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Hunter Mahan during the third round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Hunter Mahan during the third round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

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Hilton Head, SC - Harbour Town Golf Links

11:49:38 AM ET. 04/20/2014




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After three crazy days of competition the semifinals are set at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Matt Kuchar will face Jason Day while defending champion Hunter Mahan will play match play wizard Ian Poulter on Sunday morning.

Kuchar won matches over Nicolas Colsaerts and Robert Garrigus without advancing past the 16th hole. Day defeated two major champions in 2012 Masters champ Bubba Watson and 2010 U.S. Open winner Graeme McDowell.

Mahan knocked off Martin Kaymer and Webb Simpson as he tries to join Tiger Woods as the only players to defend their title at this event. And Ian Poulter continued his match play magic, using a hot putter to dispatch Tim Clark and Steve Stricker.

Saturday also saw the end of the road for No. 16 seed Shane Lowry during what was another exciting day at Dove Mountain.

See how it all unfolded:

QUARTERFINALS

• • •

Hunter Mahan vs. Webb Simpson: Hole No. 18

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Webb Simpson results

Both find the fairway and the green at the final hole, and both have about 25-footers for birdie. Webb is away barely and misses the birdie. Mahan needs to two-putt for par to win the match and he delivers, leaving his first putt about 3 feet short before making the second.

Match complete: Mahan, 1 up

• • •

Jason Day vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole No. 18

2013 results: Jason Day results | Graeme McDowell results

Both players find the fairway. McDowell puts his approach right on line with the flag and misses just off the back of the green, about 15 feet or so from the hole. Day finds the front right of the green. He would then cozy his birdie putt to about 2 feet. McDowell has to hole this putt from the fringe and he doesn't get it to drop. McDowell is still away and he makes his 5-footer for par. Day has to make his par to win the match and he does.

Match complete: Day, 1 up

• • •

Hunter Mahan vs. Webb Simpson: Hole No. 17

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Webb Simpson results

Simpson's drive goes left and hits a spectator. He has about 200 left from the rough and ends up finding the green with a clutch approach. Mahan is long and in the center of the fairway, and he hits his approach on the green but far away from the cup. Mahan sends his 50-footer about 4 feet past – he'd make the par to halve the hole. Simpson put a great roll on his 25-footer, but left it just short. Mahan is dormie heading into the final hole.

Thru 17: Mahan, 1 up

• • •

Jason Day vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole No. 17

2013 results: Jason Day results | Graeme McDowell results

Day leaves his birdie putt just short. It was on a perfect line, too. McDowell has a chance to halve the hole from 7 feet, but he misses.

Thru 17: Day, 1 up

• • •

Hunter Mahan vs. Webb Simpson: Hole No. 16

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Webb Simpson results

Both players find the front-left greenside bunker off the tee at the par-3 16th and both hit to inside 10 feet with their second shots. Simpson is right at 10 feet and misses his par save as it lips out. That was the first bogey for either player in this match. Mahan then sinks his birdie from 8 feet out to take the match lead.

Thru 16: Mahan, 1 up

• • •

Jason Day vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole No. 16

2013 results: Jason Day results | Graeme McDowell results

Day flies the green at the par-3 16th and chips to 6 feet. McDowell nearly makes a long birdie putt before Day misses his par putt. McDowell then sinks the short par to win the hole and even things up again.

Thru 16: All square

• • •

Hunter Mahan vs. Webb Simpson: Hole No. 15

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Webb Simpson results

Mahan finds the green off the tee at the short par 5 while Simpson finds the left greenside bunker. Simpson hits to 5 feet or so out of the sand before Mahan putts his eagle try to about 3 feet. The hole is halved with birdies.

Thru 15: All square

• • •

Jason Day vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole No. 15

2013 results: Jason Day results | Graeme McDowell results

McDowell finds the left greenside bunker at the reachable par 4. His sand shot gets caught up in the rough, but he'd chip out to seal a par save. But it wasn't good enough to halve the hole as Day chips to a few feet and then makes the birdie putt to win the hole and take the match lead.

Thru 15: Day, 1 up

• • •

Hunter Mahan vs. Webb Simpson: Hole No. 14

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Webb Simpson results

Mahan lags a birdie to about 2 feet and is conceded the par. Simpson takes a stab at his birdie putt and misses by a few inches. The hole is halved with pars.

Thru 14: All square

• • •

Steve Stricker vs. Ian Poulter: Hole No. 16

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Ian Poulter results

Both players miss the green at the par 3. Stricker chips to a couple feet and is conceded the par – actually, Stricker hears a fan say "pick it up" and thinks it's Poulter, who went ahead and gave it to him anyway. Poulter then chips about 10 feet past the hole. He would make the par save to win the match.

Match complete: Poulter, 3 and 2

• • •

Jason Day vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole No. 14

2013 results: Jason Day results | Graeme McDowell results

McDowell makes birdie to win the par-4 14th and even the match back up.

Thru 14: All square

• • •

Hunter Mahan vs. Webb Simpson: Hole No. 13

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Webb Simpson results

Mahan nearly reaches the par 5 in two, but after a poor chip out of a previous chip mark, he ends up with par. Simpson makes birdie to win the hole and square the match back up.

Thru 13: All square

• • •

Steve Stricker vs. Ian Poulter: Hole No. 15

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Ian Poulter results

Poulter makes a short birdie to halve the hole and send the match at No. 16 at dormie.

Thru 15: Poulter, 3 up

• • •

Jason Day vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole No. 13

2013 results: Jason Day results| Graeme McDowell results

Both players just short with their second shots at the par 5, and both chip to about 5 feet to set up birdie putts and halve the hole.

Thru 13: Day, 1 up

• • •

Steve Stricker vs. Ian Poulter: Hole No. 14

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Ian Poulter results

Bad hole from Poulter, who needs four shots to reach green. Stricker, looking at a birdie putt, is conceded the hole.

Thru 14: Poulter, 3 up

• • •

Hunter Mahan vs. Webb Simpson: Hole No. 12

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Webb Simpson results

Mahan missed short and right into a bunker at the par-3 12th. Simpson can't take advantage, missing a birdie putt. Mahan would get up-and-down to save par and halve the hole.

Thru 12: Mahan, 1 up

• • •

Jason Day vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole No. 12

2013 results: Jason Day results| Graeme McDowell results

McDowell leaves a long birdie putt short, but makes the 4-footer to save par to halve the hole.

Thru 12: Day, 1 up

• • •

Hunter Mahan vs. Webb Simpson: Hole No. 11

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Webb Simpson results

Mahan halves the hole by sinking a 10-footer for birdie at the par-5 11th.

Thru 11: Mahan, 1 up

• • •

Steve Stricker vs. Ian Poulter: Hole No. 13

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Ian Poulter results

Neither player reaches the par 5 in two after finding sand off the tee. Poulter misses a 12-footer for birdie before Stricker misses his 8-foot birdie putt. The hole is halved with pars.

Thru 13: Poulter, 4 up

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Robert Garrigus: Hole No. 16

2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Robert Garrigus results

Garrigus misses the green off the tee on the par-3 16th. Kuchar find the green and cozies his putt to about 3 feet. Garrigus can't hole his chip, but makes the 8-foot par save. Kuchar would then make his par to win the match.

Match complete: Kuchar, 3 and 2

• • •

Jason Day vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole No. 11

2013 results: Jason Day results| Graeme McDowell results

Day misses an eagle putt from the fringe before McDowell misses badly on a 12-footer for birdie. Day makes the 4-footer for birdie to win the hole and take the lead.

Thru 11: Day, 1 up

• • •

Hunter Mahan vs. Webb Simpson: Hole No. 10

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Webb Simpson results

Mahan sinks a 25-footer for birdie to take the lead.

Thru 10: Mahan, 1 up

• • •

Steve Stricker vs. Ian Poulter: Hole No. 12

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Ian Poulter results

Stricker leaves his tee shot short and in a greenside bunker at the par-3 12th. Poulter gives himself a 15-foot look at birdie and he drains it.

Thru 12: Poulter, 4 up

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Robert Garrigus: Hole No. 15

2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Robert Garrigus results

Garrigus flies the green at the reachable par-4 15th. Kuchar is short and right, and chips to about 4 feet. After Garrigus chunks his first chip and can;t hole the second chip, Kuchar sinks the birdie to win the hole and put the match at dormie.

Thru 15: Kuchar, 3 up

• • •

Jason Day vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole No. 10

2013 results: Jason Day results| Graeme McDowell results

Day misses another birdie for the chance to take the hole. McDowell two-putts from 60 feet to save par, and the hole is halved.

Thru 10: All square

• • •

Steve Stricker vs. Ian Poulter: Hole No. 11

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Ian Poulter results

Stricker and Poulter both find the desert with their tee shots. Poulter ends up with a good lie and reaches the green in three shots. Stricker has to lay up and isn't able to reach the green. Stricker can't save par and he concedes the birdie to Poulter.

Thru 11: Poulter, 3 up

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Robert Garrigus: Hole No. 14

2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Robert Garrigus results

Garrigus leaves his approach with sand wedge short of the green at the par-4 14th. Kuchar has a birdie to win the hole, but leaves it just short – on the lip, actually – and the hole is halved with pars.

Thru 14: Kuchar, 2 up

• • •

Hunter Mahan vs. Webb Simpson: Hole No. 9

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Webb Simpson results

Simpson misses a birdie try that would've won the hole. He would make his par putt and Mahan would make his to halve the hole.

Thru 9: All square

• • •

Jason Day vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole No. 9

2013 results: Jason Day results| Graeme McDowell results

It's Day's turn to miss a birdie putt that would've won a hole. No. 9 is halved with pars.

Thru 9: All square

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Robert Garrigus: Hole No. 13

2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Robert Garrigus results

Garrigus chips close for a conceded birdie at the par-5 13th. Kuchar then misses his 18-footer for birdie to give another hole back to Garrigus.

Thru 13: Kuchar, 2 up

• • •

Steve Stricker vs. Ian Poulter: Hole No. 10

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Ian Poulter results

Stricker makes a 5-footer for birdie to win the hole.

Thru 10: Poulter, 2 up

• • •

Hunter Mahan vs. Webb Simpson: Hole No. 8

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Webb Simpson results

Simpson brings the match back to all square, chipping to about 3 feet to set up a hole-winning birdie at the par-5 eighth. Mahan laid up before spinning his third shot back off the front of the green.

Thru 8: All square

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Robert Garrigus: Hole No. 12

2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Robert Garrigus results

Garrigus gets one back as Kuchar misses a 15-footer to save par.

Thru 12: Kuchar, 3 up

• • •

Jason Day vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole No. 8

2013 results: Jason Day results| Graeme McDowell results

McDowell misses a 7-footer for birdie and the hole is halved with pars.

Thru 8: All square

• • •

Steve Stricker vs. Ian Poulter: Hole No. 9

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Ian Poulter results

Poulter nearly makes another birdie, but just misses and the hole is halved with pars.

Thru 9: Poulter, 3 up

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Robert Garrigus: Hole No. 11

2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Robert Garrigus results

Garrigus' left wrist is giving him trouble and his second shot goes way right and out of bounds. Kuchar fails to take advantage, though, and they halve the hole with bogeys.

Thru 11: Kuchar, 4 up

• • •

Hunter Mahan vs. Webb Simpson: Hole No. 7

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Webb Simpson results

Two straight halve holes with pars have Mahan still with the slight edge.

Thru 7: Mahan, 1 up

• • •

Jason Day vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole No. 7

2013 results: Jason Day results| Graeme McDowell results

Day evens things back up with McDowell after taking No. 7 with a par.

Thru 7: All square

• • •

Steve Stricker vs. Ian Poulter: Hole No. 8

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Ian Poulter results

Poulter drains a 25-footer for eagle to win another hole.

Thru 8: Poulter, 3 up

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Robert Garrigus: Hole No. 10

2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Robert Garrigus results

Garrigus concedes par to Kuchar, who pulls ahead by four holes.

Thru 10: Kuchar, 4 up

• • •

Jason Day vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole Nos. 5-6

2013 results: Jason Day results| Graeme McDowell results

Day misses another birdie for a chance to win the hole, this time at No. 6, and he's still one back.

Thru 6: McDowell, 1 up

• • •

Hunter Mahan vs. Webb Simpson: Hole No. 5

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Webb Simpson results

Mahan makes a 15-foot birdie putt to win the first hole of the match by either player.

Thru 5: Mahan, 1 up

• • •

Steve Stricker vs. Ian Poulter: Hole No. 7

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Ian Poulter results

Poulter misses a chance to go 3 up, sending his birdie putt just right of the hole.

Thru 7: Poulter, 2 up

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Robert Garrigus: Hole No. 9

2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Robert Garrigus results

Kuchar drains a 30-footer for birdie to win the hole. That's his fourth birdie in nine holes.

Thru 9: Kuchar, 3 up

• • •

Hunter Mahan vs. Webb Simpson: Hole Nos. 3-4

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Webb Simpson results

Simpson misses a chance for birdie to win the hole at No. 5, and another hole is halved.

Thru 4: All square

• • •

Steve Stricker vs. Ian Poulter: Hole No. 6

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Ian Poulter results

Poulter chips in from off the green at the par-3 sixth to win the hole.

Thru 6: Poulter, 2 up

• • •

Steve Stricker vs. Ian Poulter: Hole Nos. 4-5

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Ian Poulter results

Poulter and Stricker miss long birdie tries at No. 5 and they halve a second straight hole.

Thru 5: Poulter, 1 up

• • •

Jason Day vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole No. 4

2013 results: Jason Day results| Graeme McDowell results

Day just missed a birdie for a chance to win the hole, but he ends up winning it anyway after McDowell misses a 12-footer for par.

Thru 4: McDowell, 1 up

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Robert Garrigus: Hole Nos. 7-8

2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Robert Garrigus results

Two straight halves keep Kuchar two holes ahead.

Thru 8: Kuchar, 2 up

• • •

Jason Day vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole Nos. 2-3

2013 results: Jason Day results| Graeme McDowell results

After the par-5 second is halved, McDowell birdies the par-3 third to double his lead.

Thru 3: McDowell, 2 up

• • •

Hunter Mahan vs. Webb Simpson: Hole Nos. 1-2

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Webb Simpson results

Mahan and Simpson halve the first two holes with pars and birdies, respectively.

Thru 2: All square

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Robert Garrigus: Hole Nos. 5-6

2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Robert Garrigus results

After a halve at No. 5, Kuchar makes a 7-footer for birdie at No. 6 to add to his lead.

Thru 6: Kuchar, 2 up

• • •

Steve Stricker vs. Ian Poulter: Hole No. 3

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Ian Poulter results

Poulter makes what is perhaps the putt of the tournament. He aims about 10 feet right of the hole, watches it break right, go up a hill and break back down left and right into the cup for birdie. Perfect speed, too, on the 35-footer. Stricker then misses his 12-footer for birdie to lose the hole.

Thru 3: Poulter, 1 up

• • •

Steve Stricker vs. Ian Poulter: Hole No. 2

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Ian Poulter results

Both payers find greenside bunker with second shot at par 5. Poulter's bunker shot is better and he makes the birdie to even the match back up.

Thru 2: All square

• • •

Jason Day vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Jason Day results| Graeme McDowell results

Jason Day needs four shots just to get onto the green at the opening hole and he concedes it to McDowell.

Thru 1: McDowell, 1 up

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Robert Garrigus: Hole No. 4

2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Robert Garrigus results

Garrigus gets one back, two-putting for par at No. 4.

Thru 4: Kuchar, 1 up

• • •

Steve Stricker vs. Ian Poulter: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Ian Poulter results

Poulter's drive finds the desert and he has to take an unplayable. He would just miss his long par save and ended up with bogey. Stricker had a birdie from about the same distance as Poulter's par putt, and despite only needing to two-putt to win the hole, he drains the birdie to take the early lead.

Thru 1: Stricker, 1 up

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Robert Garrigus: Hole No. 3

2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Robert Garrigus results

Another bogey by Garrigus and Kuchar takes advantage again.

Thru 3: Kuchar, 2 up

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Robert Garrigus: Hole No. 2

2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Robert Garrigus results

Kuchar and Garrigus both miss the green in two at the par-5 second, but both drain their birdie putts to halve the hole.

Thru 2: Kuchar, 1 up

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Robert Garrigus: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Robert Garrigus results

Kuchar takes the first hole with par after Garrigus misses a 20-footer to save par.

Thru 1: Kuchar, 1 up

ROUND OF 16

• • •

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano vs. Webb Simpson: Hole No. 18

2013 results: Webb Simpson results | Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano results

After nearly identical tee shots, both player find the green, but are a good distance from the hole. Fernandez-Castano leaves his birdie try 4 feet short before Simpson putts his to about 2 feet to the right of the cup. Fernandez-Castano then misses his par putt and concedes the match.

Match complete: Simpson, 2 up

• • •

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano vs. Webb Simpson: Hole No. 17

2013 results: Webb Simpson results | Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano results

Fernandez-Castano ends up in a fairway bunker off the tee at the par-5 eighth and has to lay up. Simpson goes for it in two, but misses left to set up a tough chip. After Fernandez-Castano finds the green with his third, Simpson carefully studies his chip – essentially the same chip that Bubba Watson sent through the green earlier today. Simpson fails to get it up the slope and it rolls back. He nearly holes it the second time. He would miss the par before conceding the hole.

Thru 17: Simpson, 1 up

• • •

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano vs. Webb Simpson: Hole No. 16

2013 results: Webb Simpson results | Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano results

Simpson makes a short par at the par-4 seventh to put the match at dormie.

Thru 16: Simpson, 2 up

• • •

Scott Piercy vs. Steve Stricker: Hole No. 18

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Scott Piercy results

Piercy misses a 30-footer for birdie at No. 9, leaving it 3 feet short. Stricker then drills a 30-footer of his own to win the hole and the match. That was easily the most exciting moment so far today.

Match complete: Stricker, 1 up

• • •

Shane Lowry vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole No. 16

2013 results: Shane Lowry results | Graeme McDowell results

Shane Lowry's stay at Match Play ends on No. 16, as the players halve the hole to clinch the match for McDowell.

Match complete: McDowell, 3 and 2

• • •

Bubba Watson vs. Jason Day: Hole Nos. 14-15

2013 results: Bubba Watson results | Jim Furyk results

After a halve at No. 14, Bubba's tee shot at the short par-4 15th hits a spectator and bounces into a cactus. He attempts to play it, but the ball barely moves. He concedes the hole and the match to Day.

Match complete: Day, 4 and 3

• • •

Scott Piercy vs. Steve Stricker: Hole No. 17

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Scott Piercy results

Stricker birdies the par-5 second to square this match up heading into the final hole.

Thru 17: All square

• • •

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano vs. Webb Simpson: Hole Nos. 13-15

2013 results: Webb Simpson results | Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano results

Simpson gives one back at No. 5, where Fernandez-Castano makes birdie, but he's still up by two with three to play.

Thru 15: Simpson, 2 up

• • •

Shane Lowry vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole Nos. 14-15

2013 results: Shane Lowry results | Graeme McDowell results

No. 14 is halved to put the match at dormie, but Lowry extends it with a par to win the hole at No. 15.

Thru 15: McDowell, 3 up

• • •

Martin Kaymer vs. Hunter Mahan: Hole Nos. 13-14

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Martin Kaymer results

Mahan birdies the par-4 fourth to put the match at dormie, and then rolls a birdie putt to inches at No. 5 to earn the conceded par and the match.

Match complete: Mahan, 5 and 4

• • •

Scott Piercy vs. Steve Stricker: Hole Nos. 15-16

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Scott Piercy results

Piercy still hanging on to slim lead after a third and fourth straight halve.

Thru 16: Piercy, 1 up

• • •

Nicolas Colsaerts vs. Matt Kuchar: Hole Nos. 14-15

2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Nicolas Colsaerts results

After a halve at No. 14, Colsaerts bogeys the par-4 15th to give the hole and the match to Kuchar.

Match complete: Kuchar, 4 and 3

• • •

Tim Clark vs. Ian Poulter: Hole No. 15

2013 results: Tim Clark results | Ian Poulter results

Clark concedes birdie to Poulter at the par-3 sixth. Poulter wins the hole and the match.

Match complete: Poulter, 5 and 3

• • •

Robert Garrigus vs. Fredrik Jacobson: Hole No. 17

2013 results: Fredrick Jacobson results | Robert Garrigus results

Junk Man finds the junk, hitting it into the desert. He wouldn't get out of it before conceding the hole and the match to Garrigus.

Match complete: Garrigus, 3 and 1

• • •

Tim Clark vs. Ian Poulter: Hole Nos. 13-14

2013 results: Tim Clark results | Ian Poulter results

Poulter has Clark at dormie after two straight halves at Nos. 4-5.

Thru 14: Poulter, 4 up

• • •

Bubba Watson vs. Jason Day: Hole No. 12-13

2013 results: Bubba Watson results | Jim Furyk results

Day birdies the par-3 12th before both players halve the par-5 13th with birdie.

Thru 13: Day, 3 up

• • •

Shane Lowry vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole Nos. 12-13

2013 results: Shane Lowry results | Graeme McDowell results

After Lowry nearly holes a flop shot at No. 13, McDowell has a chance at birdie and to put the match at dormie, but he misses.

Thru 13: McDowell, 4 up

• • •

Robert Garrigus vs. Fredrik Jacobson: Hole No. 16

2013 results: Fredrick Jacobson results | Robert Garrigus results

Junk Man nearly makes ace at the par-3 16th as the ball runs just by the right side of the cup. Garrigus makes par before Jacobson misses a 5-footer for birdie. That one hurt as the match is now dormie.

Thru 16: Garrigus, 2 up

• • •

Martin Kaymer vs. Hunter Mahan: Hole Nos. 11-12

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Martin Kaymer results

Kaymer made eagle at the par-5 second hole – his first hole victory of the match – to get a hole back.

Thru 12: Mahan, 4 up

• • •

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano vs. Webb Simpson: Hole Nos. 11-12

2013 results: Webb Simpson results | Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano results

Simpson stretched his lead to four holes with a win at No. 2, but Fernandez-Castano birdies the par-3 third to get one back.

Thru 12: Simpson, 3 up

• • •

Robert Garrigus vs. Fredrik Jacobson: Hole Nos. 14-15

2013 results: Fredrick Jacobson results | Robert Garrigus results

Just as Junk Man grabbed the momentum, Garrigus has taken it right back. After winning No. 14 with a birdie, Garrigus put his tee shot to about 6 feet of the cup at the short par-4 15th. After Jacobson missed a long birdie, he conceded the eagle and the hole to Garrigus.

Thru 15: Garrigus, 2 up

• • •

Scott Piercy vs. Steve Stricker: Hole Nos. 13-14

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Scott Piercy results

A birdie at No. 4 and a par at No. 5 for each player, and we have two straight halves as a result.

Thru 14: Piercy, 1 up

• • •

Nicolas Colsaerts vs. Matt Kuchar: Hole Nos. 12-13

2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Nicolas Colsaerts results

Kuchar sinks a 10-footer for birdie at the par-5 13th, but Colsaerts matches with a birdie of his own to halve the hole.

Thru 13: Kuchar, 3 up

• • •

Tim Clark vs. Ian Poulter: Hole Nos. 11-12

2013 results: Tim Clark results | Ian Poulter results

Clark makes a sixth bogey of the match at No. 3 and Poulter sinks the short par putt to take a 4-up lead through 12 holes.

Thru 12: Poulter, 4 up

• • •

Bubba Watson vs. Jason Day: Hole No. 10-11

2013 results: Bubba Watson results | Jim Furyk results

After a halve at No. 10, Day runs a very long eagle putt at No. 11 by the hole. Watson has a shorter attempt for eagle, but misses as well. After conceding birdie to Bubba, Day misses a 15-footer for par to drop a hole.

Thru 11: Day, 2 up

• • •

Shane Lowry vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole Nos. 10-11

2013 results: Shane Lowry results | Graeme McDowell results

Shane Lowry hasn't won a hole since No. 2. He did birdie the par-4 ninth, but the hole was halved. As was the par-4 10th, and McDowell still ahead comfortably.

Thru 11: McDowell, 4 up

• • •

Martin Kaymer vs. Hunter Mahan: Hole Nos. 9-10

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Martin Kaymer results

The last two holes have been halved, but Kaymer has still yet to win a hole.

Thru 10: Mahan, 5 up

• • •

Robert Garrigus vs. Fredrik Jacobson: Hole Nos. 12-13

2013 results: Fredrick Jacobson results | Robert Garrigus results

The Junk Man has made three straight birdies and won three straight holes, including most recently the par-5 13th, where Jacobson chipped close for a conceded birdie.

Thru 13: All square

• • •

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano vs. Webb Simpson: Hole Nos. 9-10

2013 results: Webb Simpson results | Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano results

Two halves keep Simpson's lead at two holes.

Thru 10: Simpson, 3 up

• • •

Scott Piercy vs. Steve Stricker: Hole Nos. 11-12

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Scott Piercy results

Piercy regains the lead with a birdie to win the par-3 third hole.

Thru 12: Piercy, 1 up

• • •

Nicolas Colsaerts vs. Matt Kuchar: Hole Nos. 10-11

2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Nicolas Colsaerts results

Kuchar makes a couple of big putts to halve Nos. 10 and 11, and he remains 3 up.

Thru 11: Kuchar, 3 up

• • •

Tim Clark vs. Ian Poulter: Hole Nos. 9-10

2013 results: Tim Clark results | Ian Poulter results

Poulter wins a third straight hole with par at No. 18 after Clark missed a short par putt. After a halve at No. 1, Poulter still leads by three holes.

Thru 10: Poulter, 3 up

• • •

Bubba Watson vs. Jason Day: Hole Nos. 8-9

2013 results: Bubba Watson results | Jim Furyk results

Watson needed four shots to get on the green at the par-5 eighth and Day make birdie to win the hole. Day also takes No. 9 with par and now leads by three holes.

Thru 9: Day, 3 up

• • •

Shane Lowry vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole Nos. 8-9

2013 results: Shane Lowry results | Graeme McDowell results

A birdie at the par-4 ninth gives McDowell the hole and a four-hole lead.

Thru 9: McDowell, 4 up

• • •

Robert Garrigus vs. Fredrik Jacobson: Hole Nos. 10-11

2013 results: Fredrick Jacobson results | Robert Garrigus results

The Junk Man makes a short birdie at the par-5 11th to get one back from Garrigus.

Thru 11: Garrigus, 2 up

• • •

Martin Kaymer vs. Hunter Mahan: Hole Nos. 7-8

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Martin Kaymer results

This one has a chance to be over early as Mahan has just won a third straight hole. He drained a 12-footer for birdie, his fifth of the match, at the par-4 17th to add to his commanding lead.

Thru 8: Mahan, 5 up

• • •

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano vs. Webb Simpson: Hole Nos. 7-8

2013 results: Webb Simpson results | Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano results

Simpson makes par at the par-3 16th, and after a halve at No. 17, he's still up by three holes.

Thru 8: Simpson, 3 up

• • •

Scott Piercy vs. Steve Stricker: Hole No. 9-10

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Scott Piercy results

Stricker makes an 8-footer for birdie to win the par-4 first hole and even the match back up.

Thru 10: All square

• • •

Tim Clark vs. Ian Poulter: Hole No. 8

2013 results: Tim Clark results | Ian Poulter results

Poulter has won two straight holes with par now, as he takes the par-4 17th to go 2 up through eight holes.

Thru 8: Poulter, 2 up

• • •

Nicolas Colsaerts vs. Matt Kuchar: Hole Nos. 8-9

2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Nicolas Colsaerts results

Kuchar birdies the par-5 eighth, his fourth birdie of the match, to take a commanding lead. Colsaerts does get one back at No. 9.

Thru 9: Kuchar, 3 up

• • •

Bubba Watson vs. Jason Day: Hole Nos. 6-7

2013 results: Bubba Watson results | Jim Furyk results

After Day made a long birdie to win the par-3 sixth hole, Watson made an 8-footer for birdie at No. 7 to get the hole back.

Thru 7: Day, 1 up

• • •

Martin Kaymer vs. Hunter Mahan: Hole Nos. 5-6

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Martin Kaymer results

Mahan is 4 under through his first six holes. He's added to his lead with a birdie at the par-4 15th.

Thru 6: Mahan, 3 up

• • •

Shane Lowry vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole Nos. 6-7

2013 results: Shane Lowry results | Graeme McDowell results

McDowell makes his second birdie of the day, winning the par-4 seventh hole to add to his lead over the No. 16 seed.

Thru 7: McDowell, 3 up

• • •

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano vs. Webb Simpson: Hole Nos. 5-6

2013 results: Webb Simpson results | Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano results

Fernandez-Castano wins his first hole of the day, at No. 14, but Simpson gets it right back with a birdie to win the par-4 15th.

Thru 6: Simpson, 2 up

• • •

Scott Piercy vs. Steve Stricker: Hole Nos. 7-8

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Scott Piercy results

Stricker got things back to all square with a birdie at the par-3 16th, but Piercy retook the lead with birdie at the par-4 17th.

Thru 8: Piercy, 1 up

• • •

Robert Garrigus vs. Fredrik Jacobson: Hole Nos. 8-9

2013 results: Fredrick Jacobson results | Robert Garrigus results

Garrigus has four birdies through nine holes, including one each at Nos. 8 and 9. He's got a three-hole advantage right now, too.

Thru 9: Garrigus, 3 up

• • •

Tim Clark vs. Ian Poulter: Hole Nos. 5-7

2013 results: Tim Clark results | Ian Poulter results

Clark evened things up with birdie at the par-4 14th, but thanks to a par to win No. 16, Poulter is in the lead again.

Thru 7: Poulter, 1 up

• • •

Nicolas Colsaerts vs. Matt Kuchar: Hole Nos. 6-7

2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Nicolas Colsaerts results

After a halve at the par-3 sixth hole, Kuchar makes par to take No. 7 and a three-hole lead.

Thru 7: Kuchar, 3 up

• • •

Bubba Watson vs. Jason Day: Hole Nos. 4-5

2013 results: Bubba Watson results | Jim Furyk results

Day has retaken the lead with a par at the par-4 fourth hole, and No. 5 was halved with par.

Thru 5: Day, 1 up

• • •

Martin Kaymer vs. Hunter Mahan: Hole No. 4

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Martin Kaymer results

Mahan birdies his second par 5 of the match, the par-5 13th, to take a 2-up lead through four holes.

Thru 4: Mahan, 2 up

• • •

Shane Lowry vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole Nos. 4-5

2013 results: Shane Lowry results | Graeme McDowell results

McDowell has won three straight holes, including No. 5 with a birdie, to take a two-hole lead.

Thru 5: McDowell, 2 up

• • •

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano vs. Webb Simpson: Hole No. 4

2013 results: Webb Simpson results | Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano results

Simpson makes par at No. 13 to take a two-hole lead through four holes.

Thru 4: Simpson, 2 up

• • •

Scott Piercy vs. Steve Stricker: Hole Nos. 5-6

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Scott Piercy results

Piercy birdied the par-4 14th to take the lead and he still has a one-hole advantage after a have at No. 15.

Thru 6: Piercy, 1 up

• • •

Robert Garrigus vs. Fredrik Jacobson: Hole Nos. 6-7

2013 results: Fredrick Jacobson results | Robert Garrigus results

The Junk Man won his first hole of the day, the par-3 sixth, with par and after a halve at the No. 7, Garrigus still leads.

Thru 7: Garrigus, 1 up

• • •

Tim Clark vs. Ian Poulter: Hole No. 4

2013 results: Tim Clark results | Ian Poulter results

Poulter still leads by one after a halve at No. 13.

Thru 4: Poulter, 1 up

• • •

Nicolas Colsaerts vs. Matt Kuchar: Hole Nos. 4-5

2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Nicolas Colsaerts results

A third birdie today, this one at No. 4, gives Kuchar a 2-up lead. He's still up by two after a halve at No. 5.

Thru 5: Kuchar, 2 up

• • •

Bubba Watson vs. Jason Day: Hole Nos. 2-3

2013 results: Bubba Watson results | Jim Furyk results

A par at the par-3 third allows Watson to even things back up with Day.

Thru 3: All square

• • •

Martin Kaymer vs. Hunter Mahan: Hole Nos. 2-3

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Martin Kaymer results

Mahan birdies the par-5 11th to win the hole and he's still up by one after a halve at No. 12.

Thru 3: Mahan, 1 up

• • •

Shane Lowry vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole Nos. 2-3

2013 results: Shane Lowry results | Graeme McDowell results

Lowry birdies the par-5 second to take an early lead, but McDowell gets it right back by winning No. 3 with par.

Thru 3: All square

• • •

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano vs. Webb Simpson: Hole Nos. 2-3

2013 results: Webb Simpson results | Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano results

After winning No. 10, Simpson halves the next two holes with Fernandez-Castano.

Thru 3: Simpson, 1 up

• • •

Scott Piercy vs. Steve Stricker: Hole Nos. 3-4

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Scott Piercy results

Four straight pars and four straight halved holes to begin this match.

Thru 4: All square

• • •

Robert Garrigus vs. Fredrik Jacobson: Hole Nos. 4-5

2013 results: Fredrick Jacobson results | Robert Garrigus results

After halving No. 4, Garrigus birdies the par-4 fifth to take a two-hole lead.

Thru 5: Garrigus, 2 up

• • •

Tim Clark vs. Ian Poulter: Hole Nos. 2-3

2013 results: Tim Clark results | Ian Poulter results

Poulter takes the lead with a par at the par-3 12th.

Thru 3: Poulter, 1 up

• • •

Nicolas Colsaerts vs. Matt Kuchar: Hole Nos. 2-3

2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Nicolas Colsaerts results

Colsaerts pulled even with par at the par-5 second, but Kuchar gets it right back with birdie at the par-3 third.

Thru 3: Kuchar, 1 up

• • •

Martin Kaymer vs. Hunter Mahan: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Martin Kaymer results

Mahan and Kaymer par their opening hole, the par-4 10th, and are all square after one.

Thru 1: All square

• • •

Bubba Watson vs. Jason Day: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Bubba Watson results | Jim Furyk results

A birdie at the par-4 first hole give Day the early advantage.

Thru 1: Day, 1 up

• • •

Shane Lowry vs. Graeme McDowell: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Shane Lowry results | Graeme McDowell results

It's all square after one hole as both players make par at the par-4 first.

Thru 1: All square

• • •

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano vs. Webb Simpson: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Webb Simpson results | Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano results

Simpson birdies No. 10 to start his match with Fernandez-Castano.

Thru 1: Simpson, 1 up

• • •

Robert Garrigus vs. Fredrik Jacobson: Hole No. 3

2013 results: Fredrick Jacobson results | Robert Garrigus results

Another pair of pars on the par-3 third hole and Garrigus still leads the Junk Man by a hole.

Thru 3: Garrigus, 1 up

• • •

Scott Piercy vs. Steve Stricker: Hole No. 2

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Scott Piercy results

The par-5 11th yields par to both players and it's still all square early.

Thru 2: All square

• • •

Tim Clark vs. Ian Poulter: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Tim Clark results | Ian Poulter results

Pars for both players result in a halved No. 10 hole.

Thru 1: All square

• • •

Robert Garrigus vs. Fredrik Jacobson: Hole No. 2

2013 results: Fredrick Jacobson results | Robert Garrigus results

A birdie at the par-5 second hole give Garrigus the early lead.

Thru 2: Garrigus, 1 up

• • •

Nicolas Colsaerts vs. Matt Kuchar: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Nicolas Colsaerts results

Kuchar birdies the opening first hole to take the early lead.

Thru 1: Kuchar, 1 up

• • •

Scott Piercy vs. Steve Stricker: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Scott Piercy results

Remember half the matches this morning are teeing off from No. 10, including this one. Piercy and Stricker both start with birdies at No. 10 and halve their opening hole.

Thru 1: All square

• • •

Robert Garrigus vs. Fredrik Jacobson: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Fredrick Jacobson results | Robert Garrigus results

After a 45-minute frost delay, play is underway. Garrigus and Jacobson halve their opening hole with pars.

Thru 1: All square

• • •

Friday coverage

TEE TIMES: Here are the tee times and pairings for Saturday morning's third round o the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Pairings.

PREDICTIONS: With another wacky day on Friday, our Sean Martin does his best to prognosticate Saturday's action at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship . . . Picks.

ROUND 2 SCORES: A look at the results from Friday's completion of the second round at the Match Play Championship. Scores.

WHAT'S IN A NAME? A series of so-called upsets on Friday left just one player ranked in the world top 10 heading into Saturday's third round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Column.

LUCK OF THE IRISH? Graeme McDowell won money from Shane Lowry in practice this week. They're playing again Saturday, but with a spot in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship's quarterfinals on the line. Story.

TRUE GRIT: Tim Clark made up for his lack of power with plenty of grit to defeat Thorbjorn Olesen on Friday and advance to the third round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Story.

OVER AND OUT: After losses by Luke Donald and Louis Oosthuizen on Friday, no No. 1 seeds are left at the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Story.

NOT-SO-PERFECT 10: Rickie Fowler’s rally at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship was interrupted by darkness, then halted by a hole that gave him fits in the first round. Story.

• • •

Thursday coverage

TEE TIMES: A look at the second-round tee times at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship on Friday. Pairings.

PREDICTIONS: Our Sean Martin makes his bold predictions for the second round at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Picks.

'NOTHING TO LOSE:' From his loss in the 1996 U.S. Amateur to countless rounds at Isleworth, Charles Howell III says he had never beaten Tiger Woods. On Thursday, Howell changed all of that by playing carefree. Story.

RIGHT OUT OF IT: Rory McIlroy's poor iron play and Shane Lowry's stellar short game allowed Lowry to upset McIlroy in the first round of the WGC-Match Play Championship on Thursday. Story.

STILL GOING: Lost in the tremors of that shocking one-two punch – losses by both Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods – is that the first round of the Accenture Match Play Championship will need a third day to complete. Story.

PRESSURE-PACKED: Russell Henley performed admirably Thursday against Charl Schwartzel, winning in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Henley thrives on such pressure. Story.

FALSE START: Bo Van Pelt needed just one 8-iron and one putt from 45 feet on Thursday to make his win over John Senden official at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Call it another strange effect of Wednesday's snowstorm. Story.

TRACKER: In what has to be considered a double knockdown blow for the tournament, the world's top two players will be heading home a bit earlier than expected. Here's how it happened.

• • •

Wednesday coverage

TEE TIMES: Here are the updated tee times for the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Tee times.

TRACKER: Snow initially suspended play at 1:07 p.m. EST, but now has forced the postonement of the first round and will send matches into Thursday. Hole-by-hole.

UNFORGETTABLE: Wednesday will be entered into the record books, an unforgettable day filled with snow, not golf, and it was left for one and all to hope that some heat arrives so that the golf tournament can achieve a semblance of order. Story.

BLITZ AT THE RITZ: The jokes flew during Wednesday's freak snowstorm at Dove Mountain. The winner would be "Best in Snow" or the "Wizard in the Blizzard." Regardless, it was a surreal site says our Jeff Rude. Story.

LOOKING AHEAD: We’re just two weeks away from another WGC, and several players at the Accenture Match Play are trying to work their way into the upcoming tilt at Doral, as well as the season’s first major. Story.

• • •

Pre-tournament coverage

MATCHUPS: Here are the first-round matchups for the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Tee times.

5 THINGS: The best Wednesday in golf – the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play – is almost here. Here’s 5 Things you need to know on the eve of the first round. Story.

BEYOND HIS YEARS: Matteo Manassero has a baby face that appears better suited for the school yard than the golf course, he removes his hat on command, thanks everyone for everything, and nods hellos to nearly everyone in sight. Story.

PREDICTIONS: Sure, Tiger Woods hasn't made it past the second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship since winning in 2008. That doesn't mean he isn't still our favorite for 2013 . . . Picks.

FRIENDLY FIRE: As Rory McIlroy returns to competition for the first time in six weeks, he will tee it up in the WGC-Accenture Match Play against a decade-long friend in Shane Lowry, who would see a victory as one of the biggest moments in his career. Story.

MATCH-BY-MATCH PREDICTIONS: Looking for a Match Play upset special? Our Sean Martin and Alex Miceli think there are a few out there, including Alexander Noren against Dustin Johnson. Check out their predictions.

HOLE-BY-HOLE: Our Bradley S. Klein breaks down the par-72, 7,801-yard layout at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain, site of this week's WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Story.

POLAR OPPOSITES: No tournament starts with a bigger bang than this week’s WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, because 32 of the 64 players will be packing their bags Wednesday afternoon. Take a closer look at Stephen Gallacher, who will be playing Ian Poulter in the first round. Story.

DREAMS COME TRUE? The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship gets underway Wednesday. The best part of the tournament is the potential matchups it can create. Here are ones that our Sean Martin would like to see . . . Story.

BRACKET IS SET: The bracket is set for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Top-seeded Rory McIlroy will face Ireland’s Shane Lowry in the first round, while three-time winner Tiger Woods will face former Isleworth neighbor Charles Howell III. Woods is the No. 2 seed. Story.

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