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Billy Horschel wins WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Results, recaps, highlights from the PGA TOUR

DraftKings Live recaps PGA TOUR golf results from the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.

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Below, DK Live recaps some of the most noteworthy PGA TOUR performances for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. To see the entire leaderboard and receive push notifications for breaking PGA TOUR news, download the DK Live app. You can also get immediate golf news by following DK Live on Twitter at @dklive.


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Day 5 Recap — Sunday

Billy Horschel claims victory at WGC-Dell Match Play

After plenty of drama and upsets throughout the PGA TOUR’s version of March Madness, it was Horschel ($7,200; 172.1 DKFP) who was the last man standing after beating local favorite Scottie Scheffler ($7,900; 172.75 DKFP) 3 & 2. Neither player was at their best on Sunday in the gusty winds at Austin Country Club, but Horschel overcame an early deficit with a chip-in to win hole No. 4 and built a two-up lead through nine holes before the two players posted identical scores for the final seven holes. The win is Horschel’s sixth of his PGA TOUR career and his first solo victory since 2017, when he won the AT&T Byron Nelson — also held in Texas. Matt Kuchar ($6,700; 175.75 DKFP) defeated Victor Perez ($6,600; 158.4 DKFP) 2 & 1 to win the consolation match and finish third. — Zach Thompson

Billy Horschel and Scottie Scheffler advance to the finals at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play

Horschel ($7,200; 147.50 DKFP) bested Victor Perez ($6,600; 146.40 DKFP) in the first semifinal of the day on Sunday winning back-to-back holes at the start of the back nine and holding on for a 3 & 2 victory. The second match packed a little more drama as former-Texas Longhorn and Austin-crowd favorite Scottie Scheffler ($7,900; 162.25 DKFP) had a 2 up lead through 11, but hit shots into the water on back-to-back holes on No. 12 and No. 13 to even the match. He bounced back with a birdie on the par 3 17th and held on with a par on the final hole to beat Matt Kuchar ($6,700; 144.65 DKFP) 1 up to set up a meeting in the finals on Sunday afternoon with Horschel. Kuchar and Perez will meet in the third place match as well. — Zach Thompson


Day 4 Recap — Saturday

Matt Kuchar, Scottie Scheffler set date in WGC-Dell Match Play

Kuchar ($6,700; 130.4 DKFP) kept it rolling during the quarterfinal round at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event, taking down Jon Rahm ($10,700; 110.2 DKFP) 3 & 2 Saturday. Only 2.5% owned in the $600K Resurgence contest, Kuchar took the lead on the first hole and didn’t look, never trailing and leading by as many as three after the 10th hole. Scottie Scheffler ($7,900; 139.25 DKFP) picked up his second straight win, taking down Brian Harman ($7,200; 110.3 DKFP) 2 & 1. He has still yet to lose a match, earning a bonus for that feet, winning three and halving two. He has picked up 28 hole victories and 39 halves against just 18 losses. Kuchar and Scheffler will vie for a spot in the final on Sunday morning. — Kenny Ducey

Billy Horschel edges out Tommy Fleetwood in quarterfinals at WGC-Dell Match Play

It took 19 holes on Saturday to decide who would move on between Horschel ($7,200; 117.55 DKFP) and Fleetwood ($7,800; 132.6 DKFP) Horschel ended up being the last man standing after securing a birdie on the par-five hole 12 at Austin Country Club during the playoff. In less dramatic fashion, Victor Perez ($6,600, 135.9 DKFP) ran away with his victory over Sergio Garcia ($8,300; 102.6 DKFP), winning four of their final ten holes of the day. Perez was true sleeper pick this week, only owned by 6.5% of the field in DraftKings’ $600K Resurgence tournament. He is +350 on DraftKings Sportsbook to win the WGC-Dell Match Play on Sunday while Horschel sits at +275. — Alex Hunter

Tommy Fleetwood’s ace and Jon Rahm’s eagle highlight the Sweet 16 at WGC-Dell Match Play

After a fun Round of 16 Saturday morning, eight players remain at the WGC-Dell Match Play. Rahm ($10,700; 99.7 DKFP) advanced with a win over Erik van Rooyen ($6,400; 69.2 DKFP) with a walk-off eagle on hole. No. 16. Fleetwood ($7,800; 121.35 DKFP) advanced 4 & 3 over Dylan Frittelli ($6,500; 103.2 DKFP), highlighted by a hole-in-one. Local favorite and former Longhorn Scottie Scheffler ($7,900; 110.9 DKFP) dispatched Match Play hero Ian Poulter ($6,700; 96.35 DKFP) convincingly, 5 & 4. Billy Horschel ($7,200; 93.8 DKFP), Sergio Garcia ($8,300; 98.85 DKFP ), Victor Perez ($6,600; 103.6 DKFP), Brian Harman ($7,200; 98.3 DKFP) and Matt Kuchar ($6,700; 104.3 DKFP) round out the rest of the elite eight, which will take place Saturday afternoon. — Zach Thompson


Day 3 Recap — Friday

Sergio Garcia punches ticket to knockout round of WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in style

Garcia ($8,300) has quietly started playing some better golf recently. He’s coming off a ninth-place finish two weeks ago at THE PLAYERS Championship, and he has advanced to the knockout stage of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. He was able to win his group this week, which featured Tyrrell Hatton ($8,600), Lee Westwood ($7,700) and Matt Wallace ($7,000), but he needed extra time to do it. Garcia and Westwood both finished with a 2-1 record during group play, setting up a sudden-death playoff. Garcia needed just one hole to take care of business, and more impressively, he needed just one swing. He drilled his tee shot on the first playoff hole a few feet past the hole, only for it to spin back in for a walk-off hole-in-one. — Matt LaMarca

Scottie Scheffler takes down Xander Schauffele Friday at WGC-Dell Match Play

In the sudden-death match Friday to see who will move onto the round of 16 at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, Scheffler ($7,900; 70.25 DKFP) carded a birdie on hole No. 2, ultimately sending Schauffele ($10,000; 65.35 DKFP) home. Another notable upset at Austin Country Club on Friday was Bubba Watson ($7,400; 83.8 DKFP) defeating Joaquin Niemann ($8,000, 80.4 DKFP) in sudden death. It is worth noting that Watson, who won the 2018 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at this same venue, was only owned by 4.4% of the field in the $600K Resurgence tournament on DraftKings this week. Following an eventful Friday, the round of 16 will begin on Saturday and the semifinals and finals will take place Sunday. — Alex Hunter

Day 2 Recap — Thursday

Dylan Frittelli, the lowest-seeded golfer at WGC-Dell Technologies, wins again Thursday

Frittelli ($6,500: 82.95 DKFP) is winning the hearts, minds and souls of golf fans everywhere. The 64th seed beat Tony Finau on Wednesday, then dispatched of Jason Kokrak 3 & 2 on Thursday. Frittelli fell behind early, but won holes 10, 11 and 12 before draining a walk-off eagle on 16. DKSB now has Frittelli at +3300 to win the tournament. After Wednesday, he was at +6600. Ian Poulter ($6,700: 66.5 DKFP) has the second-highest DKFP score of the tournament so far. He knocked off Rory McIlory on Wednesday, then Cameron Smith Thursday. Poulter is at +1800 to win the tournament on DKSB. Abraham Ancer ($7,700: 54.55 DKFP) — who’s at +2200 to win it all DKSB — defeated Kevin Streelman 2 & 1 to advance past the second round. — Stan Son

Jon Rahm off to flying start at WGC-Dell Technologies

Rahm ($10,700; 51.25 DKFP) won his second match in as many days on Thursday, taking down Shane Lowry ($7,100; 21 DKFP) on the 18th hole to win by two. Owned by 22.5% of fantasy players in the $600K Resurgence, Rahm is now up to 13 holes won and 13 holes halved on the week, and topped Lowry on four separate holes on the back nine. Another popular option, the 13.8%-owned Dustin Johnson ($11,500; 44.5 DKFP), had a disappointing Thursday with a tie against Robert MacIntyre ($6,500; 49.6 DKFP). DJ was lucky to even get that much, falling two behind with three to play before pulling it back with wins on 16 and 17 to give him 10 hole wins in the tournament. — Kenny Ducey


Day 1 Recap — Wednesday

Webb Simpson, Ian Poulter win first-round matchups at WGC-Dell Technologies

Dylan Frittelli ($6,500: 48.75 DKFP) defeated Tony Finau 6 & 5 with the latter chasing all day after double bogeying his first hole. Frittelli, who is the lowest-seeded player in the field, birdied holes four, five and six to take a commanding lead. Simpson ($9,100: 43.75 DKFP) won his match 6 & 5 vs. Taylor Gooch, who was making his first appearance in this event. Simpson birdied holes five, six and seven to go up three and never looked back. In one of many upsets on the day, Poulter ($6,700: 42.75 DKFP) defeated Rory McIlroy 6 & 5. Poulter went up three strokes in the first five holes, taking advantage of McIlroy’s struggles. DKSB has Simpson at +1800 to win the tournament and Poulter at +3300, while Frittelli (+6600) is the long shot. — Stan Son

Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau drop first matches of WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play

Thomas ($11,200; 9.75 DKFP) was the second-most expensive golfer for this week’s WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, but he didn’t get off to the best start. He dropped his first match 3 & 2 vs. Matt Kuchar ($6,700; 29.2 DKFP), which puts him behind the 8-ball in Group 2. Only one player from each group advances to the knockout round, and only 29% of players who lose their first matchup have advanced since adopting this format. DeChambeau ($10,900; 12.75 DKFP) also dropped his first matchup vs. Antoine Rozner ($6,200; 25.25 DKFP), who is ranked just 64th in the world golf rankings. In more positive news, Dustin Johnson ($11,500; 25.25 DKFP) and Jon Rahm ($10,700; 24.50 DKFP) both won their first matchups. — Matt LaMarca


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