TEXAS (REUTERS) – Dane Lucas Bjerregaard pulled off a stunning victory on idol Tiger Woods at the quarter-finals of this WGC-Dell Technologies Matchplay at Texas on Saturday (March 30).
Woods had conquered Rory McIlroy two and 1 at their initial matchplay assembly in the last 16 but Bjerregaard finished a 1-up victory on the former world No. 1 if the American missed a brief putt on the 18th hole.”Just to have the opportunity to play him now is really unique,” Bjerregaard informed PGA Tour Radio.
I am quite happy to say I beat Tiger Woods. Only a few folks can say that”The 50th seed will perform with American Matt Kuchar, who conquered Sergio Garcia two upward, in Sunday’s semi-finals.Bjerregaard, 27, eagled the 16th out of 29 feet to draw level with Woods and afterwards both left birdies on the 17th.
The Dane won the game in the final to finish a gorgeous day after he beat Swede Henrik Stenson 3&2 in the afternoon.Bjerregaard overlooked a 17-foot birdie putt at the past only to possess Woods lip out for par from four feet to pick the game.
“We examine it indoors leftcentre, and also the putt went abandoned,” he explained. “I moved back and hit it again and it did exactly the exact same thing. Bjerregaard’s birdie in the very first gave him the early lead but three successive birdies in the third place Woods two up.”So it seemed somewhat uphill there but I made some fantastic putts coming “Italy’s Francesco Molinari will fulfill American Kevin Kisner at another semi-final at Austin Country Club.Molinari, the top remaining seed in seventh, beat American Kevin Na 5 & 6 and Kisner watched South African Louis Oosthuizen 1 & 2.
Na had knocked out second seed Justin Rose at the morning.Woods, the 13th seed, never trailed from the showcase opening game between both former world No. 1s, creating a three-hole edge over McIlroy from the 10th hole.McIlroy rallied, however, cutting the lead to up 1 prior to the Northern Irishman dropped the 16th hole and Woods shut out the game in the 17th.
“I played fairly consistent the whole afternoon,” Woods told Golf Channel.”I felt as though I did not give him some holes and Rory did not make any putts today.