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

WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship: Quarterfinals recap

Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Ernie Els, and Victor Dubuisson survived the quarterfinals at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.  Louis Oosthuizen, Jim Furyk, Jordan Spieth, and Graeme McDowell are all going home.

Quarterfinal recaps:

Jason Day defeats Louis Oosthuizen 2&1.

Rickie Fowler defeats Jim Furyk 1-up.


Ernie Els defeats Jordan Spieth 4&2.


Victor Dubuisson defeats Graeme McDowell 1-up.


Quarterfinal quick notes:

Oosthuizen was bothered by back pain in his match against Jason Day, but he hung in there, and won 13 to cut the deficit to 2-down.  Oosthuizen then birdied 14 and 15, but Day closed the door with birdies on those holes as well.

Day will play Rickie Fowler in the semifinals at 9:05 am ET.

Fowler has now won three straight matches 1-up.  If he goes to 18 again tomorrow, he will have a slight advantage against Day.

Ernie Els said his experience helped him defeat Jordan Spieth.  Spieth is already one of the best players on Tour, so it is scary to think how good he will be in a few years.

Graeme McDowell had a 28-foot birdie putt on 18 to extend his match against Victor Dubuisson, but his putt slid by on the left side.  McDowell was probably the toughest player to beat all week, and Dubuisson is proving to be a fearless competitor.

Dubuisson will play Els in the semifinals at 9:20 am ET.

The finals and consolation match will take place after the semifinals at approximately 2 pm ET.

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

Match play bracket.

Tags: 2014 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Ernie Els Jason Day Match Play PGA Tour Quarterfinals Rickie Fowler Victor Dubuisson World Golf Championships

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