5 things to know about the 2017 Dell Technologies Match Play golf championship in Austin

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When and where will it be held?

Dell Technologies Match Play will take place March 22-26 at the Austin Country Club, 4408 Long Champ Drive, Austin, right along the shores of the Colorado River. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. on March 22-24, and 6:30 a.m. on March 25-26.

Who will participate?

According to a news release by the PGA Tour, the top 64 golfers based on the Official World Golf Rankings from March 13 qualify for the event. Top-ranked Dustin Johnson and second-ranked Jason Day, who is the event’s reigning champion, lead a field that is set to include Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama, Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson.

Golfers who do not register for the event by Friday will be replaced by the highest-ranked golfer available, the release stated.

What is the format for the event?

The second of four World Golf Championship events in 2017, Dell Technologies Match Play begins with group play during which 16 groups of four players compete in round-robin matches March 22-24. The winner of each group is entered into a single-elimination bracket over the weekend. The semi-final and championship rounds are held March 26.

How much are tickets?

Tickets are available on the official PGA tour exchange website, with prices starting at $75. Admission for children ages 17 years old and younger is free with a ticketed adult.

Complimentary military tickets are also available in advance for active duty and reserve military members on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Where can I park?

According to the PGA Tour’s website, limited parking is available for $10 at the Toney Burger Activity Center, 3200 Jones Road, Austin. A shuttle will transport spectators to and from the parking lot and the course.

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