Ernie Els overcame a six-hole deficit to beat Steve Stricker 1-up, keeping alive the South African’s bid for a record third straight title in the World Match Play Golf Championship at Virginia Water, England.
In the other quarterfinals, British Open winner Tom Lehman beat fellow American Mark O’Meara 6 and 5, Fiji’s Vijay Singh overwhelmed U.S. Open champion Steve Jones of the United States 9 and 8, and PGA champion Mark Brooks beat Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie 1-up.
South Korea’s Park Se-ri shot a 5-under-par 67 to share with defending champion Annika Sorenstam the second-round lead in the World Championship of Women’s Golf in Seoul, South Korea.
Rick Fehr, who hasn’t won on the PGA Tour since the 1994 Disney Classic, shot another 7-under-par 65, giving him a 14-under 130 and a one-stroke lead after two rounds of this year’s same event at Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Tiger Woods worked himself within two strokes of the lead with a 9-under 63.
At El Dorado Hills, Calif., Jack Kiefer shot a 6-under-par 66 to take a one-stroke lead after the cold, windy and rain-delayed first round of the $800,000 Senior Gold Rush.
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