Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson sure had an easy time getting to the round of 16 in Match Play. Johnson hasn't played the 17th or 18th holes at Austin Country Club in any of his three matches. In the 46 holes he has played over three days, he has led after every one of them, from the first hole of every match.
The state of golf remains a popular topic, thanks to the rise of young players, a plethora of proposed rules changes and, of course, the status of Tiger Woods. GOLF.com's Ryan Asselta sat down with USGA executive director Mike Davis and PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua to discuss these topics and more. Bevacqua agreed.
Day withdrew from the WGC-Dell Match Play in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, telling reporters in an emotional interview that his mother was diagnosed with lung cancer in Australia earlier this year and doctors had told her the illness was terminal. "Hard to comprehend being on the golf course right now, with what she's going through,” a tearful Day told reporters.