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You Oughta Know: WGC-Dell Match Play

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Four players are left standing in the WGC-Dell Match Play. Here's what You Oughta Know heading into the semifinals and final on Sunday:

Jason Day vs. Rory McIlroy

Day defeated Brooks Koepka, 3 and 2, in quarterfinals

McIlroy defeated Chris Kirk, 4 and 3, in quarterfinals

• This is just the fifth instance in tournament history that a pair of top-4 overall seeds will face each other.

• Day's win was his 16th match won in this event since 2013 (most of any player in that span)

• McIlroy is unbeaten in his last 12 matches in this event (11-0-1)

• McIlroy is one win shy of Tiger Woods’ record for longest unbeaten streak (13)

• McIlroy is defending champion; only Woods has successfully defended (2003-04)

• Woods is the only player to successfully defend ANY WGC title (did it eight times)

Louis Oosthuizen vs. Rafa Cabrera Bello

Oosthuizen defeated Dustin Johnson, 2 and 1, in quarterfinals

Cabrera Bello defeated Ryan Moore, 2 and 1, in quarterfinals

• Oosthuizen has won 12 of his last 14 matches in WGC Match Play

• Oosthuizen has won 13 matches since 2013 (only Day has more wins in that span)

• Oosthuizen was eliminated in the quarterfinals each of the last two years

• Cabrera-Bello qualified for the Masters with his win in the Round of 16

• Cabrera-Bello never trailed in either match Saturday