The first three days of the Dell Match Play are complete as 16 players will advance to the single elimination knockout stage starting tomorrow.

Some of the notables making it to the knockout stage are Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Brooks Koepka and John Rahm.

There are a few big name players who did fail to reach the knockout stage. World number two Rory McIlroy is one of them.

McIlroy went 1-1-1 in his first three days while Soren Kjelsden went 3-0 getting the victory in the group.

Another notable miss is Jordan Spieth. The hometown hero also went 1-1-1 and lost his group to Hideto Tanihara who finished group play 2-0-1.

Jason Day will also not be moving on as he had to withdraw due to the unfortunate situation of his mother being diagnosed with cancer.

Justin Thomas, Pat Reed and Sergio Garcia are some other notables who failed to advance.

In addition to the knockout stage tomorrow, the quarterfinals will also take place tomorrow.

Some match ups worth watching tomorrow will be Johnson against Zach Johnson, Alex Noren against Brooks Koepka and Marc Leishman against Phil Mickelson.

The semi-finals and championship match will both be played on SUnday.

Play will resume at 7:30 local time tomorrow, and with the weather clear for the upcoming days, the tournament should finish smoothly.

The original pick of Rory McIlroy winning is obviously not going to happen, but the player to watch over the weekend has to be Dustin Johnson.

The number one player in the world has won his last two events he played in, and is 3-0-0 on the week thus far. He has been red hot since winning his first major last summer and has showed no signs of slowing down. Do not be surprised if he picks up his third win in as many events.

Sean Gancarz is a golf, basketball and UFC columnist for TheSportsBlaze.com. You can follow him on Twitter-seanyganc

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Sean Gancarz
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Sean Gancarz is a graduate from West Virginia University where he studied Broadcast Journalism and minored in Sport Communications. He resides in a small Jersey Shore town called Barnegat and loves rooting for his favorite teams. The Giants, Yankees, Knicks and Devils. His dream is too one day witness his beloved Mountaineers win a National Championship in Football or Basketball.

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