Monday, 21 March 2016
Rory McIlroy  (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy (Getty Images)

Ahead of the second World Golf Championships event of the 2016 season, we profile the elite field which will assemble at Austin Country Club for the WGC-Dell Match Play.

In the field there are:

64 players from 21 different countries

48 of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking

31 European Tour members, of which there are seven WGC-Match Play debutants

Matthew Fitzpatrick
Byeong Hun-An
Emiliano Grillo
Russell Knox
David Lingmerth
Thomas Pieters
Jaco Van Zyl

13 Major winners with 24 titles combined

Phil Mickelson (5), Rory McIlroy (4), Zach Johnson (2), Martin Kaymer (2), Jordan Spieth (2), Bubba Watson (2).

6 current or former World Number Ones

Jordan Spieth (current)
Jason Day
Martin Kaymer
Rory McIlroy
Adam Scott
Lee Westwood

3 former winners of the WGC Match Play

Jason Day (2014)
Matt Kuchar (2013)
Rory McIlroy (2015)

11 players under 25

(Youngest – Matt Fitzpatrick, 21)

6 players over 40

(Oldest – Thongchai Jaidee, 46)

21 Ryder Cup players

8 Winners from The 2016 Race to Dubai

Charl Schwartzel (Alfred Dunhill Championship, Tshwane Open)
Marc Leishman (Nedbank Golf Challenge)
Rickie Fowler (Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship)
Branden Grace (Commercial Bank Qatar Masters)
Danny Willett (Omega Dubai Desert Classic)
Marcus Fraser (Maybank Championship Malaysia)
Louis Oosthuizen (ISPS HANDA Perth International)
Adam Scott (WGC-Cadillac Championship)


The draw for this year's event takes place on Monday night. Stay tuned for the groups and tee times.

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