McIlroy, Casey Resume Sunday for Final 4 Spot
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy and No. 37 Paul Casey were locked in an epic battle called because of darkness Saturday in the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship quarterfinals.
Tied through 21 holes, the pair will resume play on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Pacific, with both mean angling at the final spot in the semifinals. One of the two will join the unlikely trio of Jim Furyk, Gary Woodland and Danny Willett in the final four, with the championship match slated for Sunday afternoon.
In the round of 16 on Saturday morning, McIlroy dismissed No. 16 Hideki Matsuyama 6&5, the biggest rout of the day, followed closely by Furyk’s 5&3 rout of No. 12 J.B. Holmes.
Furyk went on to eliminate Louis Oosthuizen 4&2 after Oosthuizen, ranked 30th in the world, edged No. 13 Rickie Fowler 1 up.
Woodland, ranked 52nd, continued his unlikely run by knocking off fellow upstart Marc Leishman, 2&1, then knocked out super Cinderella John Senden 5&3. Senden, ranked 65th, had sent former champion Hunter Mahan packing by a 2&1 count earlier.
The other quarterfinal was also a high-ranking affair. England’s Danny Willett, ranked 49th, ousted 57th-ranked Tommy Fleetwood 4&3. Willett had ousted Lee Westwood 3&2 earlier in the day.