Phil Mickelson dominated J.B. Holmes to remain undefeated and reach the weekend at the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play for the first time since 2004.
In Sunday's semifinal match between Spain's Jon Rahm and Bill Haas, Rahm hammered his tee shot a blistering 426 yards. When it comes to it on the course, I really don't think about anything more. "To win gave me a lot of confidence, but to be in a World Golf Championship, I can have a chance to win... obviously gave me more confidence", Rahm said.
"I try to stay humble", Rahm said.
Mickelson halved his opening hole with an 18-foot par putt, took the lead with an 18-foot birdie and was never seriously challenged in a 4-and-3 victory over Bay Hill victor Marc Leishman of Australia.
We've all been there, lining up the ideal tee shot, practice swing looking good, visualising the ball landing in the middle of the fairway...only to see the ball veer off into the water or the bushes or roll two feet away from the tee. He beat world No. 10 and fellow countryman Sergio Garcia 6 and 4 on Friday to advance out of group seven. Garcia's driver slipped in his hands and the ball snap hooked into the tall grass to his left, barely making it a few feet off the ground. But just hours later, he shot 2-over thru 13 holes with the colossal figure of Rahm watching his every shot.
A par was good enough to win the eighth and birdies on the 10th and 12th helped Rahm seal another emphatic victory in the €9million event.
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Five-time major victor Phil Mickelson, Britain's Paul Casey and Spain's Jon Rahm advanced to the knockout rounds of the World Golf Championships Match Play Championship with impressive triumphs Friday.
Seeking a third win in succession and to become the third player after Rory McIlroy (2015) and Woods (three times) to win this event as top seed, Johnson had not been taken to the 17th hole all week.
The weird week in Austin was just another odd chapter for him in 2017. I don't consider myself being a player like that.
Rahm said the match play tournament format suits him well as he pursues his second victory.
The victory at Torrey Pines, with a last-day charge of 30 on the back nine, put all his potential on display.
The tall, athletic Johnson, who ended Jason Day's 47-week reign atop the golf world rankings in Los Angeles, said he had been leaning on the advice of father-in-law and Canadian ice hockey great Wayne Gretzky.