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2019 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play

The 2019 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play was the 21st WGC Match Play, played March 27–31 at Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas. It was the second of four World Golf Championships in 2019.

2019 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
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Advertisement for the final day's play featuring winner Kevin Kisner, runner up Matt Kuchar, and losing semi finalists Francesco Molinari and Lucas Bjerregaard.
Tournament information
DatesMarch 27–31, 2019
LocationAustin, Texas, U.S.
30°20′35″N 97°47′49″W / 30.343°N 97.797°W / 30.343; -97.797Coordinates: 30°20′35″N 97°47′49″W / 30.343°N 97.797°W / 30.343; -97.797
Course(s)Austin Country Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
FormatMatch play – 18 holes
Statistics
Par71
Length7,108 yards (6,500 m)
Field64 players
Prize fund$10,250,00
9,125,710
Winner's share$1,745,000
€$1,553,597
Champion
United States Kevin Kisner
def. Matt Kuchar 3 & 2
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Kevin Kisner, runner-up in 2018, defeated 2013 champion Matt Kuchar in the final, 3 & 2.[1]

Contents

Course layoutEdit

Austin Country Club

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 394 470 440 185 370 590 201 498 490 3,638 393 194 578 317 465 440 585 150 368 3,490 7,128
Par 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 35 4 3 5 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 71

Source:[2]

FieldEdit

The field consisted of the top 64 players available from the Official World Golf Ranking on March 17.[3] However, the seedings were based on the World Rankings on March 24.[4]

Rickie Fowler (ranked 8th on March 17, personal reasons) and Adam Scott (29th, personal reasons) did not compete, allowing entry for Satoshi Kodaira (65th) and Luke List (66th).

Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (30) South America (1) Europe (21) Oceania (3) Asia (6) Africa (3)
  Mexico (1)   Argentina (1)   England (10)   Australia (3)   China (1)   South Africa (3)
  United States (29)   Northern Ireland (1)   Japan (2)
  Scotland (1)   South Korea (2)
  Ireland (1)   Thailand (1)
  Denmark (2)
  Italy (1)
  Spain (3)
  Sweden (2)

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Player Country Year(s) won Record Advanced to Finish
Matt Kuchar   United States 2013 5−1−1 Finals 2
Tiger Woods   United States 2003, 2004, 2008 3−2−0 Quarterfinals T5
Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 2015 3−1−0 Round of 16 T9
Henrik Stenson   Sweden 2007 3−1−0 Round of 16 T9
Ian Poulter   England 2010 2−1−0 Group play T17
Dustin Johnson   United States 2017 1−2−0 Group play T40
Bubba Watson   United States 2018 1−2−0 Group play T40
Jason Day   Australia 2014, 2016 0−3−0 Group play T61

FormatEdit

The first phase of the tournament involves players being split into 16 groups of four players. Each group is decided by a round-robin format played over Wednesday to Friday, with the sixteen group winners advancing to the knock out phase. The group winner is decided by awarding 1 point for a win, and ½ point for a halved match. If two or more players are tied on points at the conclusion of the group phase, sudden death stroke play playoff is played between tied players.

The group winners play the round of sixteen on Saturday morning, and the quarterfinal on Saturday afternoon. The semifinals are played on Sunday morning, and the final and third place playoff are played on Sunday afternoon. In total, the winner will play seven rounds of golf.[5]

ResultsEdit

Pool playEdit

Players were divided into 16 groups of four players and play round-robin matches Wednesday to Friday.

  • Round 1 – March 27
  • Round 2 – March 28
  • Round 3 – March 29
Group 1
Round Winner Score Loser
1 Johnson 4 & 3 Reavie
Grace 4 & 3 Matsuyama
2 Grace 1 up Johnson
Matsuyama vs Reavie – halved
3 Matsuyama 4 & 2 Johnson
Grace 2 & 1 Reavie
Seed Player W L H Points Finish
40   Branden Grace 3 0 0 3 1
24   Hideki Matsuyama 1 1 1 1.5 2
1   Dustin Johnson 1 2 0 1 3
55   Chez Reavie 0 2 1 0.5 4
Group 2
Round Winner Score Loser
1 Rose 2 & 1 Grillo
Woodland 2 & 1 Pepperell
2 Rose vs Pepperell – halved
Woodland 1 up Grillo
3 Rose 1 up Woodland
Grillo 4 & 3 Pepperell
Seed Player W L H Points Finish
2   Justin Rose 2 0 1 2.5 1
22   Gary Woodland 2 1 0 2 2
53   Emiliano Grillo 1 2 0 1 3
34   Eddie Pepperell 0 2 1 0.5 4
Group 3
Round Winner Score Loser
1 Koepka vs Lewis – halved
Li 5 & 4 Norén
2 Li 1 up Koepka
Norén 4 & 2 Lewis
3 Norén 3 & 2 Koepka
Lewis 1 up Li
Seed Player W L H Points Finish
36   Li Haotong 2 1 0 2 1
27   Alex Norén 2 1 0 2 2
60   Tom Lewis 1 1 1 1.5 3
3   Brooks Koepka 0 2 1 0.5 4
  • Li defeated Norén on the first hole of a
    sudden-death playoff with a birdie.
Group 4
Round Winner Score Loser
1 McIlroy 5 & 4 List
Harding 1 up Fitzpatrick
2 McIlroy 3 & 2 Harding
List 2 & 1 Fitzpatrick
3 McIlroy 4 & 2 Fitzpatrick
Harding 2 up List
Seed Player W L H Points Finish
4   Rory McIlroy 3 0 0 3 1
47   Justin Harding 2 1 0 2 2
64   Luke List 1 2 0 1 3
32   Matthew Fitzpatrick 0 3 0 0 4
Group 5
Round Winner Score Loser
1 Bjerregaard 3 & 2 Thomas
Wallace 1 up Bradley
2 Thomas 3 & 1 Wallace
Bradley vs Bjerregaard – halved
3 Thomas vs Bradley – halved
Bjerregaard 1 up Wallace
Seed Player W L H Points Finish
50   Lucas Bjerregaard 2 0 1 2.5 1
5   Justin Thomas 1 1 1 1.5 2
33   Matt Wallace 1 2 0 1 T3
31   Keegan Bradley 0 1 2 1 T3
Group 6
Round Winner Score Loser
1 DeChambeau 3 & 1 Knox
Leishman 2 up Aphibarnrat
2 Aphibarnrat 2 & 1 DeChambeau
Leishman 2 up Knox
3 Leishman 5 & 4 DeChambeau
Knox 2 up Aphibarnrat
Seed Player W L H Points Finish
17   Marc Leishman 3 0 0 3 1
6   Bryson DeChambeau 1 2 0 1 T2
39   Kiradech Aphibarnrat 1 2 0 1 T2
59   Russell Knox 1 2 0 1 T2
Group 7
Round Winner Score Loser
1 Molinari 5 & 4 Kodaira
Olesen 2 & 1 Simpson
2 Molinari 4 & 3 Olesen
Simpson vs Kodaira – halved
3 Molinari 2 & 1 Simpson
Kodaira 2 & 1 Olesen
Seed Player W L H Points Finish
7   Francesco Molinari 3 0 0 3 1
63   Satoshi Kodaira 1 1 1 1.5 2
45   Thorbjørn Olesen 1 2 0 1 3
21   Webb Simpson 0 2 1 0.5 4
Group 8
Round Winner Score Loser
1 Rahm 7 & 5 Kim
Kuchar 3 & 1 Holmes
2 Holmes 2 & 1 Rahm
Kuchar 6 & 4 Kim
3 Rahm vs Kuchar – halved
Holmes 6 & 4 Kim
Seed Player W L H Points Finish
23   Matt Kuchar 2 0 1 2.5 1
43   J. B. Holmes 2 1 0 2 2
8   Jon Rahm 1 1 1 1.5 3
54   Kim Si-woo 0 3 0 0 4
Group 9
Round Winner Score Loser
1 Schauffele 1 up Westwood
Hatton 4 & 3 Cabrera-Bello
2 Schauffele vs Hatton – halved
Cabrera-Bello vs Westwood – halved
3 Cabrera-Bello 1 up Schauffele
Hatton 3 & 1 Westwood
Seed Player W L H Points Finish
35   Tyrrell Hatton 2 0 1 2.5 1
9   Xander Schauffele 1 1 1 1.5 T2
29   Rafa Cabrera-Bello 1 1 1 1.5 T2
62   Lee Westwood 0 2 1 0.5 4
Group 10
Round Winner Score Loser
1 Casey 5 & 3 Ancer
Howell III 2 & 1 Smith
2 Casey vs Howell III – halved
Ancer 3 & 2 Smith
3 Casey 4 & 3 Smith
Ancer 5 & 3 Howell III
Seed Player W L H Points Finish
10   Paul Casey 2 0 1 2.5 1
58   Abraham Ancer 2 1 0 2 2
42   Charles Howell III 1 1 1 1.5 3
25   Cameron Smith 0 3 0 0 4
Group 11
Round Winner Score Loser
1 Fleetwood 3 & 2 An
Stanley 3 & 2 Oosthuizen
2 Fleetwood vs Stanley – halved
Oosthuizen 1 up An
3 Oosthuizen 4 & 3 Fleetwood
An 6 & 5 Stanley
Seed Player W L H Points Finish
19   Louis Oosthuizen 2 1 0 2 1
11   Tommy Fleetwood 1 1 1 1.5 T2
41   Kyle Stanley 1 1 1 1.5 T2
49   An Byeong-hun 1 2 0 1 4
Group 12
Round Winner Score Loser
1 Furyk 2 up Day
Stenson 2 & 1 Mickelson
2 Stenson 4 & 3 Day
Furyk 1 up Mickelson
3 Mickelson 2 up Day
Stenson 5 & 4 Furyk
Seed Player W L H Points Finish
37   Henrik Stenson 3 0 0 3 1
52   Jim Furyk 2 1 0 2 2
20   Phil Mickelson 1 2 0 1 3
12   Jason Day 0 3 0 0 4
Group 13
Round Winner Score Loser
1 Woods 3 & 1 Wise
Cantlay vs Snedeker – halved
2 Snedeker 2 & 1 Woods
Cantlay 4 & 2 Wise
3 Woods 4 & 2 Cantlay
Wise 6 & 4 Snedeker
Seed Player W L H Points Finish
13   Tiger Woods 2 1 0 2 1
18   Patrick Cantlay 1 1 1 1.5 T2
44   Brandt Snedeker 1 1 1 1.5 T2
61   Aaron Wise 1 2 0 1 4
Group 14
Round Winner Score Loser
1 Finau 2 & 1 Mitchell
Poulter 2 up Kisner
2 Kisner 2 up Finau
Mitchell 1 up Poulter
3 Poulter 1 up Finau
Kisner 2 & 1 Mitchell
Seed Player W L H Points Finish
48   Kevin Kisner 2 1 0 2 1
30   Ian Poulter 2 1 0 2 2
14   Tony Finau 1 2 0 1 T3
56   Keith Mitchell 1 2 0 1 T3
  • Kisner defeated Poulter on the third hole of a
    sudden-death playoff with a birdie.
Group 15
Round Winner Score Loser
1 Na 1 up Watson
Spieth vs Horschel – halved
2 Horschel 2 & 1 Watson
Spieth 3 & 2 Na
3 Watson 1 up Spieth
Na 3 & 1 Horschel
Seed Player W L H Points Finish
57   Kevin Na 2 1 0 2 1
28   Jordan Spieth 1 1 1 1.5 T2
38   Billy Horschel 1 1 1 1.5 T2
15   Bubba Watson 1 2 0 1 4
Group 16
Round Winner Score Loser
1 Putnam 3 & 2 Reed
García 4 & 2 Lowry
2 Reed vs Lowry – halved
García 5 & 4 Putnam
3 Reed 2 & 1 García
Lowry 3 & 2 Putnam
Seed Player W L H Points Finish
26   Sergio García 2 1 0 2 1
16   Patrick Reed 1 1 1 1.5 T2
46   Shane Lowry 1 1 1 1.5 T2
51   Andrew Putnam 1 2 0 1 4

Final 16 bracketEdit

Players by pool: A=5, B=4, C=5, D=2

  Round of 16 — 18 holes
March 30 – morning
Quarterfinals — 18 holes
March 30 – afternoon
Semifinals — 18 holes
March 31 – morning
Final — 18 holes
March 31 – afternoon
                                     
40   Branden Grace  
26   Sergio García 1 up  
  26   Sergio García  
 
  23   Matt Kuchar 2 up  
23   Matt Kuchar 4&3
35   Tyrrell Hatton  
  23   Matt Kuchar 1 up  
  50   Lucas Bjerregaard  
4   Rory McIlroy  
13   Tiger Woods 2&1  
  13   Tiger Woods
 
  50   Lucas Bjerregaard 1 up  
50   Lucas Bjerregaard 3&2
37   Henrik Stenson  
  23   Matt Kuchar
  48   Kevin Kisner 3&2
2   Justin Rose  
57   Kevin Na 2 up  
  57   Kevin Na
 
  7   Francesco Molinari 6&5  
7   Francesco Molinari 5&4
10   Paul Casey  
  7   Francesco Molinari
  48   Kevin Kisner 1 up  
36   Li Haotong  
48   Kevin Kisner 6&5   Third place
  48   Kevin Kisner 2&1
 
  19   Louis Oosthuizen  
17   Marc Leishman 50   Lucas Bjerregaard
19   Louis Oosthuizen 2&1     7   Francesco Molinari 4&2

Breakdown by countryEdit

Country 64 R16 QF SF F Ch
  United States 29 4 4 2 2 1
  Denmark 2 1 1 1
  Italy 1 1 1 1
  South Africa 3 2 1
  Spain 3 1 1
  England 10 3
  Australia 3 1
  Sweden 2 1
  China 1 1
  Northern Ireland 1 1
  Japan 2
  South Korea 2
  Argentina 1
  Ireland 1
  Mexico 1
  Scotland 1
  Thailand 1

Prize money and FedEx Cup/OWGR points breakdownEdit

Place Description US ($) Euro (€) Points OWGR
1 Champion 1,745,000 1,553,597 550 76
2 Runner-up 1,095,000 974,893 315 45.6
3 Third place 712,000 633,903 200 30.4
4 Fourth place 574,000 511,040 140 22.8
T5 Losing quarterfinalists x 4 315,000 280,449 101 14.82
T9 Losing round of 16 x 8 167,000 148,682 68.25 8.88
T17 Those with 2 points in pool play x 7 108,429 96,535 50.06 5.35
T24 Those with 1.5 points in pool play x 16 81,313 72,394 29.71 3.38
T40 Those with 1 point in pool play x 16 62,500 55,645 11.58 2.09
T56 Those with 0.5 points in pool play x 5 53,000 47,187 6.12 1.30
T61 Those with 0 points in pool play x 4 50,750 45,183 5.10 0
Total 10,250,000 3,217

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kisner wins Match Play year after losing in final". ESPN. Associated Press. March 31, 2019.
  2. ^ "WGC-Match Play: Card of the course". European Tour. March 4, 2019. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  3. ^ "Week 11 – 2019" (PDF). Official World Golf Ranking. March 17, 2019.
  4. ^ "Week 12 – 2019" (PDF). Official World Golf Ranking. March 24, 2019.
  5. ^ "Match Play : How it works". PGA Tour. February 5, 2018. Retrieved March 27, 2019.

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