The NCAA has March Madness. The PGA Tour has the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
The 64-player field will be broken down into 16 groups featuring four players each. Among those in the loaded lineup this week: Players Championship winner Rory McIlroy, three-time Match Play winner Tiger Woods, World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, and defending champion Bubba Watson.
In addition to the tournament format and TV info, check out the matchups below as Golf Channel makes the announcement with their “Bracket Special.”
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Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama, Branden Grace, Chez Reavie
Justin Rose, Gary Woodland, Eddie Pepperell, Emiliano Grillo
Brooks Koepka, Alex Noren, Haotong Li, Tom Lewis
Rory McIlroy, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Justin Harding, Luke List
Justin Thomas, Keegan Bradley, Matt Wallace, Lucas Bjerregaard
Bryson DeChambeau, Marc Leishman, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Russell Knox
Francesco Molinari, Webb Simpson, Thorbjorn Olesen, Satoshi Kodaira
Jon Rahm, Matt Kuchar, J.B. Holmes, Si Woo Kim
Xander Schauffele, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Tyrrell Hatton, Lee Westwood
Paul Casey, Cameron Smith, Charles Howell III, Abraham Ancer
Tommy Fleetwood, Louis Oosthuizen, Kyle Stanley, Byeong Hun An
Jason Day, Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson, Jim Furyk
Tiger Woods, Patrick Cantlay, Brandt Snedeker, Aaron Wise
Tony Finau, Ian Poulter, Kevin Kisner, Keith Mitchell
Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Billy Horschel, Kevin Na
Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia, Shane Lowry, Andrew Putnam
WGC-Dell Technologies Match-Play Bracket
Here is the complete bracket for the tournament:
Groups are assembled by choosing players from four pools: A, B, C and D. The top 16 players (Group A) are seeded based on their Official World Golf Ranking. The other three players in each group will be drawn at random using numbered ping pong palls. Pool B consists of players ranked 17-32 in the OWGR. Pool C features players 33-48, with Pool D comprising players ranked 49-64.
The four-player groups will compete in round-robin matches Wednesday through Friday. The player with the best record in each group advances to the Round of 16 for single-elimination match play, which begins Saturday. The quarterfinals take place Saturday afternoon, with the semifinals and final set for Sunday.
How to watch
All times Eastern
Wednesday-Friday: PGA Tour Live (10:15 a.m.-8 p.m.); Golf Channel (2-8 p.m.)
Saturday: Round of 16, Golf Channel and PGA Tour Live (10 a.m.-2 p.m.); Quarterfinals, NBC (2-6 p.m.)
Sunday: Semifinals, Golf Channel (10 a.m.-2 p.m.); Championship and Consolation Matches, NBC (3-7 p.m.)