AUSTIN, Texas – Brian Harman made the comeback of the morning to defeat Bubba Watson on the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and advance to the quarterfinals, however earlier than his afternoon match towards Matt Kuchar he had one thing else to rejoice.
Having began the week 59th on the earth rating, Harman’s 2-and-1 victory over Watson assured that he’s presently projected to transfer into the highest 50 on Monday and earn an invitation to the Masters.
“It’s pretty special,” he mentioned. “I thought if I got out of the group [stage] I had a chance, and then I was kind of looking at it and knew I had to win today. Feels pretty good.”
Harman, who’s from Savannah, Georgia, final performed the Masters in 2018 and he’s taking part in his greatest golf of the season following a tie for third at The Players Championship and three consecutive victories at Austin Country Club since a Day 1 loss to Patrick Cantlay.
He was 4 down to Watson early on Saturday, however made eight consecutive birdies to draw back.
Kevin Streelman (58th) and Erik van Rooyen (68th) additionally wanted to advance out of the quarterfinals to crack the highest 50 however each misplaced their Sweet 16 match.