AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A brief look at the second round Thursday in the Dell Technologies Match Play (all times EDT):
ADVANCING: Soren Kjeldsen and Alex Noren won their matches and their next opponents have withdrawn, meaning they win their groups.
WITHDRAWN: Gary Woodland (personal matter) and Francesco Molinari (wrist) withdrew.
ELIMINATED: With one round remaining in group matches, 23 players already have been eliminated. That includes Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Reed and Matt Kuchar.
MATCH OF THE DAY: Pat Perez defeated Marc Leishman, 2 and 1, to prevent Leishman from winning the group.
MEANINGLESS MATCHES: Four matches Friday are between players who have no chance of advancing from their groups.
SPANISH ARMADA: Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm play each other in a winner-take-all match to determine which Spaniard advances.
KEY STATISTIC: Brooks Koepka has yet to go beyond the 13th hole in both his matches.
NOTEWORTHY: Playoffs will be match play among two players, stroke player among three or more players.
QUOTEWORHTY: “I knew I had to win today. If not, Leish could go drink all night and get ready…