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World Golf Championship Dell Tech Match Play
Today is the Final Four of the World Golf Championship Dell Technologies Match Play tournament. The Semifinals to be played this morning, followed by the Championship Match and Consolation Match (third place) this afternoon.
WGC “Final Four(some)” Notes:
The Final Four(somes) Match Play begins with Tee Times at 10:05am EDT/9:05am (local) with Victor Perez facing Billy Horschel and continue at 10:20am EDT/9:20am (local) with Matt Kuchar and Scottie Scheffler - (link)
9:05 a.m. – Victor Perez (31) vs. Billy Horschel (32)
9:20 a.m. – Scottie Scheffler (30) vs. Matt Kuchar (52)
Sunday morning: Semifinals; Sunday afternoon: Championship Match and Consolation Match
Weather: Warm and humid with a high of 85. Wind S 8-16 mph.
With a 4-and-3 victory over Sergio Garcia, Victor Perez is trying to become the first player since Geoff Ogilvy (2006) to win the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in his tournament debut.
With wins by Scottie Scheffler and Perez, the total jumps to five players who’ve advanced to the Semifinals in their tournament debut since Austin Country Club began hosting the event in 2016: (Lucas Bjerregaard/2019/4th, Jon Rahm/2017/2nd Hideto Tanihara/2017/4th).
With Jon Rahm’s loss, the Semifinals will not include one of the top-16 seeds for the first time since the event introduced the group play format in 2015.
Billy Horschel outlasted Tommy Fleetwood in a playoff, with Horschel making a par-5 on the 12th hole to advance after an errant Fleetwood tee shot cost him a stroke penalty.
Of the 17 countries represented in the field, only two remain:
o United States – Billy Horschel, Scottie Scheffler, Matt Kuchar
o France – Victor Perez
Match Play Recaps:
Round of 16 Matches
Tommy Fleetwood (21) def. Dylan Frittelli (64), 4 and 3
Billy Horschel (32) def. Kevin Streelman (53), 3 and 1
Sergio Garcia (39) def. Mackenzie Hughes (48), 2 and 1
Victor Perez (31) def. Robert MacIntyre (41), 5 and 4
Scottie Scheffler (30) def. Ian Poulter (60), 5 and 4
Jon Rahm (3) def. Erik van Rooyen (62), 3 and 2
Brian Harman (54) def. Bubba Watson (55), 2 and 1
Matt Kuchar (52) def. Jordan Spieth (49)
Billy Horschel (32) def. Tommy Fleetwood (21), playoff
Victor Perez (31) def. Sergio Garcia (39), 4 and 3
Scottie Scheffler (30) def. Jon Rahm (3), 3 and 1
Matt Kuchar (52) def. Brian Harman (54), 2 and 1
All of Saturday’s matches recapped: (link)
Tournament Site: (link)
Tee Times (link)
THIS WEEK on the PGA TOUR: World Golf Championship
COURSE: Austin Country Club, Austin, Texas
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedEXCup @DellMatchPlay
TV COVERAGE: Sunday coverage is 10:00am to 2:00pm EDT on Golf Channel and 3:00pm to 7:00pm EDT on NBC.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Sunday, March 28: (11:00am to 7:00pm (EDT)) on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92) or online on PGATour.com.
What They’re Saying About WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
Final Four Showdown Set for WGC (PGATourCom)
What You Need to Watch on Saturday at WGC (GolfWeek/USA Today)
Underdogs Rule the Day at WGC (GolfWeek/USA Today)
Texan Scheffler Mows Down Comp to Semifinal Showdown (CBS Sports)
Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship
Tournament co-leader Joel Dahmen has played the back nine in 9-under this week in search of first Tour title in his 111th start.
The 2016 Masters Tournament champion, Danny Willett, shot a (67) and seeks his second Tour title to join his triumph at Augusta National.
After shooting an opening round (73), Michael Gligic carded his second consecutive bogey-free round while seeking first Tour title in his 36th start. He and Willett are only one stroke back.
Puntacana Resort ambassador Emiliano Grillo (T-5) at (-8) carded nine birdies in first 15 holes, tying his career-most in a round, before closing bogey-par-bogey en route to 7-under (65). The round marked his sixth outing of 65 or better this season.
Leaderboard at Corales Championship
Joel Dahmen 67-71-68—206 (-10)
Rafael Campos 68-69-69—206 (-10)
Danny Willett 70-70-67—207 (-9)
Michael Gligic 73-66-68—207 (-9)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
THIS WEEK on the PGA TOUR: Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Champ
COURSE: Corales Golf Club, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedEXCup #CoralesChampionship @CoralesChamp
TV COVERAGE: Sunday, March 28 - 2:30pm to 5:30pm (EDT) on Golf Channel. (WGC on NBC during those times).
STREAMING: PGA Tour Live will stream WGC.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Will cover WGC.
TEE TIMES: (link)
WEATHER: Partly cloudy. High of 85 degrees. Wind E/NE 16-26 mph.
What They’re Saying About Corales Championship
Two tied for Lead after 54-holes (PGATourCom)
Tournament Site (PGATourCom)
Tee Times (began at 7:20am) (link)
On This Day in Golf History:
March 28, 1993 - Nick Price shot a final round (67) and won The PLAYERS Championship by five strokes over Bernhard Langer at TPC Sawgrass. Price’s signature shot of the final round came on the par 4 fourth whole when his tee-shot settled on the lip of a fairway bunker. With one foot in the bunker, Price hit a baseball-style swing at the ball that resulted in a tap-in birdie. Price later called it, “the greatest shot of my life.” - (Courtesy of Randy Walker), Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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