The second World Golf Championships occasion of the 12 months has reached the weekend, and play will proceed at Austin Nation Membership with the WGC-Dell Applied sciences Match Play area of 64 now pared all the way down to the Spherical of 16.
Whereas every participant within the area was assured to play three matches this week, the format strikes to single elimination for the remaining 4 rounds. The sixteen gamers in Saturday’s morning matches will probably be pared all the way down to eight for Saturday afternoon’s quarterfinals.
Tiger Woods, taking part in for the primary time since 2013, made it out of group play and can face Rory McIlroy in essentially the most anticipated matchup of the occasion up to now.
McIlroy went undefeated in his three earlier matches, whereas Tiger gained two and misplaced one. The duo will tee off at 9:30 a.m. ET on Saturday.
You will discover the tee instances for all of Saturday morning’s Spherical of 16 matches under.
WGC-Dell Applied sciences Match Play Spherical of 16 tee instances (ET)
eight:35 a.m. – Louis Oosthuizen vs. Marc Leishman
Leishman gained all three of his group-stage matches, whereas Oosthuizen misplaced solely his opening match to Kyle Stanley, Three&2.
eight:46 a.m. – HaoTong Li vs. Kevin Kisner
Kisner birdied the third gap of a sudden-death playoff towards Ian Poulter to make it out of the group stage. Of their unique first-round match, Poulter beat Kisner 2&1. Li additionally gained a playoff with a birdie on the primary gap to beat Alex Noren and punch his ticket into the Spherical of 16.
eight:57 a.m. – Francesco Molinari vs. Paul Casey
This European pairing needs to be nice theater. Molinari is undefeated by three matches whereas Casey — who’s coming off a win ultimately week’s Valspar Championship — can also be undefeated, profitable two of his matches and tying the opposite, with Charles Howell III.
9:08 a.m.- Kevin Na vs. Justin Rose
Na is the highest-seeded participant (No. 57) to make it out of the group stage into the Spherical of 16. Na went 2-Zero-1 over the course of his three matches to guide his group by a half level. Rose, in the meantime, had a good match with Gary Woodland on Friday to see who would earn the correct to maneuver on from the group stage. Rose prevailed on the 18th gap, 1-up.
9:19 a.m. – Lucas Bjerregaard vs. Henrik Stenson
Bjerregaard is the second-highest-seeded participant to make it out of the group stage (he got here in as No. 50). He by no means misplaced a match towards groupmates Justin Thomas, Keegan Bradley and Matt Wallace. Stenson is one other considerably surprising victor. The Swede went Three-Zero-Zero towards opponents Jim Furyk, Phil Mickelson and Jason Day.
9:30 a.m. – Tiger Woods vs. Rory McIlory
Tiger wanted to win on Friday so as to have an opportunity to make it out of the group stage, and he did, besting Patrick Cantlay four&2. McIlroy has been red-hot, and is undefeated in three matches. This one needs to be Saturday’s barn-burner.
9:41 a.m. – Tyrrell Hatton vs. Matt Kuchar
Each Hatton and Kuchar went 2-Zero-1 over the course of their group matches. The winner of their matchup will face the winner of Branden Grace and Sergio Garcia’s match.
9:52 a.m. – Branden Grace vs. Sergio Garcia
Grace was undefeated in three matches towards Hideki Matsuyama, Dustin Johnson and Chez Reavie whereas Garcia gained two of his group matches however misplaced to Patrick Reed on Friday. Fortunately for Garcia, Reed had a tie on his report, so Garcia moved on from his group by a half level.
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