In the spirit of March Madness, the WGC Match Play revealed its own Sweet 16 players who advanced from three days of pool play at Austin Country Club to the weekend's knockout rounds. Golf had its own stunning upsets (Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth both went down early), but for every bracket buster, there was a heavy favorite (Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson have been unbeatable) poised to go deep into the tournament. 1. Dustin Johnson (3-0): The World No. 1 player came into the week calling himself one of the best young players in the world and did absolute nothing to disprove it.
AUSTIN, Texas – Bill Haas’ record at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play isn’t exactly stellar and combined with a swing that wasn’t quite right he decided he needed some help this week. “I haven't been really fighting my swing terribly, but it's never great. We're always working on it,” said Haas who was joined at Austin Country Club by his father, Jay, a nine-time PGA Tour winner. “He was out west and on his way home I just asked him to stop in.” Bill Haas – who defeated Phil Mickelson in the quarterfinals, 2 and 1, to advance to the final four – said he and his father worked on two different drills on Tuesday and Wednesday in an attempt to find more consistency off the tee. “I'm still hitting
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