WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: The eight matches for Saturday’s Round of 16 plus tee times and how to watch
Pool play has come and gone and now it’s time for the Sweet 16 at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club in Texas.
Some big names were sent home packing, including Jordan Spieth who lost to Shane Lowry on Friday and will now beginning his preparation for the Masters.
This week is the first time at least four of the top six seeds have advanced from pool play since the format changed in 2015. The only one to not make it through was world No. 2 Jon Rahm who went 1-2-0.
After the Round of 16, the eight winners will play their quarterfinal matches Saturday afternoon. Sunday consists of the semifinal matches, the third-place match and the final.
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No. 5 Max Homa vs. No. 50 Mackenzie Hughes
Max Homa chips to the green during the first round of the 2023 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play. (Photo: Dustin Safranek-USA TODAY Sports)
Homa automatically advanced from pool play Friday morning when his Day 3 opponent Hideki Matsuyama withdrew from the event due to injury. This is the first time Homa has advanced to the Round of 16. Hughes advanced with a 2-1-0 record after beating Taylor Montgomery in a playoff.
Tee time: 8:35 a.m. ET
No. 4 Patrick Cantlay vs. No. 13 Sam Burns
Sam Burns and Patrick Cantlay walk on the fourth hole at the 150th Open at St Andrews. (Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
One of two Saturday matches consisting of 2022 Presidents Cup team members. Both players went undefeated in pool play (3-0-0).
Tee times: 8:46 a.m. ET
No. 32 Jason Day vs. No. 59 Matt Kuchar
Matt Kuchar and Jason Day interact on the first tee during the final round of the 2022 QBE Shootout in Naples, Florida. (Photo: Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
Day (3-0-0) and Kuchar (2-0-1) went undefeated in pool play. With his victory on Friday, Kuchar tied Tiger Woods’ record of 36 match wins at the Match Play. Both players have won this event.
Tee time: 8:57 a.m. ET
No. 1 Scottie Scheffler vs. No. 43 J.T. Poston
Scottie Scheffler tees off at the seventeenth hole during the first round of the 2023 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play. (Photo: Dustin Safranek/USA TODAY Sports)
The best player in the world (3-0-0) is looking to make the finals for the third straight year. Scheffler is the defending champion in Austin. Poston also went 3-0-0 in pool play.
Tee time: 9:08 a.m. ET
No. 6 Xander Schauffele vs. No. 61 J.J. Spaun
Xander Schauffele at the 2023 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club. (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)
Both players went undefeated (3-0-0) in pool play.
Tee time: 9:19 a.m. ET
No. 3 Rory McIlroy vs. No. 46 Lucas Herbert
Rory McIlroy at the 2023 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play. (Photo: Dustin Safranek-USA TODAY Sports)
McIlroy is the first player since the format changed in 2015 to go 3-0-0 in pool play three times. Herbert, who missed out on advancing through pool play last year after losing in a playoff, went 3-0-0 this time around.
Tee time: 9:30 a.m. ET
No. 19 Kurt Kitayama vs. No. 56 Andrew Putnam
Kurt Kitayama plays his shot from the 17th tee at the 2023 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club. (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)
The 2023 Arnold Palmer Invitational champ outlasted Tony Finau and Adrian Meronk in a sudden-death playoff Friday to move on. Kitayama was 2-1-0 in pool while Putnam was an undefeated 3-0-0.
Tee time: 9:41 a.m. ET
No. 12 Cameron Young vs. No. 22 Billy Horschel
Billy Horschel and Cameron Young at the 2022 QBE Shootout at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida. (Photo: Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
The two members of the 2022 U.S. Presidents Cup team will face off Saturday morning. Horschel took down Jon Rahm 5 and 4 Friday to advance. Horschel was 2-0-1 in pool play while Young went 3-0-0.
Tee time: 9:52 a.m. ET
How to watch
Golf Channel: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
NBC: 12-6 p.m.
SiriusXM: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
ESPN+: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Peacock: 12-6 p.m.