Nine shockers played in Pool Play at WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play

3. Richard Bland reaches a high of 49

Bland equalized Bryson DeChambeau, defeated Talor Gooch, and defeated Lee Westwood 2 and 1 after a time-out on Saturday.

Although Bland joked about their old age when he sent his old English boy team friend Westwood, Bland seems to have just entered the peak of his career. He will clash with long-beating Dustin Johnson on Saturday. To find out more about Blanda, click here.

4. Takumi Kanaya emerges at the age of 23

Former world-top amateur Kanaya won Group 7, beating Lucas Herbert in his Friday match and one-hole playoff. (Herbert three-point from 17 feet.)

Kanaya, who has already won the Japan tour three times, has been included in the radar of International Presidents Cup captain Trevor Immelman, whose team will compete with the Americans this fall in Quail Hollow. But now Kanaya is definitely on the radar.

He leads Strokes Gained: Around the Green (+5,802) and will play Corey Conners on Saturday in the playoffs.

5. 10 members of the group received a day off

Paul Casey suffered back spasms and landed on Corey Conners (two holes each) and Alex Noren. Explanation: The coach told Casey that his buttocks are not shooting.

“It made me giggle,” he said. “It simply came to our notice then.

Louis Oosthuizen was mathematically eliminated after losing to Conners on Thursday, after which Casey conceded his Friday match against Oosthuizen.

Conners beat Noren, 3 and 2, to advance.

6. Maverick McNealy won the dominant win

McNealy, who took 64th place, didn’t even find out he was on the pitch until Valspar Championship winner Sam Burns left on Sunday night.

In addition, McNealy has not played a match since 2017. Walker Cup when rebounded 4: 0.

No one would have guessed when he beat 8- and 6-year-old Joaquin Niemann in his opening match that he wasn’t the biggest favorite. It was the worst victory difference in the first three days.

Unfortunately, McNealy, who beat Russell Henley (2 and 1) on Friday with a score of 2: 0: 1, did not make it to Group 14 and lost to Kevin Na in the first playoff hole.

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