Why attend the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play Golf?
The match play tournament is one of four World Golf Championship events played every year. Golfers play for similar money as they do in major tournaments. In fact, some PGA golfers and experts consider the Austin WGC Dell Technologies Match Play event to be on par with the four major PGA tournaments.
What truly sets the Austin tournament apart from the other three World Golf Championships is its format. The event is the only match play tournament as the other World Golf Championship competitions utilize stroke play. Since 2016, the competition has been hosted in beautiful Austin, Texas at the Austin Country Club.
The WGC Dell Technologies Match Play takes place in late March, and it is a great lead-in to April's Masters tournament. Fans can watch many of the players that will take part in the Augusta tournament, and see just which players are playing the best golf at the moment.
WGC DELL TECHNOLOGIES MATCH PLAY HISTORY
The current World Golf Championship format began in 1999. The 2018 event in Austin marked the 20th match play competition. It was the third year the match play event has taken place in Austin. Prior to its arrival at the Austin Country Club, the tournament was played in five different golf course locations. Courses in California, Arizona and Australia have all been home to the annual golf tournament.
Tiger Woods holds the most all-time wins at the event with three. Geoff Ogilvy and Jason Day have each won the event two times. Dustin Johnson took home the WGC Dell Match Play tournament trophy in 2017. This year, Bubba Watson won the tournament, gaining his 11th tour win on March 25.
The tournament pits the best on the PGA circuit against one another in a fantastic knockout competition, and the 2019 competition is sure to do the same.
WGC DELL TECHNOLOGIES MATCH PLAY FORMAT
The tournament tees off in Austin, Texas once again in the spring of 2019. The event will begin with a group stage for the first round. The players will be divided into groups. Golfers will play against the other participants in their group during the first round. The winners of each group will advance to a single elimination knockout phase.
AUSTIN COUNTRY CLUB
The Austin Country Club has been located at its current site since 1984. However, the country club has been around since 1899. Legendary golf course architect Pete Dye developed the course at its current location. His design led to the Austin Country Club having numerous challenging traits. The par-71 course will provide the tournament winner with a $1.8 million share of the purse.
Golf fans shouldn't hesitate to experience one of the most unique tournaments on the PGA Tour. Austin is a beautiful city that travelers will fall in love with as they experience the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament.