Golf - McIlroy, Casey can't be separated in the dark

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 02: The match referee (r) moves in to talk to Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and Paul Casey of England on the 16th green the third extra hole of their match where the decision was made to halt play for the day because of fading light during the quarter final match in the World Golf Championships Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding Park on May 2, 2015 in San Francisco, California. David Cannon/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/DAVID CANNON)

- World number one Rory McIlroy and England's Paul Casey battled to a standstill in the $9.25 million WGC-Championship Match Play in California Saturday and face a dawn start to resume their match for a place in the last four. In near-darkness at Harding Park, the two European stars finished all square after 21 holes and will continue their sudden death battle on Sunday morning at 6:45 am. McIlroy missed a six foot birdie putt to snatch victory on the third sudden death hole leaving Casey relieved. "I dodged a couple of bullets," Casey said. "It was good, it was back and forth," McIlroy said. "I had a couple of opportunities ... but I couldn't quite convert."

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