AUSTIN, Texas -- Sergio Garcia advanced in a sudden-death playoff with a hole-in-one on the fourth extra hole of the Dell Technologies Match Play on Friday.
Garcia hit a 9-iron that landed just beyond the hole and rolled back a few inches and in.
That gave him a victory over Lee Westwood and sent him into the knockout stage of the weekend for the third straight time at Austin Country Club.
Garcia was amazed by his ace, but he was quick to point out that he had to make a 10-footer and an 8-footer for par on the previous two holes just to stay in the match during the playoff.
"The two putts I made ... massive to keep myself going,'' Garcia said. "And then obviously the shot on 4, it's a great shot, but then you get lucky that first of all it doesn't hit the flag because it must have been very close to hitting the flag, and then it rolls back in. Obviously, very happy about that.''
Westwood was amazed, as well.
"Well, 28 years on tour and I thought I had seen everything. I hadn't!'' he posted on Twitter.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.