Posted February 21, 2014 on AP on Fox
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Not even Graeme McDowell can believe he's still alive in the Match Play Championship. Right when it looked as though he used up all his magic, McDowell pulled off another improbable escape Friday to advance to the quarterfinals at Dove Mountain. This time, all he had to do was win the last two holes to force overtime, make a 20-foot par putt to extend the match, and then win it with a birdie on the 21st hole. "Nine lives have been used up, and then some," McDowell said. He again provided plenty of drama on a warm afternoon filled with it. Sergio Garcia bizarrely conceded an 18-foot par putt to Rickie Fowler on the seventh hole because he felt bad about taking so long on a drop away from bees on the previous hole. Fowler wound up getting back in the match with three straight birdies, and winning with a birdie on the 18th. Jim Furyk, who played college golf at Arizona, rallied from 3 down on the front nine to beat Harris English. Ernie Els hit a magnificent shot in...
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