More Match Play - Morning Drive
In this Morning Drive web-exclusive Gary Williams & Jimmy Roberts discuss whether or not there should be more Match Play events on the PGA TOUR. Watch special editions of Morning Drive Thursday & Friday at 6AM ET only on Golf Channel.
Volvo Match Play winners talk final four
We hear from Paul Lawrie, Nicolas Colsaerts, and Rafael Cabrera-Bello after the conclusion of the 3 round of the Volvo World Match Play Championships.
Go clubbing: Snedeker's equipment dilemma in Spain - Morning Drive
In this 'Morning Drive' web-exclusive, Gary Williams and Jimmy Roberts discuss Brandt Snedeker’s eventful week in Spain for the Volvo World Match Play. Watch a special edition of 'Morning Drive' Friday at 6AM ET only on Golf Channel.
GolfTalkCentral: Can Poulter put together another match play win?
GolfChannel.com senior writer Randall Mell joins Mike Ritz to preview the Volvo World Match Play Championship and to discuss what makes Ian Poulter so good in match play.
Poulter 'disgusted' with early Match Play exit
After losing both of his opening matches in Bulgaria, Ian Poulter has already been eliminated at the Volvo World Match Play Championship.
World Match Play features new course, bigger purse
The European Tour's Volvo World Match Play Championship has a new venue in Bulgaria and a bigger purse in 2013.
Volvo Match Play headed to Bulgaria in '13
The Volvo World Match Play Championship is moving from Spain to a course in Bulgaria that has been dubbed the 'Pebble Beach of Europe.'
Heart attack, lost clubs: Snedeker's trip to Spain
Brandt Snedeker endured the heart attack of a passenger and the loss of his club during his trip to Spain for the Volvo Match Play.
Match play and world rankings with a Masters champ
Trevor Immelman, the 2008 Masters champion, joined 'Morning Drive' to discuss his favorite match-play format and why the Official World Golf Ranking doesn't always add up.Gary Williams, Jimmy Roberts and it's been a real treat to have Trevor Immelman with us, 2008 Masters Champion, with us on this Friday. Got a lot of different formats this week. You got the women playing single elimination match play, you got the men in Spain on the European Tour playing a round robin, you got the Nelson. The idea of a round robin, let's start with that. Do you like that?
Game, set, match: Colsaerts claims Volvo title
Nicolas Colsaerts captured his 2nd European Tour victory by beating Graeme McDowell 1up at the 18th hole of the Volvo World Match Play Championship. Steve Burkowski brings you all the day 4 action from the Finca Cortesin Golf Club in Andalucía, Spain.matches in the morning, the first had Nicolas Colsaerts going up against Paul Lawrie . This one went extra holes. On the second extra hole it was the par-five 18th. Colsaerts had this for birdie to win the match. What a comeback by Colsaerts, he was four down through four battle back, and he's able to advance in the finals after defeating Paul Lawrie in extra holes. The other semi-final also went to the 18th, but it was done in regulation. Rafael Cabrero-Bello against Graeme McDowell . Cabrero-Bello one down in 18 needed this for par to have any chance to stay alive that slides by the left, so Graeme McDowell a two up winner over Rafael alone Spaniard remaining in the field unfortunately went home just a little bit early. So, Graeme McDowell and Nicolas Colsaerts in the championship match. McDowell made two wonderful par saves on the first two holes, so the match was all square as we reach the par-five third. Long eagle putt by Colsaerts and that's the way to go one up, wonderfully done there by Nicolas. Graeme McDowell would win the fourth as the match was all square when picked it up on the par-three six after a wonderful tee shot, Nicolas for birdie and gets it to go, so we once again moves to one up and jump ahead to the back nine. Colsaerts was actually two up through 13, McDowell though with a chance to cut into that lead. This birdie [unk] at the 14, very windy condition, sneaks in the left side. Still little hope left for Graeme McDowell , unfortunately, he could not get any closer at the par-five 18th. Nicolas Colsaerts with two putts for victory and he uses themphysically? -Mentally, I mean we do get a few rides on the golf course in cars thank God. They are mentally, I mean, match race is such a tiring game beyond the pressure all the time, those two games today really, really killed me mentally. - Graeme McDowell is such a great competitor, he never goes away, does he? -No, he never does. But, I mean, when you play Graeme
Final 4 set in Spain
Graeme McDowell took down Sergio Garcia to advance to the semifinals at the Volvo World Match Play Championship. McDowell will face Rafael Cabrera-Bello as Paul Lawrie squares off against Nicolas Colsaerts in the other semifinal match. Steve Burkowski brings you the day 3 action from Spain.from the afternoon quarter final match-ups, the marquee game on the course, Graeme McDowell , Sergio Garcia . This is the third shot from McDowell at the par-4 ninth. Nicely played with lead to a par and could be good enough to get him a 1-up lead at the time. No player had more than a 1-up lead. Actually, extra holes were needed, so they played the par-5 eighteenth again. Garcia, short one for par and an ill time 3 putt bogey from no more than 20 feet. Graeme McDowell would advance with a 1-up victory in 19 holes. Paul Lawrie , going up against Retief Goosen . Lawrie, the former Open Champion playing in his five hundredth career European Tour start this at the fourth and with many birdies, Lawrie what have on the day as he would route Retief Goosen 6 and 5 and also advance to the semi-finals. Nicolas Colsaerts. Brandt Snedeker. Snedeker, the lone American in the field this week.played out: McDowell, 1-up winner over Garcia, Lawrie, a big winner over Retief Goosen , the same can be said for Nicolas Colsaerts and Rafael Cabrera-Bello, a 3 in 1 winner over fellow countryman, Alvaro Quiros. So now we're shaping up for a sensational Sunday, the semi-finals and the championship match. We'll have Lawrie against Colsaerts in one semi-final. The other one we'll have Graeme McDowell against Rafael Cabrera-Bello. All the action, 6am Sunday on Golf Channel.
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Five big questions for the week in golf, including match-play events in Europe and on the LPGA.