PGA Tour Brunch WGC Round of 16/Corales Puntacana Championship - Saturday
@PGATourBrunch Coverage of the Round of 16 at World Golf Championship and "Moving Day" at Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship in the DR
World Golf Championship Dell Tech Match Play
Today is the Round of 16 of the World Golf Championship Dell Technologies Match Play tournament along with the Quarterfinals to be played this afternoon. The Semifinals will be Sunday morning, followed by the Championship Match and Consolation Match (third place) on Sunday afternoon.
WGC “Sweet 16” Notes:
The Round of 16 Matches with Tee Times begin at 8:35am EDT/7:35am (local) with Tommy Fleetwood taking on Dylan Frittelli and continue until Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth tee-it-up at 9:52am EDT/8:52am local - (link)
A tournament-record eight playoffs were needed to decide group winners (previous record: 5, 2017).
In dramatic fashion, Sergio Garcia aced one from 161 yards on the fourth playoff hole (No. 4) to defeat Lee Westwood and earn his third consecutive trip to the Round of 16.
Jon Rahm (3) is the only top seed from the 16 groups to advance to the Round of 16.
Eight of the 16 groups were won by the lowest-seeded player.
Five of the 22 players making their first appearance at the event won their group: Scottie Scheffler (30), Victor Perez (31), Robert MacIntyre (41), Mackenzie Hughes (48) and Erik van Rooyen (62).
Match Play Recaps:
All of Friday’s matches recapped: (link)
Tournament Site: (link)
THIS WEEK on the PGA TOUR: World Golf Championship
COURSE: Austin Country Club, Austin, Texas
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedEXCup @DellMatchPlay
TV COVERAGE: Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28 - Early coverage on Golf Channel from 10:00am to 2:00pm and the switch to NBC for 2:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) on Saturday.
Sunday coverage is 10:00am to 2:00pm EDT on Golf Channel and 3:00pm to 7:00pm EDT on NBC.
STREAMING: PGA Tour Live will offer streaming coverage of Featured Groups on Saturday from 8:30am-2:00pm (EDT).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Saturday, March 27 from 10:00am to 6:00pm EDT and 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
Things You May Have Missed from Friday (PGATourCom)
Match Play Madness (ESPN)
What You Need to Watch on Saturday at WGC (GolfWeek/USA Today)
Big Names are Out at WGC (YahooSports)
Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship
Rafael Campos (-7) posted a bogey-free 3-under (69) to hold second 36-hole lead/co-lead of his career (2016 Puerto Rico Open T-8). Campos is seeking his first Tour win in just his 37th start as he’s among a three-way tie for lead after two rounds.
Paraguay native Fabrizio Zanotti and sponsor exemption Justin Suh hold 36-hole lead/co-lead for first time in their careers while Andrew Yun is attempting to become third Monday qualifier to win on Tour in last 35 years. Yan is T-6 (-5), only two strokes back.
Following a 6-under (66) in round one that included a hole-in-one at No. 2, Stephan Jaeger sits T-6 at 5-under along with Yun.
Tyler Duncan (T-4) at (-6) shot back-to-back rounds of (69), marking his best start at the event (MC/2018, T-59/2019).
Leaderboard at Corales Championship
Rafael Campos 68-69—137 (-7)
Fabrizio Zanotti 69-68—137 (-7)
Justin Suh 68-69—138 (-7)
Tyler Duncan 69-69—138 (-6)
Joel Dahmen 67-71—138 (-6)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
36-Hole Cut: 71 professionals at 1-over 145 from a field of 131 professionals and one amateur.
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: Saturday, March 27 Afternoon coverage from 2:00pm to 5:00pm EDT on Golf Channel. and 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: Mostly sunny skies with winds 14-25 mph.
What They’re Saying About Corales Championship
Tournament Site (PGATourCom)
After missing birth of child, Yun Contending in DR (PGATourCom)
Tee Times (began at 6:50am) (link)
On This Day in Golf History:
March 27, 1994 - Greg Norman dominated at The PLAYERS Championship as he shot his third consecutive round of (67) as he posted a 72-hole record (264) and 24-under par. Norman defeated Fuzzy Zoeller by four strokes. Just before the win, Zoeller walked over to Norman with a towel and wiped his brow, saying, “In my 20 years here, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a player play as well for 72 holes.” (Courtesy of Randy Walker), Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
Highlights from Friday’s Round Three at WGC and there are PLENTY