WGC-Dell Match Play Bracket Selection: The 16 Groups Revealed

The random draw for the 16 groups of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play took place last night on the Golf Channel. It was hyped as the Bracket Challenge, and it was a big to-do for the PGA Tour’s grand poobahs.

The pre-tournament event brought together some of the greatest Texan golfers, including Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, and of course Jordan Spieth.

The tournament begins Wednesday morning at Austin Country Club (first tee time is 9:30 AM ET – Branden Grace vs Andy Sullivan). Each player plays in three matches in group-play, with the group winner (best record) moving on to single-elimination round of 16, starting Saturday morning.

Here’s a roundup of the 16 groups, using the the tweets from the PGA Tour’s feed.

Note: The players are ranked according to their world ranking position in the field – not their current world ranking (e.g. Jordan Spieth is ranked No 6 in world, but because Henrik Stenson (World No 5) is not playing, Spieth is ranked No 5 in the field).

Group 1

Dustin Johnson (1), Jimmy Walker (18), Martin Kaymer (41), Webb Simpson (58)

Group 2

Rory McIlroy (2), Emiliano Grillo (26), Gary Woodland (33), Soren Kjeldsen (62)

Group 3

Jason Day (3), Marc Leishman (28), Lee Westwood (43), Pat Perez (56)

Group 4

Hideki Matsuyama (4), Louis Oosthuizen (23), Ross Fisher (47), Jim Furyk (51)

Group 5

Jordan Spieth (5), Ryan Moore (32), Yuta Ikeda (37), Hideto Tanihara (54)

Group 6

Justin Thomas (6), Matthew Fitzpatrick (27), Kevin Na (46), Chris Wood (49)

Group 7

Sergio Garcia (7), Jon Rahm (21), Kevin Chappell (38), Shane Lowry (53)

Group 8

Alex Noren (8), Francesco Molinari (25), Bernd Wiesberger (36), Thongchai Jaidee (57)

Group 9

Patrick Reed (9), Brooks Koepka (20), Kevin Kisner (34), Jason Dufner (59)

Group 10

Tyrrell Hatton (10), Rafa Cabrera Bello (22), Jeunghun Wang (40), Charles Howell III (61)

Group 11

Danny Willett (11), Russell Knox (17), Bill Haas (42), K.T. Kim (64)

Group 12

Paul Casey (12), Charl Schwartzel (24), Byeong-Hun An (45), Joost Luiten (60)

Group 13

Bubba Watson (13), Thomas Pieters (30), Scott Piercy (39), Jhonattan Vegas (55)

Group 14

Phil Mickelson (14), J.B. Holmes (31), Daniel Berger (35), Si Woo Kim (63)

Group 15

Branden Grace (15), Brandt Snedeker (19), William McGirt (48), Andy Sullivan (52)

Group 16

Matt Kuchar (16), Tommy Fleetwood (29), Zach Johnson (44), Brendan Steele (50)

Credit: PGA TOUR Twitter

PGW Staff

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