PGA Tour Announces Match Play Bracket For WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play

The PGA Tour released the bracket for this week’s WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play on Monday as Austin Country Club hosts the unique event for its final year. It’s a tournament unlike any other as 64 players begin the week in pods for round-robin match play that ends Friday.

The winners of each group advance to a single-elimination battle to crown a champion. Scottie Scheffler is defending champion and will be among those fighting for the title in Saturday’s Round of 16 and Quarterfinals.


The bracket is packed, and we’re about to get a lot of match play action. The PGA Tour heads to the Longhorn State this week for the final playing of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club.

The field of 64 players has been split into 16 groups based on this week’s Official World Ranking. Each player plays three matches within their group Wednesday through Friday, earning one point for a win and a half for a tie. The group winners then move on to the knockout rounds Saturday and Sunday.

There’s a lot on the line this week for players outside the top 50 in the OWGR who don’t have Masters invitations. For example, Rickie Fowler needs to make the quarterfinals in order to break into the top 50. It’s a lot of pressure, but he’s in a good spot to do it. Here’s a look at the groups, and tee times for each day of round-robin match play.


Defending champion Scottie Scheffler breezed through his group and is one match away from hoisting the Walter Hagen Cup in Austin. The world No. 1 is considered the favorite to win this year’s event at DraftKings Sportsbook and is priced at +400 with Rory McIlroy right behind him.

The field is split into 16 groups of four players who play everyone in their group Wednesday-Friday. Players earn one point for a win and half a point for a tie, with the player who finishes top of their group advancing to the knockout rounds.

Sam Burns is the surprise winner of group 15 after a dominant display. The American thrashed Cameron Young 6&5 and cruised past Alex Noren and Tom Kim in their other two matches. He’ll face J.T. Poston in the Quarterfinals on Saturday morning. That matchup could prove to be a good one as Poston topped his group after beating Davis Riley (1UP), Sungjae Im (3&2), and Maverick McNealy (3&1). All eight quarterfinal matches are scheduled for the afternoon session on Saturday.


The PGA Tour is in Austin this week for the final iteration of WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. The tournament gets underway Wednesday at the Austin Country Club with 64 players split into 16 four-player groups to compete in round-robin match play for three days. At the end of that, the group winners advance to a bracket-style single-elimination tournament over the weekend.

Tiebreakers will be determined by the number of holes won in a match. If there is still a tie, the match will go to a head-to-head playoff on each hole starting at the first hole.

Rickie Fowler is among those outside the top 50 who need a good result in Austin to secure a spot at Augusta next month. That means he needs to reach the quarterfinals or better to make sure he’ll be eligible for the Masters. Fowler will face Lucas Herbert, Taylor Montgomery and Denny McCarthy this week.

Ways to Win

The Florida Swing is over and it’s time to turn our attention to the PGA Tour’s final event of the season – the 2023 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club. The tournament is headlined by defending champion Scottie Scheffler, and the field includes 64 of the world’s top-77 players.

The field is split into 16 groups of four players who will compete in round-robin group play Wednesday through Friday. Each player earns one point for a win and half a point for a tie, with the winner of each group advancing to the knockout rounds Saturday and Sunday.

The winner of this event will receive 67 Official World Golf Ranking points, a three-plus season exemption on the PGA Tour, berths into next year’s Masters and PGA Championship, and a spot at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. The winner’s share is $3.5 million, with the top-four finishers earning a share of the winnings as well.

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