The PGA Tour heads to Texas this week for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, the third of four World Golf Championships this season. This marks the fourth season the event will be held at Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas.
This also marks the fifth year of the event’s new, pool-play format, which doesn’t feel so new any more. The 64 players are broken up into 16 groups of four, and everyone plays each other once in each group, with one man advancing to the round of 16. A won match is a full point and a halved match is a half of a point. The player with the most points at the end of all three matches moves on to the round of 16, and any ties are decided in a sudden death playoff.
The World Cup style format has yielded some exciting results, with Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson claiming wins in the last four years. All four former winners are in the field this year, as is Tiger Woods, who will be playing in this format for the first time in his career. Woods is in a group this year with Brandt Snedeker, Aaron Wise and Patrick Cantlay. The group packing the most star power, Group 12, consists of Day, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk and Henrik Stenson.
Tee times for Wednesday’s matches are below. Check back here each day for the latest tee times.
The Golf Channel will carry live coverage on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET, as well as Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. NBC will take over on the weekend at 2 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Thursday Tee Times (all times ET)
10:20 a.m. — Paul Casey vs. Charles Howell III
10:31 a.m. — Cameron Smith vs. Abraham Ancer
10:42 a.m. — Francesco Molinari vs. Thorbjorn Olesen
10:53 a.m. — Webb Simpson vs. Satoshi Kodaira
11:04 a.m. — Bubba Watson vs. Billy Horschel
11:15 a.m. — Jordan Spieth vs. Kevin Na
11:26 a.m. — Justin Rose vs. Eddie Pepperell
11:37 a.m. — Gary Woodland vs. Emiliano Grillo
11:48 a.m. — Jason Day vs. Henrik Stenson
11:59 a.m. — Phil Mickelson vs. Jim Furyk
12:10 p.m. — Justin Thomas vs. Matt Wallace
12:21 p.m. — Keegan Bradley vs. Lucas Bjerregaard
12:32 p.m. — Tiger Woods vs. Brandt Snedker
12:43 p.m. — Patrick Cantlay vs. Aaron Wise
12:54 p.m. — Rory McIlroy vs. Justin Harding
1:05 p.m. — Matthew Fitzpatrick vs. Luke List
1:16 p.m. — Xander Schauffele vs. Tyrrell Hatton
1:27 p.m. — Rafa Cabrera Bello vs. Lee Westwood
1:38 p.m. — Jon Rahm vs. J.B. Holmes
1:49 p.m. — Matt Kuchar vs. Si Woo Kim
2 p.m. — Patrick Reed vs. Shane Lowry
2:11 p.m. — Sergio Garcia vs. Andrew Putnam
2:22 p.m. — Dustin Johnson vs. Branden Grace
2:33 p.m. — Hideki Matsuyama vs. Chez Reavie
2:44 p.m. — Tommy Fleetwood vs. Kyle Stanley
2:55 p.m. — Louis Oosthuizen vs. Byeong Hun An
3:06 p.m. — Bryson DeChambeau vs. Kiradech Aphibarnrat
3:17 p.m. — Marc Leishman vs. Russell Knox
3:28 p.m. — Tony Finau vs. Kevin Kisner
3:39 p.m. — Ian Poulter vs. Keith Mitchell
3:50 p.m. — Brooks Koepka vs. HaoTong Li
4:01 p.m. — Alex Noren vs. Tom Lewis