WGC, match play challenge with best golfers



by ANDREA GUSSONI

WGC, match play challenge with best golfers

In Texas, 64 of the best golfers in the world compete in the World Golf Championship-Dell Technologies Match Play. In Austin, from 22 to 26 March, there will be a show challenge in an event that will see Scottie Scheffler, world number 1, defend the title conquered in 2022.

The American, who returns to the field after his triumph at The Players Championship, regardless of result is already certain to maintain leadership. The Spaniard Jon Rahm and the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, respectively number 2 and 3 in the world rankings, who will try to close the distances from the American, while there will however be no blue in the race, not even Francesco Molinari, who was third in 2019.

WGC, schedule

The event, which offers 20 million dollars, of which 3.5 will go to the winner, will be played at the Austin Country Club, where the competitors will be divided into 16 groups of four players (seeded by the best in the world ranking ) and will compete in an Italian round: everyone will meet the other three, with a points classification (one point for each win and a half for each draw).

Only the winners of the groupings will be admitted to the round of 16 which will take place together with the quarterfinals on Saturday 25th, with the semifinals and finals scheduled for Sunday. Scheffler, placed in "group 1", will face Tom Kim, Alex Noren and David Riley.

While Rahm will face Billy Horschel (champion in 2021), Keith Mitchell and Rickie Fowler. McIlroy will instead have to overcome competition from Keegan Bradley, Denny McCarthy and Scott Stallings. While Cantlay will have to watch his back from Brian Harman, Lee Kyoung-hoon and Nick Taylor.

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