Donald tops Kuchar, reaches Match Play finals

Caddie John McLaren and Luke Donald shake hands after advancing to the finals of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
Caddie John McLaren and Luke Donald shake hands after advancing to the finals of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. ( Getty Images )

Saturday, February 26, 2011

MARANA, Ariz. – Luke Donald of England has reached the final of the Match Play Championship without breaking a sweat.

Donald won two matches Saturday at Dove Mountain by playing only 27 holes. He beat Ryan Moore, 5 and 4, in the quarterfinal, then overwhelmed Matt Kuchar for a 6-and-5 victory in the afternoon.

Donald has played only 73 holes through five matches, without ever trailing a single hole.

For the first time, the championship match Sunday will be only 18 holes. Donald will face Martin Kaymer of Germany.