Zach Johnson’s losing streak

Zach Johnson lost 6 and 5 to Jason Day today, continuing his string of poor results at the WGC Match Play Championship.  Johnson lost opening-round matches to Brian Gay in 2010, Justin Rose in 2011, and Hunter Mahan in 2012.  In 2006, Johnson won four matches in a row to make the semifinals.

Wiht his lost to Day, Johnson became the seventh golfer to have recorded both a four-match winning streak and a four-match losing streak in this event.  Darren Clarke, Ernie Els, Justin Leonard, Paul Casey, Steve Pate, and Stewart Cink have done that previously.

Sergio Garcia narrowly missed joining Johnson on that list, beating Thongchai Jaiedee in 20 holes to advance.  Garcia had lost his three previous matches, coming directly on the heels of winning his first four matches in 2010.

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