Tournament partners with RideAustin to provide fans with easy transportation to and from Austin Country Club
Second World Golf Championships series event set to tee off as Dell Technologies Match Play approaches
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 25: A view of the course from across the Colorado river during the third round of the World Golf Championships - Dell Match Play at Austin Country Club on March 25, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)
Austin, Texas – With the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play just weeks away, the best players in the world are set to begin the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship this week, the second of four World Golf Championships event. The Dell Technologies Match play returns to Austin Country Club March 22-26.
Before getting into the competition, tournament officials today announce that to help fans get to Austin Country Club, the Dell Technologies Match Play is partnering with RideAustin to provide a designated pick-up and drop-off location near the course by the 360 Bridge boat ramp. RideAustin, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit transportation network company created by the Austin community, will allow users to round up their payment to the nearest whole dollar amount and designate the remaining change to one of the tournament’s five local charity partners: The First Tee of Greater Austin, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Austin, Helping Hand Home, Keep Austin Beautiful and the Austin Parks Foundation. First-time RideAustin users can use the code DellMatchPlay for a $10 discount on their first ride.
"RideAustin is proud to be the official rideshare partner of the 2017 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play,” said Joe Deshotel, Director of Community Engagement at RideAustin. “As a local nonprofit, we also look forward to contributing to their legacy of charitable giving by including their five beneficiary charities in our app's Round Up feature: The First Tee of Greater Austin, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Austin, Helping Hand Home, Keep Austin Beautiful and the Austin Parks Foundation."
World Golf Championships series
This week’s Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City features 49 of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking, including Hideki Matsuyama, who won the first World Golf Championships event of the season, the HSBC Champions, last fall in Shanghai, China.
Dustin Johnson recently took over the No. 1 position in the Official World Golf Ranking with his five-stroke victory at the Genesis Open. He is a three-time World Golf Championships winner with victories at the HSBC Champions (2013), the Mexico Championship (2015) and the Bridgestone Invitational (2016). He joins Tiger Woods (18) and Geoff Ogilvy (3) as one of three players with three or more World Golf Championships victories.
Rory McIlroy, two-time World Golf Championships winner including the 2015 Dell Technologies Match Play, makes his return to competition this week after being sidelined since Jan. 15 due to a stress fracture in his ribs.
This week’s event marks the first World Golf Champions event to be played in Mexico.
In March, the golf world will turn its attention to the Dell Technologies Match Play, where the top players in the world will compete in the match play format at Austin Country Club.
The Dell Technologies Match Play has generated more than $16 million for charity since its inception, part of the nearly $60 million raised for global charities since the advent of the World Golf Championships in 1999. For more information, follow the tournament’s social pages: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit http://www.worldgolfchampionships.com/.