Adam Scott – file photo

Cameron Smith might have decided to give this week’s WGC Dell Technologies Match Play at the Austin Country Club in Texas a miss but four of his fellow countrymen will take their place in a field containing the leading 64 available world ranked players.

Adam Scott, Marc Leishman, Lucas Herbert and Min Woo Lee tee it up in the US$12 million event where the winner earns US$2.1 million, each to play the required three round robin-matches in their particular group before the leading player in each group of four advances to the round of 16 on Saturday.

Scott faces Jordan Spieth, Keegan Bradley and Justin Rose in his group as he looks to better his previous best showing when 3rd in 2003.

Leishman will tackle Luke List, Justin Thomas and Kevin Kisner as he looks to better his previous best on reaching the round of sixteen on three occasions in his seven appearances to date.

Lucas Herbert faces Japan’s Takumi Kanaya, Xander Schaufelle and Tony Finau, while Lee takes on Billy Horschel, Thomas Pieters and Tom Hoge.

Herbert and Lee will tee it up in the event for the first occasion, their elevation in world ranking over the past twelve months allowing them to join this elite field.