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Golf Madness 2017: Sweet 16 brings some savory matchups

Oh, how sweet it is to get to this part of the madness. While a few top seeds in the NCAA Tournament went down in dramatic fashion last weekend, all of our top seeds are still alive in our Golf Madness bracket.

And we're pretty excited about that, because they've set up what would be some pretty intense matches in our imaginary Ryder Cup Sunday match-play bracket.

Here are the results from Round 2:

#1 Dustin Johnson (95.7%) #8 J.B Holmes (4.3%)
#13 Bubba Watson (52.3%) #12 Ian Poulter (47.8%)
#3 Rickie Fowler (82.6%) #6 Brooks Koepka (17.4%)
#2 Adam Scott (52.9%) #7 Jon Rahm (47.1%)
#1 Jason Day (95.7%) #9 Luke Donald (4.3%)
#13 Jim Furyk (76.8%) #5 Bryson DeChambeau (23.2%)
#3 Sergio Garcia (53.8%) #6 Brandt Snedeker (46.4%
#2 Justin Thomas (79.7%) #10 Fred Couples (20.3%)
#1 Hideki Matsuyama (75.4%) #8 Thomas Pieters (24.6%)
#4 Justin Rose (62.3%) #5 Matt Kuchar (37.7%)
#3 Patrick Reed (89.9%) #6 Russell Knox (10.1%)
#2 Jordan Spieth (94.2%) #10 Ryan Moore (5.8%)
#1 Rory McIlroy (97.1%) #8 Matthew Fitzpatrick (2.9%)
#5 Phil Mickelson (95.7%) #13 Justin Leonard (4.3%)
#11 Zach Johnson (71%) #3 Alex Noren (29%)
#2 Henrik Stenson (84.1%) #7 Louis Oosthuizen (15.9%)

Nine of our final 16 golfers were in the Ryder Cup in 2016, and two of them were vice-captains for the U.S. team.

The powerhouse pairing for the U.S. team of Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed that went 2-1-1 in their matches together? The pair that delivered big moments like this?

They now will be squaring off against each other.

Ryder Cup veterans Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy each took a match with their partners during the week of the Ryder Cup. Now, it's time for the rubber match as the two square off in our bracket.

And we're not sure if there is a golf course that is long enough for this match between Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson. 

Now, it's your turn to tell us who you think would win these great matches. There were some close matches in Round 2 and we only expect them to get closer down the stretch.

Voting for this round will be open through Friday at midnight. Saturday morning we will open the voting to whittle our field down to what is sure to be an exciting final four.

If you are using a mobile device, click here for the voting form.