Match Play: Around the course

2013-02-24T00:00:00Z Match Play: Around the course Arizona Daily Star
February 24, 2013 12:00 am

Longest putt

39-8 Ian Poulter, playing the No. 3 hole in Saturday's quarterfinals, nailed a nearly 40-foot birdie putt.

Longest drive

376

Jason Day hammered a 376-yard drive on the fifth hole of Saturday's third round. The shot was his longest of the week by 16 yards.

Most birdies (or better)

12

Hunter Mahan carded 12 birdies over two matches Saturday. Matt Kuchar, another semifinalist, was one behind with 11.

Shortest match

14

Hunter Mahan needed just 14 holes to close out Martin Kaymer, winning 5 and 4.

Shot of the day

Garrigus

Robert Garrigus drove the green on No. 15, landing his ball 6 feet, 3 inches from the pin. The eagle sparked his third-round win over Fredrik Jacobson.

Clutch shot of the day

Stricker

Steve Stricker rolled in a 31-foot putt on his final hole of the third round to eliminate Scott Piercy. Stricker won the second-to-last hole to pull even, then nailed the 31-footer to ice it.

Fewest putts

42

Over the two rounds on Saturday, Ian Poulter needed just 42 putts.

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