WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play leaderboard 2019.

The Details

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.

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

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