MCIL­ROY AN EARLY

Mat­suyama also fails to ad­vance as Kjeld­sen, Noren first two through to knock­out stage

New Straits Times - - Sport -

AUSTIN el­e­ments to beat Ger­man Martin Kaymer 3&2 .

“Put­ting is the hard­est part,” John­son told Golf Chan­nel af­ter im­prov­ing to 2-0-0 over­all with his sec­ond straight win over a ma­jor cham­pion. “It’s very breezy and then re­ally gusty at times.”

De­spite two wins from two matches, John­son was not guar­an­teed of ad­vanc­ing out of the group stage. He had win or halve his match yes­ter­day against com­pa­triot Jimmy Walker to be cer­tain of ad­vanc­ing to the fi­nal 16.

The for­mat di­vides the 64 play­ers into 16 four-man groups, with the win­ner of each group en­ter­ing

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