Has your bracket already been reduced to confetti in the NCAA basketball tournament? Have no fear, because golf has got you covered.
Last night the bracket for the World Golf Championships – Dell Match Play were released, getting everything set up for golf’s edition of March Madness.
Unlike in basketball’s version though, there will be no early exits for the top seeded golfers, at least not one and done. That’s because after the format change a few years ago, all 64 golfers are guaranteed to play at least three matches in the newly formed round robin play with the winner of each of the 16 groups moving on to the knockout round.
Overall #1 seed Dustin Johnson drew Jimmy Walker, Martin Kaymer, and Webb Simpson in his pool. Defending champion, and overall #3 seed Jason Day will have to get through Arnold Palmer Invitational winner Marc Leishman, Lee Westwood, and Pat Perez if he wants to successfully defend his Match Play crown.
Play gets underway from Austin Country Club on Wednesday with a champion being crowned on Sunday. Below is the full list of all the players in all the groups:
Group 1: Dustin Johnson, Jimmy Walker, Martin Kaymer, Webb Simpson
Group 2: Rory McIlroy, Emiliano Grillo, Gary Woodland, Soren Kjeldsen
Group 3: Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Lee Westwood, Pat Perez
Group 4: Hideki Matsuyama, Louis Oosthuizen, Ross Fisher, Jim Furyk
Group 5: Jordan Spieth, Ryan Moore, Yuta Ikeda, Hideto Tanihara
Group 6: Justin Thomas, Matt Fitzpatrick, Kevin Na, Chris Wood
Group 7: Sergio Garcia, Jon Rahm, Kevin Chappell, Shane Lowry
Group 8: Alex Noren, Francesco Molinari, Bernd Wiesberger, Thongchai Jaidee
Group 9: Patrick Reed, Brooks Koepka, Kevin Kisner, Jason Dufner
Group 10: Tyrrell Hatton, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Jeunghun Wang, Charles Howell III
Group 11: Danny Willett, Russell Knox, Bill Haas, K.T. Kim
Group 12: Paul Casey, Charl Schwartzel, Byeong-Hun An, Joost Luiten
Group 13: Bubba Watson, Thomas Pieters, Scott Piercy, Jhonattan Vegas
Group 14: Phil Mickelson, J.B. Holmes, Daniel Berger, Si Woo Kim
Group 15: Branden Grace, Brandt Snedeker, William McGirt, Andy Sullivan
Group 16: Matt Kuchar, Tommy Fleetwood, Zach Johnson, Brendan Steele
And for those that like to see it in bracket form, we have you covered there too: