Those weren't boxing gloves Rory McIlroy was wearing, they were thick hand-warmers. In the Pacific chill and approaching darkness, the world's No. 1 player had every reason to feel like he was in a fight of his own Saturday in the Match Play Championship against Paul Casey.
Rory McIlroy had his own fight to worry about Saturday in Match Play Championship. It was such a tense battle with Paul Casey that both had chances to win, and they had to return Sunday to see who gets to keep playing.
Long-hitting Lexi Thompson was going for the green in two with her approach on the 18th hole. She got there with a fortunate ricochet, and grabbed a share of the lead in the LPGA's North Texas Shootout.
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Rory McIlroy won Nos. 17 and 18 to force extra holes Friday, then beat Billy Horschel in the 20th to advance to the round of 16 at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship.
The new Match Play Championship felt a lot like the old one Friday when one top seed after another began making plans to go home. Rory McIlroy kept some star power at TPC Harding Park with a comeback that shows why he is No. 1 in the world.
Rory McIlroy kept some star power in the Match Play Championship on Friday by winning the last two holes with birdies to force overtime and then beating old foe Billy Horschel on the second extra hole to make it to the weekend.
Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Monday qualifier Brooke Henderson fired a 6- under 65 in Friday's second round and the youngster grabbed a 1-shot lead heading into the weekend at the North Texas Shootout.
Jordan Spieth was 2 down early in his match when he rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt on the sixth hole. That was the start of an amazing run in which the Masters champion one-putted the rest of the way until he beat Matt Every for another victory in the Match Play Championship.
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