WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Rory McIlroy marches into last eight with win over Lucas Herbert
McIlroy won a quality contest which came down to the final hole to set up a quarter-final against Xander Schauffele later on Saturday. "It felt great," said McIlroy. "If you look at the stats over the last three days, Lucas probably played some of the best golf of everyone, so I knew I was in for a tough game. "It was one of those games where it was really back and forth. On that back nine I had to hole some nice putts coming in there to keep my nose in front, and this 18th hole has been good to me over the week." Defending champion and world number one Scottie Scheffler rallied from two down with four to play to beat JT Poston and book a last eight clash with Jason Day. "Too many mental errors is what I would say," said Scheffler. "I've done a great job over the years in this tournament of staying patient and not trying to force things. I got down, and J.T. is such a fantastic player and putter that he put the pressure on me today and I let it get the best of me, but I was able to finish strong and come out on top." Sam Burns sunk world number four Patrick Cantlay 2&1 to set up a last eight meeting with world number 60 Mackenzie Hughes, who beat Max Homa 3&2. The fourth quarter-final puts Kurt Kitayama against Cameron Young after comfortable wins over Andrew Putman and Billy Horschel respectively.
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