On Masters Sunday last year, Jordan Spieth reached the par-3 12th hole-named "Golden Bell"-with a one-shot lead over Danny Willett. The young Texan left with his bell rung, dunking two balls into Rae's Creek en route to a quadruple-bogey 7. In just a
Defending champion Jason Day tearfully withdrew from the Dell Technologies Match Play after six holes Wednesday so he could be with his mother when she has surgery for lung cancer. Day said his mother, Dening, was diagnosed in Australia at the start of the year and told she had 12 months to live. "It's really hard to even comprehend being on the golf course right now because of what she's gone through," Day said after taking a moment to clear his voice and wipe tears from his face. Day said he went through a wild streak after his father died until he was sent off to a golf academy, where under the teaching and mentoring of Colin Swatton, he rose to be a PGA champion and reach No. 1 in the world.
Brandt Snedeker may have lost his opening match to Will McGirt Wednesday at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, but the loss wasn’t Snedeker’s only worry. According to Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard, Snedeker noticed the head was loose on his putter while warming up Wednesday morning on the practice green. He played the match, which McGirt won 2 up, with an untested replacement putter. Snedeker told Hoggard that he was going to have three replacement putters shipped to Austin Country Club in time for his Thursday match against Andy Sullivan, and that he also hoped to have his original putter fixed soon. However, it appears as if plans have changed. According to Twitter, Snedeker found a “new” putter