Paul Casey crayfished from the Dell Match Play early in his game on Friday with Jason Day as for illness.
This decision drives Day into Saturday’s elimination round of sixteen and gives him tough rest after he hurt his back late in his first match on Wednesday.
Paul had won the 1st two holes against Day and he was still two up after 4. But Day won the next 2, and Paul was not able to carry on and withdrew. Casey had lost his 1st game to Thongchai Jaidee on Wednesday and battled back late to connect Graeme McDowell on Thursday.
Casey was runner-up in the event in the year 2009 and in 2010. He lost to Rory in the quarterfinals in 2015. Daniel Berger, on Friday, withdrew before his final round because of a left wrist wound endured on the eighteenth hole the earlier day.
The seriousness of Berger’s wound was not immediately revealed, but he had told that withdrawing was a probability with Masters only 2 weeks away. On Thursday, Berger was injured during a match against Phil Mickelson when his club hit a rock wall on the downtrend on his 2nd shot on the very last hole. He hold his wrist and professed the hole to Mickelson, who won the game that had been all square.
This loss suggests that Berger’s final scheduled game was against Matthew Fitzpatrick. It was a little more than a practice round, as neither golfer might make it to the weekend knockout rounds.