Sunday, March 26th, 2017


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WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
Sunday, March 26, 2017 (Championship, Consolation Matches)
Austin Country Club, Austin, Texas

WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play – Championship, Consolation Match Results
Championship – (1) Dustin Johnson def. (21) Jon Rahm 1up
Consolation – (42) Bill Haas def. (54) Hideto Tanihara 2&1 

Dustin Johnson (winner) speaking with NBC Sports’ Steve Sands following his 1up win
Dustin Johnson – “I feel like I didn’t really give him any holes except for 10… It was tough out there. The greens got really fast. The wind was affecting all the putts. Jon played really well, I just didn’t really give him anything.”

Johnson – “I’m proud of the way I played. The way I stayed in there even though he made some birdies on the back nine… I just couldn’t get any putts to drop, but I’m proud of the way I played.”

On Johnson
Johnny Miller – “He seems to be consistently great. That’s the thing you’ve got to be impressed with. He seems to just have it all the time. Rory McIlroy has got it, he doesn’t have it. It seems like it fluctuates a lot more. Of course Jason Day has had his fluctuations too.”
Roger Maltbie – “It just appears that all elements of Dustin’s game have come together, and stayed at that level.”
David Feherty – “It’s kind of frightening to think that Dustin Johnson is playing to the strength of his short clubs.”

On Rahm
Miller – “It’s a nice quality to do what he did up against the wall and deliver. It’s pretty impressive.”
Peter Jacobsen – “He’s fearless. He’s just not intimidated, taking out great player after great player throughout the week.”
Miller – “He just seems like he might advance to world No. 1 in his career. It just seems like he’s got it written all over his forehead.”

On Hideto Tanihara
Mark Rolfing – “We’ve heard so much about his putting, but he can also hit some quality golf shots.” 

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