AUSTIN (Texas) — Defender champion Scottie SchefflerAnd Rory McIlroySurvived matches that went the distance Saturday morning to reach the quarterfinals in the WGC/Dell Technologies Match Play.
Scheffler, who reached the championship match at Austin Country Club in both appearances, looked like he was headed home. J.T. PostonBuilt a 3-up lead through 14 of the holes.
Poston lost the 15th and conceded. Scheffler won the match by scoring a par on 18th hole, after which he made a 10-foot birdie putt.
Poston’s approach to 18th was not successful, and the gallery cheered as it began to roll off its false front into the rough. Poston’s 5-foot par-putt was a louder cheer and prevented the match from going further holes.
Scheffler was a four-year Texas student, so it was only natural that the gallery would be supportive. He is also the No. He is the No. 1 player in the world and will be looking to defend his title at Masters in two weeks. He is only three wins away from joining Tiger Woodsas the only Match Play winners to win back-to-back.
McIlroy won the 2015 format, which was the first year that single elimination was eliminated. He is now in the quarterfinals of any format for the fifth consecutive year.
McIlroy led by 1 and had 7 foot for birdie on 17th. Herbert’s 30-foot birdie shot was unable to spin more than 360° around the cup, and it dropped. McIlroy was forced to make his putt in order to keep the lead. He did so.
McIlroy made an aggressive play with his driver on the final hole. This set up a pitch to 3 feet that McIlroy won for 2-up.
Mackenzie HughesCanada won three consecutive holes on Canada’s front nine and never lost. Max HomaHe was able to win a 3-and-2 victory and he was able to return to the match. He advanced to play Sam BurnsWho took advantage of two? Patrick CantlayMistakes in the back nine won 2 and 1
Past champion Jason DayThe game of, who is slowly coming into form, has ended Matt KucharWoods’ career match record was broken by Day’s bid. Day putted a 15-foot eagle on the par-5 16th hole to take a one-up lead. He then won in 18 holes.
This is the final edition Match Play and Kuchar, 44 years old, has won 36 matches. Woods won 36 matches, and is the only player who has won the event three times.
Day, who can match Woods by winning a third match next week, was to play Scheffler in Saturday’s quarterfinals. Scheffler has won nine consecutive matches.
Xander SchauffeleHe quietly made it to the quarterfinals by quietly winning with a 3-and-2 victory over J.J. SpaunNo. At No. 61, he was the lowest seed to be crowned champion of his group. McIlroy will face Schauffele in the quarterfinals.
Cameron YoungSix birdies in 14 holes were enough to get thrown out Billy HorschelAnd moved on to play Kurt KitayamaWith his 6-and-5 victory over, he was the fastest match of the morning. Andrew Putnam. Young is interested in joining Kevin Sutherland2002: They were the only players to take home a major tour at Match Play.