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Poulter vs. TBD in final match-up

MARANA, Ariz. — Ian Poulter equaled the shortest match of the tournament to reach the final of the Match Play Championship. He won't know who he plays until Sunday because the longest match didn't finish.

Paul Casey and Camilo Villegas, neither of whom had gone the distance all week at Dove Mountain, exchanged a series of great shots and clutch putts through 23 holes Saturday until twilight in the high desert made it too difficult to continue.

They were to return first thing in the morning to see who gets to face Poulter and a shot at the $1.4 million prize.

The final stroke of a long day belonged to Villegas, a 28-year-old Colombian, who had a 3-foot par putt on the 14th hole to win. He pushed it badly to the right, giving Casey an unlikely reprieve.

On the previous hole, Villegas hit a remarkable bunker shot from 50 yards that stopped 2 feet from the hole for a conceded birdie, only for Casey to knock it a 6-foot birdie to extend the match.

Some three hours earlier, Poulter closed out Sergio Garcia on the 12th hole, 7 and 6. Poulter was in his room at the Ritz-Carlton, waiting to find out his opponent before taking a hot bath. The match was so long that he wound up taking the bath and then getting a massage. He posted on Twitter, "laying on the massage table having some treatment getting ready for tomorrow, cant believe they are still out there."

LPGA THAILAND: At Pattaya, Thailand, Norway's Suzann Pettersen stretched her lead to five strokes in the season-opening Honda PTT LPGA Thailand, birdieing the final two holes for a 4-under 68 — her third straight bogey-free round.

Pettersen, who said she drank 12 bottles of water in the extreme heat on the Siam Country Club's Pattaya Old Course, had an 18-under total after opening with rounds of 66 and 64. The 2007 champion has six career LPGA Tour victories.

South Korea's Song-Hee Kim (68) was second, and Yani Tseng (68), Momoko Ueda (69) and Ai Miyazato (70) were another stroke back at 12 under.

Michelle Wie was 2 under after a 74.

MAYAKOBA GOLF CLASSIC: At Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Joe Durant remained in position for his first PGA Tour win since 2006, birdieing the final two holes for a 2-under 69 and a two-stroke lead in the Mayakoba Golf Classic.

The 45-year-old Durant, a four-time tour winner, had a 14-under 199 total on the Mayakoba Resort's El Camaleon course. He opened with rounds of 64 and 66.

Charles Warren (65) and J.P. Hayes (69) were tied for second, Chad Collins (67) and Cameron Beckman (69) followed at 11 under, and Kevin Stadler (67) was 10 under. John Daly was tied for 17th at 7 under after a 69.

ALLIANZ CHAMPIONSHIP: At Boca Raton, Fla., Tommy Armour III shot an 8-under 64, and Tim Simpson had a 65 to share the second-round lead in the Allianz Championship.

Armour, second behind Fred Couples last week in the ACE Group Classic in his Champions Tour debut, had five straight birdies on the back nine to match Simpson at 13-under 131. Simpson eagled the par-5 18th.

Bernhard Langer (65) and John Cook (66) were a stroke back.