Mar 25th, 2017
Here's the final 16
At the WGC–Dell Match Play
Words: John Dean Photography: Getty Images
it's a Saturday showdown for Phil MIckelson and Mark Leishman in the WGC–Dell Match Play Championship after winning their groups in the round robin stage
Mickelson finished the group play stage with a 6&5 victory over J.B.Holmes.
Leishman is also into the knockout phase of the World Golf Championship, by winning a three–way playoff against Lee Westwood and Pat Perez.
"(I'm) having a good week or so," Leishman told Golf Channel.
With the prospect of a head–to–head with Phil, Leishman said: "I'll have to work on my trash talking I guess. I've got to keep hitting it the way I have been and make some putts."
As for Philly Mick this is what he had to say:
"I'm excited. I haven't been to the weekend in match play in a long time.”
The final 16 will be Spaniard Jon Rahm versus Charles Howell III, Paul Casey versus Hideto Tanihara and Soren Kjeldsen versus William McGirt.
World number one Dustin Johnson is also in the mix with a 5&3 win over Jimmy Walker.
"I've played really solid every day," Johnson said. "Today I made a bunch of birdies, no bogeys and usually in match play you do that, you win.
"Just because I'm number one I don't get a pass. I've still got to play really well, work hard. Being number one makes me want to work a little harder so I can stay there."