2018 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Friday scenarios to advance, who's eliminated
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2018 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Friday scenarios to advance, who’s eliminated


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The 2018 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play heads to Friday and the final day of round-robin pool play with about two-thirds of the field of 64 still alive with a mathematical chance of winning their respective four-player groups.

Friday matches will unfold in all 16 groups, and the player in each group with the most points at the conclusion of the matches will then move on to the weekend field of 16, who will battle it out in a bracket-style, single-elimination match play tournament to determine a champion.

In the event of a tie at the top in each group, a sudden-death, stroke-play playoff will start as soon as possible from the first tee at Austin Country Club to determine the group winners.



2018 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Scenarios to advance

Group 1

Standings
Kevin Kisner: 1.5 points
Adam Hadwin: 1.5 points
Bernd Wiesberger: 1 point
Dustin Johnson: 0 points

Friday Matches
Dustin Johnson (1) vs. Kevin Kisner (32)
Adam Hadwin (38) vs. Bernd Wiesberger (52)

Dustin Johnson has been eliminated, but all three others can conceivably move on, depending on results.

Group 2

Standings
Justin Thomas: 2 points
Francesco Molinari: 2 points
Luke List: 0 points
Patton Kizzire: 0 points

Friday Matches
Justin Thomas (2) vs. Francesco Molinari (21)
Patton Kizzire (48) vs. Luke List (60)

Justin Thomas and Francesco Molinari are playing for the group. Whoever wins, moves on, unless there's a draw. Kizzire and List are eliminated.

Group 3

Standings
Kiradech Aphibarnrat: 2 points
Chez Reavie: 1 point
Jon Rahm: 0.5 points
Keegan Bradley: 0.5 points

Friday Matches
Jon Rahm (3) vs. Kiradech Aphibarnrat (28)
Chez Reavie (43) vs. Keegan Bradley (63)

Kiradech Aphibarnrat moves on with a draw or better, but Chez Reavie can catch him in a win/loss situation. Rahm and Bradley are eliminated.

Group 4

Standings
Jordan Spieth: 2 points
Patrick Reed: 2 points
Charl Schwartzel: 0 points
Haotong Li: 0 points

Friday Matches
Jordan Spieth (4) vs. Patrick Reed (19)
Haotong Li (34) vs. Charl Schwartzel (49)

Jordan Spieth takes on Patrick Reed for the group title, while Li and Schwartzel are eliminated and playing for fun.

Group 5

Standings
Cameron Smith: 2 points
Hideki Matsuyama: 1 point
Patrick Cantlay: 1 point
Yusaku Miyazato: 0 points

Friday Matches
Hideki Matsuyama (5) vs. Patrick Cantlay (30)
Cameron Smith (46) vs. Yusaku Miyazato (53)

Miyazato is the only player eliminated in this group, while any of the other three could move on depending on match results. Cantlay and Matsuyama can only advance through a playoff.

Group 6

Standings
Brian Harman: 1.5 points
Peter Uihlein: 1 point
Rory McIlroy: 1 point
Jhonattan Vegas: 0.5 points

Friday Matches
Rory McIlroy (6) vs. Brian Harman (18)
Jhonattan Vegas (44) vs. Peter Uihlein (57)

Jhonny Vegas has been eliminated, but any of the other three could advance depending on match results.

Group 7

Standings
Sergio Garcia: 2 points
Xander Schauffele: 2 points
Shubanhkar Sharma: 0 points
Dylan Frittelli: 0 points

Friday Matches
Sergio Garcia (7) vs. Xander Schauffele (20)
Dylan Frittelli (41) vs. Shubhankar Sharma (62)

Garcia takes on Schauffele for the group title while Frittelli and Sharma are eliminated and playing for fun.

Group 8

Standings
Jason Day: 1 point
Louis Oosthuizen: 1 point
James Hahn: 1 points
Jason Dufner: 1 points

Friday Matches
Jason Day (8) vs. Louis Oosthuizen (25)
Jason Dufner (42) vs. James Hahn (56)

No player has been eliminated in this group.

Group 9

Standings
Ian Poulter: 2 points
Kevin Chappell: 1 point
Tommy Fleetwood: 1 points
Daniel Berger: 0 points

Friday Matches
Tommy Fleetwood (9) vs. Daniel Berger (26)
Kevin Chappell (33) vs. Ian Poulter (58)

Daniel Berger is eliminated, but the others could advance depending on match results. Chappell and Fleetwood can only advance via playoff.

Group 10

Standings
Paul Casey: 2 points
Russell Henley: 1 point
Kyle Stanley: 1 point
Matt Fitzpatrick: 0 points

Friday Matches
Paul Casey (10) vs. Matthew Fitzpatrick (31)
Kyle Stanley (45) vs. Russell Henley (51)

Matt Fitzpatrick is eliminated, but the others could advance depending on match results. Henley and Stanley can only advance via playoff.

Group 11

Standings
Bubba Watson: 2 points
Branden Grace: 1 point
Julian Suri: 1 point
Marc Leishman: 0 points

Friday Matches
Marc Leishman (11) vs. Branden Grace (23)
Bubba Watson (35) vs. Julian Suri (64)

Leishman has been eliminated, but the others can advance depending on match results. Grace and Suri can only advance in a playoff.

Group 12

Standings
Tyrrell Hatton: 2 points
Brendan Steele: 1 point
Alexander Levy: 1 point
Charley Hoffman: 0 points

Friday Matches
Tyrrell Hatton (12) vs. Charley Hoffman (22)
Brendan Steele (36) vs. Alexander Levy (55)

Charley Hoffman has been eliminated, but all others can move on depending on match results. Steele and Levy can only advance via a playoff.

Group 13

Standings
Alex Noren: 2 points
Tony Finau: 2 points
Kevin Na: 0 points
Thomas Pieters: 0 points

Friday Matches
Alex Noren (13) vs. Tony Finau (29)
Thomas Pieters (39) vs. Kevin Na (61)

Noren takes on Finau for the group title, while Pieters and Na are eliminated and playing for fun.

Group 14

Standings
Charles Howell III: 2 points
Rafa Cabrera Bello: 1 point
Phil Mickelson: 1 point
Satoshi Kodaira: 0 points

Friday Matches
Phil Mickelson (14) vs. Rafa Cabrera Bello (17)
Satoshi Kodaira (40) vs. Charles Howell III (59)

Kodaira is eliminated, but all others can advance depending on match results. Mickelson and Cabrera Bello can only advance via playoff.

Group 15

Standings
Si Woo Kim: 1.5 points
Webb Simpson: 1.5 points
Pat Perez: 0.5 points
Gary Woodland: 0.5 points

Friday Matches
Pat Perez (15) vs. Gary Woodland (24)
Webb Simpson (37) vs. Si Woo Kim (50)

Si Woo Kim takes on Webb Simpson for the group title, while Perez and Woodland are both eliminated and are playing for placement on Friday.

Group 16

Standings
Matt Kuchar: 1.5 points
Ross Fisher: 1 point
Yuta Ikeda: 1 point
Zach Johnson: 0.5 points

Friday Matches
Matt Kuchar (16) vs. Ross Fisher (27)
Yuta Ikeda (47) vs. Zach Johnson (54)

Zach Johnson is out, but all three others could advance depending on match results. Fisher and Ikeda can only advance via playoff.

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