World golf ranking No. 1 Scotty Scheffler (USA) advances to the semifinals of the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (total prize money 20 million dollars), challenging for a second consecutive victory. Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) also advanced to the semifinals, and the biggest box office match between the two players is expected.
Defending champion Schaeffler met JT Poston (USA) in the round of 16 held in the morning at Austin Country Club (par 71), Texas, USA on the 26th (Korean time) and won 1-up in the last hole and Jason Day (Australia) ) in the quarterfinals, won by a two-hole difference (2&1) at the 17th hole.
Schaeffler, who gave 1 down to Day, who had a record of 2 wins in the tournament from the first hole, trailed to 3 down in the 6th hole, but started to reverse from the 8th hole. He continued to do well. After tying the record with a birdie on the 12th hole, he birdied the 13th hole to take a 1-up lead. 스포츠토토
From the 15th hole, both players made birdies for 3 consecutive holes, and the match was tight, but at the par 3 17th hole, Scheffler decided the match with a tee shot close to hole-in-one. As a result, the semifinal match will be played against Sam Burns (USA), who has defeated Mackenzie Hughes (Canada).
also beat Lucas Herbert (Australia) 2-up in the last hole in the round of 16, and then went to the last hole with Zander Schophilly (USA). After a close match, they won 1-up and advanced dramatically to the semifinals.
McIlroy was dragged all the way to the 12th hole after giving it up to 1 down from the first hole in the match against Shophile. However, he made a tie with a birdie on the 13th hole, and then turned the game around in the last minute by putting a 3.5-meter birdie putt on the 18th hole. As a result, he will face Cameron Young (USA), who defeated Kurt Kitayama (USA), in the semifinals.
There is a possibility that McIlroy and Schaeffler, who have won this tournament, will face each other in the final. Match play as a WGC is the last match of this year, and it is expected that in the 7th round on the last day, you will enjoy the essence of the game where spears face each other.
Through JTBC Golf & Sports and JTBC Golf, you can watch the semifinals live from 11:00 tonight.