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AUSTRALIA has Dell World Match Play defending champion Jason Day and last weekend’s TOUR winner Marc Leishman in the big WGC event this week but unfortunately only one of them can make it through to the second round.
Day and Leishman are the only Aussies in the 64 golfer event – which tees off early Thursday morning Australian time – and have been drawn together in group three along with England’s Lee Westwood and America’s Pat Perez.
Day has struggled to put four good rounds together of late but has excelled in the match play format with two wins and a third in his six previous appearances.
Leishman is obviously in top form after his great win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday and has also shown talent in match play, defeating then World Number One Jordan Spieth in the Sunday singles at the 2015 Presidents Cup.
Adam Scott has chosen not to contest the event while preparing for the US Masters but most of the world’s other top golfers will be competing, including the likes of Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Spieth. The other notable absent top liners inlcude Henrik Stenson, Rickie Fowler and Justin Rose.
US PGA TOUR
Meanwhile there is a regular TOUR event taking place, the Puerto Rico Open, which will include six Aussies in Matt Jones, Stuart Appleby, Steven Bowditch, Camron Percy, John Senden and Brett Drewitt.
Lydia Ko is defending champion at the Kia Classic against a field that includes all 100 top players on the money list.
More Events and Leaderboard links below.
22 – 26 March
Austin CC, Austin, Texas, USA
Defending Champion: Jason Day
FoxSports 3, AEDST
Thursday: 5:00am – 11:00am
Friday: 5:00am – 11:00am
Saturday: 5:00am – 11:00am
Sunday: 1:00am – 9:00am
Monday: 1:00am – 10:00am
23 – 26 March
Coco Beach Golf & CC, Rio Grande, PUR
Defending Champion: Tony Finau
TV Times: Fox Sports Coverage begins Friday 1.30am – 4.30am
23 – 26 March
Le Triomphe G&CC, Broussard, LA
Defending Champion: Wesley Bryan
Live on Fox Sports from Friday 4.30pm
Tura Beach Country Club, Tura Beach, NSW
PGA Pro-Am Series
Flinders Golf Club, Flinders, VIC
Rosebud Country Club – South, Rosebud, VIC
Lang Lang Golf Club, Lang Lang, VIC
Griffith Golf Club, Griffith, NSW
Yarram Golf Club, Yarram, VIC
Leeton Golf Club, Leeton, NSW
Meadow Springs Golf & Country, Mandurah, WA
Yenda Golf Club, Yenda, NSW