Austin, Texas plays host to the third World Golf Championship event of the season at the Dell Technologies Match Play. Dustin Johnson enters the tournament as the overall No. 1 and as the defending champion. Last year, DJ won in a tight match against John Rahm, 1 Up. As with all WGC tournaments, the tournament is stacked from top to bottom with the best talent from all over world, which always makes match play an exciting and volatile format.
Austin Country Club was established in 1899 and is currently at its third location. A Pete Dye design, it serves as a formidable challenge to even the world’s best players.
While the world’s best compete in the match play event, there is another PGA Tour event being played in the Dominican Republic. The tournament spent its first two years as a Web.Com Tour event; this year, it moves its way up to an alternate PGA Tour event, with 300 points and a two-year exemption to the winner. Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo received a sponsor’s exemption into the field, which will be his first PGA Tour event. Other notables in the field include former major champions Trevor Immelman and Retief Goosen, as well as several former Tour winners.
The Corales Golf Club will once again host the tournament. It’s a Tom Fazio design which opened in 2010. Expect low scores this week, as the first two winners were both at least 20 under par.