The World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play begins on Wednesday at Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas. The occasion presents a singular format for the PGA Tour, permitting gamers to go head-to-head for as soon as on the schedule.
The first three WGCs began in 1999 and there have been 83 in all. There are at present 4 WGC occasions every season, though the WGC-HSBC Champions in China was postponed in 2021 for a second 12 months in a row resulting from COVID.
One participant has dominated the WGCs over the years, having won thrice as many titles as the golfer in second place.
Here’s a better look.
11 golfers have won 2 WGCs
Justin Thomas poses with the trophy after profitable the 2020 WGC – FedEx St. Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind. (Photo: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)
Justin Thomas grew to become the eleventh PGA Tour golfer to place a second WGC on his resume when he claimed the 2020 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational final August. He joins Darren Clarke, Jason Day, Ernie Els, Hunter Mahan, Hideki Matsuyama, Ian Poulter, Patrick Reed, Justin Rose, Adam Scott and Bubba Watson with two WGCs.
Geoff Ogilvy hoists the 2009 WGC-Accenture Match Play trophy.
Geoff Ogilvy won the match play twice—2006 and 2008—and has three WGC titles in all.
Phil Mickelson greets followers after profitable the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship on March 4, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Phil Mickelson won two WGCs in 2009 after which snagged a 3rd when he won in Mexico in 2018.
Rory McIlroy celebrates his victory in a playoff on the 18th inexperienced together with his caddie Harry Diamond at WGC HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club on November 3, 2019 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy grew to become the third golfer to win a 3rd WGC when he claimed the 2019 WGC-HSBC Champions in China. That occasion can be postponed for a second straight 12 months in 2021. It achieved WGC standing in 2009.
Dustin Johnson poses for a photograph with the trophy after profitable the 2019 WGC – Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec. (Photo: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports)
Dustin Johnson is the first and solely golfer to win every of the 4 particular person WGC occasions. He won his first in 2013 and in 2017 he won two of them. His most latest got here in 2019 in Mexico.
Tiger Woods poses with the trophy and PGA commissioner Tim Finchem after profitable the 2013 World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club. (Photo: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)
Tiger Woods clearly has dominated the WGCs. He won at the least one in every of them yearly from 1999 to 2009. He won his two most latest in 2013. He’s won two WGC occasions in the similar calendar 12 months six occasions. He won the WGC-Bridgestone three years in a row two totally different occasions. According to the PGA Tour, he is earned $25.5 million in World Golf Championships occasions, a determine that will rank 59th on the Tour’s profession cash record.