The PGA Tour has stopped in Texas for this week’s WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club, as Bubba Watson will attempt to defend his title.
The field is split up into 16 groupings of four golfers, and each player will compete in three round-robin matches over the first three days before the group winner advances to the single-elimination knockout stage during the weekend.
Outside of Rickie Fowler and Adam Scott, the 64 top-ranked players in the world will be in action this week. Tiger Woods is among them, as he’ll be tuning up before heading to Augusta National for the Masters in two weeks.
Woods, a three-time winner of the event but playing in it for the first time since the format change, tees off for his first match at 2 p.m. on Wednesday against reigning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Aaron Wise. He then faces Brandt Snedeker at 12:32 p.m. ET on Thursday.
The odds-on favorites to win are Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy, who have each won the WGC-Match Play once in their careers. The 2015 champ McIlroy, who is coming off a title at the Players Championship earlier this month, tees off at 2:22 p.m. ET on Wednesday against Luke List. Johnson, who won the Match Play in 2017, tees off at 3:50 p.m. ET on Wednesday against Chez Reavie.
Full tee times for each of the 16 groupings over the first two days of the tournament can be found here.
What: WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
Where: Austin Country Club; Austin, Texas
When: Wednesday-Sunday, March 27-31
Defending champion: Bubba Watson
Purse: $10.25 million ($1.845 million)
TV Schedule (ET)
Wednesday: 2-8 p.m. (Golf Channel)
Thursday: 2-8 p.m. (Golf Channel)
Friday: 2-8 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), 3-7 p.m. (NBC)