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McIlroy a winner with great play and a little luck

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, poses with his trophy on the 16th green of TPC Harding Park after winning the Match Play Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 3, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rory McIlroy won a tournament as the No. 1 player in the world.

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McIlroy advances to Match Play semifinals in San Francisco

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts after making an eagle putt on the 18th green of TPC Harding Park to win his semifinal match against Jim Furyk at the Match Play Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 3, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Needing another comeback, Rory McIlroy delivered another great finish Sunday to reach the final of the Match Play Championship.

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Spieth, McIlroy face elimination in Match Play

Rory McIlroy follows his shot off the fourth tee of TPC Harding Park during round-robin play against Brandt Snedeker at the Match Play Championship golf tournament Thursday, April 30, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jordan Spieth was 2 down early in his match when he rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt on the sixth hole. That was the start of an amazing run in which the Masters champion one-putted the rest of the way until he beat Matt Every for another victory in the Match Play Championship.

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New format, same fickle Match Play tournament

Jordan Spieth chips the ball up to the first green of TPC Harding Park during round-robin play against Mikko Ilonen of Finland at the Match Play Championship golf tournament Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rory McIlroy opened with a birdie and followed with 13 straight pars. That’s not a card that usually advances in the Match Play Championship, and yet the world’s No. 1 player wound up winning in 14 holes.

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Spieth advances on a day of hand-wringing at Match Play

Jordan Spieth follows his drive from the fourth tee at TPC Harding Park during round-robin play against Mikko Ilonen, of Finland, at the Match Play Championship golf tournament Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even with a new format, the objective didn’t change in the Match Play Championship.

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