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Golf’s March Madness Kicks Off This Week

The PGA Tour unveiled its bracket on Monday night and golf’s version of March Madness, the WGC-Dell Match Play, is set to begin on Wednesday at Austin Country Club. You can catch early-week coverage of some of the biggest names in the biggest matches exclusively on PGA TOUR LIVE before the televised coverage begins on Golf Channel.

64 of the top players in the world were randomly drawn into 16 4-man groups, broken down into A, B, C and D groupings based upon rankings. Golf Channel held a selection special on Monday evening to fill out the groups, the results of which you can see here

The featured matches on Wednesday and Thursday are headlined by Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama and Patrick Reed. Friday matches will be streamed as well  on PGA TOUR LIVE, but with the volatility of match play, the Tour is holding off on announcing which matches they will feature.

 

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The first three days of the WGC-Dell Match Play will be live streamed on PGA TOUR LIVE beginning at 10:15 a.m. EST, giving subscribers just shy of 11 hours of live golf that otherwise would go unseen. Through the Tour’s partnership with Twitter, the first hour-plus of the PGA TOUR LIVE broadcast can be seen for free.

Here is PGA TOUR LIVE’s schedule for the Match Play.

Wednesday:
Broadcast time: 10:15AM/ET – 8:00PM/ET
Twitter Window: 10:15AM/ET – Approx. 11:15AM/ET
Featured Groups
10:52 AM/ET: Rory McIlroy vs. Soren Kjeldsen
11:36 AM/ET: Jordan Spieth vs. Hideto Tanihara

Thursday:
Broadcast time: 10:15AM/ET – 8:00PM/ET
Twitter Window: 10:15AM/ET – Approx. 11:15AM/ET
Featured Groups
10:52 AM/ET: Hideki Matsuyama vs. Ross Fisher
11:14 AM/ET: Patrick Reed vs. Kevin Kisner

PGATL will move to Featured Hole coverage at 4:00PM/ET on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Featured Hole Coverage consists of the 13th (Par-4) and 17th (Par-3).

Last year’s Match Play was won by Jason Day, his second win in consecutive weeks. Day emerged from pool play and defeated Brandt Snedeker, Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy before dusting Louis Oosthuizen 5 and 4 in the final match. Rafa Cabrera-Bello beat McIlroy in the third place match 3 and 2. 

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About PGA TOUR LIVE: PGA TOUR LIVE is a subscription-based digital platform service that offers live coverage of two concurrent featured group pairings during morning competition prior to the start of the regularly scheduled television coverage. It also offers live-streaming coverage from select holes after early-round group coverage has concluded. You can watch on iOS, Android, computer or Apple TV 4 for one-tap access to live golf. Keep track of your followed players across all devices with a free account.

Starting with the CareerBuilder Challenge, broadcast of all tournaments for the rest of the 2016-17 PGA Tour season will be available on PGA TOUR LIVE except for the majors (The Masters, U.S. Open, The Open Championship, PGA Championship) and alternate-field events. 

Monthly subscriptions are $5.99 and an annual subscription is available for $39.99. 

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