Fisher is Europe’s only semi-finalist
The Volvo World Match Play semi-finals have set Ross Fisher against Angel Cabrera and Anthony Kim against Robert Allenby.
England’s Ross Fisher will be Europe’s only semi-finalist in the Volvo World Match Play Championship in Spain on Saturday.
Fisher will take on Masters champion Angel Cabrera o9f the Aregentine in the first semi-final while American Anthony Kim will have a rematch with Australian Robert Allenby in the second semi-final duel.
Fisher beat India’s Jeev Milkha Singh to top his group in the new format and so made it into the last four, just as he did in the Accenture Match Play in Arizona in February.
Cabrera, runner-up to Ernie Els on the last staging of this event at Wentworth two years ago, ended the hopes of Rory McIlroy and Simon Dyson when he crushed Dyson by a massive seven-hole margin.
Kim, meanwhile, produced one of the shots of his life, a 274-yard three-wood to four feet on the final hole, to deny tournament outsider Scott Strange a place in the last four.
And with Allenby getting the win over Oliver Wilson that he needed to knock out the Englishman, he will face Kim three weeks after their controversial Presidents Cup clash.
Kim won the match 5&3 despite Allenby’s allegations that the American young gun had arrived home in the early hours of the morning ‘walking sideways’ just five hours before he was due to tee-off against Allenby in the final round of singles.
The two men have spoken since and say the matter has been put to bed, but it was perhaps written in the stars that they would face each other again at the first available opportunity.
DAY TWO RESULTS
(Par: 72, Seeded positions in brackets):
(1) Paul Casey (Eng) lost to (8) Retief Goosen (Rsa) 1 hole
(9) Anthony Kim (USA) lost to (16) Scott Strange (Aus) 3 holes
(4) Sergio Garcia (Spa) bt (5) Martin Kaymer (Ger) 4 holes
(12) Robert Allenby (Aus) bt (13) Oliver Wilson (Eng) 2 holes
(3) Henrik Stenson (Swe) bt (11) Angel Cabrera (Arg) 2 holes
(6) Rory McIlroy (NIrl) bt (14) Simon Dyson (Eng) 2 holes
(3) Henrik Stenson (Swe) lost to (6) Rory McIlroy (NIrl) 4 down
(11) Angel Cabrera (Arg) bt (14) Simon Dyson (Eng) 7 holes
(2) Lee Westwood (Eng) bt (10) Ross Fisher (Eng) 2 holes
(7) Camilo Villegas (Col) bt (15) Jeev Milkha Singh (Ind) 3 holes
(2) Lee Westwood halved with (2) Camilo Villegas (Col)
(10) Ross Fisher (Eng) bt (15) Jeev Milkha Singh (Ind) 1 hole
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