Thomas says he could not stop thinking about number one ranking

Justin Thomas’s bid to become World No 1 dashed

Number two seed Thomas had moved into the quarter-finals with an impressive 6&5 victory over South Korean Si Woo Kim in Saturday's last-16 showdown.

Thomas would have overtaken fellow American Dustin Johnson to become top dog in the rankings for the first time had he made the final at Austin Country Club in Texas.

Watson, a two-time Masters champion, will next play Kiradech Aphibarnrat after the Thailand golfer came from behind to defeat Charles Howell on the last hole. That put him in the semifinals for the first time since his Match Play debut in 2011 when it was in Arizona. "I made some good putts to stay where I was, but I did hit a lot of good putts that just burned the edge out there".

"But I'm anxious - it will and would be a great accomplishment".

Fans look on from boats as Alexander Noren of Sweden walks to the 14th tee during the quarterfinal round of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play at Austin Country Club.

"I mean, that's pretty big not having to do a playoff to get into the weekend", said Smith when acknowledging not having to extend his day.

However, it was all square when Thomas took the par-five sixth, only for the match to go into the turn all square again. His only loss was to Johnson a year ago in the quarterfinals, and he needed only 31 holes to beat Patrick Reed and Cameron Smith of Australia.


Kevin Kisner reached the semifinals with a big putt and a big blowout. He made a birdie on the 18th hole to beat Matt Kuchar, and then matched the shortest match of the week with an 8-and-6 victory over Ian Poulter, who was disappointed for more than just losing.

Englishman Poulter, who had beaten South African Louis Oosthuizen in the last 16, needed to reach at least the semi-finals to have a chance of climbing into the world's top 50 by Monday's deadline, which would guarantee him a berth in the field at Augusta.

"Once we made the turn coming back, all those holes coming in toward the north, it was all we wanted and then some, " Garnett said.

"I gave him no fight at all". I'll do my bit and focus better, " Poulter said. "I hadn't been playing well but put in some prep this week and started to see some results".

Kisner faces Noren, whom he knows from their college days - Kisner at Georgia, Noren at Oklahoma State.

Noren bogeyed the first after a poor drive and although he birdied five holes in succession from the third, that was only good enough to get back on level terms in a high-quality contest.

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