After three days of play, the field of 64 has been narrowed to 16 players who will play for the championship. Jordon Spieth defeated Justin Thomas to advance and is certainly one of the favorites to make a run at the title.
Patrick Reed beat Phil Mickelson to advance along with Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Zack Johnson and other top players. Click here to see the brackets and upcoming matches.
Tom and David Kite were on hand to watch the players warm up on the practice tee and enjoy the sunshine and temperate weather.
Players and spectators enjoyed a beautiful spring day at Austin Country Club. The winds were moderate after several days of blustery winds from different directions.
It was a welcome respite from the windy conditions of the first three days.
Michael Cooper, a winner of almost every local championship available in the Austin area and a former member of the Longhorn golf team was on hand to watch the action on the practice tee. Click here to see photos of people at the event.
Spectators were treated to some spectacular golf such as the 70 foot put by Rory Mcllroy on the 9th hole. Mcllroy was one down to Kevin Na and Na had placed his second shot 15 feet from the hole. Mcllroy was on the front of the green facing a difficult two putt. The gallery watched the putt as it rolled and rolled and rolled before diving into the cup for a birdie three. Na missed his putt and the match was even headed to the back nine.
Saturday’s matches begin early and those who advance through the morning round will play a second match Saturday afternoon.