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WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play bracket: Groups, booked opening match

The WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play round is set up for this week’s PGA Tour at Austin Country Club and we’ve got our first look for you.

One of the PGA Tour’s most unique events comes just two weeks before The Masters with WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play takes place once again at Austin Country Club this week. Unfortunately, Valspar Championship winner Sam Burns bowed, as did Rory McIlroy. However, the field is still stacked for the 64 player event.

Billy Horschel, who has been at the top of the leaderboard multiple times this season, is back to try and make it through the Dell Match Play qualifiers as the defending champion. However, the likes of Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa, Viktor Hovland, Scottie Scheffler and many more are here to try and dethrone him.

So how to break the frame? Check out the March Madness edition of the PGA Tour for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.

WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Khung

We have our frame and it looks absolutely glorious.

Looking at the 16 groups, there are some intriguing matches going on. Group 3 with Viktor Hovland, Will Zalatoris, Cameron Tringale and Sepp Straka will be worth watching. The same is true for Group 5 as Scottie Scheffler and Matt Fitzpatrick are currently the trump cards with Tommy Fleetwood trending up.

Not stopping there, Group 13 with Tyrrell Hatton and Daniel Berger, Group 11 with Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott and Justin Rose, and even Group 16 with Brooks Koepka and Shane Lowry are all well worth keeping an eye on.

However, all eyes will be on Bryson DeChambeau in Pot 9, the top seed in that group. This will be his first event since he is dealing with an injury and the format can tell quite a bit about his current state of health.

Dell Match Play format: How does the Match Play framework work?

Obviously, this is a completely different format from the familiar 72-hole way of playing. The biggest change may be the fact that the match will start on Wednesday instead of Thursday, which makes sense for the rest of the format.

Each group will compete in a Round-robin format Wednesday through Friday with each player playing against every other player in their group. One point is awarded for a win in a match, half a point is awarded for a draw in a match, and, of course, no points are awarded for a loss. The player who earns the most points in a Round robin match from each group will advance to the knockout round. The first crackers will be head-to-head and if they draw that match, a sudden death playoff will be held to determine who moves forward.

Saturday and Sunday will see the knockout stages of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match with the Sweet Round of 16 and Quarterfinals taking place on Saturday and the Finals and Finals on Sunday. If matches are tied after 18 holes, play will continue until a winner is determined.

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