The Dell Technologies Match Play golf event is one month away and is again being hosted at the Austin Country Club in Austin, TX. This is a World Golf Championship and hosts the top 64 golfers in the world rankings and the winner is determined by a bracket type tournament. This is the second year that the tournament is being hosted in Austin, and again, I will be working as a marshal on Hole #8. Last year was a great experience, and a great tournament. Jason Day won the event, without even playing a practice round at the course since he won the week before and wanted to rest! The big hitters bomb the ball off the tee and over power the course, however, the precise golfers can compete too. Since the course can be tight at times, if the big hitters are not accurate, it will inflict penalty strokes.
Here is a picture of myself with the WGC trophy before the event. Tickets are already sold out for the tournament, which isn’t surprising since the ticket count is quite small compared to other tournaments. The dates of the 2017 event are March 22-26th. The first three days are round-robin style match play events, and the final 16 will play a single elimination match play bracket over the next two days. It’s a very fund event to watch and work and I would hope anyone that lives or will be visiting the Austin area should attend.
WGC Dell Technologies Match Play History
The WGC Dell Match Play Championship is one of the four tournaments that make up the World Golf Championship series. The WGC Dell Match Play Championship is the 2nd event of the World Golf Championship series, played annually after the WGC Cadillac Championship. Founded in 1999 as the WGC Andersen Consulting Match Play Championship, the WGC Dell Match Play Championship has also been known as the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship, and the WGC Cadillac Match Play Championship. The prize fund for the 2017 WGC Dell Match Play Championship is over $9 million and draws 64 of the top players in the world.
WGC Dell Technologies Match Play Schedule
- Wednesday, March 22 – Pool Play – Competition Round 1
- Thursday, March 23 – Pool Play – Competition Round 2
- Friday, March 24 – Pool Play – Competition Round 3
- Saturday, March 25 – Round of 16 – Competition Round 4, Quarterfinals – Competition Round 5
- Sunday, March 26 – Semifinals – Competition Round 6, Final – Competition Round 6
WGC Dell Technologies Tickets
Tickets are sold out currently, but you can still buy tickets through Ticket City
Scroll down on the Ticket City webpage until you see the option to select the WGC Match Play Championship Event
The volunteer uniforms are different this year, and will be green as opposed to last years’ blue. Below is a picture of the uniform that consisted of a hat, golf shirt, and a pullover.