Tiger Woods has long been accustomed to owning the sports headlines on the day after the Arnold Palmer Invitational concludes. Despite his absence, Woods still earned more Monday headlines than the API winner (Marc Leishman, in case you were wondering). Woods appeared on Good Morning America, where he claimed his first golf victory in almost four years, albeit in an impromptu putting contest with GMA host Michael Strahan.
The Spanish duel in the Texas rain turned into a rout. Jon Rahm ran countryman Sergio Garcia out of the Dell Technologies Match Play with a 6-and-4 victory Friday in a pairing that put the young bull of Spanish golf against its elder statesman. No contest, not on this day. The victory put Rahm at 3-0 in group play and moved him on to Saturday's quarterfinals against Charles Howell III. Beating a childhood idol made for a sweet victory for the 22-year-old Rahm, but it also felt like a hit to the Spanish flag. Garcia, 37, failed to advance past the third round for the sixth consecutive year. "I'd rather not play a fellow Spaniard. Obviously, representing Spain, we want as many Spaniards to make
Phil Mickelson has put on a show this week at the WGC-Match Play, winning each of his first three matches in blowout fashion, 5 & 3, 5 & 4, and 6 & 4. Mickelson closed out his matches on the 15th, 14th and 14th holes, and though he’s likely plenty pleased with the performance, he’ll be winging it on those holes to some extent when he finally gets the chance. "I don't know the last three [holes]," Mickelson said Thursday after his win over Daniel Berger.