- March 22, 2022

Here’s Proof That Austin Actually Is A Pro Sports Town


For years we’ve heard complaints about Austin lacking pro sports. Well, we’re here to make the argument that that’s not really true anymore. In addition to major league soccer, Austin is home to F1, Rugby and COTA is even hosting a Nascar race this season! Plus, there are up-and-coming sports leagues that play in the ATX like Pickleball, Ultimate Frisbee and FC Austin Elite, part of the United Women’s Soccer League.

But let’s talk about the major league that hosts a tournament in Central Texas featuring some of the biggest names in their sport – the PGA’s World Golf Championships – Dell Technologies Match Play tournament.

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know about Dell Match Play!

Taking place at the Austin Country Club, the top 64 golfers in the world will compete starting on Wednesday, March 23.

The field is divided into 16 four-player groups with players assigned a seed number for the competition determined by their position on the Official World Golf Rankings.

The Dell Match Play tournament is the only World Golf Championship in the world to employ a match style of play. It’s been happening since 1999.

The bracket style tournament allows fans to take part by filling out their own brackets and competing against friends, family, co-workers, influencers and TOUR experts for prizes and bragging rights. All participants of the Bracket Challenge will compete for a VIP Experience to the 2023 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. Click here to get your bracket.

The purse is set at 12 million, with the winner taking home over $2.1 million as the championship ends Sunday.

Two University of Texas alum will be competing. Scottie Scheffle is the defending runner-up of the tournament and sits at the fifth seed in Group 5. Jordan Spieth will also compete as the top seed (11) in Group 11.

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Dell Match Play Prices:

  • Single-day tickets start at $141.
  • Wednesday through Sunday general grounds tickets are priced at $568.
  • Parking tickets at Barton Creek Mall are priced at $50.

500 general admission tickets will be offered per day to active and reserve military members free of charge (courtesy of the Preferred Military Partner Disruptive).

In partnership with Intel®, complimentary Youth Tickets will permit youth 15-and-under to gain free entry when accompanied by a ticketed adult, with a maximum of two (2) youth tickets available with each adult, offering up to 500 tickets per day. All youth ages six and older must have a ticket in order to access hospitality venues. Complimentary admission will be honored at the gates upon entry.

In addition to watching the world’s top golfers compete in this one-of-a-kind tourney, attendees can enjoy drinks, food and fun with fellow fans in hospitality suites provided by Tito’s, Cadillac, The Four Seasons, Maestro Dobel Tequila, and Kendra Scott. Local food vendors on-site include Burro Grilled Cheese, Shawarma Point Modern Mediterranean, Amy’s Ice Creams, Ranch Hand Organic Bowls, and Torchy’s Tacos.

For those not attending, you can follow along with tournament play on the following channels (all listed in Central Time):

Wednesday, March 23: Round 1 of Competition
PGA TOUR LIVE Featured Groups: 9:15am to 7pm
GOLF Channel: 1pm to 7pm
PGA TOUR Radio on SiriusXM: 1pm to 7pm

Thursday, March 24: Round 2 of Competition 
PGA TOUR LIVE Featured Groups: 9:15am to 7pm
GOLF Channel: 1pm to 7pm
PGA TOUR Radio on SiriusXM: 1pm to 7pm

Friday, March 25: Round 3 of Competition
PGA TOUR LIVE Featured Groups: 9:15am to 7pm
GOLF Channel: 1pm to 7pm
PGA TOUR Radio on SiriusXM: 1pm to 7pm

Saturday, March 26: Round 4 and 5 of Competition 
PGA TOUR LIVE Featured Groups: 7:30am to 5pm
GOLF Channel: 9am to 1pm
NBC: 1 to 5pm
PGA TOUR Radio on SiriusXM: 9am to 5pm 

Sunday, March 27: Round 6 and 7 of Competition 
PGA TOUR LIVE Featured Groups: 9am to 1pm
GOLF Channel: 9am to 1pm
NBC: 2 to 6pm
PGA TOUR Radio on SiriusXM: 10am to 6pm

Learn more about attendance policies and purchase tickets here.

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Looking for more ways to enjoy pro sports with the whole fam? Check out this post about the best family friendly places to catch an Austin FC match.