolved.
Favorite fit: DeChambeau vs. Tommy Fleetwood. Brute energy towards a participant recognized for unique iron play. DeChambeau noticed it firsthand whilst he and Tiger Woods had been beat, five and four, through Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari in a foursomes fit on the maximum current Ryder Cup.
Xander Schauffele (6)
Scottie Scheffler (30)
Jason Day (44)
Andy Sullivan (57)
The preferred: Xander Schauffele. He’s coming off an uncharacteristic MC at THE PLAYERS after completing withinside the pinnacle 25 in 24 of his preceding 27 begins offevolved. He slightly neglected the Round of sixteen in his preceding Match Play appearances.
Bracket buster: Jason Day. He currently modified to swing train Chris Como and is gambling a blended bag of system after now no longer renewing with TaylorMade. He’s completed no worse than T35 in his closing 4 begins offevolved, and let’s now no longer neglect about that he gained this occasion in 2014 and 2016.
Favorite fit: Schauffele vs. Scottie Scheffler. This fit need to be sch-weet (get it?). Scheffler is acquainted with Austin CC after gambling his university golfing at Texas and he gained the U.S. Junior, so he’s had a few fulfillment as an beginner. The reigning Rookie of the Year is seeking out his first TOUR win and perhaps that is the week he receives it.
Patrick Reed (7)
Joaquin Niemann (26)
Christiaan Bezuidenhout (33)
Bubba Watson (55)
The preferred: Patrick Reed. He famously went 6-zero in fit play to steer Augusta State to consecutive NCAA titles. His Captain America personality become burnished through his overall performance withinside the Ryder and Presidents cups. Let’s simply say he loves mano-a-mano situations, and he gained in advance this yr on the Farmers Insurance Open.
Bracket buster: Christiaan Bezuidenhout. There’s continually an worldwide participant who’s delivered to us at those World Golf Championships, and Bezuidenhout looks like a high candidate. He currently completed 7th on the Arnold Palmer Invitational supplied through Mastercard.
Favorite fit: Reed vs. Bubba Watson. This might be an old-college affair. Reed is a grinder, counting on his nifty brief sport, whilst no person in the sport curves it like Watson, the 2018 winner of this occasion.
Tyrrell Hatton (eight)
Lee Westwood (18)
Sergio Garcia (39)
Matt Wallace (51)
The preferred: Tyrrell Hatton. He’s gained 3 huge titles in little extra than a yr – the Arnold Palmer Invitational supplied through Mastercard and BMW Championship in 2020, accompanied through the Abu Dhabi championship in advance this yr. His MC at THE PLAYERS is his simplest end out of doors the pinnacle 25 this yr.
Bracket buster: Sergio Garcia. He’s withinside the midst of a resurgence after a win on the Sanderson Farms Championship and robust displaying at THE PLAYERS. He is also a element-time resident of Austin and made it to the Round of sixteen withinside the beyond playings of this occasion.
Favorite fit: Hatton vs. Lee Westwood. A generational tussle among of England’s finest. Westwood ran out of steam at The Honda Classic, however that shouldn’t overshadow his robust play at Bay Hill and TPC Sawgrass.
Webb Simpson (9)
Paul Casey (17)
Mackenzie Hughes (forty eight)
Talor Gooch (59)
The preferred: Webb Simpson. He appears to thrive on Pete Dye designs that desire precision over power. He has wins on the Dye-designed Harbour Town (2020 RBC Heritage), TPC Sawgrass (2018 THE PLAYERS) and TPC of Louisiana (2011 Zurich Classic of New Orleans).
Bracket buster: Talor Gooch. The Texas resident may also trap the sphere through wonder after sneaking into the sphere through wonder after sneaking into the sphere with a T5 end at THE PLAYERS. He’s thirty third on TOUR this season in Strokes Gained: Total.
Favorite fit: Simpson vs. Paul Casey. Casey might be a hard out. He’s made the Round of sixteen in 3 of the closing 5 years.
Patrick Cantlay (10)
Hideki Matsuyama (23)
Carlos Ortiz (42)
Brian Harman (54)
The preferred: Patrick Cantlay. Before a neglected reduce at THE PLAYERS, he become using a streak of six immediately pinnacle-20s, which include a win on the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP @ Sherwood. A strong all-round sport need to in shape him on this format. He slightly neglected the Round of sixteen in his preceding appearances.
Bracket buster: Brian Harman. The lefty is made withinside the mildew of his fellow Georgia Bulldog, Kevin Kisner. He become a embellished beginner in element due to his fit-play prowess. He gained the U.S. Junior and performed with Anthony Kim withinside the Walker Cup earlier than beginning university.
Favorite fit: Cantlay vs. Hideki Matsuyama. This will permit me to make references to their tight warfare for low-beginner honors withinside the 2012 Masters. Look it up. It become a doozy.
Rory McIlroy (eleven)
Cameron Smith (25)
Lanto Griffin (46)
Ian Poulter (60)
The preferred: Rory McIlroy. He appeared a chunk misplaced leaving TPC Sawgrass however remains one of the global’s nice gamers and there could be no wonder if he looked after out in his week off. He additionally gained the primary version of this championship that used the pool-play format (2015).
Bracket buster: Cameron Smith. The Aussie with the nifty brief sport might be a hard out. He’s additionally coming off 3 immediately pinnacle-20s in huge events (fourth, Genesis Invitational; T11, WGC-Workday; T17, THE PLAYERS).
Favorite fit: McIlroy vs. Ian Poulter: McIlroy has all of the bodily expertise withinside the global, however Poulter makes up for it with grit and his putter. Should be a amusing fit.
Tony Finau (12)
Jason Kokrak (29)
Will Zalatoris (40)
Dylan Frittelli (64)
The preferred: Tony Finau. The ultra-consistent Finau has pinnacle-10 finishes in 5 of his closing 8 begins offevolved, which include a playoff loss at The Genesis Invitational. He become a hard out in fit play on the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne, wherein he boosted the U.S. Team with 3 critical ties and went zero-1-three.
Bracket buster: Jason Kokrak. He is coming off 3 immediately pinnacle-10 finishes, which include a T9 at THE PLAYERS Championship, wherein his very last-spherical sixty seven become one of the nice of the day.
Favorite fit: Kokrak vs. Will Zalatoris. Although Kokrak is the most up to date participant withinside the organization, Zalatoris has not anything to lose and is coming off a strong Florida swing that blanketed a pinnacle-25 at THE PLAYERS and T10 on the Arnold Palmer Invitational supplied through Mastercard.
Viktor Hovland (13)
Abraham Ancer (27)
Bernd Wiesberger (43)
Kevin Streelman (53)
The preferred: Viktor Hovland. The fourth-ranked participant withinside the FedExCup has been on a dizzying ascent with 5 pinnacle-15 finishes in his closing 8 begins offevolved, which include his 2d TOUR win on the Mayakoba Golf Classic supplied through UNIFIN. Missed reduce at THE PLAYERS become his first in over a yr.
Bracket buster: Ancer will no question be in a exceptional temper after looking near pal Roberto Diaz win at the Korn Ferry Tour, and Ancer went three-1-1 on the 2019 Presidents Cup.
Favorite fit: Hovland vs. Ancer. They aren’t giants through top however they’re gamers you would possibly surely want to keep away from in fit play. They’ll lock horns in first-spherical motion Wednesday.
Daniel Berger (14)
Harris English (19)
Brendon Todd (47)
Erik van Rooyen (62)
Favorite: Daniel Berger. The 15th-ranked participant withinside the FedExCup, who gained the Charles Schwab Challenge whilst the TOUR again closing June, has stored his foot at the fueloline this season. His 4 pinnacle-10 finishes in 10 begins offevolved encompass some other victory on the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am simply closing month.
Bracket buster: Brendon Todd. With the pandemic cancelling closing yr’s match, the streaky Todd might be making his first begin in Austin because revitalizing his profession on the stop of 2019.
Favorite fit: Berger vs. Harris English. First-rounder among Berger (AT&T Pebble Beach) and English (Sentry Tournament of Champions) capabilities current winners and FSU/Georgia flavor. English additionally WD’d from THE PLAYERS with an injury, including intrigue. Berger withdrew from closing week’s Honda Classic, as well, so we are now no longer positive which injured golfer poses the largest threat.
Matt Fitzpatrick (15)
Matthew Wolff (20)
Corey Conners (37)
Jordan Spieth (49)
Favorite: Matt Fitzpatrick. England’s Fitzpatrick isn’t always simplest the most up to date on this organization, he’s additionally one of the most up to date withinside the discipline after pinnacle-10 finishes in 3 of his closing 4 begins offevolved and a T11 withinside the other.
Bracket buster: Corey Conners. The quiet, unassuming Canadian contended at THE PLAYERS (solo 7th) and the Arnold Palmer Invitational (solo 0.33). He’d surprise no person through prevailing the organization.
Favorite fit: Jordan Spieth vs. Matthew Wolff. Can a resurgent Spieth maintain up his current run of suitable play? Is Wolff healthful once more after a irritating begin to 2021? Stay tuned as men who’ve been known as America’s subsequent exceptional participant warfare it out for the point.
Sungjae Im (sixteen)
Victor Perez (31)
Marc Leishman (36)
Russell Henley (50)
Favorite: Sungjae Im. This is the primary WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play begin for Im, who’s coming off a T8 in his protection at The Honda Classic. His T17 at THE PLAYERS featured a very last-spherical 66.
Bracket buster: Russell Henley. He is coming off a very last-spherical sixty eight and a T3 end at The Honda Classic, wherein he led the sphere in Strokes Gained: Putting (+eight.169) for the week.
Favorite fit: Henley vs. Marc Leishman. Underdog Leishman clean to miss after lacking the reduce in his closing TOUR begins offevolved however completed T9 the closing time this match become held, in 2019.