Match Play at a glance
Feb. 24, 2014
MARANA, Arizona (AP) — A brief look Sunday at the Match Play Championship:
WINNER: Australia's Jason Day beat France's Victor Dubuisson in 23 holes. It was the first time the championship match went overtime since the inaugural year in 1999 at La Costa, when Jeff Maggert chipped on the second extra hole of a 36-hole final.
SHOTS OF THE DAY: Dubuisson made two spectacular shots from the desert in extra holes. With his ball at the base of a cactus on the 19th hole, Dubuisson took an all-or-nothing swing though the sharp needles and a TV cable and incredibly hit it to 4 feet to save par. Seemingly out of it on the next playoff hole, he somehow whacked a wedge through a desert bush and rocks and onto the green for another par.
QUOTEWORTHY: "I kept shaking my head because there was a couple of time there where I thought he was absolutely dead — the tournament was mine." — Day on Dubuisson's escapes.
SEMIFINALS: Day beat Rickie Fowler 3 and 2, and Dubuisson topped Ernie Els 1 up. In the third-place match, Fowler beat Els in 19 holes.
PRIZE MONEY: Day earned $1.53 million, Dubuisson $906,000, Fowler $630,000 and Els $510,000.