AUSTIN, Texas – Fresh off a victory at the second World Golf Championships event of the year, Patrick Reed, who lives in Spring, Texas, has committed to the 2020 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play March 25-29 at Austin Country Club tournament officials announced Wednesday.
Additionally, 22-year-old Norwegian star Viktor Hovland moved inside the top 64 in the Official World Golf Ranking with a walk-off birdie at the Puerto Rico Open for his first career TOUR victory and has committed to the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
The 2020 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play also announced Wednesday that it will once again provide complimentary tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis to active duty and Reserve military members as Austin brings back the best 64 players in the world to Austin for the fifth consecutive year.
In addition to complimentary tickets for military members and one dependent, the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play will also offer access to a hospitality venue on the 7th tee dedicated exclusively to military members and their dependents called the Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost presented by Dell Technologies.
Open Wednesday through Sunday, the Patriots’ Outpost presented by Dell Technologies will offer complimentary food and beverage as well as great views from the 7th tee box.
Reed, who moved up to No. 8 in the Official World Golf Ranking, earned his eighth career PGA TOUR victory with a one-shot win at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship and joins Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Adam Scott as some of the early commitments to the only individual match-play event on the TOUR schedule.
In his victory at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City, Reed birdied three of the last four holes to edge DeChambeau by one shot for his second career WGC victory. The win moved him up to No. 5 in the FedExCup standings with a win, runner-up and two additional top-10s in only seven starts this season.
Reed, who has become known for his strength in match play earning the moniker “Captain America” for his performance in match play in team events, has made six prior starts at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and has advanced to the Knockout Stage twice but has yet to advance to the quarterfinals.
For those interested in military tickets, the tickets will be distributed digitally and military members at Fort Sam Houston, Fort Hood and Camp Mabry are encouraged to visit dellevents.org to submit your request for tickets while supplies last. Parking will be complimentary for military members at Camp Mabry Wednesday-Sunday March 25-29, 2020.
Birdies for the Brave is a national military outreach initiative proudly supported by the PGA TOUR dedicated to honoring and showing appreciation to the courageous men and women of our U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Birdies for the Brave was originally created in 2006 by PGA TOUR player Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, to support combat-injured troops.
The PGA TOUR subsequently adopted Birdies for the Brave and expanded the program to include a variety of military outreach efforts during PGA TOUR tournaments and in communities nationwide, including a series of fundraising events that have raised more than $18 million for military homefront groups that directly support wounded veterans and military families.
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Tickets to the 2020 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play are going fast and have sold out each of the first four years in Austin.
For fans interested in an upgraded tournament experience, tickets to The ULTRA Club are available in a limited quantity.
The ULTRA Club, which has quickly become a fan-favorite among the venues on course, is a premium, climate-controlled venue with sports-bar like seating and TVs located along the left side of the fairway of the picturesque par-5 12th hole with stunning views of the Pennybacker Bridge and Lake Austin. Additional upgraded hospitality options are available in limited quantity.
For more information on tickets and hospitality options, please inquire at dellmatchplay.com.
As one in a series of four World Golf Championships events sanctioned and organized by the operational committee of the International Federation of PGA Tours, which includes the Asian Tour, European Tour, Japan Golf Tour, PGA TOUR, PGA Tour of Australasia and Sunshine Tour, the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play is one of the most exciting and biggest events on golf’s calendar.
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