Colsaerts, McDowell reach final

Nicolas Colsaerts birdied the second playoff hole to complete a comeback against Paul Lawrie and reach the final of the World Match Play Championship.

Colsaerts will play former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell.

Colsaerts, who lost in the semifinals here last year, was 4 down after four holes but birdied the par-5 last to force a playoff against the 1999 British Open winner.

Both had a par on the 19th – Colsaerts making a 4-foot putt on the par-3 17th – before the Belgian made one from slightly further out to clinch victory.

”I didn’t really feel that much pressure because I was 4 down all day, and I could see Paul wanted the match to finish early,” said Colsaerts, who lost in a playoff to Ian Poulter in the 2011 semis.