Colsaerts, McDowell reach final

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


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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.

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