Dustin Johnson answered a rare challenge and Jon Rahm delivered another early knockout Saturday to advance to the semifinals of the Dell Technologies Match Play, staying on track for a potential showdown between No. 1 in the world and golf's brightest new star. Johnson has looked so unbeatable this week that he led all 71 holes he had played until he lost a 3-up lead at the turn and was all square in his quarterfinal match when Alex Noren of Sweden holed a 40-foot birdie putt on No. 12. Rahm was so dominant Saturday he played only 27 holes in two matches, and none of his last three matches have gone beyond the 14th hole.
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
Rolex world No. 1 Lydia Ko missed the cut for just the second time in an LPGA event Friday at the Kia Classic. It was Ko’s second MC in 95 LPGA starts as an amateur and professional. Ko missed a 10-foot putt for par at the last hole at Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, Calif., leaving her one shot outside the cut line. She bogeyed two of her last three holes to shoot even-par 72 and ended up at 2-over 146. “I had a really bad finish,” said Ko, who took 64 putts over 36 holes. “Ball striking wasn't very good today. I'm hitting my drives really well, but the birdie opportunities I had, I was missing quite a few of them. I was putting so much better today until the last few holes.” This West Coast swing