WGC-Dell Match Play: Meet the Final-Four

Billy Horschel
Billy Horschel celebrates with his caddie after winning his match against Tommy Fleetwood during the quarterfinal round of the WGC-Dell Match Play at Austin CC on Mar 27, 2021 in Austin, TX. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)

After four days of rolling upsets – each day more stunning than the previous, the WGC-Dell Match Play final-four consists of Scottie Scheffler, Victor Perez, Billy Horschel, and Matt Kuchar – the Nos. 30, 31, 32 and 52, respectively, in the 64-player field.

It marks the first time since the event changed to group-stage play that the final-four will not include a top seed from the A pool (Nos. 1-16). Additionally, it’s the first time the final four will not include a player ranked inside the world top 30. (The previous worst was 2002 at the old Accenture Match Play Championship when Paul Azinger (26), Scott McCarron (33), Brad Faxon (36), and Kevin Sutherland (65) comprised the final foursome.)

In the semi-finals, Kuchar will face off with the 24-year old Scheffler, while Horschel will go against the 28-year old Frenchman Perez. The winners will meet for the championship match, and a first-prize check worth $1.8 million.

No matter who wins tomorrow, it will be their first win in a very long time, as collectively, over the past 26 months – or two-plus years, spanning some 151 PGA Tour starts combined, the four finalist at the WGC-Dell Match Play have combined for exactly zero (0!) PGA Tour wins.

The Final Four at the WGC-Dell Match Play

Matt Kuchar
Age: 42
2021 PGA Tour
Starts: 11
Missed-Cuts: 5
Wins: 0
Top 10s: 0
Top 20s: 0
World Rank: 57

Kuchar’s Road to the Final 4
Group (2) Stage: Beat Justin Thomas (2) 3 and 2, Beat Louis Oosthuizen (22) 1-Up, Beat Kevin Kisner (34) 2 and 1
Round of 16: Beat Jordan Spieth 1-Up
Quarterfinals: Beat Brian Harman 2 and 1


Victor Perez
Age: 28
2021 PGA Tour
Starts: 4
Wins: 0
Top 10s: 1
Top 20s: 0
World Rank: 33

Perez’s Road to the Final 4
Group (6) Stage: Beat Marc Leishman 2 and 1; Lost to Russell Henley 4 and 3, Beat Mackenzie Hughes 3 and 2
Round of 16: Beat Robert MacIntyre 5 and 4
Quarterfinals: Beat Sergio Garcia 4 and 3


Scottie Scheffler
Age: 24
2021 PGA Tour
Starts: 13
Wins: 0
Top 10s: 2
Top 20s: 4
World Rank: 32

Scheffler’s Road to the Final 4
Group (6) Stage: Beat Jason Day (44) 2-Up, Tied Andy Sullivan (57), Tied Xander Schauffele (6), Beat Schauffele (playoff)
Round of 16: Beat Ian Poulter 5 and 4
Quarterfinals: Beat Jon Rahm 3 and 1


Billy Horschel
Age: 34
2021 PGA Tour
Starts: 12
Wins: 0
Top 10s: 3
Top 20s: 0
World Rank: 34

Horschel’s Road to the Final 4
Group (4) Stage: Beat Max Homa (35) 1-Up, Lost to J.T. Poston (63) 2 and 1, Beat Collin Morikawa (4) 3 and 2, Beat Homa (playoff)
Round of 16: Beat Kevin Streelman (53) 3 and 1
Quarterfinals: Beat Tommy Fleetwood (21) 19 Holes


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