Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson join field at 2020 Dell Technologies Match Play
AUSTIN, Texas – For the first time in four years, Rickie Fowler will return to Austin for the 2020 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play March 25-29 at Austin Country Club, tournament officials announced Tuesday. 44-time PGA TOUR winner Phil Mickelson has also added his name to the mix when 64 of the world’s best descend upon Austin for the only individual match-play event on the PGA TOUR schedule.
Fowler, a five-time PGA TOUR winner, remains in search of his first World Golf Championships victory. Fowler has made six prior starts at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, with a T3 finish in 2014 as his best effort. In only six starts this season on TOUR, the 2015 PLAYERS Championship winner has two top-10s including a season-best T5 at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
Mickelson, who has three World Golf Championships victories to his credit, has never won the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play but has posted victories at the 2009 WGC-Mexico Championship, 2009 WGC-HSBC Champions and 2018 WGC-Mexico Championship. Mickelson does have seven top-10s in 17 appearances at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play though and finished T5 in 2017 with a loss in the quarterfinals. The 49-year-old has one top-10, a solo third at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, in nine starts this season and narrowly remains inside the top 64 at No. 63 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
World No. 7 Webb Simpson and World No. 10 Tommy Fleetwood have also committed for this year’s event. With Simpson and Fleetwood in the field, eight of the top 10 in the Official World Golf Rankings have already added their name to the commitment list with Simpson (No. 7) and Fleetwood (No. 10) joining World No. 1 Rory McIlroy, No. 2 Jon Rahm, No. 3 Brooks Koepka, No. 5 Dustin Johnson, No. 8 Patrick Reed and No. 9 Adam Scott as early notables to commit to this year’s event.
The WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play has become the must-attend event of the spring in Austin with sell outs in each of the first four years since moving to Austin in 2016. Tickets are going fast for this year’s event but remain on sale at dellmatchplay.com. Additional upgraded hospitality options including the ultra-exclusive 360 Club are available in limited quantity as well.
The WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play annually boasts one of the strongest fields of the PGA TOUR season. In Austin a year ago, the field boasted World No. 1 Rory McIlroy, 82-time PGA TOUR winner Tiger Woods, 2019 PGA TOUR Player of the Year Brooks Koepka, 2017 FedExCup champion Justin Thomas and 2015 FedExCup champion Jordan Spieth. With an incredible venue in Austin Country Club and the 64 best players in the world set to compete in a format unique to Austin, the 2020 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play is gearing up to once again be one of the biggest events on golf’s calendar.
The WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play is one of the most elite and exciting tournaments on golf’s calendar—it is 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.