Monday, 20 March 2017
Austin Country Club  (Getty Images)
Austin Country Club (Getty Images)

With the countdown on for the second World Golf Championships event of the 2017 season, explores the world-class field assembled in Austin, Texas for this week’s WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.

In the field there are:

64 players from 20 different countries

29 European Tour members, including four debutants

Tyrrell Hatton
Jon Rahm
Hideto Tanihara
Jeunghun Wang

42 European Tour winners (66 per cent)

45 of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking

6 reigning or former World Number Ones

Dustin Johnson (reigning)
Jason Day
Martin Kaymer
Rory McIlroy
Jordan Spieth 
Lee Westwood

15 Major Champions with 26 victories between them including…

Phil Mickelson (5)
Rory McIlroy (4) 

12 former WGC winners including…

Dustin Johnson (4)
Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson (2 each)

The 3 current holders of the WGC events

Dustin Johnson (2017 WGC-Mexico Championship, 2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational)
Jason Day (2016 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play)
Hideki Matsuyama (2016 WGC-HSBC Champions)

3 former winners of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play

Jason Day (2014, 2016)
Rory McIlroy (2015)
Matt Kuchar (2013)

28 Ryder Cup players

2 players competing in their 50th WGC event this week

Jim Furyk
Phil Mickelson

1 player with the most appearances in the event

Lee Westwood (16, not including this week)

7 of the current top ten in The 2017 Race to Dubai

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