42-seed Bill Haas upended 14-seed Phil Mickelson 2-and-1 in quarterfinal action of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play and advances to the Final Four against 21-seed Jon Rahm, while Mickelson departs his 13th Match Play with a 4-1-0 record and a T5, tying his previous best in 2004.
Haas never trailed in the contest, taking a 1 UP lead with an 8-footer for birdie at the par-4 first. It was all square one time, after the par-4 second, when the Hall of Famer won with par. The Wake Forest alum took the lead (for good) on the very next hole, with another birdie-3, and circled the fourth and fifth, both from inside of six feet to go 3 UP. The lead would stay the same thru nine before Lefty trimmed the margin to 2 DOWN with birdie at 10, and 1 DOWN with par at the 12th. Haas moved to 2 UP with birdie-3 at 15 and for the first time this week, Mickelson had to play the par-5 16th. He had an eagle try from 10'4" to win the hole, but slid by right. The duo headed to the par-3 17th with Haas clinging to a 2 UP lead and Haas ended it after a conventional 2-putt par. Mar 25 - 5:04 PM