The 2021 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, the second World Golf Championship event of the year, starts on Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know to watch the first round.
Previewing WGC-Dell Match Play Round 1
It might seem like Bryson DeChambeau has been around forever, but the 27-year-old has actually only been playing on Tour for a few years. As a result, he’s only competed in one WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event. That was in 2019, when he finished T40. But after last year’s tournament was cancelled due to the coronavirus, the Match Play is finally back this week, and so is Bryson.
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DeChambeau will play Frenchman Antoine Rozner in his first match on Wednesday, one of 32 matches taking place on the opening day of play. They tee off at 12:03 p.m. ET. If either player loses the match outright, they won’t be eliminated just yet. The first three days feature round-robin play, with single-elimination beginning on Saturday for the 16 qualifiers who advance past the first stage.
The very first match on Wednesday begins at 8:45 a.m. ET, and features European Ryder Cup teammates Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson will take on Adam Long in the second-to-last match of the day, beginning at 2:15 p.m. ET.
Below you will find everything you need to watch the first round on Wednesday.
How to watch WGC-Dell Match Play Round 1 on TV
Golf Channel will air the action for the first round of the 2021 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play with six hours of coverage from 12-6 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
How to stream WGC-Dell Match Play Round 1 online
You can stream the first round of Golf Channel TV coverage of the 2021 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play on golfchannel.com. Fans can also view Featured Group coverage of the opening round all day Wednesday via PGA Tour Live with a subscription.
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2021 WGC-Dell Match Play Round 1 tee times (All times ET)
Tee No. 1
8:45 a.m. – Rory McIlroy vs. Ian Poulter
8:56 a.m. – Cameron Smith vs. Lanto Griffin
9:07 a.m. – Xander Schauffele vs. Andy Sullivan
9:18 a.m. – Scottie Scheffler vs. Jason Day
9:29 a.m. – Daniel Berger vs. Erik van Rooyen
9:40 a.m. – Harris English vs. Brendon Todd
9:51 a.m. – Jon Rahm vs. Sebastian Munoz
10:02 a.m. – Ryan Palmer vs. Shane Lowry
10:13 a.m. – Patrick Cantlay vs. Brian Harman
10:24 p.m. – Hideki Matsuyama vs. Carlos Ortiz
10:35 p.m. – Patrick Reed vs. Bubba Watson
10:46 p.m. – Joaquin Niemann vs. Christiaan Bezuidenhout
10:57 p.m. – Matthew Fitzpatrick vs. Jordan Spieth
11:08 a.m. – Matthew Wolff vs. Corey Conners
11:19 a.m. – Justin Thomas vs. Matt Kuchar
11:30 a.m. – Louis Oosthuizen vs. Kevin Kisner
11:41 a.m. – Tony Finau vs. Dylan Frittelli
11:52 a.m. – Jason Kokrak vs. Will Zalatoris
12:03 p.m. – Bryson DeChambeau vs. Antoine Rozner
12:14 p.m. – Tommy Fleetwood vs. Si Woo Kim
12:25 p.m. – Viktor Hovland vs. Kevin Streelman
12:36 p.m. – Abraham Ancer vs. Bernd Wiesberger
12:47 p.m. – Collin Morikawa vs. J.T. Poston
12:58 p.m. – Billy Horschel vs. Max Homa
1:09 p.m. – Webb Simpson vs. Talor Gooch
1:20 p.m. – Paul Casey vs. Mackenzie Hughes
1:31 p.m. – Tyrrell Hatton vs. Matt Wallace
1:42 p.m. – Lee Westwood vs. Sergio Garcia
1:53 p.m. – Sungjae im vs. Russell Henley
2:04 p.m. – Victor Perez vs. Marc Leishman
2:15 p.m. – Dustin Johnson vs. Adam Long
2:26 p.m. – Kevin Na vs. Robert MacIntyre