Sergio Garcia defeated Bill Haas 3&1 in the second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Garcia will face Rickie Fowler in the third round.
Garcia was 2-down through seven holes, but rallied with an eagle on eight, a par on eleven, and a birdie on twelve to take a 1-up lead. After losing the 13th, Garcia won three of the next four holes to close out the match 3&1.
Garcia did not like the way he started, but he fought hard, and hit good shots down the stretch:
For a minute, I thought he had me with the way he started, and the couple little mistakes I made on 6 and 7, but then I was able to come back a little bit.
Obviously, got a little bit fortunate on 11, when we both hit it a little bit left in the desert, and his ball was in a bush and I had a shot, and I was able to win that hole to go to even.
And then I hit some good shots coming in, which helped me put some pressure on him, and see what he could do.
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