Graeme McDowell figured his luck had run out Friday at the Match Play Championship.
After two remarkable rallies to reach the third round, McDowell missed a pair of eight-foot putts to fall 2 down with two holes to play against Hunter Mahan, who had lost only four times in 18 matches at the Golf Club of Dove Mountain.
“My head went down as I walked off the 16th green. I really thought I blew it,” McDowell said after yet another improbable comeback. “I genuinely thought I was done this time. I really didn't think there was any way back from that.”
McDowell won the next two holes to extend the match. He made a 20-foot par putt on the 20th hole to stay alive, and then...