Horschel, Perez, Scheffler, Kuchar into WGC Match Play semi-finals

Billy Horschel, Victor Perez, Scottie Scheffler and Matt Kuchar into final four at the WGC Match Play at Austin Country Club

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Sat, 27 Mar 2021

Horschel, Perez, Scheffler, Kuchar into WGC Match Play semi-finals

Billy Horschel, Victor Perez, Scottie Scheffler and Matt Kuchar will battle out the WGC Match Play at Austin Country Club on Sunday. 

Horschel defeated Tommy Fleetwood on the first extra hole after the Englishman sent his tee shot sailing out of bounds on the par-5 12th, and it meant a par for the American was good enough to win the match. 

 

 

Fleetwood had been in control for much of the match and had stretched into a 2up lead thru 11 holes, but Horschel clawed his way back into the match when taking the 12th and 17th with birdies. 

Horschel then closed out the match with a two-putt par on the 19th hole. 

 

 

Perez will meet Horschel in the semi-final after he comfortably beat Sergio Garcia 4&3 as he bids to become the first Frenchman to win a WGC tournament. 

Scheffler took down the tournament's lowest seed heading into the weekend, Jon Rahm, with a 3&1 victory and he will meet his US compatriot Kuchar, who beat Brian Harman 2&1. 

The semi-finals will be played on Sunday morning, with the final and 3rd and 4th playoff taking place in the afternoon.

WGC MATCH PLAY QUARTER FINALS

Billy Horschel defeated Tommy Fleetwood in 19 holes
Victor Perez defeated Sergio Garcia 4&3
Scottie Scheffler defeated Jon Rahm 3&1
Matt Kuchar defeated Brian Harman 2&1

WGC MATCH PLAY SEMI FINALS

Billy Horschel vs Victor Perez
Scottie Scheffler vs Matt Kuchar