No. 1 Johnson Plays On
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — World No. 1 Dustin Johnson has cruised into the next round of the Match Play Championship by earning a 5-and-3 victory over Webb Simpson.
Second seed Rory McIlroy and No. 5 Jordan Spieth (speeth) were knocked out in the opening round, while Jason Day withdrew to be with his ailing mother. McIlroy lost to Soren Kjeldsen, 2-and-1, and Spieth was a 4-and-2 loser to Hideto Tanihara. Fourth seed Hideki Matsuyama halved his match with Jim Furyk.
Defending champion Jason Day conceded his match to Pat Perez, although details were unclear why the Australian stopped after a double bogey to fall 3 down before his departure.