Favoritessettings

play0:25
Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
6mJason Sobel

Rahm proves mettle vs. Sergio

The next great Spaniard in golf? Jon Rahm is certainly on that short list after his dominating win over Sergio Garcia at the WGC-Match Play.

play
Rahm closes out Garcia with near-eagle (0:25)
play2:30
3h

Day: Positive outcome in mom's lung surgery

In a text message delivered by his agent, Jason Day said his mother is resting comfortably after lung cancer surgery and that doctors are optimistic about her recovery.

Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
29mPA Sport

Hatton suffers bizarre exit from WGC Match Play

Tyrrell Hatton consoled himself with the prospect of his Masters debut after his WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play campaign came to a highly unfortunate end.

play
Wind plays major factor in Thursday's Match Play action (2:01)
Buda Mendes/Getty Images
2d

Mickelson says he won't be witness in trial

Golfer Phil Mickelson says he won't be called as a witness in a federal insider trading criminal trial in the case against gambler William "Billy" Walters.

  • Masters.com
  • USGA
  • TheOpen.com
  • PGATour.com
play
Jon Rahm has to play Sergio Garcia Friday to advance to the (1:02)
play
It wasn't easy for Sergio Garcia (1:10)
Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
9h

WGC-Match Play leaderboard

Find out who's up, who's down and who's all-square as the top pros go head to head this week at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin, Texas.

play
Emotional Jason Day concedes match (1:42)
play
Day announces his mother's battle against cancer (2:30)
play
Spieth and McIlroy open with Match Play defeats (1:27)
play
McIlroy's mammoth drive goes 410 yards (0:19)
play
Johnson: Being No.1 doesn't matter (1:00)
Orlando Ramirez/USA TODAY Sports
3dESPN.com contributors

Bracket picks for the WGC-Match Play

The top golfers in the world will meet for the World Golf Championships-Match play, and our golf experts offer their picks to win it all to help you set your brackets.

play
Go behind closed doors into caddie quarters (1:19)
Scott Halleran/Getty Images
4d

2020 Olympic course votes to include women

The course that will host the 2020 Olympic golf tournament has avoided being stripped of the event by deciding to change its membership policy to include women.

play
Tiger looks back at 1997 Masters win (12:28)
play
Tiger seems closer to being done (1:39)
John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
3dESPN Staff

McIlroy has 'unfinished business' with Reed

Rory McIlroy, still stung by defeat at last year's Ryder Cup, is relishing the possibility of facing Patrick Reed at the WGC-Match Play this week.

play
Golic does not expect Tiger to play at Masters (1:58)
play
The Masters: The whispers before the thunder (0:30)
play
Woods schools Strahan in golf (1:18)

Now

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

If you had DJ, ZJ, Noren, Koepka, Fisher, Bubba, Tanihara, Casey, Haas, Na, Phil, Leish, CH3, Rahm, McGirt, Kjeldsen, congrats. You cheated.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Brendan Steele and Zach Johnson all square going to 18. If Steele wins or gets a halve, he advances -- and gets to play Dustin Johnson.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Always a little iffy when translating from match play, but the scorecard shows Dustin Johnson at 12-under through 45 holes this week.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Dustin Johnson just continuing to obliterate every opponent. I think he's like 12-up thru eight or something like that right now.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Just talked to William McGirt and his caddie Brandon Antus. As the shot to seal his win vs. And Sullivan was in the air on the 18th hole, caddie Brandon yells, "Get down!" While almost simultaneously McGirt yells, "GO a little!" Maybe a confused golf ball is a best behaved golf ball?! Tap in birdie and a 1up win puts McGirt thru to Saturday with a 3-0 record.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Bill Haas was over the first green in three, then holed a ridiculous wedge shot to keep his playoff with K.T. Kim still going.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

The Match Play playoffs work like this; when it's man to man (i.e. Bill Haas vs. K.T. Kim) it's sudden death Match Play. When it's three guys (i.e. Pat Perez, Marc Leishman, Lee Westwood) its sudden death stroke play. So far there are four playoffs happening to determine who advances to Saturday.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Beating someone you look up to can be both easy and hard. Jon Rahm explains why to me, after he beat Sergio Garcia to advance to Saturday.

play0:47

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Wanna feel really old? Jon Rahm, who's 22, just said his earliest memories of watching golf came way back in 2004 and 2005.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

One of the funniest golfers to follow on Twitter, Steven Bowditch won't be playing in this years Masters Tournament but since many of the top players have scripted wardrobes for the week, Bowdo unveiled his "outfits".

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Here's a cool way to see how the hole locations change everyday on the all 18 greens. These are the pin sheets from the first three rounds of the PGA Tour's WGC-Match Play event here in Austin, TX.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Only one guy on the PGA Tour starts his driving range warm up session with multi-colored golf balls! That's Bubba Watson who now plays Volivik.