Leishman, Day and Smith tee it up at WGC Dell Technologies Match Play

Three Australian golfers will tee it up in the 64-man WGC Dell Technologies Match Play this week with Marc Leishman and Jason Day handed particularly tough opponents.

The WGC Dell Match Play tees off in Austin, Texas this week with two Australians handed particularly tough groups.

Highest ranked Aussie Jason Day has been handed Jason Dufner, James Hahn and Louis Oosthuizen in his group where the winner will go through to the knockout stages. Day may like his chances against Oosthuizen having defated the South African 5&4 to win the final of the Dell Match Play in 2016.

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Marc Leishman has also drawn some tough opponents.

As the 11th seed going into this event (based on world ranking), Leishman will face South African Branden Grace as well as Americans Bubba Watson and Julian Suri.

Cameron Smith has been drawn in group 5 along side Japanese golfers Hideki Matsuyama and Yusaku Mityasato, as well as American Patrick Cantlay.

The WGC Dell Technolgies Match Play will be broadcast live on FoxSports Australia; 5:00am – 11:00am (Thurs-Sat), 1:00am – 10:00am (Sun, Mon)

All groups for 2018 WGC Dell Match Play (seeding in brackets):

GROUP 1: Dustin Johnson (1), Kevin Kisner (32), Adam Hadwin (38), Bernd Wiesberger (52)
GROUP 2: Justin Thomas (2), Francesco Molinari (21), Patton Kizzire (48), Luke List (60)
GROUP 3: Jon Rahm (3), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (28), Chez Reavie (43), Keegan Bradley (63)
GROUP 4: Jordan Spieth (4), Patrick Reed (19), Haotong Li (34), Charl Schwartzel (49)
GROUP 5: Hideki Matsuyama (5), Patrick Cantlay (30), Cameron Smith (46), Yusaku Miyazato (53)
GROUP 6: Rory McIlroy (6), Brian Harman (18), Jhonattan Vegas (44), Peter Uihlein (57)
GROUP 7: Sergio Garcia (7), Xander Schauffele (20), Dylan Frittelli (41), Shubhankar Sharma (62)
GROUP 8: Jason Day (8), Louis Oosthuizen (25), Jason Dufner (42), James Hahn (56)
GROUP 9: Tommy Fleetwood (9), Daniel Berger (26), Kevin Chappell (33), Ian Poulter (58)
GROUP 10: Paul Casey (10), Matthew Fitzpatrick (31), Kyle Stanley (45), Russell Henley (51)
GROUP 11: Marc Leishman (11), Branden Grace (23), Bubba Watson (35), Julian Suri (64)
GROUP 12: Tyrrell Hatton (12), Charley Hoffman (22), Brendan Steele (36), Alexander Levy (55)
GROUP 13: Alex Noren (13), Tony Finau (29), Thomas Pieters (39), Kevin Na (61)
GROUP 14: Phil Mickelson (14), Rafa Cabrera Bello (17), Satoshi Kodaira (40), Charles Howell III (59)
GROUP 15: Pat Perez (15), Gary Woodland (24), Webb Simpson (37), Si Woo Kim (50)
GROUP 16: Matt Kuchar (16), Ross Fisher (27), Yuta Ikeda (47) Zach Johnson (54)

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