Tiger, McIlroy advance to knockout showdown at WGC Match Play

Apr 01, 2019, 01:27
Tiger, McIlroy advance to knockout showdown at WGC Match Play

Three-time tournament victor Tiger Woods rallied to defeat Patrick Cantlay 4&2 on Friday, advancing to an electrifying Saturday knockout match against Rory McIlroy at the WGC-Match Play Championship.

There's no doubt the anticipation for Saturday's matches was so great because Tiger Woods was squaring off with Rory McIlroy, just like there's no doubt the apathy toward Sunday's matches is apparent because those drawing cards and others have already left town. Then came the eagle at the 13th and another birdie at the 14th, with Woods playing a six-hole stretch from the 11th to the 16th in 6 under par. He never trailed since a birdie on the fifth hole, but it took a calamity of mistakes by McIlroy on the par-5 16th that kept the match from going the distance.

Elsewhere, Open champion Francesco Molinari continued his fine form in the competition with an impressive 6&5 victory over Kevin Na after building on a rapid start.

With Woods having to play out sideways from a fairway bunker, and then hitting his third on the green to 25 feet, McIlroy was in the fairway after bombing tee shot of 395 yards. Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Sergio Garcia are some of the 64 best players in the world who join the only individual match-play event on the PGA TOUR schedule. I knew he was going to make a run. Conditions were tough today, and we both threw in a bunch of birdies at it. "I got scrappy toward the end but I'm through and I'm looking forward to tomorrow".

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When Cook came back, he was visibly moved and said he'd never forget the experience of sharing the stage with her. The company launched slew of products including the much-awaited second generation of its earbuds AirPods.

Woods finally met his match Saturday in the Dell Technologies Match Play, and it wasn't Rory McIlroy.

Kisner reached the Championship final for the second consecutive year, winning the final hole with par after Molinari three-putted from 27 feet. "But I've definitely seen myself on the practice putting green when I was 10 years old making a putt to beat him or in a major or something like that".

They were in the same spot below the hill on the 18th, just under 50 yards from the hole.

Garcia, needing to birdie the 18th to send the match into extra holes, missed the green and wound up conceding.

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In two meetings this season both teams were ranked nationally in the Top 10, and MSU came away victorious each time. Beilein knows how good a team has to be to reach that point. "That's what we play for here", Winston said.

Park in position: In Carlsbad, Calif., Inbee Park, winless in a full calendar year, curled in an 18-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th for her second straight 5-under 67 and a one-shot edge in the Kia Classic.

High winds and heavy rain then began to play a part, Woods sending a wedge long and failing to recover as suddenly the momentum was with McIlroy, who halved the deficit.

Woods, the 13th seed, needed a win and a loss by Brandt Snedeker to avoid elimination.

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The 400-year-old principle dictates that MPs can not vote on an identical matter twice in the same parliamentary session. He added: "As long as people think we can get to no deal, they will vote the deal down".

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