It's the weekend and every match is win-or-go-home at the WGC-Dell Match Play. Here's how the Round of 16 and quarterfinals played out Saturday:
Match 1: (3) Rory McIlroy def. (54) Chris Kirk, 4 and 3. Although he was all square at the turn, Kirk was no match for McIlroy's power. McIlroy made six birdies, Kirk only three.
Match 2: (2) Jason Day def. (18) Brooks Koepka, 3 and 2. The match was all square through nine holes before Day won the 10th, 12th and 15th. With the win, Day returned to No. 1 in the world and advanced to the semifinals, where he'll meet McIlroy on Sunday.
Match 3: (52) Rafa Cabrera Bello def. (45) Ryan Moore, 2 and 1. Although it was close, Cabrera Bello was in control the entire match as Moore won only two holes.
Match 4: (16) Louis Oosthuizen def. (8) Dustin Johnson, 2 and 1. Oosthuizen was 2 up through 15, but DJ rallied with a birdie to win the 16th. He appeared in position to even the match after hitting his tee shot close on the par-3 17th, but Oosthuizen made his 21-foot putt while DJ missed his 6-footer.
Round of 16
Match 1: (52) Rafa Cabrera Bello def. (27) Byeong-Hun An, WD: Cabrera Bello was cruising early, riding four birdies to a 4-up lead through nine. The margin stayed the same until An withdrew with a neck injury after hitting his approach to the 12th hole. With the win, Cabrera Bello earned his way into the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking and an invitation to the Masters.
Match 2: (54) Chris Kirk def. (30) Bill Haas, 2 and 1: Haas jumped out to an early lead with a birdie on the first hole, but Kirk battled back, squaring the match on No. 5 and taking the lead for good two holes later. He closed out the 2011 FedEx Cup champion on the 17th hole.
Match 3: (3) Rory McIlroy def. (14) Zach Johnson, 1 up. Though McIlroy led most of the day, Johnson fought to the very end. The battle of the last two Open champs came down to the final hole, where Johnson poured in a clutch birdie putt and then watched McIlroy do the same to win.
Match 4: (18) Brooks Koepka def. (28) Matt Kuchar, 1 up. Much like the McIlroy-Johnson match, this one came down to the final hole. To the sound of "Kooooch" bellowing from his fans, the 2012 Players champion put the pressure on with a birdie at the last, but Koepka made a birdie of his own to advance.
Match 5: (2) Jason Day def. (15) Brandt Snedeker, 3 and 2. Coming off a little extra rest after his Friday match ended when his opponent pulled out with an injury, Day, who's playing with a back injury himself, took the lead with a par on the first hole and Snedeker never squared the match. Day finished matters with an eagle at the par-5 16th hole.
Match 6: (45) Ryan Moore def. (63) Patton Kizzire, 4 and 3. Moore made quick work of the rookie, who could've played his way into the Masters with two wins today. Kizzire only won two holes total, and Moore never trailed, closing it out with a routine par on 15.
Match 7: (8) Dustin Johnson def. (9) Patrick Reed, 3 and 2. Reed was feeling it this week after going undefeated in group play; he even showed up for his Saturday match wearing a belt buckle of himself shushing the crowd. But he ran into a buzzsaw in Johnson, who went birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie during a four-hole stretch on the back nine, a pace that Reed couldn't match.
Match 8: (16) Louis Oosthuizen def. (1) Jordan Spieth, 4 and 2. Oosthuizen pulled off the upset of the day, beating the previously undefeated Spieth. That said, the world No. 1 didn't bring his best, making three bogeys on the front nine and a double bogey after finding the water on the par-3 11th hole. Oosthuizen moved on to the quarterfinals with a birdie on No. 16.
(Note: Matches listed in order of finish)