World No. 1 Scotty Scheffler (USA, No. 1 seed) and No. 3 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland, No. 3) compete at the World Golf Championship (WGC) Dell Technologies Match Play (total prize money of $20 million) advanced to the quarterfinals.

Schaeffler defeated JT Poston (USA, No. 43) and Jason Day (Australia, No. 32) in the round of 16 and quarterfinals, respectively, at the Austin Country Club (par 71) in Austin, Texas, USA on the 26th (Korean time) to make the semifinals. succeeded in advancing

Schaeffler, who is aiming to win the match play competition for the second consecutive year, can advance to the final by beating Sam Burns (USA, No. 13) in the semifinals.

There is great interest in whether Schaeffler and McIlroy, the current best players, will face each other in the final. McIlroy defeated Lucas Herbert (Australia, No. 46) in the round of 16 and Zander Chopley (USA, No. 6) in the quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals. McIlroy will meet last season’s rookie Cameron Young (USA, No. 15) in the semifinals. 먹튀검증

Schaeffler, who lost in the final match in 2021, which was his match play debut, is currently on a 10-game winning streak in the event. In the round of 16, Schaeffler won a last-ditch victory over No. 43 seed Poston. He made a tide match by catching a birdie on the 17th hole (par 3), and then made a bogey by Post Turn on the 18th hole (par 4) and was able to make it to the quarterfinals.

Schaeffler, who met Day, the former match play champion in the quarterfinals, played a difficult game as he was dragged by a three-hole car to the seventh hole. Schaeffler, who gradually narrowed the gap, made a one-hole lead with consecutive birdies on holes 12 (par 5) and 13 (par 4), and finished the game as his tee shot almost made a hole-in-one on hole 17 (par 3). . Schaeffler caught 8 birdies without a bogey until the 17th hole of the quarterfinals, but turned the game around by driving 5 birdies in the 6 holes in the second half.

After the game, Scheffler said, “I had no choice but to be patient until the flow came my way.”

McIlroy, too, was never ahead of Shopley in the quarterfinals. They continued the tide match until the 17th hole, and in the last hole 18 (par 4), McIlroy caught a 3.5m birdie and finished it as a victory.

Burns, who faces Schaeffler in the semifinals, faced Schaeffler in overtime at the Charles Schwab Challenge in May last year and won the championship by catching a 13.5m birdie.

Young, who faces McIlroy, is the winner of the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in the 2021-22 season and has not yet won.

Meanwhile, Dell Technologies Match Play, the only match play on the PGA Tour, will no longer be held at the end of this year. Attention is focusing on whether Schaeffler will be able to win two consecutive tournaments for the first time since Woods (2003-2004) and who will be the final match play champion.

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