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Report: Austin to lose event as WGC era winds down

Field Level Media
03 Feb 2023, 05:55 GMT+10

As World Golf Championships events continue to be phased out, Austin, Texas, will lose its PGA Tour stop after this season, Golfweek reported Thursday.

This year's WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event at Austin Country Club will take place March 22-26 in its farewell. Scottie Scheffler is the defending champion.

According to the report, the Austin stop will be replaced in 2024 by the Cadence Bank Houston Open, with the event not associated with the World Golf Championships.

Austin Country Club has played host to a WGC event since 2016, with the once premier series going by the wayside in recent years since they burst on the scene in 1999.

In 2021, the WGC-Mexico Open was converted to a regular PGA Tour event. Also in 2021, the WGC-FedEx St. Jude became the first event of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

The only event left with an association to the WGC is the match play event at China, but that has not been contested since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

--Field Level Media

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