Day, Mickelson commit to 2019 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
Tickets for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday's round remain available
AUSTIN, Texas – Phil Mickelson and Jason Day have officially committed to join a stacked field heading to Austin next week for the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club March 27-31, tournament officials announced Wednesday. Players have until Friday, March 22 at 5 p.m. ET to register for the 2019 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play with only the top 64 in the Official World Golf Rankings (as of March 18) guaranteed qualification.
Mickelson will make his 15th career start at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play as he looks to reach the championship match for the first time. The 44-time PGA TOUR winner has three World Golf Championships titles to his credit. The 48-year-old has posted a victory in each of the last two seasons with a win at the 2018 World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship and his latest victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February.
Day, the 2014 and 2016 champion, will make his ninth career start in the event. Over the course of his illustrious career, the two-time winner has been apart of some of the most memorable matches in tournament history, taking down Victor Dubuisson in a thrilling, 23-hole championship match in 2014 and outlasting Rory McIlroy in a heavyweight semifinal match on his way to the 2016 victory.
The 12-time PGA TOUR winner has four top-10s in only seven starts this season following a T8 at THE PLAYERS Championship last week and is ranked 27th in the FedExCup standings. With a victory at the 2019 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, Day could join Tiger Woods (2003, 2004, 2008) as the only three-time winner in the event’s history.
Jim Furyk, who jumped 110 spots in the rankings up to No. 57 with a runner-up at THE PLAYERS Championship to qualify for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, has also committed. The 17-time PGA TOUR winner has made 16 starts in the Dell Technologies Match Play with a solo fourth in 2015 as his best finish.
Players already committed to the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play include World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, reigning FedExCup champion Justin Rose, reigning PGA TOUR Player of the Year Brooks Koepka, former Longhorn Jordan Spieth, defending champion Bubba Watson, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed, Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele, Francesco Molinari and Tiger Woods.
For fans looking to attend, a limited supply of daily grounds passes remain available athttp://www.dellmatchplay.com for Wednesday and Thursday’s rounds at $130 plus taxes and fees and $160 plus taxes and fees for Sunday’s rounds.
As one in a series of four World Golf Championships events sanctioned and organized by the operational committee of the International Federation of PGA Tours, which includes the Asian Tour, European Tour, Japan Golf Tour, PGA TOUR, PGA Tour of Australasia and Sunshine Tour, the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play is one of the most exciting and biggest events on golf’s calendar.
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