The quarterfinal matches Saturday are scheduled to get underway at 9:10 a.m. ET followed by the semifinal wave at 1:45 p.m.
Sunday's 18-hole championship is still set to start at 2:15 p.m. ET.
The plan had been to play the semifinals on Sunday morning, then play the championship in the afternoon.
'We were in a situation where we didn't have any leeway if something happened,' said PGA Tour official Mark Russell.
The TV schedule for Saturday:
8-9 a.m. ET – 'State of the Game Live' replay on Golf Channel
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. ET – WGC-Match Play quarterfinals live on Golf Channel
2-6 p.m. ET – WGC-Match Play semifinals live on NBC Sports
6 p.m. - finish – Conclusion of WGC-Match Play semifinals (if it runs over allotted time on NBC) on Golf Channel