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2021 WGC Match Play pairings: Groups and tee times

Top-seeded Dustin Johnson seeks his 2nd Match Play title as $10.5 World Golf Championships event begins Wednesday in Texas

American Dustin Johnson, who is ranked No. 1 in the world and thus seeded first for this week’s WGC Match Play, has drawn No. 28 Kevin Na, No. 41 Robert MacIntyre and No. 61 Adam Long in his grouping, according to pairings announced Monday by the PGA Tour.

The 64-man event, which begins Wednesday at Austin Country Club in Texas’ capital, will feature 16 four-man groups for round-robin matches during the first three days. The winners of each group will advance to the Round of 16 for the weekend, with single-elimination matches beginning Saturday. The final match is scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

Johnson enters the Match Play as the No. 1-seeded player for the fourth consecutive time. He won the 2017 title against Jon Rahm, 1 up. The tournament was canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Defending champion Kevin Kisner, who won the 2019 Match Play title as the No. 48 seed, will be part of No. 2-seeded Justin Thomas’ group, with No. 22 Louis Oosthuizen and No. 52 Matt Kuchar. Kisner defeated Kuchar, the 2013 champion, in the 2019 finale, 3 and 2.

The $10.5 million tournament will pay $1.82 million to the winner. For tee times, click here. To download the tournament bracket, click here.

Here is a look at the 16 groups for round-robin play, which begins at 9:30 a.m. CDT Wednesday, with seedings in parentheses:

Group 1
Dustin Johnson (1)
Kevin Na (28)
Robert MacIntyre (41)
Adam Long (61)

Group 2
Justin Thomas (2)
Louis Oosthuizen (22)
Kevin Kisner (34)
Matt Kuchar (52)

Group 3
Jon Rahm (3)
Ryan Palmer (24)
Shane Lowry (38)
Sebastián Muñoz (56)

Group 4
Collin Morikawa (4)
Billy Horschel (32)
Max Homa (35)
J.T. Poston (63)

Group 5
Bryson DeChambeau (5)
Tommy Fleetwood (21)
Si Woo Kim (45)
Antoine Rozner (58)

Group 6
Xander Schauffele (6)
Scottie Scheffler (30)
Jason Day (44)
Andy Sullivan (57)

Group 7
Patrick Reed (7)
Joaquin Niemann (26)
Christiaan Bezuidenhout (33)
Bubba Watson (55)

Group 8
Tyrrell Hatton (8)
Lee Westwood (18)
Sergio Garcia (39)
Matt Wallace (51)

Group 9
Webb Simpson (9)
Paul Casey (17)
Mackenzie Hughes (48)
Talor Gooch (59)

Group 10
Patrick Cantlay (10)
Hideki Matsuyama (23)
Carlos Ortiz (42)
Brian Harman (54)

Group 11
Rory McIlroy (11)
Cameron Smith (25)
Lanto Griffin (46)
Ian Poulter (60)

Group 12
Tony Finau (12)
Jason Kokrak (29)
Will Zalatoris (40)
Dylan Frittelli (64)

Group 13
Viktor Hovland (13)
Abraham Ancer (27)
Bernd Wiesberger (43)
Kevin Streelman (53)

Group 14
Daniel Berger (14)
Harris English (19)
Brendon Todd (47)
Erik van Rooyen (62)

Group 15
Matt Fitzpatrick (15)
Matthew Wolff (20)
Corey Conners (37)
Jordan Spieth (49)

Group 16
Sungjae Im (16)
Victor Perez (31)
Marc Leishman (36)
Russell Henley (50)

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