McIlroy Soars While Johnson Crashes
Rory McIlroy revives hopes by beating Jhonattan Vegas but world No 1 Dustin Johnson crashes out of World Golf Championships in Austin
- McIlroy kept alive his title hopes with a 2&1 win over Vegas on Thursday
- Johnson was knocked out with a game to play after a second straight defeat
- The world No 1 suffered a 4&3 defeat against Canada’s Adam Hadwin in Austin
Rory McIlroy’s fate at the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship is in his own hands once more after he bounced back from his opening day defeat with a victory over Venezuelan slugger, Jhonattan Vegas on Thursday.
With American Brian Harman defeating McIlroy’s first day conqueror Peter Uihlein in the other group match, it means that a victory for McIlroy over the former on Friday will either see him straight through to the last 16 – or in a sudden death play-off to decide the group winner.
It’s certainly a much better fate than the one facing world No 1 Dustin Johnson, who’s going to love a final group match against American Kevin Kisner knowing that, whatever the result, he’s got no chance of making it through to the weekend.
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