February 23 2013
The semifinals are set for the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. Here's a look at each of the final four:
JASON DAY (vs. Matt Kuchar in semifinals)
How he got here: Def. Zach Johnson 6 and 5, def. Russell Henley in 19 holes, def. Bubba Watson 4 and 3, def. Graeme McDowell 1 up.
Holes won: 25
Holes lost: 13
No. of holes trailed this week: 11
Career AMPC record: 7-2
Of note: Jason Day will be 25 years, 3 months and 12 days old tomorrow. He would be the fourth-youngest winner of a World Golf Championships event. Tiger Woods was the youngest (1999 Bridgestone Invitational), second-youngest (1999 Cadillac Championship) and third-youngest (2000 Bridgestone Invitational).
MATT KUCHAR (vs. Jason Day)
How he got here: Def. Hiroyuki Fujita 3 and 2, def. Sergio Garcia 2 and 1, def. Nicolas Colsaerts 4 and 3, def. Robert Garrigus (No. 36), 3 and 2.
Holes won: 23
Holes lost: 11
No. of holes trailed this week: 2
Career AMPC record: 13-3
Of note: Kuchar has yet to play the 18th hole this week. Only Luke Donald (2011) and Tiger Woods (2003) have won the Accenture Match Play Championship without playing the final hole in any of their six matches.
HUNTER MAHAN (vs. Ian Poulter)
How he got here: Def. Matteo Manassero 5 and 4, def. Richard Sterne 4 and 3, def. Martin Kaymer 5 and 4, def. Webb Simpson 1 up.
Holes won: 19
Holes lost: 6
No. of holes trailed this week: None
Career AMPC record: 14-4 (2012 champion)
Of note: Like Poulter, with a win this week, Mahan would join Tiger Woods (16) and Geoff Ogilvy (3) as the only players with more than two World Golf Championships titles..
IAN POULTER (vs. Hunter Mahan)
How he got here: Def. Stephen Gallacher 2 and 1, def. Bo Van Pelt 3 and 1, def. Tim Clark 5 and 3, def. Steve Stricker 3 and 2.
Holes won: 22
Holes lost: 9
No. of holes trailed this week: 3
Career AMPC record: 22-9 (2010 champion)
Of note: Only Tiger Woods (33) and David Toms (24) have won more matches at the Accenture Match Play; Stewart Cink also has 22 wins.