Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy advanced to the quarter-finals of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Texas after a closely contested match against Australia’s Lucas Herbert. Meanwhile, world number one Scottie Scheffler fought back from a slow start to also progress to the next round.
McIlroy produced a stunning round, finishing nine under par, but it was his composure in a tense final hole that sealed his victory over Herbert. The third seed managed to hold off his opponent to win the match by two holes.
Scheffler, on the other hand, had a shaky start and found himself three down after four holes against Ian Poulter. However, the American showed resilience and fought back to win five of the next six holes, eventually clinching a two-up victory over his English opponent.
The quarter-finals promise to be an exciting affair, with McIlroy set to face England’s Tommy Fleetwood, while Scheffler will take on compatriot Matt Kuchar. Other notable players who have progressed to the quarter-finals include Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia.
The WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play is a prestigious tournament, featuring some of the world’s top golfers. The unique format of the tournament sees players compete in a series of one-on-one matches, adding to the excitement and unpredictability of the event.