Sunday, March 25th, 2018


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WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (Semifinal Matches)
Austin Country Club, Austin, Texas
Sunday, March, 25, 2018

**Coverage of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play championship and consolation matches begins at 3 p.m. ET on NBC**

Semifinal Match Results:
(32) Kevin Kisner def. (13) Alex Noren 1up (19 holes)
(35) Bubba Watson def. (2) Justin Thomas 3&2

Sunday Afternoon Championship and Consolation Matches:
Championship Match: (32) Kevin Kisner vs. (35) Bubba Watson
Consolation Match: (2) Justin Thomas vs. (13) Alex Noren

Bubba Watson speaking with Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis following his 3&2 win
Bubba Watson – “I didn’t really make any mistakes… And then I made some putts early. When you make putts early you have a chance to get the lead. I just played solid, and he didn’t make any putts… The key is if you’re down or if you’re winning, you’ve still got to hit good shots.”

On Watson
Nick Faldo – “He can do anything. If you’re a fan of Dancing with the Stars, we need to get him on, don’t we? He breaks all the rules. Just plays with his hands, pictures a shot, makes a decision. Feels it.”
Notah Begay – “Although Bubba at times struggles inside that eight foot range, he’s a wonderful lag putter statistically speaking over the last three or four years.”

Kevin Kisner speaking with Lewis following his 1up win
Kevin Kisner – “It was a tough match. He kept hitting it in there close. If he probably would have made any of those putts, it would have been tough to come back from. But I hung in there and made putts when I needed to… We’ll have a good time and I’ll see if I can drive it within 100 yards of [Bubba]… I guess all I can say is Go Dawgs on that one.”

On Kisner
Jim “Bones” Mackay – “As we’ve seen, you can’t put anything past him on the greens. There’s no such thing as a lag putt for this guy I don’t think.”
Faldo – “Feisty bulldog, isn’t he? He plays aggressively and every part of his game is very good.”

On Alex Noren
Mackay – “He’s hitting it like Ben Hogan out here. Everything is right at the flag.”
Steve Sands – “If people didn’t know about him before this week, well they were missing something special. Because this guy can really play, and now the world is watching.”

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