Friday, February 24
Hunter Mahan From Downtown Tucson
THIS IS THE PGA TOUR EQUIVALENT of a three-point shot. In his match against Steve Stricker at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Hunter Mahan steps up to a 53-foot birdie putt at the par-3 12th hole. Watch what happens.
Mahan went on to beat Stricks 4 and 3 to advance to the quarterfinals. Lee Westwood, Matt Kuchar, Mark Wilson, Martin Laird and Peter Hanson also won their matches. Two games are still in progress. Rory McIlroy is 3 up on Miguel Angel Jimenez. Sang-Moon Bae and John Senden are all square with five holes to play.