2018 Dell Technologies Match Play Championship

2018 Dell Technologies Match Play Championship

With all of the traveling I do, it's always nice to have a home game. The Dell Technologies Match Play Championship fits that bill nicely, with the world's 64 top-ranked golfers playing five rounds just up the road at the Austin Country Club, a mere 15 minute drive (well, okay so I have to allow for 45 minutes on a weekday morning) from my house.

Getting to sleep in my own bed an still cover a golf tournament is nice, and being able to introduce my colleagues from the traveling golf press corps to the best barbecue Austin has to offer isn't bad, either. For the third tournament in a row I shot exclusively with Sony bodies--namely an A9 and an A7rIII, taking advantage not only of the mind-blowingly sharp Sony G-Master zooms but also the ability to adapt these bodies to other, older lenses when I wanted a certain look. Using the Sigma MC11 adapter, I could still employ my bread-and-butter Canon EF 400mm f2.8 with full functionality of both body and lens, and I also broke out a couple pieces of glass that might just be older than I am, a Leica 21mm and a Canon 500mm reflex. I love the Sony system's ability to allow me to use all of these different tools without compromising image quality.

Scroll down for some of my favorite images form the tournament.

 

  Kevin Na.   Sony A9, Canon EF 400mm f2.8

Kevin Na. Sony A9, Canon EF 400mm f2.8

  Dustin Johnson.   Sony A9, Canon EF 400mm f2.8

Dustin Johnson. Sony A9, Canon EF 400mm f2.8

  Bernd Wiesberger.   Sony A9, Canon EF 400mm f2.8

Bernd Wiesberger. Sony A9, Canon EF 400mm f2.8

  Patrick Reed.   Sony A9, Canon EF 400mm f2.8

Patrick Reed. Sony A9, Canon EF 400mm f2.8

  Kevin Kisner.   Sony A9, Canon FD 500mm f8 SSC Reflex

Kevin Kisner. Sony A9, Canon FD 500mm f8 SSC Reflex

  Phil Mickelson.   Sony A9, Canon EF 400mm f2.8

Phil Mickelson. Sony A9, Canon EF 400mm f2.8

  Rory McIlroy.   Sony A9, Canon EF 400mm f2.8

Rory McIlroy. Sony A9, Canon EF 400mm f2.8

  Kessler Karain, Patrick Reed's caddie  .   Sony A9, Canon EF 400mm f2.8

Kessler Karain, Patrick Reed's caddie. Sony A9, Canon EF 400mm f2.8

  Keegan Bradley.   Sony A9, Canon EF 400mm f2.8

Keegan Bradley. Sony A9, Canon EF 400mm f2.8

  Sergio Garcia.   Sony A7rIII, Sony 70-200mm f2.8 GM

Sergio Garcia. Sony A7rIII, Sony 70-200mm f2.8 GM

  Alex Noren.   Sony A9, Canon EF 400mm f2.8

Alex Noren. Sony A9, Canon EF 400mm f2.8

  Justin Thomas.   Sony A7rIII, Leica 21mm f2.8 Elmarit

Justin Thomas. Sony A7rIII, Leica 21mm f2.8 Elmarit

  Kevin Kisner.   Sony A9, Canon EF 400mm f2.8

Kevin Kisner. Sony A9, Canon EF 400mm f2.8

  Patrick Reed.   Sony A7rIII, Sony 70-200mm f2.8 GM

Patrick Reed. Sony A7rIII, Sony 70-200mm f2.8 GM

  Jordan Spieth.   Sony A7rIII, Sony 70-200mm f2.8 GM

Jordan Spieth. Sony A7rIII, Sony 70-200mm f2.8 GM

  Watching the action on the 5th green.   Sony A7rIII, Sony 24-70mm f2.8 GM

Watching the action on the 5th green. Sony A7rIII, Sony 24-70mm f2.8 GM

  7th tee.   Sony A7rIII, Sony 24-70mm f2.8 GM

7th tee. Sony A7rIII, Sony 24-70mm f2.8 GM

  Keegan Bradley.   Sony A9, Canon EF 400mm f2.8

Keegan Bradley. Sony A9, Canon EF 400mm f2.8