No. 1 Johnson to face Tanihara in WGC Match Play semis

And if one factors in that he won his last group match on Friday, against countryman Sergio Garcia, 6&4, it means he has played 41 holes to beat three players.

"Against Phil, I really felt like I needed to capitalise when I had the chances, and I was able to do that", Haas said.

Johnson, who has won his past two tour events, had to play past the 15th hole for the first time this week but eventually closed out No. 8 Alex Noren of Sweden 3 and 2 with a birdie on the par-5 16th. "Obviously, representing Spain, we want as many Spaniards to make it as far as possible", Rahm said.

We've all been there, lining up the flawless tee shot, practice swing looking good, visualising the ball landing in the middle of the fairway...only to see the ball veer off into the water or the bushes or roll two feet away from the tee. First, I thought I missed the ball.

Garcia, who earlier this year won the Dubai Desert Classic, let go of the club with one hand on his follow-through. It was pretty much unplayable.

Rahm finished it off when he almost holed out from the fairway on No. 14.

Rahm extended his lead with an eagle at the sixth, drilling a stunning 240-yard second to four feet, and birdies at 10 and 12 took him six clear before the veteran Dane conceded defeat on the 13th. Growing up in tiny Barrika, a town in the northern Basque country about 400 miles (645 km) from Garcia's hometown of Borriol in the Valencia region, Rahm watched highlights of Garcia's career and sometimes copied his fairway dashes.

March Madness: Which Friday Sweet 16 game is the best?
The Boilermakers also took part in a preseason scrimmage against West Virginia , which defeated the Jayhawks on February 13. No. 4 seed West Virginia West Virginia, not Arizona, poses the biggest threat in Gonzaga's quest to reach its Final Four.

"My expectations are usually really high", Rahm said. I don't consider myself being a player like that.

Rahm's been on a rocket ride since turning pro out of Arizona State past year. He came into the Match Play seeded No. 21 among the world's top golfers.

Rahm, who won his first PGA title in January at Torrey Pines, would be the youngest victor of any WGC event, breaking the mark Patrick Reed who was 23 when he won at Doral in 2014. He now faces the burden of trying to overcome the No. 1 player in the world.

Johnson, who lost to Noren in the first round of the 2013 WGC Match Play, answered with birdies at 13, 15 and 16 to seal the win. You can just see it in him.

Mickelson finished group play in style at 3-0-0 with a 6&5 thumping of fellow American J.B. Holmes.

"Since (Torrey Pines), I haven't played 13 holes like I did today - maybe ever", Rahm said of his quarter-final win.

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