WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play leaderboard 2019.
Venue: Austin Country Club, Texas, USA
Date: March 27-31, 2019
Course stats: Par 71, 7,108 yards
Course summary: The fourth time the event has been staged on the banks of the Colorado River, this course is known for its big greens.
Purse: $10.25 million
Defending champion: Bubba Watson
WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play leaderboard 2019
WGC-Match Play Championship report: So what happened?
In a fascinating week of matchplay where the biggest talking point was the gimme that never was – more on that later – the final was somewhat of an anticlimax.
In the end, Kisner, who was thrashed 7&6 by Bubba Watson in last year’s Match Play final, edged out Matt Kuchar 3&2 for his third PGA Tour title.
In the 3rd-place play-off, Francesco Molinari contined his fine matchplay form with a 4&2 win over surprise package Lucas Bjerregaard, who had taken down Tiger Woods in the quarter-finals.
Earlier in the day, at the semi-final stage, Kuchar beat Bjerregaard and Kisner ousted Molinari, both by a single hole.
WGC-Match Play Championship report: The talking points
Right. Here we go. Gimmegate.
So during Kuchar’s match with Sergio Garcia, the American was in for a bogey four when Garcia, one down at the time, missed from six feet and then, from three inches at the most, missed the tap-in with the back of his putter.
Matt Kuchar did not have a chance to concede Sergio Garcia's second putt.
Therefore, Garcia lost the hole.
Kuchar told the official he wanted to give Garcia the putt, but that cannot be done retroactively. pic.twitter.com/AJFF8N5J7h
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 30, 2019
My colleague Mark Townsend has gone more in depth on the incident, and as always social media was alive with debate – with everyone seemingly split down the middle as to whether they were backing Kuch or Sergio.
Whoever’s side you’re on, one thing’s for certain: none of them coming out looking good.
Click here to read our full round up of the 2019-Match Play Championship