1-seed Dustin Johnson, who lost as an 8-seed in last year's quarterfinals, outlasted 8-seed Alex Noren 3-and-2 in this year's quarters of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play and moves on to the semifinals where he'll face first-timer and 54-seed Hideto Tanihara, who beat 47-seed Ross Fisher 4-and-2.
This was a battle of the only two top-10 seeds that made it to the Round of 16, which was completed earlier today. Noren exits with a 4-1-0 record and a T5 in his third appearance, bettering a T17 on last visit in 2013. Overall, this was the Swede's 13th WGC event, and first top 10 (T12, 2017 HSBC). For Johnson, he improves to 5-0-0 after circling seven birdies against two bogeys. While he never trailed, building as much as a 3 UP lead two separate times (before the final margin), including when the duo reached the turn. However, beginning at No. 10, the World No. 1 lost three holes in a row, two of those with bogeys, falling all the way back to all square. He showed his moxie though, birdieing three of his next four holes, each from between four and 11 feet, ending the festivities with birdie at the par-5 16th.