Spieth returns to his ‘favorite city’ for Dell Technologies Match Play

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Maybe this year playing in his “favorite city” will finally pay off with some success during the tournament.

On Tuesday, former Texas Longhorn Jordan Spieth committed to playing in the 2019 WGC Dell Technologies Match Play Championship at Austin Country Club. He’ll be looking to reach the weekend (knockout rounds) for the first time since the tourname came to Austin three years ago.

“I love making the trip to the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play,” Spieth said. “I’m always looking for ways to get back to Austin when I get the chance, and I have great memories at [Austin Country Club] playing with the (UT golf) team there.” Spieth said in a statement to the PGA Tour.

Spieth, currently ranked 25th in the World Golf Rankings, earned his invite to Austin as a player in the top 64 of the world rankings.

Spieth has been eliminated in the group stage, or the first three days of the tournament, each of the past two years at ACC. Last year, Spieth lost to Patrick Reed in a winner-take-all match on the final day of the group stage.

Making his sixth appearance in the match play tournament, Spieth’s best finish came in 2014 when he lost in the quarterfinals to Ernie Els.

The WGC Dell Technologies Match Play runs from March 27-31.

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