Top-ranked Donald draws Els in Match Play

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3:13:26 AM ET. 09/01/2014

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MARANA, Ariz. — Defending champion Luke Donald faces Ernie Els in the first round of the Match Play Championship. Tiger Woods is to play Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano.

The seeding for the first World Golf Championship of the year is based on the world ranking released Sunday night.

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Donald, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westood and Martin Kaymer are the top four seeds. Woods, a three-time winner of the Match Play is the No. 19 seed, the first time he has played this event without being among the top three seeds.

The 64-man field begins Wednesday at Dove Mountain. Phil Mickelson and Paul Casey are not playing.

The Donald-Els match is the highest-profile for an opening round since Woods played Nick Faldo in the inaugural event in 1999.

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