The WGC-Dell Match Play heads into its final day of round robin play. 45 out of 64 players have a chance at advancing to the final 16. 2 of the 19 players who have been eliminated include last year's finalists (the first and third-ranked players in the world), Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm.
A few players have distanced themselves and can only miss out on a spot in the final 16 if they lose tomorrow and lose in a playoff. These players include Tyrrell Hatton, Charles Howell III, Bubba Watson, Paul Casey, Ian Poulter, Cam Smith and Kiradech Aphibarnrat. A few other groups will be decided by two players, who have each won both of their matches...
Patrick Reed vs Jordan Spieth 1:32 PM CST
The match everyone was hoping for when the groupings came out became a reality with both Reed and Spieth winning their first two matches. To spice things up, Patrick Reed replied to the question of what makes Spieth a great match play player with, "I don't know, my back still hurts from the Ryder Cup."
Alex Noren vs Tony Finau 1:10 PM CST
Both handled their matchups with Kevin Na and Thomas Pieters and will square off, with the winner moving on to match play. Noren has been impressive, making 13 birdies and no bogeys in 30 holes.
Justin Thomas vs Francesco Molinari 12:04 PM CST
With a win this week, Justin Thomas will move to number one in the world rankings. To move into the knockout stage, he will have to take out the steady Italian star Molinari.
Xander Schauffele vs Sergio Garcia 11:20 PM CST
Last year's Rookie of the Year will square off against the Austin resident and long-time European Ryder Cup stalwart Sergio Garcia.
Si Woo Kim vs Webb Simpson 11:53 AM CST
Last year's Players champion and the former U.S. Open champion both won their matches on Thursday to set up a “win or go home” scenario.
A few groups are up for grabs, and players can steal them with a win and a little help.
Group 6: Brian Harman, 1.5; Rory McIlroy, 1; Peter Uihlein, 1; Jhonattan Vegas, 0.5
Group 8: Jason Day, 1; Louis Oosthuizen, 1; Jason Dufner, 1; James Hahn, 1
Group 16: Matt Kuchar, 1.5; Ross Fisher, 1; Yuta Ikeda, 1; Zach Johnson, 0.5
Group 1: Kevin Kisner, 1.5; Adam Hadwin, 1.5; Bernd Wiesberger, 1; Dustin Johnson, 0
Needless to say, the current format leads to a great deal of confusion. Here'severy scenario explained by the PGA Tour's Jonathon Wall.
A look at 13
One of Austin Country Club's most exciting holes is the short par-4 13th. Learn about the architecture and how players have performed going for the green with contributor Lawson Klotz.
Jason Dufner checked to see if it was in the leather after holing a short putt that wasn't given by Jason Day.
Sergio gave it the ol’ Sunday quick rake.
JT's incredible up and down from the weeds.
Patrick Reed sticks it on 18 to ensure a chance at the final 16.
In the Dominican Republic
The rest of the PGA Tour is in the Dominican Republic for the Corales Punta Cana, where Brice Garnett took the lead through one round after a 9-under 63. Garnett holds a narrow 1-shot lead over 54-hole Valspar leader Corey Conners and a two shot lead over seven players at 7-under. Garnett re-earned his PGA Tour card through last year's Web.com Tour. Full scores
The other attraction in the Domincan Republic is former NFL star Tony Romo, who teed it up on Thursday. Romo opened with a 5-over 77 and is in a tie for 127th of 132 players. The former Cowboy was even par through 12 before making a double and three bogeys in the next four holes to put himself a ways off the cut line.
Campus Update with Will Knights
Oklahoma State is on pace to have one of the best seasons in collegiate history. The Cowboys won their 6th tournament in a row at the Valspar Collegiate and now have 7 on the season. Viktor Hovland became the third OK State player to win this season with his 4-shot victory individually. The Valspar also featured powerhouses Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, Baylor, Texas and LSU, so Oklahoma State has to be feeling pretty good right about now.
Two other Big 12 schools won this week as TCU took home the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular, and Oklahoma won the Lone Star Invitational. Both tournaments were weaker fields, but a win is a win. Brad Dalke also won his first tournament of the season individually.
Elsewhere, SEC rivals Alabama and Auburn both won as well. Auburn came storming back into the final round to knock off North Carolina by a shot. Alabama won its first tournament of the spring by beating Georgia in the final round. The Crimson Tide’s Lee Hodges won his second tournament of the spring individually.
Etulain leads Svensson by one shot at the Web.com Tour's Chimimatcha.
Park, Stoelting and Hedwall lead the LPGA's Kia Classic.
The Florida Swing is back with the portion of the 2019 schedule set.