Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter set to face off as WGC Match Play groups revealed

We are set for some exciting face-offs when the WGC-Dell Match Play gets underway on Wednesday. 

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Mon, 22 Mar 2021
Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter set to face off as WGC Match Play groups revealed

Ryder Cup teammates and friends Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter will go head-to-head this week at Austin Country Club in one of the many exciting groups that have been drawn for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.

A star-studded field takes to the stage, with 64 of the world's top 69 all committing to the event to showcase a sensational week for golf fans in one of the most entertaining tournaments of the season.

The action starts on Wednesday where players will play against each other in their group of four players, with the 16 winners of each group heading to the knockout stages over the weekend.

Kevin Kisner is currently the defending champion, having beaten Matt Kuchar in the final in 2019 and last year's event was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

McIlroy and Poulter, two players who thrive in match play situations, will face each other in group 11, which also includes Australian Cameron Smith and American Lanto Griffin.

Check out the full groups and world rankings for this week's WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play below.

WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Groups

GROUP 1: [1] Dustin Johnson, [28] Kevin Na, [41] Robert MacIntyre, [61] Adam Long.

GROUP 2: [2] Justin Thomas, [22] Louis Oosthuizen, [34] Kevin Kisner, [52] Matt Kuchar.

GROUP 3: [3] Jon Rahm, [24] Ryan Palmer, [38] Shane Lowry, [56] Sebastian Munoz.

GROUP 4: [4] Collin Morikawa, [32] Billy Horschel, [35] Max Homa, [63] J.T. Poston.

GROUP 5: [5] Bryson DeChambeau, [21] Tommy Fleetwood, [45] Si Woo Kim, [58] Antoine Rozner.

GROUP 6: [6] Xander Schauffele, [30] Scottie Scheffler, [44] Jason Day, [57] Andy Sullivan.

GROUP 7: [7] Patrick Reed, [26] Joaquin Niemann, [33] Christiaan Bezuidenhout, [55] Bubba Watson.

GROUP 8: [8] Tyrrell Hatton, [18] Lee Westwood, [39] Sergio Garcia, [51] Matt Wallace.

GROUP 9: [9] Webb Simpson, [17] Paul Casey, [48] Mackenzie Hughes, [59] Talor Gooch.

GROUP 10: [10] Patrick Cantlay, [23] Hideki Matsuyama, [42] Carlos Ortiz, [54] Brian Harman.

GROUP 11: [11] Rory McIlroy, [25] Cameron Smith, [46] Lanto Griffin, [60] Ian Poulter.

GROUP 12: [12] Tony Finau, [29] Jason Kokrak, [40] Will Zalatoris, [64] Dylan Frittelli.

GROUP 13: [13] Viktor Hovland, [27] Abraham Ancer, [43] Bernd Wiesberger, [53] Kevin Streelman.

GROUP 14: [14] Daniel Berger, [19] Harris English, [47] Brendon Todd, [62] Erik van Rooyen.

GROUP 15: [15] Matt Fitzpatrick, [20] Matthew Wolff, [37] Corey Conners, [49] Jordan Spieth.

GROUP 16: [16] Sungjae Im, [31] Victor Perez, [36] Marc Leishman, [50] Russell Henley.

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