Rickie Fowler. Photo Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports.

WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship: Quarterfinals preview

Eight world-class players remain at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.  The players have been grinding all week, so expect four well-played matches in the quarterfinals.

Match 57: Louis Oosthuizen v. Jason Day

After defeating Webb Simpson yesterday, Oosthuizen said, “I feel I’m hitting the ball really [well], and just need to make the putts.”  Oosthuizen has one of the best swings in golf, but he is struggling with back pain in his match today.  Hopefully, the pain subsides, and he can give Jason Day a good match.

Day is the highest ranked player left in the tournament.  He is looking for his first victory since the 2010 HP Byron Nelson Championship, so he may also be the hungriest player in the field.

Match 58: Jim Furyk v. Rickie Fowler

Both Furyk and Fowler played extremely well on the back nine yesterday to come back from early 3-down deficits.

Two different styles of play clash, precision v. power, but it all comes down to putting.

Match 59: Ernie Els v. Jordan Spieth

Els has found a way to win his matches despite playing mediocre golf.  I expect another gritty performance by Els, but Spieth has the firepower to defeat anyone.

Match 60: Graeme McDowell v. Victor Dubuisson

McDowell has not led any of his matches until the final hole, so you can never count him out.

Dubuisson is a 23-year-old from France who is making his debut at the WGC-Accenture Match Play.  He is not well-known in the U.S., but he will be soon.

TV: 12-2 pm ET on the Golf Channel.  2-6 pm ET on CBS.

Live match play bracket.

Tags: 2014 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Match Play PGA Tour Quarterfinals World Golf Championships

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