Golf

Every part you’ll want to know

The second World Golf Championships occasion of the season kicks off on Wednesday at Austin Nation Membership with the WGC-Dell Applied sciences Match Play. And sure, in case you haven’t heard, Tiger Woods is within the subject for the primary time since 2013.

It’s a model new format for the reason that final time Woods performed, so if he’s curious on the way it all goes down, he ought to learn this. You must too. Right here’s what you’ll want to know in regards to the WGC-Match Play format.

THE FIELD

Sixty-four of the most effective gamers on this planet. Adam Scott and Rickie Fowler had been the one invited gamers who declined invitations.

THE GROUPS

The sector is split into 16 four-player teams (the draw is Monday evening), and every participant will compete in round-robin matches on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. To finish the draw, gamers are put into swimming pools based mostly on their standing within the Official World Golf Rating, and a participant from every pool makes up one group.

Pool A: Gamers ranked 1-16
Pool B: Gamers ranked 17-32
Pool C: Gamers ranked 33-48
Pool D: Gamers ranked 49-64

ROUND-ROBIN FORMAT

Successful a match is value one level, a halved match is a half level and a loss is zero factors. No matches will prolong past 18 holes, and the winner of every group will advance to the single-elimination Spherical of 16. If two or extra gamers in the identical group are tied after the round-robin session, they’ll compete in a hole-by-hole playoff to see who advances.

KNOCKOUT STAGE

The eight Spherical of 16 matches will happen on Saturday morning, and the winners transfer on to the quarterfinals Saturday afternoon. The 4 remaining gamers compete within the semifinals on Sunday morning, resulting in Sunday afternoon’s first-place and comfort matchups.

HOW TO WATCH (ET)

Wednesday: 2-Eight p.m. on Golf Channel
Thursday: 2-Eight p.m. on Golf Channel
Friday: 2-Eight p.m. on Golf Channel
Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Golf Channel / 2-6 p.m. NBC
Sunday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Golf Channel / Three-7 p.m. NBC

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