AUSTIN, Texas– Cameron Young conserved his most significant shots for completion Sunday in a spectacular turn-around to knock out Rory McIlroy Then it was Sam Burns getting a surprise win of his own to get rid of friend and protecting champ Scottie Scheffler
The last edition of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play didn’t absence for home entertainment.
It was the very first time in the 24-year history that both semifinal matches went additional holes. Right when Austin Nation Club was poised for a dream title bout in between 2 of the leading gamers on the planet, Young and Burns had the last word.
McIlroy and Scheffler both had a clear benefit in overtime. However McIlroy missed out on a birdie putt from 9 feet on the very first additional hole. Scheffler required a 4-foot birdie putt to win on the 2nd additional hole. He missed out on, and Burns beat him with a birdie on the next hole.
McIlroy never ever routed on the back 9 and was 2 up with 3 holes to play. However he yanked his tee shot into a bunker on the par-5 16th, which kept him from reaching the green, and Young won the hole with a birdie. They cut in half the par-3 17th.
McIlroy was close to matching his heroics from Thursday when he drove the 18th green. This time, the ball struck the leading collar of the bunker and rolled back into a dreadful lie. Young showed up simply brief and struck a stunning pitch-and-run up the slope to 8 feet and holed the birdie putt to send out the match to additional holes.
Even then, it was benefit McIlroy.
Young’s drive on the par-5 12th came to rest in the sand versus a collar, and all he might do was blast out 170 backyards except the back pin. McIlroy played far from the water– he made bogey on No. 12 in policy from the lake– and lost, breaking to simply inside 10 feet. Young’s 3rd shot had to do with the exact same variety.
Young made another clutch putt. McIlroy missed out on and lost in 19 holes.
” I simply didn’t do enough over those last 4 holes to close him out and when you do not do that and you’re up versus a gamer of Webcam’s quality, that’s what’s going to take place,” McIlroy stated.
Scheffler routed for the 3rd straight match as Burns won the opening 3 holes. However the previous Texas Longhorn rallied to capture Burns and after that constructed a 2-up lead through 10 holes.
This time it was Burns who rallied, winning the 13th with a birdie, striking wedge to 5 feet to win the 15th and take the lead with a tap-in birdie on the 17th.
On the closing hole, Scheffler struck a pitch to the back pin to simply under 5 feet for birdie that sent out the match to additional holes. They cut in half the 12th with birdies. And after that Scheffler appeared like he had a winner with a wedge to 4 feet on the 13th.
However after Burns missed his birdie putt, Scheffler searched in shock as his winning putt moved by the hole. That was the break Burns required. From a fairway bunker on the 14th, he struck his method to 15 feet and gathered the birdie to win in 21 holes.
Scheffler and McIlroy deal with each other in an alleviation match. Young, who competed in 2 majors in 2015, has actually never ever been closer to lastly getting his very first PGA Trip title.