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ASG Blast From The Past Match Play

#2 seed Tom Watson and #4 seed Hale Irwin traded blows on the front 9 in this “hotly” contested match!  Irwin got off to a “rough” start by getting tangled up in the rough on the 1st Hole leading to a bogey 5!  Watson won the hole with par!  Irwin then “righted” his ship quickly by birdying the 2nd hole to SQUARE the match.

It remained that way until the par 4 471 yard 5th hole where Irwin got snagged in the rough again leading to another bogey 5.  Watson won the hole to go 1 UP again.  Then Watson had “rough” troubles on the 6th for a bogey 5!  Irwin SQUARED the match again with a par.

We go to the par 3 219 yard 8th hole where they both got in trouble but Watson prevails by winning it with a bogey 4 to go back to a 1 UP advantage!  Holes 9 through 13 were all HALVED.  We go to the long par 4 14th where Irwin bogeys the hole giving Watson a 2 UP lead with 4 holes to play.  The 15th was HALVED again with pars.  On the short par 5 507 yard 16th hole, Irwin plays his best hole of the round with an eagle as he sinks a 56-footer!  Watson is now 1 UP with 3 to play!

We go to the two most exciting closing holes in Match Play Golf & both golfers make pars on 17 & 18 giving Tom Watson the 1 UP win after 18!  Only 7 holes out of 18 were in play!  Watson ended up at +2 while Irwin ended at +3.  Watson had the stroke advantage by 1 & the hole advantage by 1 too!

#2 seed Tom Watson meets #10 seed Bob Goalby in the FINAL FOUR!

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