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Spieth avoids Match Play drama on 18th

  • Jordan Spieth hits on the second hole during round-robin play against Victor Dubuisson at the Dell Match Play Championship golf tournament at Austin County Club, Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Jordan Spieth hits on the second hole during round-robin play against Victor Dubuisson at the Dell Match Play Championship golf tournament at Austin County Club, Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jordan Spieth tosses blades of grass in the air to check the wind on the third hole during round-robin play against Victor Dubuisson at the Dell Match Play Championship golf tournament at Austin County Club, Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Jordan Spieth tosses blades of grass in the air to check the wind on the third hole during round-robin play against Victor Dubuisson at the Dell Match Play Championship golf tournament at Austin County Club, Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phil Mickelson reacts to his putt on the first green during round-robin play against Daniel Berger at the Dell Match Play Championship golf tournament at Austin County Club, Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Phil Mickelson reacts to his putt on the first green during round-robin play against Daniel Berger at the Dell Match Play Championship golf tournament at Austin County Club, Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

Jordan Spieth had another stress-free day in the Dell Match Play and avoided the drama that the 18th hole provided Thursday.

Spieth again built a big lead and had no trouble against Victor Dubuisson of France. With two victories, Spieth only needs a halve against Justin Thomas in the third round to advance to the round of 16 at Austin Country Club.

Jason Day ended any suspense about his back injury by playing, and then driving the green on the 381-yard opening hole.

For others, the 18th hole was pivotal.

Phil Mickelson was all square on the last hole when Daniel Berger hit a rock wall before his club reached the ball. He grabbed his wrist and conceded the match. Ryan Moore birdied his last two holes to beat Sergio Garcia.