Golf: Garcia, Fowler, Dubuisson advance at Match Play
MARANA, United States (AFP) - Spanish second seed Sergio Garcia and a resurgent Rickie Fowler advanced to the third round of the US$9 million (S$11.4 million) World Golf Championships Match Play Championship with impressive wins on Thursday.
Garcia outlasted American Bill Haas 3 and 1 to book a third-round date with Fowler, who edged out US compatriot Jimmy Walker 1 up, beating a form player and the only man to have won three US PGA Tour events this season.
Haas sank a six-foot eagle putt at the second hole to seize the lead and a par at the seventh put him 2-up, but Garcia eagled to win the eighth and squared the match with a par at 11, then birdied three of the next six holes to take the match.
"He played really well early on, then I was able to go on a very nice run from the eighth hole," said Garcia, adding that he was "very pleased," with the win.