We're still waiting on half of the Final Four to be determined in the NCAA tournament, but we're already there at the WGC Dell Match Play in Austin. When it comes to it on the course, I really don't think about anything more. Golfers begin in 16 different groups of four, and after playing three matches in a round-robin format, the victor of each quartet advances to the Round of 16, where play continues with a single-elimination tournament until a champion is determined on Sunday afternoon. Last time I said that was Torrey Pines.
Dustin Johnson blew past No. 44 Zach Johnson, 5 and 4, thanks to five birdies in 14 holes and Zach Johnson's uncharacteristically poor wedge play.
"The injury hasn't been ideal to start the year, but I've played Houston before and I never felt like it did anything for me", McIlroy said.
His big miss came on the par-3 No. 11 when the tucked his tee shot inside of Rahm, then had a short birdie attempt to win the hole shave the right side of the cup.
Their round began with a hug at the first tee box and they were joined by a gallery that shouted "Vamos!" at their good shots and carried several large cutouts of Garcia's smiling face.
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As Irish sport continues to come to terms with the death of Ryan McBride, tributes to the Derry captain have poured in. Ireland manager Martin O'Neill, speaking at a press conference at FAI HQ this afternoon, said it was a "tragic event".
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Labour MP Barry Gardiner was also caught up in the lockdown and posted a picture of armed police moving through parliament . A total of five people - including the perpetrator - died and around 40 others were injured in the horrific attack.
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Her reactions were hilarious, especially when a sex scene popped up onscreen and she recoiled at the "gross" kissing sounds. Marion was then shown working as a notary public, where she was turned down for a promotion and a pay rise.
With three victories from three, Jon Rahm won the Irishman's group with a 6&4 victory over fellow Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia.
He then looked incredulously at his hand which appeared to have slipped from the grip of his driver mid-shot. Haas joked he needs to find about "30 more yards" on his drives overnight to stay with the power-driving Rahm. With his loss, that mantle now belongs to Tanihara, the 54th-seeded player who in the first round beat an unusually wayward Jordan Spieth, the world No. 5 player and the hometown favorite.
The weird week in Austin was just another odd chapter for him in 2017. He's built like a linebacker and he bullied his way through diminutive Norwegian Soren Kjeldsen in the quarterfinals, rolling to a 7-and-5 victory on the strength of three birdies, an eagle (on the par-5 sixth hole) and a concession through the pair's 13 holes.
"Every time I've played, I played well", he said. The only slight disappointment is that the duo will not face off on Sunday morning, Haas seeing off Mickelson at the last eight stage by 2&1.
"There's not many rounds of golf where a player looks back and says, 'I can not play any better, ' and today was one of those days", Rahm said.