AUSTIN, Texas – The Latest on the Dell Technologies Match Play (all times CDT):
Bob MacIntyre of Scotland gave the world's No. 1 player all he could handle in the Dell Technologies Match Play. In fact, Dustin Johnson had to rally just to escape with a tie.
MacIntyre build a 2-up lead with three holes to play Thursday when Johnson birdied the 16th, and then tied the match with a tough 18-footer. That sent the match down the 18th, and both players had birdie chances that missed.
Johnson and MacIntyre are 1-0-1 in the group. If both win their matches on Friday, they would face each other again in a sudden-death playoff. Johnson has not advanced out of group play since he won the Match Play in 2017.
Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy kept his hopes alive by beating Lanto Griffin. McIlroy will still need some help to advance.
Bryson DeChambeau sure knows how to make things interesting.