Volvo World Match Play Championship. Day 3. McDowell & Aiken in Semis May 18 2013

Graeme McDowell beat Nicolas Colsaerts, a revenge for being knocked out of the competition by him in the quarter finals in 2011. Thomas Aiken knocked out Francesco Molinari , he will face Thongchai Jaidee in the other last four match. Graeme McDowell   (Getty Images) Graeme McDowell / Getty Images. Graeme was cruising at three up after nine, and was set to go four up when Nicolas hit his drive on ten into a public toilet. Nicolas was heard to say; " I ain’t hitting from in the loo!" The rule book says take a one shot penalty drop, " At the nearest point of relief" which explain the position perfectly. Nicolas took the penalty drop, pitched the ball on the green, and then sunk the 15 foot putt for par, and a halve. Nicolas was laughing; "I was laughing because I was going to look like a clown. "I'm going to make 'A Question of Sport' and I'm sure it's going to make the news, some Belgian dude dropping the ball in a toilet. It's fun to be recognised for stupid stuff like that." Graeme explained it like this; "I was looking like going four up on the tenth and Nicolas then literally makes par from the toilet. It's when the Rules of Golf get a bit funny and wacky and people watching will be wondering what's going on, but what a four he made. I keep giving guys a look in and you don't want to give them too many chances. I'm happy to get through and excited to be in the semi-finals. It's a very historic event and a trophy with a lot of legendary names on it. The golden years at Wentworth I remember watching a lot of my heroes win it and I would dearly love to add my name to the list. Branden will be a very tough competitor. My game plan has been to hit fairways and greens and not give my opponent too much of an opportunity and it has worked pretty well so far." Thomas Aiken wishes he was a little fitter, playing thirty six holes a day is tiring; "I wish I was a little bit fitter, but I think if you can get through the match tomorrow morning you'll be extremely focused for the afternoon." Branden Grace is also feeling worn down;  "I have little aches and pains, a little stiff. It's been a long day and I can't remember the last time I played 36 holes in a day." Thongchai Jaidee is showing no signs of distress; " Im playing very well all week, I'm very confident with this format. I'm confident in my golf game this week, we’ve won all the matches, and we look forward to tomorrow."  
16 Qualifiers RSA Branden GRACE 4&3 Brett RUMFORD AUS
16 Qualifiers RSA Richard STERNE 5&3 Chris WOOD ENG
16 Qualifiers ITA Francesco MOLINARI 6&4 Carl PETTERSSON SWE
16 Qualifiers IRL Shane LOWRY 19th Thomas AIKEN RSA
16 Qualifiers SCO Scott JAMIESON 1 Hole Felipe AGUILAR CHI
16 Qualifiers THA Thongchai JAIDEE 21st Peter HANSON SWE
16 Qualifiers ESP Gonzalo FDEZ-CASTAÑO 2 Holes Nicolas COLSAERTS BEL
16 Qualifiers NIR Graeme MCDOWELL 1 Hole Bo VAN PELT USA
  Quarter Finals
Quarterfinal RSA Branden GRACE 2&1 Chris WOOD ENG
Quarterfinal ITA Francesco MOLINARI 3&2 Thomas AIKEN RSA
Quarterfinal BEL Nicolas COLSAERTS 2&1 Graeme MCDOWELL NIR
Quarterfinal SCO Scott JAMIESON 4&3 Thongchai JAIDEE THA