Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry eliminated at Match Play

Soren Kjeldsen and Alex Noren have won their groups in the Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin, Texas.

In the men's game, two of the best match play competitors I've ever watched are Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed. He had five birdies in his opening eight holes and there wasn't much Webb Simpson could do, but try to extend the match as long as he could.

"I kidded his mother a few days ago on the phone", Martin said. "I didn't have to change anything. keep working on the same things". I was just playing really solid. "I've been driving the ball very effectively and hitting it well".

Day, 29, said the emotional stress of his mother's health had affected his on-course results in 2017 - in February, he lost the world No1 ranking he held for 47 consecutive weeks to Dustin Johnson and Day's lacklustre results include a best finish of fifth place.

"Due to a personal family matter, Gary Woodland must withdraw from the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play", said a statement issued by Woodland's agent, Mark Steinberg. "We ask that you respect his family's privacy at this time".

Berger injured his arm when his club struck a rock on a downswing and he withdrew from the tournament the next day.

World No. 3 Jason Day of Australia, the defending champion, withdrew on Wednesday to be at his mother's bedside during her cancer surgery on Friday.

Mickelson, who has experience in match play, made quick work of Kim, winning four of the first seven holes.

But the 46-year-old has the advantage of having conserved plenty of energy ahead of a possible four more matches, with the last 16 and quarter-finals scheduled for Saturday and the semi-finals and final on Sunday.

England's Paul Casey edged South Korea's An Byeong-Hun 1 up to set up a Friday showdown of unbeatens against South Africa's Charl Schwartzel, who beat Dutchman Joost Luiten 4 and 3, to decide which advances. "The way I play golf, I like to shape shots, like to change the trajectory".

"I played well", McIlroy said. "And it's hard enough to see another one go through it, as well".

Mickelson last made it past the third round when the Match Play was single elimination.

"I haven't even thought about it", he said. If Leishman wins, he advances out of the group. He played poorly in a 4-and-2 loss to Hideto Tanihara, and on Thursday faced another Japanese player in Yuta Ikeda. Prosecutors say Walters encouraged friends, including Mickelson, to buy stock in Dean Foods Co., a Dallas-based company that is one of the nation's largest processors of milk for retailers.

Owners will also consider having all replay decisions made by the officiating staff at league headquarters in NY, in consultation with the game's referee.

  • Julie Sanders