Increased: Security at this week’s WGC Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin, Texas, where a serial bomber has been linked to four explosions in the state capital since March 2 that have killed two and injured four. Dylan Frittelli, a South African who lives in Austin and played on Texas’ 2012 NCAA champions, told Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard that he has seen “security officials on every corner of the clubhouse and on the exterior, as well.” In a statement, the PGA Tour would not comment on specific safety measures ahead of today’s opening matches at Austin Country Club.
Disclosed: That he will miss the Masters, Brooks Koepka, according to a report by Chris Dolch in Treasure Coast Newspapers. The American, who is No. 9 in the Official World Golf Ranking and the reigning U.S. Open champion, has not played since he finished 34th, which was last, in the winners-only Sentry Tournament of Champions in early January. He subsequently was diagnosed with a partially torn tendon in his left wrist.
Selected: As host of the 2021 U.S. Women’s Amateur, Westchester Country Club’s West Course in Rye, N.Y., the U.S. Golf Association announced. The dates will beAug. 2-8. Westchester, a 1922 Walter J. Travis design, played host to the PGA Tour in 1963-65 and from 1967 to 2007 and hosted the 2011 Senior Players and the 2015 Women’s PGA. This year’s U.S. Women’s Amateur will be played Aug. 6-12 at the Golf Club of Tennessee in Kingston Springs, Tenn.