The WCG-Dell Technologies Match Play will not be part of the PGA Tour’s 2024 schedule, meaning the final edition of the tour’s only match play event will take place in two weeks, March 22-25, at Austin Country Club.
- Dell signed a four-year extension in 2019 which expires after the 2023 event.
- The announcement was made by Jordan Uppleger, VP and Executive Director of PGA Tour, on Monday at Austin Country Club.
- “We’re formally announcing today that the 2023 World Golf Championship Dell Technologies Match Play will be the final playing of the event here at Austin Country Club, and not be included on the 2024 calendar or moving forward,” Uppleger said. “The event has had an incredible run here at Austin Country Club.”
- Uppleger added that no match-play event will be included on next year’s PGA Tour schedule.
- The Houston Open is expected to take its place on the schedule in March, unless it prefers a date in the late April/early May, according to Golfweek.
- The WGC-Dell Match Play was the only remaining World Golf Championships event on the 2023 schedule. They have been slowly phased out as the tour introduced “elevated” events.
- The WGCs originally launched with three events (Championship, Invitational, Match Play) and expanded to four tournaments in 2000 with the launch of the ‘World Cup’ – a team event, which was eventually replaced by the ‘Champions’ tournament.
- According to a report by Golf Digest, Austin CC apparently demanded more money from the tour to host the annual match play event which “did not go over well at tour headquarters.”