When: March 22-26, 2017
Where: Austin Country Club, Austin, Texas
Format: Match Play
Defending Champion: Jason Day
TV Coverage: Golf Channel, NBC
The WGC - Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament gets started March 22-26, 2017. Over the years the event has changed sponsors, formats and locations. You may remember it as the WGC - Accenture Match Play Championship (2001-2014) and originally the WGC - Andersen Consulting Championship (1999-2000).
The venues have changed over the years as well. From its inauguration in 1999, La Costa Resort and Spa hosted the tournament. That ended in 2006 when the tournament moved to Marana, Arizona, at the Gallery Golf Club for two years, then moved to The Golf Club at Dove Mountain (2009-2014). The event returned for one year to California in 2015 to TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. Dell Technologies signed up to sponsor the event from 2016-2019 and moved the tournament to Austin Country Club.
The 64-man field will be divided into 16-four player groups, and each group will play round-robin matches Wednesday-Friday. Players with the best record in each group will advance to 16-man, single-elimination match play, with two rounds on Saturday and the semifinals and final on Sunday. This assures that all 64 players, including fan favorites such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, will compete for at least three days of competition.
Founded in 1899, Austin Country Club is one of the oldest existing courses in Texas. Pete Dye re-designed the layout in 1984 and it’s been a popular place ever since. The track measures 7,073 yards and plays to a par 71 and is defined by the breathtaking views of Lake Austin. The club has served as home to several of the game’s greats that include Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw.
The top 64 ranked players in the world will be playing in a one of a kind, match play, round robin format that is ideal for betting. Thirty-two matches a day for the first three days of competition is what we call a perfect day to pick winners and fill up your betting account.
World No. 1 Dustin Johnson +650, Rory McIlroy +700, Jordan Spieth +750 and defending champion Jason Day +1200 headline this week’s star-studded betting field at the WGC - Dell Technologies Match Play.
The top 64 players on the World Ranking after the Valspar Championship automatically qualified to compete in the WGC event, but had to commit by Friday afternoon to officially be in the field. Five players Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Adam Hadwin and Rickie Fowler withdrew, allowing Jason Dufner, K.T. Kim, Joost Luiten, Pat Perez and Si Woo Kim, the chance to compete in Austin. Continue...
The WGC - Dell Match Play is part of a series of 4 World Golf Championship tournaments, with international fields, in varied formats (match play, stroke and team).
The series of tournaments are considered the most important tournaments outside of the four majors and the Players Championship.
Founded in 1899, Austin Country Club is one of the oldest existing clubs in Texas. The club’s current property is located on a challenging Pete Dye-designed golf course built in 1984 with breathtaking views of Lake Austin.
This course is the third home for Austin Country Club since its founding in 1899. With its deep pot bunkers, undulating turf and dramatic fairway falls, the course includes Texas accents added by extensive use of massive limestone slabs, quarried on site, to build revetments for tees, greens and fairways. The club has served as home to several of the game’s greats, including World Golf Hall of Famers Harvey Penick, Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw.
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The WGC-Dell Match Play is one of the best events for golf fans and especially fans who gamble on golf.
And, given the history of upsets since this tournament's inception in 1999, it's fair to say that, in theory at least, every one of the 64 competitors has a chance of winning the event.
The roll call of former winners, however, suggests otherwise.
Golf Match play Betting has become a very exciting affair thanks to the matchplay format and the tournament comes very early in the season when players have not necessarily found their form and it means there is some great value to be found in the betting for each match, for division winners and for the outright winner.
In Running golf bets can be made at any time during the tournament, which is particularly important with regards to the Accenture Matchplay as the odds on each match can and do change after every shot.
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Dustin Johnson became the first player to sweep the World Golf Championships with a dominant week that included more drama than he needed in the Dell Technologies Match Play.
Johnson escaped a furious charge by Jon Rahm when the 22-year-old Spaniard failed to birdie the 18th hole.
Johnson’s 1-up victory completed a week in which he never trailed in any of his seven matches, and he led in 105 of the 112 holes he played. It was the third straight victory for Johnson, and it stamped his position at No. 1.
Johnson never went beyond the 16th hole, when he had to hold on to beat Hideto Tanihara in the semi-finals and Rahm in the championship match. He previously won the Mexico Championship, Bridgestone Invitational and HSBC Champions.
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