Australia’s Jason Day has fallen out of the WGC Match Play Championships in the quarter-finals after an inspired comeback from top-ranked defending champion Scottie Scheffler.
“It was a tough match, Jason came out of the gates really hot,” Scheffler said after his
Scheffler won three of the last four holes in a one-up rollercoaster previous round victory over JT Poston, and his afternoon encounter with Day was even better.
The Australian – 2014 and 2016 winner of the tournament – was three up through seven holes after a wild start saw him birdie the first hole, give back the shot on the third with a bogey as Scheffler birdied, before a stunning run from the fourth hole. Day went birdie-birdie-eagle to surge clear of the American and reigning Masters champion.
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