If you had Kansas, Arizona, Marquette or Purdue in the Final Four and have already lost interest in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the PGA Tour is offering another bracket to keep you occupied this week.
The final iteration of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play is being played at Austin Country Club from Wednesday to Sunday. The bracket consists of 64 players in 16 pods of four competing in round-robin group play. Players will get one point for winning a match and a half-point for ties. The player with the most points from each group will advance to knockout matches on Saturday and Sunday.
With the PGA Tour moving to a designated-event schedule format in 2024, this week will be the last time, seemingly at least for the next couple of years, that a match-play event will be part of the regular season. It’s probably the last time a tournament will have the World Golf Championship label as well. The limited-field, no-cut events have been around since 1999.
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan confirmed at the Players that a match-play event wouldn’t be on the 2024 schedule; it is being replaced that week by a tournament in Houston). The WGC-HSBC Champions in China was canceled each of the past three years because of COVID-19 travel restrictions, and Monahan said, “It’s difficult to foresee when we would play.”