PGA all-star Tom Kite talks about Austin tournament

Tom Kite talks about World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play
Tom Kite talks about World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play

AUSTIN (KXAN) — One of Austin Country Club’s most high-profile members spoke Wednesday about the course hosting the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play next spring.

“I think it’s awesome for so many reasons,” long-time Austinite and 19-time PGA tour winner Tom Kite said. “It’s great for Austin to get a professional tournament of this magnitude. Selfishly, I think Austin Country Club is one of the top golf courses in the state.”

The Walter Hagen Cup
The Walter Hagen Cup

Austin Country Club will host the WCG Match Play beginning March 21, 2016. The top 64 players in the world rankings will make up the field.

The golf course at Austin Country Club is currently closed as it wraps up a restoration project. Still, members voted to host the event, despite it meaning more time that they will not be permitted to play their course.

“I’m very proud of what’s going on in this town right now and this is just another feather in our cap and another way of telling everybody what a cool place we live in,” club president Jim Cahill said.

The Austin Country Club was founded in 1899 and consists of an 18-hole Pete Dye design golf course.

If you can’t make it to the match, it will be airing on KXAN.

Hear more from Kite on KXAN News at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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