AUSTIN (KXAN) — Former Texas Longhorns golfer Scottie Scheffler can move to No. 1 in the world after advancing to the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play semifinals.
It’s clear over the last two years of match play competition, Scheffler is comfortable at Austin Country Club.
Scheffler captured the essence of match-play golf, winning his quarterfinal round over Seamus Power Saturday afternoon by draining a chip at 16. You can watch the shot here. Scheffler told NBC after the match that it “was a nice, simple pitch onto the green.”
That “simple pitch” put Scheffler within reach of the match play title for the second-straight year. In 2021, Scheffler dropped the championship match to Billy Horschel. He exacted revenge on the former Florida Gator and 12th-ranked player in the world with a 1 Up win during Saturday morning’s Round of 16.
“I got more energy as the day went on,” Scheffler told NBC after the quarterfinal match.
Scheffler will face No. 8 Dustin Johnson in the semifinals Sunday morning. According to the PGA Tour, Scheffler will move to World No. 1 with a win Sunday.
The second semifinal will pit 2019 Match Play champion Kevin Kisner against either Corey Conners or Abraham Ancer.
Tee times for the semifinals haven’t been released.
How to watch the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (CDT times listed)
Golf Channel and NBC (KXAN) will air 34 hours of tournament action from Wednesday through Sunday.
Wednesday-Friday: Broadcast starts at 1 p.m. on The Golf Channel
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Golf Channel | 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. NBC (KXAN)
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Golf Channel | 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. NBC (KXAN)
WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play results – Saturday
Scottie Scheffler defeats Seamus Power – 3 & 2
Dustin Johnson defeats Brooks Koepka – 2 Up
Kevin Kisner defeats Will Zalatoris – 4 & 3
Round of 16
Scottie Scheffler defeats Billy Horschel – 1 Up
Seamus Power defeats Tyrell Hatton – 4 & 3
Dustin Johnson defeats Richard Bland – 3 & 2
Brooks Koepka defeats Jon Rahm – 19 holes
Kevin Kisner defeats Adam Scott – 1 Up
Will Zalatoris defeats Kevin Na – 22 holes
Corey Conners defeats Takumi Kanaya – 5 & 3
Abraham Ancer defeats Collin Morikawa 7 & 6
Original Article: kxan.com