Billy and Scottie. That’s your championship match at Austin Country Club for the 2021 WGC-Dell Match Play, as Billy Horschel and Scottie Scheffler will face off for the title of World Match Play Champion, and a first-place prize of $1,820,000. The loser gets $1,150,000.
Horschel, the 34th ranked golfer in the world, defeated Frenchman Victor Perez 3 & 2. The 34-year old Florida product battled Perez for much of the early going, but after a win on the 7th hole, it was all Horschel, as he won or halved every hole but one over the final 10.
Scheffler, meanwhile, had a somewhat bigger lift to defeat match-play savant Matt Kuchar – although in reality, the young Texan was never in much trouble. After going 1-up on the 2nd hole, Scheffler never found himself down in the match. He won seven holes to Kuchar’s three.
With each player already guaranteed a $600,000 payday and 22.8 world-ranking points, Perez and Kuchar will go head to head in the consolation match, with the winner getting an extra $140,000 and eight (8) extra OWGR points.
The Finals: WGC-Dell Match Play Championship
2021 PGA Tour
Top 10s: 2
Top 20s: 4
World Rank: 32
How Scottie Scheffler Made the Championship Match
Group (6) Stage: Beat Jason Day (44) 2-Up, Tied Andy Sullivan (57), Tied Xander Schauffele (6), Beat Schauffele (playoff)
Round of 16: Beat Ian Poulter 5 and 4
Quarterfinals: Beat Jon Rahm 3 and 1
Semifinals: Beat Matt Kuchar (52) 1-Up
2021 PGA Tour
Top 10s: 3
Top 20s: 0
World Rank: 34
How Billy Horschel Made the Championship Match
Group (4) Stage: Beat Max Homa (35) 1-Up, Lost to J.T. Poston (63) 2 and 1, Beat Collin Morikawa (4) 3 and 2, Beat Homa (playoff)
Round of 16: Beat Kevin Streelman (53) 3 and 1
Quarterfinals: Beat Tommy Fleetwood (21) 19 Holes
Semifinals: Beat Victor Perez 3 and 2