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Live leaderboard: Can Spieth advance?

Jordan Spieth needs to beat Ryan Moore -- and get some help -- in order to move on at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship. Track Friday's play from Austin, Texas.

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Wind plays major factor in Thursday's Match Play action (2:01)
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Mickelson reaches final 16, 1st time since '04

Phil Mickelson has made it past the third round of the WGC-Match Play for the first time since 2004 after closing out J.B. Holmes 6 and 5 to win his group with a 3-0 record.

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Mickelson says he won't be witness in trial

Golfer Phil Mickelson says he won't be called as a witness in a federal insider trading criminal trial in the case against gambler William "Billy" Walters.

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It wasn't easy for Sergio Garcia (1:10)
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WGC-Match Play leaderboard

Find out who's up, who's down and who's all-square as the top pros go head to head this week at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin, Texas.

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Emotional Jason Day concedes match (1:42)
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Day announces his mother's battle against cancer (2:30)
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Spieth and McIlroy open with Match Play defeats (1:27)
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McIlroy's mammoth drive goes 410 yards (0:19)
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Johnson: Being No.1 doesn't matter (1:00)
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Bracket picks for the WGC-Match Play

The top golfers in the world will meet for the World Golf Championships-Match play, and our golf experts offer their picks to win it all to help you set your brackets.

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Go behind closed doors into caddie quarters (1:19)
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2020 Olympic course votes to include women

The course that will host the 2020 Olympic golf tournament has avoided being stripped of the event by deciding to change its membership policy to include women.

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Tiger looks back at 1997 Masters win (12:28)
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Tiger seems closer to being done (1:39)
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McIlroy has 'unfinished business' with Reed

Rory McIlroy, still stung by defeat at last year's Ryder Cup, is relishing the possibility of facing Patrick Reed at the WGC-Match Play this week.

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Golic does not expect Tiger to play at Masters (1:58)
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The Masters: The whispers before the thunder (0:30)
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Woods schools Strahan in golf (1:18)

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Beating someone you look up to can be both easy and hard. Jon Rahm explains why to me, after he beat Sergio Garcia to advance to Saturday.

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Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Wanna feel really old? Jon Rahm, who's 22, just said his earliest memories of watching golf came way back in 2004 and 2005.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

One of the funniest golfers to follow on Twitter, Steven Bowditch won't be playing in this years Masters Tournament but since many of the top players have scripted wardrobes for the week, Bowdo unveiled his "outfits".

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Here's a cool way to see how the hole locations change everyday on the all 18 greens. These are the pin sheets from the first three rounds of the PGA Tour's WGC-Match Play event here in Austin, TX.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Only one guy on the PGA Tour starts his driving range warm up session with multi-colored golf balls! That's Bubba Watson who now plays Volivik.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Ninth hole: Jon Rahm, up against fairway bunker lip, flags approach. Sergio Garcia, 100 yards closer and in fairway, finds greenside bunker.

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Phil Mickelson wins 6&5 and will advance out of Group 14 (3-0). He played 42 holes over the three days out of a potential 54. Three of 16 spots in the bracket have been filled -- Alex Noren (8), Soren Kjeldsen (62) and Mickelson (14).

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Phil Mickelson is now 6-up with seven to play. Needs only to halve a hole to clinch a half-point and guarantee he'll advance to the weekend.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Jon Rahm has to play Sergio Garcia Friday to advance to the weekend. Rahm tells me about playing Sergio and hopes they don't wear the same color shirt (like they did today)!

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Sergio Garcia has to play against his younger countryman Jon Rahm. How's that gonna go Serg?

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