• Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm advance to final at WGC Match Play
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    Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm advance to final at WGC Match Play

    Dustin Johnson finally held up his end of the bargain Sunday morning, setting up a powerful title bout in the Dell Technologies Match Play against Jon Rahm. Johnson was forced beyond the 16th hole for the first time all week in an error-filled finish against Hideto Tanihara of Japan, and the world's No. 1 played didn't escape until he holed an 8-foot par putt on the 18th to preserve a 1-up victory. In his way was Rahm, the rising star from Spain who faced a tough semifinal of his own against Bill Haas before pulling away with three birdies over his last four holes for a 3-and-2 victory.

  • John Daly says it's 'highly unlikely' The Rock hit a 490-yard drive
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    John Daly says it's 'highly unlikely' The Rock hit a 490-yard drive

    If you were skeptical about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hitting a 490-yard drive, there’s now an authoritative voice on your side. TMZ caught up with John Daly recently and got to talking with the now PGA Tour Champions player about long drives. That is certainly a topic Long John knows all about, as he was only the longest hitter on the PGA Tour for a decade. (That’s not opinion: Aside from 1994, Daly led the Tour in driving distance every year from 1991 to 2002.) So when he heard about The Rock claiming to have hit a 490-yard drive, Daly offered his analysis. Simply, Daly doesn’t believe the actor’s statement. Long John says this 490-yard drive is “highly unlikely” and he would only believe it

  • Fore Things: DJ won't go for drivable par 4
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    Fore Things: DJ won't go for drivable par 4

    The WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play settled into a familiar routine in Saturday’s knock out stages, with the field being trimmed to the final four on an eventful day that featured plenty of storylines. 1. Phil Mickelson’s run ended with his quarterfinals loss to Bill Haas, but the week was still a success for Lefty, who had only advanced to the weekend once before at the Match Play, as he prepares for the Masters in two weeks. “I feel as though the way I'm playing I'd like to get myself in contention,” said Mickelson, who is scheduled to play next week at the Shell Houston Open. 2. Ross Fisher also won’t be making an appearance in Sunday’s semifinals following his 4-and-2 loss to Hideto Tanihara, but his trip to the quarterfinals will move the Englishman into the top 50 in the World Ranking and assure him a spot at the Masters, which he hasn’t played since 2012.