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DJ, McIlroy, Lefty lose at Match Play

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Rory McIlroy put together another flawless back nine, running off five straight birdies.

This time, it wasn't enough.

Former U.S. Amateur champion Peter Uihlein built a 5-up lead against McIlroy and held off his late charge with enough key shots of his own in a 2-and-1 victory, one of several surprises Wednesday in the opening session of the Dell Technologies Match Play.


Garcia squeaks out win over Sharma

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Latest on the Dell Technologies Match Play (all times local):

7:11 p.m.

'Ninja' Poulter one to watch in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Memories are strong in match play, which might explain why Ian Poulter picked up a new nickname.

Golf held its version of a selection show Monday night at a downtown hotel when the 16 four-man groups were drawn for the Dell Technologies Match Play. Poulter is the No. 58 seed in the 64-man field, and when his number popped up, he was referred to as a "ninja" in match play. Read More...

Webb gets exemption for US Women's Open

FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) Two-time champion Karrie Webb has received a special exemption to the U.S. Women's Open at Shoal Creek in Alabama.

Webb won consecutive U.S. Women's Open titles by a combined 13 shots when she was at the top of her game. She beat Cristie Kerr and Meg Mallon by five shots at The Merit Club outside Chicago in 2000 and Se Ri Pak by eight shots at Pine Needles in North Carolina a year later. Read More...

McIlroy closes with 64 for Bay Hill win

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The connection Rory McIlroy had with Arnold Palmer was strong even before he delivered a Sunday charge that would have made the King proud.

McIlroy first played the Arnold Palmer Invitational three years ago, and Palmer teared up at dinner when he asked McIlroy if there was anything he needed and received this reply: "Mr. Palmer, thanks to you, I have everything I could ever need in my life." Read More...

Woods makes charge before late mistake

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Tiger Woods put on a Sunday charge at Bay Hill that looked all too familiar.

One swing changed everything at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Read More...

McIlroy back in form as Masters nears

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Rory McIlroy had his first Arnold Palmer moment before the tournament even started.

He had just finished his pro-am round at Bay Hill and was about to walk out of the tunnel leading from the 18th green when a man asked him for a picture. McIlroy obliged, because he usually does. But this was different. Read More...

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