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SportSense of urgency remains on opening day of Match Play

17:10  27 march  2019
17:10  27 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

Woods will play WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship

Woods will play WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship Tiger Woods confirmed his plans to tee it up in the Match Play later this month, lending clarity to lingering questions about how he will conclude his Masters prep. Woods tied for second last year in his debut appearance at the Valspar Championship, but he was not a part of the published field for next week’s event in Tampa when it was released Friday afternoon. That left all signs pointing to Austin, as Woods’ world ranking (11th) is easily high enough to qualify him for the 64-man field.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The 64 players at the Dell Technologies Match Play are guaranteed at least three matches . That doesn't take away the sense of That doesn't take away the sense of urgency to win the opening match Wednesday at Austin Country Club. This is the fifth year of group play .

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Six years later, the Dell Technologies Match Play was all too familiar for Tiger Woods. He was on the cusp of losing his fourth straight hole Wednesday when Woods poured in a 10-foot par putt, and Aaron Wise three-putted from 30 feet. Just like that, momentum swung in his favor.

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AUSTIN, Texas — The 64 players at the Dell Technologies Match Play are guaranteed at least three matches. That doesn't take away the sense of urgency to win the opening match Wednesday at Austin Country Club.

This is the fifth year of group play. One player from each of the 16 groups advances to the knockout stages on the weekend.

But only eight players have ever lost an opening match and won their group, which makes the first session more imperative than it might seem.

Watson, who won last year's WGC-Match Play, wants to cancel WGC-Match Play

Watson, who won last year's WGC-Match Play, wants to cancel WGC-Match Play Bubba Watson is the defending WGC-Match Play champion. Bubba Watson is not, however, a Match Play proponent.

Defending champion Bubba Watson lost his opening match for the first time since he began playing this event in 2011. Watson needed to win the Spieth managed to square the match with five holes to play when it seemingly fell apart with a tee shot along the banks of the Colorado River that he

Defending champion Bubba Watson lost his opening match for the first time since he began playing this event in 2011. Spieth managed to square the match with five holes to play when it seemingly fell apart with a tee shot along the banks of the Colorado River that he chopped out into a foot print in the

Tiger Woods has never played this format. He won his three Match Play titles when it was single elimination from the start. Woods, who last played this World Golf Championship in 2013, faces Aaron Wise in the afternoon.

In other matches, Phil Mickelson plays Henrik Stenson.

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Kevin Kisner gets it right at Match Play.
Kevin Kisner made it to the Dell Technologies Match Play final for the second straight year, and this time he got it right.A week that began with a loss ended with the biggest victory of Kisner's career when he beat Matt Kuchar in the championship match Sunday, 3 and 2, at Austin Country Club. He becomes the first player to win Match Play after losing in the final the previous year. Kisner lost in 12 holes last year to Bubba Watson. At the end of a long, tiring week, he never trailed against Kuchar. Kisner first had to get by Francesco Molinari in the Sunday morning semifinal, advancing when Molinari three-putted for bogey on the 18th hole.

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