Day 3 of Group Play at the WGC Dell Match Play tournament has been completed at Austin Country Club, with Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy through to the last 16.
Rory commented after his round
“I feel like my game has gotten a little bit better as the day’s gone on. I know I will have to play very well again tomorrow to try and beat Zach.”
Group 1 Jordan Advances
Jordan Spieth 3 & 2 over Justin Thomas. Jamie Donaldson 1 up over Victor Dubuisson.
Group 2 Jason Advances
Jason won his match against Paul Casey, due to Paul becoming ill on course and he had to concede. Thongchai Jaydee halved his maych with Graeme McDowell.
Group 3 Rory Advances.
Rory won in a playoff with Kevin Na after they finished all square in their match, forcing them into sudden death, where Kevin sent his second tee shot into water on his way to a bogey, while Rory made par, to win.
Group 4 Patton Advances
Patton Kizzire 2 up over Emiliano Grillo. J.B. Holmes 1 up over Bubba Watson.
Group 5 Byeong Hun An Advances
Byeong Hun An won in a play-off against Scott Piercy after his match with Rickie Fowler ended all square. Scott defeated Jason Dufner 1up.
Group 6 Bill Haas Advances
Bill 1up over Adam Scott. Thomas Pieters 3&2 over Chris Wood.
Group 7 Matt Kuchar Advances
Matt 3&2 over Justin Rose. Anirban Lahiri 4&2 over Fabian Gomez.
Group 8 Dustin Johnson Advances
Dustin 2&1 over Jimmy Walker. Kiradech Aphibarnrat 1up over Robert Streb.
Group 9 Patrick Reed Advances
Patrick, in the surprise result of the day defeated Phil Mickelson 5&4, while Daniel Berger conceded to Matthew Fiztpatrick.
Group 10 Brookes Koepka Advances
Brooks lost his match 4&3 to Danny Willett, but the other result went in his favor, with Billy Horschell losing 2&1 to Jaco Van Zyl.
Group 11 Chris Kirk Advances
Chris 3&2 over David Lingmerth and Branden Grace 5&4 over Russell Knox. This result lead to a play-off between Chris and Branden, which Chris won when Branden sent his first play-off tee shot in a bunker.
Group 12 Rafa Cabrera Bello Advances
Rafa halved his match against Soren Kjeldsen, the half point gained was good enough to advance him. Hideki Matsuyama 3&2 over Kevin Kisner.
Group 13 Ryan Moore Advances
Ryan 3&1 over Lee Westwood. Sergio Garcia 5&4 over Marc Leishman.
Group 14 Zach Johnson Advances
Zach 4&3 over Shane Lowery. Martin Kaymer 4&3 over Marcus Fraser.
Group 15 Brandt Snedeker Advances
Brandt 5&3 over Charl Schwartzel. Charley Hoffman 4&2 over Danny Lee.
Group 16 Louis Oosthuizen Advances
Louis 4&2 over Andy Sullivan. Matt Jones and Bernd Wieberger halved their match.
|ROUND OF 16 MATCHES|
|32. Bill Haas||vs.||56. Chris Kirk|
|3. Rory McIlroy||vs.||15. Zach Johnson|
|30. Matt Kuchar||vs.||20. Brooks Koepka|
|2. Jason Day||vs.||17. Brandt Snedeker|
|29. Byeong-Hun An||vs.||54. Rafa Cabrera Bello|
|65. Patton Kizzire||vs.||47. Ryan Moore|
|9. Dustin Johnson||vs.||10. Patrick Reed|
|1. Jordan Spieth||vs.||18. Louis Oosthuizen|