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Defending Champion Graeme McDowell Loses In World Match Play Championship

Getty Images Mikko Ilonen of Finland defeats Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland 2&1 during the first round matches of the Volvo World Match Play Championship at The London Club. ASH, England (AP) — Defending champion Graeme McDowell‘s comeback fell short, while Henrik Stenson rallied from three holes down with success at the World Match Play […]

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Jason Day, Victor Dubuisson advance to Match Play finals

Getty Images From 64 to 2: Jason Day or Victor Dubuisson will be the 2014 Match Play champion. MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — Jason Day of Australian and Victor Dubuisson of France reached the 18-hole final of the Match Play Championship on Sunday. Day, a semifinalist last year, led from the start in a 3-and-2 victory […]

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McDowell, Dufner need big rallies to escape first round at Match Play

MARANA, Ariz. — Graeme McDowell rarely felt as hopeless in match play as he did Wednesday at Dove Mountain. Overpowered and outplayed for much of the first round, he was 3 down with three holes to play as he watched the majestic flight of Gary Woodland’s tee shot cover the flag on the 16th hole. […]

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Half of the opening round matches at the Match Play will be USA vs. Europe

Getty Images Fashion plates Ian Poulter and Rickie Fowler will square off in Wednesday’s first round in one of the most, uh, colorful matches of the tournament. Rory McIlroy played his worst golf in the Match Play Championship the year he reached the final. Henrik Stenson was on the verge of losing in the first […]

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McDowell, Dufner need big rallies to escape first round at Match Play

MARANA, Ariz. — Graeme McDowell rarely felt as hopeless in match play as he did Wednesday at Dove Mountain. Overpowered and outplayed for much of the first round, he was 3 down with three holes to play as he watched the majestic flight of Gary Woodland’s tee shot cover the flag on the 16th hole. […]

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Tour Confidential: Bubba’s Return, Olympic Golf and a Tiger-less Match Play

Getty Images Bubba Watson shot 64-64 on the weekend at Riviera to capture the Northern Trust Open title, his first since the 2012 Masters. Every Sunday night, Golf.com conducts an e-mail roundtable with writers from Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine. Check in every week for the unfiltered opinions of our writers and editors and join […]

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Steve Stricker might sit out Accenture Match Play to be with ill brother

Getty Images Steve Stricker, who won the 2001 Accenture Match Play and made the quarterfinals last year, is likely to stay home this year as his brother awaits a liver transplant. LOS ANGELES – Steve Stricker is likely to miss the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship next week because his older brother is awaiting a liver […]

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Tiger Woods to skip Match Play Championship in Arizona

Associated Press | Published: Thursday, February 06, 2014 | 05:06:57 PM Getty Images Tiger Woods will tee it up next at the Honda Classic in late February. Tiger Woods is skipping the Match Play Championship in Arizona in two weeks. Woods announced on his website Thursday that he wasn’t planning to compete in the first […]

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Rory McIlroy defeats Tiger Woods in ‘Match at Mission Hills’ in China

McIlroy needs at least one good result over the next three weeks – including next week’s Turkish Open, which he is due to play in – to secure his place in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. “I’ve seen a lot of promising signs over the past few weeks in practice and also in […]

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Rory McIlroy will earn £930,000 for his exhibition match against Tiger Woods

By the time Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño was collecting a cheque for more than £700,000 at the BMW Masters, Rory McIlroy was on a flight to Monday’s 18-hole exhibition match against Tiger Woods which will swell his own bank balance yet further. Industry insiders estimate the young Ulsterman will be paid $ 1.5 million (£930,000) for the made-for-TV […]

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