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.
AUSTIN, Texas – Rory McIlroy had an interesting week at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. He lost to Soren Kjeldsen, 2 and 1, on Day 1 despite a respectable 4-under card through 17 holes; won on Day 2 from his couch after Gary Woodland withdrew because of a family matter and had to concede his match; and learned, from the same couch, that his Friday match against Emiliano Grillo was meaningless, at least as far as advancing to the round of 16 was concerned. Because Kjeldsen won his Day 2 match against Grillo and was assured a full point on Friday because he was scheduled to play Woodland, he was guaranteed a trip to the Sweet 16 with three points. WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Full bracket
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