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Billy Horschel ain’t nobody’s idea of ​​a fun time in a matchplay event, and that proved right at WGC-Dell Matchplay this week when the fast-speaking shooter won for the sixth time in his PGA Tour career from Scottie Scheffler Defeat 2&1 in the finals at Austin Country Club

Horschel is adamant as a personality and as a golfer, and this can be a tough week for his opponents. Horschel never stopped chatting and could be heard yelling from the minute gunshots were in the air on Wednesday : “Good shot” or “Great vacation” or “Nice roles” Horschel defeated Max Homa in the opener and lost to JT Poston 4&2 on Thursday and then defeated Collin Morikawa 3&2 in a flawless performance to carry on over the weekend

The former Florida Gator is always plugged in and never seems to slow down This can be half the battle if you play up to seven games in five days, especially towards the end of the week when Horschel competed on Saturday and had to win four games in 36 hours to compete in the tournament. He won the first two against Kevin Streelman and Tommy Fleetwood over 36 holes on Saturday

“If someone knows me, my tank isn’t empty,” Horschel said after doing extras with Fleetwood. “It was empty earlier this week. We had a long, fun spring break with my family last week and I was Monday and Tuesday pretty exhausted, but yes, I have a lot of energy “

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He brought this energy to Austin on a hard, windswept day on Sunday. The wind kept the birdies in check when Horschel dropped Perez in the semifinals with just two of them on Sunday morning and defeated Scheffler in the finals with just one

“There are so many emotions, so many twists,” Horschel told Golf Channel “I didn’t hit it very well, I didn’t feel good with my swing I just ground it I would have loved to hit it better Me had two opponents who played really well today and just didn’t putts and I did and that was the difference today “

While the end was a pillow fight – Horschel played the first 17 holes in 1 to claim victory over Scheffler – the week was an absolute dream for him for the man who never stops over the course of a long (sometimes boring) During the week Horschel’s energy and demeanor became disproportionately important compared to the beginning of the week. If five more rounds had been added to this tournament, he would probably have won even more
It looks like he only needed seven of them to secure the first WGC title of his career, and a little momentum to get into the Masters in just under two weeks. Grade: A

Sergio Garcia (quarter-finals): Sergio has been a blast all week and has likely secured a spot on the European Ryder Cup team with his style of play If he doesn’t drop far in the next six months, Padraig Harrington will be forced to taking him (and probably Ian Poulter) with him for the signs of life he showed in the quarterfinals Sergio hasn’t been particularly good at the biggest events since winning the Masters in 2017, so there was a way for him to make this year’s Ryder Cup Team actually missing out, but even if he doesn’t make it on points, his start to 2021 combined with recent memory of his 1-on-1 magic will be enough to get him to Whistling Straits, and with magic mine me to make an ace to end a match against one of the hottest players in the world Grade: A

Jordan Spieth (round of 16): There is now a world where Jordan Spieth should be one of the three favorites for the Masters in two weeks’ time. It’s been so good in the last two months He lost to Matt Kuchar in the round of 16, but was Fourth this week (fourth!) From tee to green Spieth has now received blows on approach blows in 25 of his last 27 rounds, this is how you win a green jacket Don’t let the defeat against Kuchar fool you – all-in on Spieth at Augusta National Note: A

Patrick Cantlay (MC): Although he didn’t get out of the pool game, Cantlay hit the ball better than anyone else in the tournament.His 30 strokes per round from tee to green were more than 10 more than anyone else in the tournament ( which is amazing) He made 15 birdies and an eagle in 54 holes but was undone in a match against Hideki Matsuyama to advance to the round of 16 because he just couldn’t hit a putt.He is a really fascinating, somewhat inferior pick for the Masters who performed this week Grade: A

Dustin Johnson (MC): DJ actually hit the ball pretty well this week and looked like it was getting out of the pool game as he led Kevin Na 1UP with just two holes but Na boggled the last two and Robert MacIntyre pulled out of DJPool There were two major news regarding Johnson, however. The first is that he and Na got into some kind of kerfuffle over an approved (or disapproved) putt that Johnson picked up before Na told him >

“So I called him and said, ‘Hey, I’m not going to take the hole away from you, but I just want to let you know before I said anything that you hit the ball,'” said Well, “‘But I’m going to give you this putt so let’s call it a half and go to the next hole ‘”

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World News – United States – 2021 WGC-Dell Matchplay Results, Grades: Billy Horschel overthrows Scottie Scheffler to end relentless week