WGC-Dell Match Play: Standings, Scenarios Entering the Group Stage Finale

Dustin Johnson WGC-Dell Match Play at Austin CC
Dustin Johnson plays his shot on the 16th tee in his match against Robert MacIntyre during the second round of the WGC-Dell Match Play at Austin CC on Mar 25, 2021 in Austin, TX. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)

After two days of the WGC-Dell Match Play the story continues to be the struggles of its headliners, including world No. 2 Justin Thomas who got walloped once again – this time by Kevin Kisner, which ended JT’s run in Texas after just two days.

Other top-16 seeds who’ve already been eliminated include: world No. 4 Collin Morikawa, Tyrrell Hatton (8), Tony Finau (12), and Viktor Hovland (13).

Additionally, several marquee names were also sent packing after just two matches, including former world No. 1 Jason Day, reigning British Open champion Shane Lowry, Louis Oosthuizen, and Hideki Matsuyama.

With losses in Friday’s Group Stage finale, a bevy of top-10 seeds could also be heading for the airport, including Bryson DeChambeau, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Reed, and Webb Simpson.

Here’s where we stand after two days at Austin Country Club:


Group 1

1. Dustin Johnson (1) – 1-0-1 (1.5)
1. Robert MacIntyre (41) – 1-0-1 (1.5)
3. Adam Long (61) – 1-1-0 (1)
4. Kevin Na (28) – 0-2-0 (0)

First Round
Johnson (1) def. Long (61) 2-up
MacIntyre (41) def. Na (28) 2 & 1

Second Round
Johnson (1) and MacIntyre (41) tied
Adam (61) def. Na (28), 2 & 1

Final Group 1 Matches
Johnson (1) v Na (28)
MacIntyre (41) v Long (61)

  • Dustin Johnson advances with a win and a tie or loss by Robert MacIntyre.
  • Robert MacIntyre advances with a win and a tie or loss by Dustin Johnson.
  • Adam Long advances with a win and a tie or a loss by Dustin Johnson.
  • If Johnson and MacIntyre both win, they play a sudden death match.
  • Kevin Na has been eliminated.

Group 2

1. Kevin Kisner (34) – 2-0-0 (2)
1. Matt Kuchar (52) – 1-0-1 (2)
3. Louis Oosthuizen (22) – 0-2-0 (0)
4. Justin Thomas (2) – 0-2-0 (0)

First Round
Kuchar (52) def. Thomas (2) 3 & 2
Kisner (34) def. Oosthuizen (22) 2 and 1

Second Round
Kisner (34) def. Thomas (2) 2 & 1
Kuchar (54) def. Oosthuizen (22) 1-up

Final Group 2 Matches
Thomas (2) v Oosthuizen (22)
Kisner (34) v Kuchar (54)

  • Kevin Kisner advances with a win.
  • Matt Kuchar advances with a win.
  • If Kisner and Kuchar tie, they play a sudden death match.
  • Justin Thomas and Louis Oosthuizen have been eliminated.

Group 3

1. Jon Rahm (3) – 2-0-0 (2)
1. Ryan Palmer (24) – 2-0-0 (2)
3. Shane Lowry (38) – 0-2-0 (0)
3. Sebastian Munoz (56) – 0-2-0 (0)

First Round
Rahm (3) def. Munoz (56) 1-up
Palmer (24) def. Lowry (38) 4 & 2

Second Round
Rahm (3) def. Lowry (38) 2-up
Palmer (24) def. Munoz (56) 2 & 1

Final Group 3 Matches
Rahm (3) v Palmer (24)
Lowry (24) v Munoz (56)

  • Jon Rahm advances with a win.
  • Ryan Palmer advances with a win.
  • If Rahm and Palmer tie, they play a sudden death match.
  • Shane Lowry and Sebastian Munoz have been eliminated.

Group 4

1. J.T. Poston (63) – 1-0-1 (1.5)
2. Billy Horschel (32) – 1-1-0 (1)
2. Max Homa (35) – 1-1-0 (1)
4. Collin Morikawa (4) – 0-1-1 (0.5)

First Round
Morikawa (4) and Poston (63) tied
Horschel (32) def. Homa (35) 1-up

Second Round
Homa (35) def. Morikawa (4) 2 & 1
Poston (63) def. Horschel (32) 4 & 2

Final Group 4 Matches
Morikawa (4) v Horschel (32)
Homa (35) v Poston (63)

  • J.T. Poston advances with a win.
  • Billy Horschel advances with a win and a tie or loss by J.T. Poston.
  • Max Homa advances with a win and a tie or loss by Billy Horschel.
  • If Horschel and Homa both win, they play a sudden death match.
  • Collin Morikawa has been eliminated.

Group 5

1. Tommy Fleetwood (21) – 1-0-1 (1.5)
2. Bryson DeChambeau (5) – 1-1-0 (1)
2. Antoine Rozner (58) – 1-1-0 (1)
4. Si Woo Kim (45) – 0-1-1 (0.5)

First Round
Rozner (58) def. DeChambeau (5) 2-up
Fleetwood (21) and Kim (45) tied

Second Round
DeChambeau (5) def. Kim (45) 2 & 1
Fleetwood (21) def. Rozner (58) 4 & 3

Final Group 5 Matches
DeChambeau (5) v Fleetwood (21)
Kim (45) v Rozner (58)

  • Tommy Fleetwood advances with a win.
  • Bryson DeChambeau advances with a win and a tie or Antoine Rozner.
  • Antoine Rozner advances with a win and a tie or loss by Tommy Fleetwood.
  • Si Woo Kim has been eliminated

Group 6

1. Xander Schauffele (6) – 1-0-1 (1.5)
1. Scottie Scheffler (30) – 1-0-1 (1.5)
3. Andy Sullivan (57) – 1-1-0 (1.0)
4. Jason Day (44) – 0-1-1 (0.5)

First Round
Schauffele (6) and Sullivan (57) tied
Scheffler (30) def. Day (44) 2-up

Second Round
Schauffele (6) def. Day (44) 2 & 1
Scheffler (30) and Sullivan (57) tied

Final Group 6 Matches
Schauffele (6) v Scheffler (30)
Day (44) v Sullivan (57)

  • Xander Schauffele advances with a win.
  • Scottie Scheffler advances with a win.
  • Schauffele and Scheffler would head to playoff with tie.
  • Andy Sullivan would join group playoff with win.
  • Jason Day has been eliminated.

Group 7

1. Patrick Reed (7) – 1-0-1 (1.5)
2. Joaquin Niemann (26) – 1-0-1 (1.0)
2. Bubba Watson (55) – 1-1-0 (1.0)
4. Christiaan Bezuidenhout (33) – 0-1-1 (0.5)

First Round
Reed (7) and Watson (55) tied
Niemann (26) and Bezuidenhout (33) tied

Second Round
Reed (7) def. Bezuidenhout (33) 2 & 1
Niemann (26) and Watson (55) tied

Final Group 7 Matches
Reed (7) v Niemann (26)
Watson (55) v Bezuidenhout (33)

  • Patrick Reed advances with a win.
  • Joaquin Niemann advances with a win and a tie or loss by Bubba Watson.
  • Bubba Watson gets into playoff with win and a tie or a loss by Patrick Reed.
  • If Reed and Niemann tie, and Watson wins, Watson would play Reed in playoff.
  • If Niemann beats Reed, and Watson wins, Watson would play Niemann in playoff.
  • Christiaan Bezuidenhout has been eliminated.

Group 8

1. Sergio Garcia (39) – 2-0-0 (2.0)
2. Lee Westwood (18) – 1-1-0 (1.0)
2. Tyrrell Hatton (55) – 1-1-0 (1.0)
4. Matt Wallace (33) – 0-1-1 (0.5)

First Round
Hatton (8) and Wallace (51) tied
Garcia (39) def. Westwood (18) 4 & 3

Second Round
Garcia (39) def. Hatton (8) 3 & 2
Westwood (18) def. Wallace (51) 5 & 3

Final Group 8 Matches
Hatton (8) v Westwood (18)
Garcia (39) v Wallace (51)

  • Sergio Garcia advances with a win or tie or loss or tie by Lee Westwood.
  • Lee Westwood forces playoff with win and loss by Garcia.
  • Tyrrell Hatton and Matt Wallace have been eliminated.

Group 9

1. Mackenzie Hughes (48) – 2-0-0 (2.0)
2. Webb Simpson (9) – 1-1-0 (1.0)
2. Paul Casey (17) – 1-1-0 (1.0)
4. Talor Gooch (59) – 0-2-0 (0.0)

First Round
Simpson (9) def. Gooch (59) 6 & 5
Hughes (48) def. Casey (17) 3 & 2

Second Round
Hughes (48) def. Simpson (9) 4 & 3
Casey (17) def. Gooch (59) 3 & 2

Final Group 9 Matches
Simpson (9) v Casey (17)
Hughes (48) v Gooch (59)

  • Mackenzie Hughes advances with a win or tie.
  • Mackenzie Hughes advances with a loss and a tie by Webb Simpson and Paul Casey.
  • Webb Simpson forces playoff with win and Hughes loss.
  • Paul Casey forces playoff with win and Hughes loss.
  • Talor Gooch has been eliminated.

Group 10

1. Patrick Cantlay (10) – 2-0-0 (2.0)
2. Carlos Ortiz (42) – 1-1-0 (1.0)
2. Brian Harman (54) – 1-1-0 (1.0)
4. Hideki Matsuyama (23) – 0-2-0 (0.0)

First Round
Cantlay (10) def. Harman (54) 1-up
Ortiz (42) def. Matsuyama (23) 4 & 3

Second Round
Cantlay (10) def. Ortiz (42) 1-up
Harman (54) def. Matsuyama (23) 1-up

Final Group 10 Matches
Cantlay (10) v Matsuyama (23)
Ortiz (42) v Harman (54)

  • Patrick Cantlay advances with a win or tie.
  • Cantlay advances with a loss and a tie by Carlos Ortiz and Brian Harman.
  • Ortiz forces playoff with win and Cantlay loss.
  • Harman forces playoff with win and Cantlay loss.
  • Hideki Matsuyama has been eliminated.

Group 11

1. Ian Poulter (60) – 2-0-0 (2.0)
2. Cameron Smith (25) – 1-1-0 (1.0)
2. Rory McIlroy (11) – 1-1-0 (1.0)
4. Lanto Griffin (46) – 0-2-0 (0.0)

First Round
Poulter (60) def. McIlroy (11) 6 & 5
Smith (25) def. Griffin (46) 1-up

Second Round
McIlroy (11) def. Griffin (46) 4 & 3
Poulter (60) def. Smith (25) 1-up

Final Group 11 Matches
McIlroy (11) v Smith (25)
Griffin (46) v Poulter (60)

  • Ian Poulter advances with a win or tie.
  • Poulter advances with a loss and a tie by Rory McIlroy and Cameron Smith.
  • McIlroy forces playoff with win and Poulter loss.
  • Smith forces playoff with win and Poulter loss.
  • Lanto Griffin has been eliminated.

Group 12

1. Dylan Frittelli (64) – 2-0-0 (2.0)
2. Jason Kokrak (29) – 1-1-0 (1.0)
3. Tony Finau (12) – 0-1-1 (0.5)
3. Will Zalatoris (40) – 0-1-1 (0.5)

First Round
Frittelli (64) def. Finau (12) 6 & 5
Kokrak (29) def. Zalatoris (40) 1-up

Second Round
Finau (12) and Zalatoris (40) tied
Frittelli (64) def. Kokrak (29) 3 & 2

Final Group 12 Matches
Finau v Kokrak
Zalatoris v Frittelli

  • Dylan Frittelli advances with a win or tie.
  • Frittelli advances with a loss; or tie or loss by Jason Kokrak.
  • Kokrak forces playoff with win and Frittelli loss.
  • Tony Finau and Will Zalatoris have been eliminated.

Group 13

1. Abraham Ancer (27) – 2-0-0 (2.0)
2. Bernd Wiesberger (43) – 1-1-0 (1.0)
2. Kevin Streelman (53) – 1-1-0 (1.0)
4. Viktor Hovland (13) – 0-1-1 (0.0)

First Round
Streelman (53) def. Hovland (13) 4 & 2
Ancer (27) def. Wiesberger (43) 3 & 2

Second Round
Wiesberger (43) def. Hovland (13) 4 & 2
Ancer (27) def. Streelman (53) 2 & 1

Final Group 13 Matches
Hovland (13) v Ancer (27)
Wiesberger (43) v Streelman (53)

  • Abraham Ancer advances with a win or tie.
  • Ancer advances with a loss; or tie by Kevin Streelman-Bernd Wiesberger.
  • Streelman forces playoff with win and Ancer loss.
  • Wiesberger forces playoff with win and Ancer loss.
  • Viktor Hovland has been eliminated.

Group 14

1. Daniel Berger (14) – 1-1-0 (1.0)
1. Harris English (19) – 1-1-0 (1.0)
1. Brendon Todd (47) – 1-1-0 (1.0)
1. Erik van Rooyen (62) – 1-1-0 (1.0)

First Round
Berger (14) def. van Rooyen (62) 6 & 4
English (19) def. Todd (47) 1-up

Second Round
Todd (47) def. \Berger (14) 2 & 1
van Rooyen (62) def. English (19) 2 & 1

Final Group 14 Matches
Berger v English
Todd  v van Rooyen

  • Brendon Todd advances with a win and tie by Daniel Berger and Harris English.
  • Berger advances with a win and a tie Todd and English.
  • Erik van Rooyen advances with a win and a tie by Berger and English.
  • English advances with a win and a tie by Todd and van Rooyen.
  • Several other playoff scenarios.

Group 15

1. Jordan Spieth (49) – 1-0-1 (1.5)
1. Matthew Wolff (20) – 1-0-1 (1.5)
3. Matt Fitzpatrick (15) – 1-1-0 (1.0)
4. Corey Conners (37) – 0-2-0 (0.0)

First Round
Spieth (49) def. Fitzpatrick (15) 3 & 1
Wolff (20) def. Conners (37) 3 & 1

Second Round
Fitzpatrick (15) def. Conners (37) 5 & 4
Wolff (20) and Spieth (49) tied

Final Group 15 Matches
Fitzpatrick (15) v Wolff (20)
Spieth (49) v Conners (37)

  • Jordan Spieth advances with a win and a tie or a loss by Matthew Wolff.
  • Wolff advances with a win and a tie or a loss by Spieth.
  • Matt Fitzpatrick advances with a win and a loss by Spieth.
  • Fitzpatrick forces playoff with win and tie by Spieth.
  • If Spieth and Wolff both win, they’d head to a sudden death playoff.
  • Corey Conners has been eliminated.

Group 16

1. Sungjae Im (16) – 1-1-0 (1.0)
1. Marc Leishman (36) – 1-1-0 (1.0)
1. Victor Perez (31) – 1-1-0 (1.0)
1. Russell Henley (50) – 1-1-0 (1.0)

First Round
Im (16) def. Henley (50) 1-up
Perez (31) def. Leishman (36) 2 & 1

Second Round
Leishman (36) def. Im (16) 2 & 1
Henley (50) def. Perez (31) 4 & 3

Final Group 16 Matches
Im (16) v Perez (31)
Leishman (36) v Henley (50)

  • Too many scenarios to list.
  • All are tied and headed for a playoff no matter what.
  • Even a four-man playoff is possible.

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