Jason Day is the only true "favorite" that is left standing at Match Play, with Victor Dubuisson, Ernie Els and Rickie Fowler all registering as semifinals surprises at Dove Mountain.
Proving that there is nothing about this purest of all golf formats that can be explained, the quarterfinals of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship were played out Saturday with a series of surprises at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain.
Houston carded a second-round 11-under 277 to add to its lead Saturday at the Bayou City Collegiate at the Golf Club of Houston's Tournament Course.
The field has been whittled to just eight players at the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with plenty of intrigue in each of the four matches set for Saturday at Dove Mountain.
Graeme McDowell will take on Victor Dubuisson on Saturday in the Sam Snead Bracket finale, with McDowell coming off a 21-hole win over Hunter Mahan and Dubuisson eliminating Bubba Watson.
Jordan Spieth will take on Ernie Els on Saturday in the Gary Player Bracket finale, with Spieth coming off a 2-and-1 win over Matt Kuchar and Els eliminating Jason Dufner.
Rickie Fowler will take on Jim Furyk on Saturday in the Ben Hogan Bracket finale, with Fowler coming off a 1-up win over Sergio Garcia and Els eliminating Harris English.
Jason Day will take on Louis Oosthuizen on Saturday in the Bobby Jones Bracket finale, with Day coming off a 3-and-1 win over George Coetzee and Oosthuizen eliminating Webb Simpson.
Check out the leaderboard from the quarterfinals at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
This is not how anyone could have drawn it up before the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship got underway. Consider some of the storylines that are in play for Saturday’s four quarter-final matches at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain.
Swede Anna Nordqvist shot a 5-under 67 at the LPGA Thailand on Saturday for a 4-stroke lead over top-ranked Inbee Park and American Michelle Wie.