March 25, 2017 / 6:17 PM / 5 months ago

Golf-Dustin Johnson, Mickelson advance to Match Play quarter-finals

March 25 (Reuters) - World number one Dustin Johnson beat Zach Johnson and Phil Mickelson continued his strong form to reach the WGC-Dell Match Play quarter-finals in Texas on Saturday.

Dustin Johnson used birdies on 13 and 14 to end the match as he defeated double champion Zach Johnson 5&4 in the round of 16 to advance to the last eight, where he will take on Sweden's Alex Noren later on Saturday.

Noren was a 3&1 winner over American Brooks Koepka at Austin Country Club.

Five-times major champion Mickelson advanced with a 4&3 victory over in-form Australian Marc Leishman.

Mickelson, who took three holes in a row at the turn to go 5-up, will next take on fellow American Bill Haas, 1-up winner over compatriot Kevin Na.

England's Ross Fisher also advanced, defeating American Bubba Watson 4&3.

Spain's Jon Rahm beat American Charles Howell 6&4, Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen overcame American William McGirt 5&4 and Japan's Hideto Tanihara edged out England's Paul Casey 2&1. (Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina, editing by Ed Osmond)

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