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Billy Horschel claims his first World Golf Championship – Dell Technologies Match Play beating Scottie Scheffler 2 & 1.
As can happen in match play, Horschel only made 1 birdie in the championship match, chipping in from 40 feet on the 5th hole and left the mistakes to Scheffler.
"It was one of those days where I didn't play very good," Horschel said, still able to smile because of the outcome. "I was just grinding it out."
On his way to victory, Horschel won 6 of his 7 matches and in his previous four appearances as this WGC event had never made it to the weekend.
“I’ve played match play enough,” he said. “I’ve tried to play the opponent. I’ve tried different strategy, and I think over the last couple years I realized just trying to play the golf course. I mean, there are certain times you got to play your opponent, but I think if you just try and make the score on that hole what you would do in a stroke play format, that’s what suits me best. So that’s what I’m going to do, play my game and then see where it puts me.”
After losing the 3rd hole with an errant tee shot which went out of bounds, Horschel bounced back with a chip in birdie on the 5th. He then won the 7th and 9th with pars and was never really challenged from the turn.
The win gives Horschel his sixth PGA Tour title.