Adam Scott has claimed one other huge scalp on the WGC Match Play, beating Jordan Spieth 3 and a couple of to emerge from a gaggle of 4 main champions to progress to the knockout phases.
The victory is a significant enhance for the previous world No.1, who got here via unscathed with victories over Justin Rose (2 and 1) and Spieth, and a tie with Keegan Bradley.
“I performed nicely as we speak. I am completely happy to get via that group,” stated Scott.
“There have been 4 main champions on this group, and that form of calibre participant clearly is aware of the best way to get it executed and has some toughness, so I am glad to get via.”
Such is his confidence proper now, Scott might be forgiven for casting his eye on an even bigger objective – the Masters.
“Now form of have a run at it over the weekend and see what occurs.
“I really feel like I’ve bought all the things I would like forward of the Masters, clearly.
“Regardless that there’s an awesome occasion on the road this weekend, everybody is considering Augusta, it is so shut,” stated the 2013 Masters winner.
However whereas Scott is dreaming of what lies forward, compatriot Lucas Herbert is prone to endure a sleepless night time.
The Bendigo skilled was within the field seat to advance in his sudden-death playoff with Japan’s Takumi Kanaya solely to falter.
Kanaya, who wanted 14 holes to beat the Australian to drive a playoff to determine the group winner, discovered a bunker with such a poor lie he may solely advance to the green, 86 yards from the opening.
Herbert appeared to have it in hand with a tee shot within the fairway that left him 93 yards away.
The Victorian performed a conservative wedge to 18 toes above the opening whereas Kanaya used the slope of the inexperienced for a shot that spun down to 2 toes for a certain par.
Herbert’s downhill putt to win slid slightly below three toes by and he missed the par putt to lose the match.
In Group 12, Australia’s Min Woo Lee went into the ultimate day hoping for a win towards Tom Hoge and for Billy Horschel to lose to Thomas Pieters.
However defending champion Horschel got here from behind to sq. his match to progress from the group whereas Lee may solely tie with Hoge so as to add to his win towards Pieters (1up) and three and a couple of loss to Horschel.
Marc Leishman, who had already been eradicated heading into Friday’s matches, beat Luke Listing 3 and a couple of for a his sole win within the competitors.
World No.1 Jon Rahm superior out of his group regardless of dropping 3 and a couple of to Patrick Reed 3 however had that luxurious after successful his opening two matches.
WGC MATCH PLAY ROUND OF 16
Scottie Scheffler (5) vs Billy Horschel (12)
Tyrrell Hatton (13) vs Seamus Energy (42)
Dustin Johnson (8) vs Richard Bland (54)
Jon Rahm (1) vs Brooks Koepka (16)
Kevin Kisner (29) vs Adam Scott (32)
Will Zalatoris (24) vs Kevin Na (25)
Corey Conners (36) vs Takumi Kanaya (56)
Collin Morikawa (2) vs Abraham Ancer