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Billy Horschel beats local favorite Scottie Scheffler to win WGC-Match Play

Scottie Scheffler took on Billy Horschel within the finals of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club.

Here’s how the match performed out, in addition to the comfort match between Victor Perez and Matt Kuchar.

Horschel (32) def. Scheffler (30), 2 and 1

Scheffler drew first blood when Horschel hit his tee shot into the native space at No. 2, took a penalty stroke and made bogey. Scheffler had 34 toes for birdie and Horschel opted to concede the outlet as a substitute of creating Scheffler two-putt for the win.

At the par-4 fifth, each males pulled their tee pictures and each bought fortunate breaks with their balls ricocheting off timber and into the golf green.

Horschel missed the inexperienced proper, however chipped in for birdie to tie the match.

Scheffler scrambled to save par on the sixth and tie the outlet, however could not achieve this on the seventh, giving Horschel his first lead of the match, at 1 up. Another Scheffler bogey on the ninth put Horschel 2 up on the flip.

Despite placing his second shot within the water on the par-5 twelfth, Scheffler had an 11-foot par putt to win the outlet however missed on the excessive aspect. The 24-year-old Texan failed on one other alternative on the 14th, when he missed a 9-footer for birdie to win the outlet.

Considering Scheffler’s birdie on the second was given and Horschel chipped in for birdie on the fifth, there have been no birdie putts made on this match. It was, in fact, their seventh match in 5 days.

Fortunately for Horschel, he by no means wanted to make one. After halving the fifteenth and sixteenth holes in par, Scheffler wanted to make a 10-footer for birdie on the par-3 seventeenth to keep alive. He missed, giving Horschel his sixth profession PGA Tour title. 

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Kuchar (52) def. Perez (31), 2 and 1

Kuchar gained the primary gap with a bogey, when Perez opened with a double, and he by no means trailed. Kuchar, who did not make a birdie in his semifinal loss to Scottie Scheffler, lastly notched one on the fourth gap towards Perez and added three extra to go 4 up by way of 12.

The Frenchman, who wanted to win so as to earn Special Temporary membership on Tour, battled again with birdies at Nos. 13 and 14 to lower his deficit to 2 down with 4 to play, however that is as shut as he would get. The two parred Nos. 15, 16 and 17 to give Kuchar a win (2013), a runner-up (2109) and his second third-place displaying (2011) on this occasion.

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