Sergio Garcia advanced to the round of 16 on a walkoff ace and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson has been eliminated as group competition concluded at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play on Friday at Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas.
Elsewhere, upsets have permeated this entire competition to the point where Jon Rahm was the only top-16 seed to advance. Rahm needed a playoff to advance after taking down Ryan Palmer.
Here's a look at who will join Garcia and Rahm in the round of 16, which will occur Saturday. The quarterfinals will follow on the same day before the semifinals and finals take place Sunday.
You can also check out some memorable moments from Friday.
Round of 16
No. 52 Matt Kuchar vs. No. 49 Jordan Spieth
No. 55 Bubba Watson vs. No. 54 Brian Harman
No. 30 Scottie Scheffler vs. No. 60 Ian Poulter
No. 3 Jon Rahm vs. No. 62 Eric Van Rooyen
No. 32 Billy Horschel vs. No. 53 Kevin Streelman
No. 21 Tommy Fleetwood vs. No. 64 Dylan Frittelli
No. 41 Robert MacIntyre vs. No. 31 Victor Perez
No. 39 Sergio Garcia vs. No. 48 Mackenzie Hughes
Garcia and Lee Westwood led Group 8 with matching 2-1 records after three days, leading to a sudden-death playoff between the two. The tie remained intact after three holes, but the 2017 Masters champion took matters into his own hands with an ace on the par-three No. 4 from 161 yards out.
The 41-year-old is moving onto the final 16, but Johnson will not be joining him. DJ would have played another day if he beat Kevin Na on Friday, but the five-time PGA Tour winner won 1-up over Johnson.
Na and Johnson had an interesting exchange after the 11th hole. Johnson had a 7'10" putt to win the hole that lipped out. Instead of finishing the hole or waiting for Na to concede, Johnson tapped the ball to himself before picking it up. Na then discussed the matter with DJ and spoke with reporters afterward:
Johnson was 1-up after 11 holes, but Na had four birdies on the final seven holes to finish with the 1-up win.
Meanwhile, Robert McIntyre halved his match with Adam Long to finish 1-0-2 over three days and earn Group 1's bid to the next round. Johnson fell just short at 1-1-1.
Johnson won the 2017 competition, but he's been the No. 1 overall seed in the 2018, 2019 and 2021 competitions and failed to advance from group play each time.
Only two golfers will advance to the round of 16 with 3-0-0 records.
Ian Poulter was the first to earn that mark after taking down Cameron Smith, Rory McIlroy and Lanto Griffin. He started his tournament with a dominant 6-and-5 victory over McIlroy before beating Smith 1-up and Griffin 2-and-1 on Friday. Per Justin Ray of the 15th Club, Poulter has now made the round of 16 eight times, tying Tiger Woods for most all-time.
Matt Kuchar joins Poulter in the ranks of the unbeaten and untied. He defeated Justin Thomas 3-and-2 and Louis Oosthuizen 1-up before facing Kevin Kisner (2-0-0 entering Friday) in a de-facto group championship match. Kuchar took care of business against Kisner, winning 2-and-1.
Golf Channel will begin the televised broadcast of the quarterfinals beginning at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday. NBC will then air the tournament from 2-6 p.m.
All results and schedules via PGATour.com.