(SportsNetwork.com) – The International Federation of PGA Tours announced on
Tuesday that the World Golf Championships-Match Play event will be moved to
Austin, Texas, in 2016.
This year, the WGC-Cadillac Match Play will be contested at TPC Harding Park
in San Francisco from April 29-May 3. Next year, the tournament will have a
new title sponsor in Dell, which is based in the Greater Austin Area. The
championship will be renamed the WGC-Dell Match Play.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Dell as a sponsor of the World Golf
Championships and, beginning in 2016, as the new title sponsor of the Match
Play,” PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said. “The Match Play has a
tremendous future with Dell as the incoming title sponsor, the event’s move to
Austin and the new round-robin format that is being introduced this year.”
This is the first time a tour-sanctioned event will be played in Austin since
2003-09 on the Champions Tour. The decision on a host course has yet to be
made, but an announcement is expected in the near future.
In 2016, the WGC-Dell Match Play is scheduled to be played the week of March
21-27. The new sponsorship will run through 2019.
Played last season in Arizona as the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship,
the tournament was won by Jason Day, who defeated Victor Dubuisson 1-up in 23