Category Archives: WGC

Mar
27
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

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Jason Day beat Louis Oosthuizen 5&4 in the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship final to win the title for the second time in three years. This was after Day outlasted Rory McIlroy in a tough battle in the morning semifinals by making a 12-footer for par on the 18th hole.

Day also reclaimed the throne as world no. 1 on Saturday after Jordan Spieth lost in round 4 and Day won his quarterfinal match in the afternoon. Although it would have been sweet to ascend to no 1, Day would have felt a bit empty if he hadn’t left Austin with the trophy, as well. 

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Mar
23
2016

World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play - Round One
Well, it was a pretty exciting first day of the Match Play Championship at Austin Country Club (which looks like a cool course and makes it more annoying that I had to cancel my trip at the last minute). I have to say that it seems like the new round robin format is a significant improvement from the previous straight-up bracket.

Unfortunately, I can’t provide the intensive coverage that I would like to, but PGATour.com has a good round-up of all the matches.

Here’s a summary of some of the European players’ matches, courtesy of EuropeanTour.com:

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May
4
2015

Rory McIlroy entered the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship as the no. 1 seed and the no. 1 player in the world. He solidified both positions by beating his opponent in seven straight matches, including Gary Woodland 4&2 in the finals.

McIlroy also headed into the week with the prospect of sitting ringside at what was being hailed as the fight of the century, the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao showdown, in Las Vegas. He had paid an exorbitant amount of money for his tickets — which he wouldn’t disclose in his pre-tournament press conference — and planned to make the back-and-forth trip regardless of whether he was still in the golf tournament. His position obviously changed on Saturday evening when his match against Paul Casey went into extra holes and McIlroy likely wouldn’t have made it to MGM Grand for the fight in time even if he’d tried.

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May
2
2015

Bradley Jimenez

Here’s something you hardly ever see in golf: Two players getting into a heated argument and almost coming to blows.

Well, that’s what happened on Friday afternoon at TPC Harding Park between Keegan Bradley and Miguel Angel Jimenez on the 18th hole of their match at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

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Apr
29
2015

Well, round one of matches at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship is in the books, and boy, that was a lot of golf for a day! I’m still trying to wrap my head around everything that happened, but that’s nearly impossible (and I don’t want to spend all night writing up every single match), so let’s just take a look at the key match-ups and a few of the upsets.

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Apr
28
2015

As you’re well aware from your own money games on the golf course, one of the differences the match play format lends is allowing players to concede putts to their opponents. However, the average hacker is likely much more generous with giving putts than a PGA Tour pro is (at least I am). Sometimes pros make opponents putt out a tap-in just because they feel like it or perhaps to get under their opponents’ skin.

Jason Day has a history of being rather stingy when it comes to conceding putts. He kicked off the day of pre-tournament press conferences at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship with some amusing stories of times that he made his opponents angry at him because he didn’t concede very short putts.

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Apr
27
2015

As if this week’s WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship isn’t grueling enough, with the possibility of players competing in up to seven matches at TPC Harding Park. Nonetheless, Rory McIlroy plans to go out of his way to sit ringside for Saturday’s blockbuster fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.

If McIlroy advances to the semifinals after Saturday’s matches, he will still fly (private, duh) to watch the fight, according to the Daily Mail.

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Apr
27
2015

The WGC-Cadillac Match Championship kicks off this week at a new venue, TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, along with a completely revamped format.

An important FYI: The matches start on Wednesday. Here’s what else you need to know:

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