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Tracker: Tiger, McIlroy ousted in Round 1 of Match Play

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.

Fighting darkness, Tiger Woods (2 and 1 to Charles Howell III) and Rory McIlroy (1 up to Shane Lowry) were both ousted in the snow-delayed WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship on Thursday at Dove Mountain.

Woods and McIlroy weren’t the only big names to go down in the first round, with the casualty list including Lee Westwood, Keegan Bradley, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Charl Schwartzel and Jason Dufner.

Here’s how it all happened on Thursday:

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Tiger Woods vs. Charles Howell III: Hole No. 17

2013 results: Tiger Woods results | Charles Howell III results

Tiger hits another fairway, but puts a bit too much on his approach and leaves 20 feet for birdie. Howell is on the green in two and has 18 feet. Tiger’s putt doesn’t find the hole and Howell two-putts for the victory.

Match complete: Howell, 2 and 1

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Rory McIlroy vs. Shane Lowry: Hole No. 18

2013 results: Rory McIlroy results | Shane Lowry results

McIlroy finds the fairway, Lowry a fairway bunker. Both players push their approach shots into a greenside bunker. McIlroy nearly holes out the sand shot and is conceded a par. Lowry plays a nice shot to about 4 feet under the hole. He makes it to win the match.

Match complete: Lowry, 1 up

• • •

Tiger Woods vs. Charles Howell III: Hole No. 16

2013 results: Tiger Woods results | Charles Howell III results

It’s getting pretty dark at Dove Mountain, but that doesn’t stop both players from nice shots into the par-3. Howell is about 25 feet past the hole, while Tiger will have about 12 feet. Howell drains his putt, applying pressure to Tiger, who can’t answer and will need to win the final two holes to force extra holes.

Thru 16: Howell, 2 up

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Rickie Fowler vs. Carl Pettersson: Hole No. 17

2013 results: Rickie Fowler results | Carl Pettersson results

Pettersson nearly holes a birdie putt from off the green, a putt that would’ve won the match. But he just misses, Fowler drains his birdie, and they go to No. 18 with Pettersson up by a hole.

Thru 17: Pettersson, 1 up

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Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano vs. Francesco Molinari: Hole Nos. 11-14

2013 results: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano results | Francesco Molinari results

Fernandez-Castano made par at the par-3 12th to take a 1-up lead, and two holes later, he still holds the slim advantage.

Thru 14: Fernandez-Castano, 1 up

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Luke Donald vs. Marcel Siem: Hole No. 18

2013 results: Luke Donald results | Marcel Siem results

Siem just misses a 15 footer for birdie on No. 18, while Donald drains his 7 footer for birdie to win the hole and the match.

Match complete: Donald, 1 up

• • •

Tiger Woods vs. Charles Howell III: Hole No. 15

2013 results: Tiger Woods results | Charles Howell III results

Middle of another fairway for Tiger, but he overcooks his approach and lands in the back rough and will have a delicate chip. Howell plays the shot of the match with his second, nearly holing out and coming to rest less than a foot away. Tiger will need to chip in. But he doesn’t and he trails yet again. Tiger has yet to lead in this match.

Thru 15: Howell, 1 up

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Rickie Fowler vs. Carl Pettersson: Hole No. 16

2013 results: Rickie Fowler results | Carl Pettersson results

Fowler misses a 10 footer for par and concedes birdie to Pettersson. The match is dormie now as the players head to No. 17.

Thru 16: Pettersson, 2 up

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Rory McIlroy vs. Shane Lowry: Hole No. 17

2013 results: Rory McIlroy results | Shane Lowry results

Lowry and McIlroy share pars and head to the 18th.

Thru 17: Lowry, 1 up

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Tiger Woods vs. Charles Howell III: Hole No. 14

2013 results: Tiger Woods results | Charles Howell III results

Both players in the fairway (Tiger at No. 2 was the last fairway missed), but Howell has the better approach, sticking it to about 5 feet under the hole, while Tiger is 18 feet right of the hole. Tiger thought he had the right read on his birdie putt, but it stays right and he picks up a par. But Howell can’t take advantage, lipping out and keeping the match square. Tiger got away with one there.

Thru 14: All square

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Rory McIlroy vs. Shane Lowry: Hole No. 16

2013 results: Rory McIlroy results | Shane Lowry results

That’s the Rory McIlroy we know, hitting a great tee ball to about 10 feet right of the par-3 16th and draining the putt. Lowry picks up par and holds a tender one-hole lead heading to 17.

Thru 16: Lowry, 1 up

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Luke Donald vs. Marcel Siem: Hole Nos. 15-17

2013 results: Luke Donald results | Marcel Siem results

Donald and Siem will enter No. 18 all square after three straight halved holes.

Thru 17: All square

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Rickie Fowler vs. Carl Pettersson: Hole Nos. 14-15

2013 results: Rickie Fowler results | Carl Pettersson results

Fowler has pulled to within a hole after draining an 8 footer for birdie at No. 15.

Thru 15: Pettersson, 1 up

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Rory McIlroy vs. Shane Lowry: Hole No. 15

2013 results: Rory McIlroy results | Shane Lowry results

Well, that wasn’t like a World No. 1. McIlroy’s second shot finds a bush, which he has to hit left-handed out of, finds a greenside bunker and then his bunker shot flies over the green and the gallery. Needless to say, a conceded hole.

Thru 15: Lowry, 2 up

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Tiger Woods vs. Charles Howell III: Hole No. 13

2013 results: Tiger Woods results | Charles Howell III results

Playing the final par-5, Tiger finds the fairway and then hammers a fairway wood to about 3 feet in front of the green. His eagle putt runs about 4 feet past and he buries that to win the hole after Howell can’t get up-and-down from a greenside bunker after trying to get home in two.

Thru 13: All square

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Rory McIlroy vs. Shane Lowry: Hole No. 14

2013 results: Rory McIlroy results | Shane Lowry results

McIlroy responds immediately by taking back a hole with a par at the par-4.

Thru 14: Lowry, 1 up

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Paul Lawrie vs. Scott Piercy: Hole Nos. 14-15

2013 results: Paul Lawrie results | Scott Piercy results

Lawrie got one back with par at No. 14, but Piercy birdied No. 15 to win the hole and the match.

Match complete: Piercy, 4 and 3

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Louis Oosthuizen vs. Richie Ramsay: Hole Nos. 16-17

2013 results: Louis Oosthuizen results | Richie Ramsay results

Louis becomes the first No. 1 seed to win his first-round match today. After the players halved No. 16, Ramsay horseshoeing a putt and Oosthuizen missing a short one, Louis made a short par to halve No. 17 and clinch the match.

Match complete: Oosthuizen, 2 and 1

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Rickie Fowler vs. Carl Pettersson: Hole No. 13

2013 results: Rickie Fowler results | Carl Pettersson results

Pettersson missed a 5 footer for par at the par-5 13th to give one back to Fowler.

Thru 13: Pettersson, 2 up

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Graeme McDowell vs. Padraig Harrington: Hole No. 18

2013 results: Graeme McDowell results | Padraig Harrington results

Harrington drove it into the desert off the tee, but ended up with a decent lie. McDowell hit his approach to 15 feet or so before Harrington hit his approach fat and way short, nearly into a big bush. He was able to play it but needed to hole the shot and didn’t, leaving it short of the green. He would give his fourth shot a go, too, but missed and would concede the hole and match to McDowell.

Match complete: McDowell, 2 up

• • •

Tiger Woods vs. Charles Howell III: Hole No. 12

2013 results: Tiger Woods results | Charles Howell III results

Playing the par-3 12th hole, Howell takes 9-iron and puts it about 15 feet under and left of the hole. Tiger leaves it about 30 feet to the right of the hole. Tiger’s birdie attempt settles about 3 inches to the left of the hole. His putter has not been kind to him thus far on Thursday. Howell can’t get his to drop either, so Howell maintains his advantage.

Thru 12: Howell, 1 up

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Rory McIlroy vs. Shane Lowry: Hole No. 13

2013 results: Rory McIlroy results | Shane Lowry results

McIlroy is now in trouble after missing a 5-footer that hands Lowry his third hole victory in the last four.

Thru 13: Lowry, 2 up

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Branden Grace vs. Robert Garrigus: Hole No. 15

2013 results: Branden Grace results | Robert Garrigus results

Garrigus needed a two-putt par to halve the hole at No. 15 and win the match. He missed the birdie try but was conceded the par and the match.

Match complete: Garrigus, 4 and 3

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Louis Oosthuizen vs. Richie Ramsay: Hole Nos. 14-15

2013 results: Louis Oosthuizen results | Richie Ramsay results

Louis has won the last four holes and has turned a 2-down deficit into a 2-up lead with three to play.

Thru 15: Oosthuizen, 2 up

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Luke Donald vs. Marcel Siem: Hole Nos. 13-14

2013 results: Luke Donald results | Marcel Siem results

Donald snapped Siem’s three-hole winning streak with a birdie at No. 13 to take the hole. The match is all tied up with four to play.

Thru 14: All square

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Graeme McDowell vs. Padraig Harrington: Hole Nos. 15-17

2013 results: Graeme McDowell results | Padraig Harrington results

McDowell just drained a short par to take a 1-up lead into No. 18. Harrington won Nos. 12-14 to bring the match back to all square before a halve with birdies at No. 15. McDowell then won No. 16 with par to take the slim advantage.

Thru 17: McDowell, 1 up

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Peter Hanson vs. Thomas Bjorn: Hole Nos. 15-16

2013 results: Peter Hanson results | Thomas Bjorn results

Hanson didn’t take the lead in the match until No. 13. But after wins at Nos. 13-15 and a halve at No. 16, he has defeated Bjorn.

Match complete: Hanson, 3 and 2

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Rickie Fowler vs. Carl Pettersson: Hole Nos. 11-12

2013 results: Rickie Fowler results | Carl Pettersson results

Fowler got one back with a birdie at the par-5 11th, but gave it right back after missing a short par at the par-3 12th. Fowler tossed his putter after that missed and seemed frustrated that Pettersson didn’t concede him that par.

Thru 12: Pettersson, 3 up

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Tiger Woods vs. Charles Howell III: Hole No. 11

2013 results: Tiger Woods results | Charles Howell III results

Tiger is parring Dove Mountain to death, picking up nine pars and a single birdie through 10 holes. After find the fairway at No. 11, Tiger pulls fairway metal again and sends it left and will be chipping from the rough. Howell is just short of the green in two. Howell’s chip runs about 15 feet past the hole, while Tiger plays a great chip to about 6 feet right of the hole. Howell misses his birdie putt to the right and picks up a par, but Tiger can’t take advantage, sending his putt past on the left. Very frustrated after that one.

Thru 11: Howell, 1 up

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Rory McIlroy vs. Shane Lowry: Hole No. 12

2013 results: Rory McIlroy results | Shane Lowry results

And Shane Lowry takes his first lead of the match, chipping in for the second time in two holes, this time for birdie at the par-3 12th.

Thru 12: Lowry, 1 up

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Paul Lawrie vs. Scott Piercy: Hole Nos. 11-13

2013 results: Paul Lawrie results | Scott Piercy results

Piercy birdied the par-3 12th to take a 4-up lead and it’s still a four-hole lead after 13 holes as Piercy has dominated Lawrie, who has won just one hole.

Thru 13: Piercy, 4 up

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Branden Grace vs. Robert Garrigus: Hole Nos. 11-14

2013 results: Branden Grace results | Robert Garrigus results

Garrigus gave one back to Grace on No. 10 as Garrigus double-bogeyed the hole and Grace made birdie. But Garrigus got it back with par at No. 12. Then at No. 14, Grace extended the match by making a 20 footer for birdie.

Thru 14: Garrigus, 4 up

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Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano vs. Francesco Molinari: Hole Nos. 8-10

2013 results: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano results | Francesco Molinari results

This match has been one of the more underrated matches of the day. Of the 10 holes played in this one, eight holes have been halved. The match is all square after Fernandez-Castano birdied the par-5 eighth to erase Molinari’s 1-up lead.

Thru 10: All square

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Rory McIlroy vs. Shane Lowry: Hole No. 11

2013 results: Rory McIlroy results | Shane Lowry results

Lowry chips in for a birdie while McIlroy makes an 8-footer to halve the hole and remain knotted up.

Thru 11: All square

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Peter Hanson vs. Thomas Bjorn: Hole Nos. 11-14

2013 results: Peter Hanson results | Thomas Bjorn results

Bjorn led 2 up through nine holes, but Hanson has won four of the last five holes to take a 2-up lead of his own. Hanson has three birdies in his last five holes, too.

Thru 14: Hanson, 2 up

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Louis Oosthuizen vs. Richie Ramsay: Hole Nos. 11-13

2013 results: Louis Oosthuizen results | Richie Ramsay results

Ramsay won No. 11 with par to move to 2 up, but Louis has won the last two holes, including No. 13 with a birdie, to pull the match back to all square.

Thru 13: All square

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Ernie Els vs. Fredrik Jacobson: Hole Nos. 17-18

2013 results: Ernie Els results | Fredrik Jacobson results

After the two halved No. 17 with pars, they needed a tape measure to decide who would attempt their birdie putt first at No. 18. It ended up being Els, who ran his long putt 5 feet by. Junk Man left his short, although closer to the hole. Els missed his comebacker for par and Junk Man made his to win the hole and the match.

Match complete: Jacobson, 1 up

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Luke Donald vs. Marcel Siem: Hole Nos. 10-12

2013 results: Luke Donald results | Marcel Siem results

Siem has won three straight holes to grab the lead over the No. 1 seed. Siem drained a long birdied at the par-3 12th and would win the hole after Donald missed his long birdie attempt.

Thru 12: Siem, 1 up

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Tiger Woods vs. Charles Howell III: Hole No. 10

2013 results: Tiger Woods results | Charles Howell III results

After splitting another fairway, Tiger hits a nice approach shot into the front-right flag, coming to rest about 8 feet behind the hole at the par-4. After Howell makes a nice up-and-down to save par, Tiger hits the left edge of the cup with his birdie attempt, but it won’t fall.

Thru 10: Howell, 1 up

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Webb Simpson vs. David Lynn: Hole No. 14

2013 results: Webb Simpson results | David Lynn results

Simpson makes quick work of Lynn, who concedes the hole and the match to Simpson at No. 14.

Match complete: Simpson, 5 and 4

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Rickie Fowler vs. Carl Pettersson: Hole Nos. 8-10

2013 results: Rickie Fowler results | Carl Pettersson results

It wasn’t pretty, but Pettersson takes a 3-up lead after winning No. 10 with a bogey.

Thru 10: Pettersson, 3 up

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Keegan Bradley vs. Marcus Fraser: Hole No. 18

2013 results: Keegan Bradley results | Marcus Fraser results

Another upset, as Marcus Fraser pars the last hole after Bradley has to take an unplayable after a poor second shot.

Match complete: Marcus Fraser, 1 up

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Graeme McDowell vs. Padraig Harrington: Hole Nos. 11-14

2013 results: Graeme McDowell results | Padraig Harrington results

Harrington has won three straight holes (Nos. 12-14) to bring the match back to square.

Thru 14: All square

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Lee Westwood vs. Rafael Cabrera Bello: Hole No. 19

2013 results: Lee Westwood results | Rafael Cabrera Bello results

Westwood entered No. 18 1 up over Cabrera-Bello, but Cabrera-Bello won the final two holes – he drained a 7 footer for birdie on the first extra hole – to win in 19 holes.

Match complete: Cabrera-Bello, 19 holes

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Tiger Woods vs. Charles Howell III: Hole No. 9

2013 results: Tiger Woods results | Charles Howell III results

Tiger gets into the green in regulation, but leaves his 30-footer for birdie about 3 feet to the left of the cup. Howell leaves his own 30-footer about 4 feet under the cup. Tiger makes him putt it, but Howell is up to the task and he makes the turn with a one-hole advantage.

Thru 9: Howell, 1 up

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Rory McIlroy vs. Shane Lowry: Hole No. 10

2013 results: Rory McIlroy results | Shane Lowry results

And we’re back to square after McIlroy’s second shot leads to yell “Fore!” and he can’t get up-and-down from the rough, handing the hole to Lowry.

Thru 10: All square

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Paul Lawrie vs. Scott Piercy: Hole Nos. 7-10

2013 results: Paul Lawrie results | Scott Piercy results

A birdie at the par-4 ninth has pushed Piercy’s lead to three holes.

Thru 10: Piercy, 3 up

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Webb Simpson vs. David Lynn: Hole Nos. 11-13

2013 results: Webb Simpson results | David Lynn results

Simpson got it to 4 up with a birdie at the par-5 11thonly to see Lynn get one back at No. 12. But another birdie on a par 5, at No. 13, got Simpson back to 4 up with five to play.

Thru 13: Simpson, 4 up

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Ernie Els vs. Fredrik Jacobson: Hole Nos. 14-16

2013 results: Ernie Els results | Fredrik Jacobson results

After getting the match back to all square with a birdie at the par-4 15th, Els had a chance to take a 1-up lead, but missed a 3 footer for par to win No. 16. It’s all knotted up with two to play.

Thru 16: All square

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Keegan Bradley vs. Marcus Fraser: Hole No. 17

2013 results: Keegan Bradley results | Marcus Fraser results

Bradley hits a great second shot into the par-4 17th, but Fraser is able to make a birdie and Bradley can’t convert on his and now Fraser has Bradley a hole from elimination.

Thru 17: Fraser, 1 up

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Tiger Woods vs. Charles Howell III: Hole No. 8

2013 results: Tiger Woods results | Charles Howell III results

Tiger finds another fairway at the par-5 8th, while Howell does the same. Tiger doesn’t like his second shot with fairway metal, hammering it up the left and leaving himself a tough angle into the pin on the left. Tiger’s third shot is a tough one and he runs it all the way across and off the green. Howell has a chip from just in front of the green for his third. Nice chip shot from Tiger to about 3 feet in back of the hole. But Howell makes Tiger pay for his poor third shot and buries a 20-footer for birdie to re-take the lead. Tiger has not led in this match.

Thru 8: Howell, 1 up

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Rory McIlroy vs. Shane Lowry: Hole No. 9

2013 results: Rory McIlroy results | Shane Lowry results

A two-putt par grabs the hole for McIlroy, who will make the turn with a slim advantage over his longtime friend.

Thru 9: McIlroy, 1 up

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Lee Westwood vs. Rafael Cabrera Bello: Hole Nos. 14-18

2013 results: Lee Westwood results | Rafael Cabrera Bello results

Cabrera-Bello’s par on No. 14 squared the match up, but Westwood birdied No. 15 to retake the lead. With Westwood facing a 5-footer for par at No. 18, Cabrera-Bello assumed he needed to make a long birdie putt up and down a hill to extend the match, but left it a couple of feet short. He remained in the match, though, after Westwood missed his par.

Thru 18: All square

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Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano vs. Francesco Molinari: Hole Nos. 3-7

2013 results: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano results | Francesco Molinari results

Five straight halves and Molinari still leads by one.

Thru 7: Molinari, 1 up

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Keegan Bradley vs. Marcus Fraser: Hole Nos. 15-16

2013 results: Keegan Bradley results | Marcus Fraser results

This one is headed to the par-4 17th all knotted up after a pair of bogeys on No. 15 and pars on No. 16.

Thru 16: All square

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Dustin Johnson vs. Alexander Noren: Hole Nos. 11-14

2013 results: Dustin Johnson results | Alexander Noren results

Noren easily puts away Dustin Johnson, who failed to win a hole in the match. Noren moved to 5 up after a birdie at No. 12 before being conceded the hole and the match at No. 14.

Match complete: Noren, 6 and 4

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Martin Kaymer vs. George Coetzee: Hole Nos. 15-17

2013 results: Martin Kaymer results | George Coetzee results

Kaymer held onto his 1-up lead for two holes before a birdie at No. 17 won him the hole and the match.

Match complete: Kaymer, 2 and 1

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Nick Watney vs. David Toms: Hole No. 14

2013 results: Nick Watney results | David Toms results

Needing to two-putt to win the match, Watney putts it to inches and is conceded the par for the match victory. After bogeys on his first two holes, Watney made four birdies to one bogey over the next 12 holes to defeat Toms.

Match complete: Watney, 5 and 4

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Nick Watney vs. David Toms: Hole Nos. 10-13

2013 results: Nick Watney results | David Toms results

After a halve at No. 10, Watney won Nos. 11 and 13 with birdies and No. 12 with a par to take a commanding lead and enter No. 14 at dormie.

Thru 13: Watney, 5 up

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Branden Grace vs. Robert Garrigus: Hole Nos. 8-10

2013 results: Branden Grace results | Robert Garrigus results

Garrigus’ win at No. 8 was his third straight hole victory. Grace did get one back with birdie at No. 10, but Garrigus still with a comfortable lead.

Thru 10: Garrigus, 4 up

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Tiger Woods vs. Charles Howell III: Hole No. 7

2013 results: Tiger Woods results | Charles Howell III results

Tiger hits the longest drive of the day at the par-4 7th hole, bombing it near 340 yards down the middle of the fairway. Howell also hits the fairway, but is way back of Tiger’s ball. Tiger’s approach is solid, leaving it about 18 feet under the far-left pin. Howell nearly chips in from the back of the hole and settles for par, while he concedes a 4-footer for par for Tiger. Gamesmanship?

Thru 7: All square

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Rory McIlroy vs. Shane Lowry: Hole No. 8

2013 results: Rory McIlroy results | Shane Lowry results

After conceding a 3-footer for birdie to Lowry, McIlroy chips in for a birdie at the par-5 8th to halve the hole. Nice work by the World No. 1.

Thru 8: All square

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Steve Stricker vs. Henrik Stenson: Hole Nos. 11-14

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Henrik Stenson results

Stricker built a 4-up lead through 10 thanks to winning five of his first seven holes. And after halving Nos. 11-12, Stricker won No. 13 with a par before winning the match with a conceded win at No. 14. Stricker dropped just one hole against Stenson.

Match complete: Stricker, 6 and 4

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Luke Donald vs. Marcel Siem: Hole Nos. 6-9

2013 results: Luke Donald results | Marcel Siem results

Donald lost the opening hole, but is now 2 up thanks to three hole victories in his last eight holes. He’s not lost a hole during that stretch.

Thru 9: Donald, 2 up

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Rickie Fowler vs. Carl Pettersson: Hole Nos. 4-7

2013 results: Rickie Fowler results | Carl Pettersson results

Fowler made a 6 footer for par to win No. 4 and bring the match back to all square. But Pettersson has won Nos. 5 and 7 with pars to take a 2-up lead.

Thru 7: Pettersson, 2 up

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Webb Simpson vs. David Lynn: Hole Nos. 8-10

2013 results: Webb Simpson results | David Lynn results

Simpson and Lynn have halved the last four holes, but Simpson still has a comfortable lead with eight to play.

Thru 10: Simpson, 3 up

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Peter Hanson vs. Thomas Bjorn: Hole Nos. 7-10

2013 results: Peter Hanson results | Thomas Bjorn results

Bjorn moved to 2 up with a par at No. 9, but Hanson got that back quickly with a birdie at No. 10.

Thru 10: Bjorn, 1 up

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Louis Oosthuizen vs. Richie Ramsay: Hole Nos. 7-10

2013 results: Louis Oosthuizen results | Richie Ramsay results

Louis hasn’t won a hole since No. 2, but is still just 1 down. The last six holes have been halved with nothing worse than par.

Thru 10: Ramsay, 1 up

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Tiger Woods vs. Charles Howell III: Hole No. 6

2013 results: Tiger Woods results | Charles Howell III results

Solid tee ball from Tiger at the par-3, getting it on the green and about 40 feet under the hole. Howell poses on his tee shot, but the ball hits a slope in the green and takes it away from the hole, about 50 feet away from the pin. Howell hits a nice lag putt to about 3 feet left of the hole, while Tiger gets his to about 2 feet. Howell concedes Tiger’s par, and Howell makes his putt to halve the hole.

Thru 6: All square

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Rory McIlroy vs. Shane Lowry: Hole No. 7

2013 results: Rory McIlroy results | Shane Lowry results

Shane Lowry is making this a match. After a fantastic second shot to about 5 feet, McIlroy concedes the hole after missing a 25-footer to save par. McIlroy has chunked it all over the course the past three holes.

Thru 7: All square

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Ernie Els vs. Fredrik Jacobson: Hole Nos. 11-13

2013 results: Ernie Els results | Fredrik Jacobson results

After being 2 down through five holes, the Junk Man has won four for the past seven holes. He birdied Nos. 8, 11 and 12 for wins, although Els got one back with a birdie at No. 13.

Thru 13: Jacobson, 1 up

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Keegan Bradley vs. Marcus Fraser: Hole Nos. 13-14

2013 results: Keegan Bradley results | Marcus Fraser results

This is turning into a see-saw battle, with Bradley winning the par-5 13th with a par and Fraser returning the favor with a par at No. 14.

Thru 14: All square

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Graeme McDowell vs. Padraig Harrington: Hole Nos. 7-10

2013 results: Graeme McDowell results | Padraig Harrington results

McDowell hasn’t made a bogey since his opening hole and after a par at the par-4 10th to win the hole, he leads by three. Harrington has two bogeys and a double bogey so far in 10 holes.

Thru 10: McDowell, 3 up

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Martin Kaymer vs. George Coetzee: Hole Nos. 10-14

2013 results: Martin Kaymer results | George Coetzee results

Coetzee just made par to get a hole back at No. 14, but Kaymer has won two of the last four holes thanks to a birdie at the par-5 11thand an eagle at the par-5 13th.

Thru 14: Kaymer, 1 up

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Bubba Watson vs. Chris Wood: Hole Nos. 16-17

2013 results: Bubba Watson results | Chris Wood results

After dropping a hole at No. 15, Bubba birdied Nos. 16 and 17 – his last birdie was conceded after Watson stuck his approach to a couple feet – to complete the match victory.

Match complete: Watson, 2 and 1

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Tiger Woods vs. Charles Howell III: Hole No. 5

2013 results: Tiger Woods results | Charles Howell III results

Both players bomb it into the middle of the fairway. Tiger takes his approach past the hole at the par-4, leaving himself about 18 feet. Howell is about the same distance, but under the hole. This could become a putting contest. Tiger gets his in first, burying the left-to-right putt for his first birdie of the day. Howell can’t convert and the match is all knotted up.

Thru 5: All square

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Rory McIlroy vs. Shane Lowry: Hole No. 6

2013 results: Rory McIlroy results | Shane Lowry results

Lowry picks up his first win on a hole, this one at the par-3 6th hole. McIlroy with the mistake here, picking up a double bogey.

Thru 6: McIlroy, 1 up

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Jim Furyk vs. Ryan Moore: Hole Nos. 11-16

2013 results: Jim Furyk results | Ryan Moore results

Moore birdied No. 15 to move to 3 down, but Furyk chipped his second shot just a few feet past at the par-3 16th after Moore also missed the green with his tee shot. Moore chipped about 10 feet past and couldn’t make the par. Furyk would drain his par for the match. Furyk used a four-hole win streak on Nos. 8-11 to help defeat Moore.

Match complete: Furyk, 4 and 2

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Dustin Johnson vs. Alexander Noren: Hole Nos. 7-10

2013 results: Dustin Johnson results | Alexander Noren results

Noren gets another one with a birdie for the win at No. 8. Johnson did make his first birdie of the match at No. 10, but Noren matched him to stay 4 up.

Thru 10: Noren, 4 up

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Tiger Woods vs. Charles Howell III: Hole No. 4

2013 results: Tiger Woods results | Charles Howell III results

After finding the middle of the fairway at the par-4 4th hole, Tiger hits an 8-iron from just over 150 yards to about 20 feet under the hole. Howell is also on the green in regulation. Howell’s birdie putt runs 5 feet past, while Tiger’s hits the left edge and he settles for par. Howell does knock in his comebacker to retain the lead.

Thru 4: Howell, 1 up

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Rory McIlroy vs. Shane Lowry: Hole No. 5

2013 results: Rory McIlroy results | Shane Lowry results

McIlroy misses a great opportunity to go 3 up, failing to make a 5-footer for birdie and halves the par-4 5th hole.

Thru 5: McIlroy, 2 up

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Adam Scott vs. Tim Clark: Hole No. 17

2013 results: Adam Scott results | Tim Clark results

No. 61 beats No. 7 as Scott misses a 5-footer for par to extend the match.

Match complete: Clark, 2 and 1

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Paul Lawrie vs. Scott Piercy: Hole Nos. 1-6

2013 results: Paul Lawrie results | Scott Piercy results

Piercy won No. 1 with par, No. 2 with eagle and No. 6 with a birdie.

Thru 6: Piercy, 2 up

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Jamie Donaldson vs. Thorbjorn Olesen: Hole Nos. 13-16

2013 results: Jamie Donaldson | Thorbjorn Olesen

Donaldson just missed a 12 footer for par to extend the match. He had previously won Nos. 13 and 15 to give himself a chance, but wins on Nos. 14 and 16 helped Olesen seal the match victory. Olesen made just one birdie in the match, and he didn’t even win a hole with that birdie.

Match complete: Olesen, 3 and 2

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Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano vs. Francesco Molinari: Hole Nos. 1-2

2013 results: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano results | Francesco Molinari results

A birdie by Molinari at No. 2 gives him the early lead.

Thru 2: Molinari, 1 up

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Bubba Watson vs. Chris Wood: Hole Nos. 13-15

2013 results: Bubba Watson results | Chris Wood results

Wood snaps a six-hole halve streak, taking No. 15 with a birdie to pull within a hole with three to play.

Thru 15: Watson, 1 up

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Lee Westwood vs. Rafael Cabrera Bello: Hole Nos. 11-13

2013 results: Lee Westwood results | Rafael Cabrera Bello results

Westwood, who led 3 up at one point, is now just 1 up. Cabrera-Bello made par at the par-3 12th to pull within one.

Thru 13: Westwood, 1 up

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Adam Scott vs. Tim Clark: Hole Nos. 15-16

2013 results: Adam Scott results | Tim Clark results

After both players made birdie at No. 15 to halve the hole, Clark took the lead by making a 5-footer for par at No. 16. He leads by one with two to play.

Thru 16: Clark, 1 up

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Tiger Woods vs. Charles Howell III: Hole No. 3

2013 results: Tiger Woods results | Charles Howell III results

First par-3 of the day for the group and neither play a great shot into the green, with Tiger about 30 back of the hole and Howell 20 feet left of the hole. Both players take two putts to get home and halve the hole in par.

Thru 3: Howell, 1 up

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Rory McIlroy vs. Shane Lowry: Hole No. 4

2013 results: Rory McIlroy results | Shane Lowry results

Lowry has bogeyed his last three holes and McIlroy needs only a par to go ahead by two holes after the 4th hole. McIlroy not really having to beat Lowry at this point, just waiting for his opponent’s mistakes.

Thru 4: McIlroy, 2 up

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Keegan Bradley vs. Marcus Fraser: Hole Nos. 11-12

2013 results: Keegan Bradley results | Marcus Fraser results

A bogey at No. 12 by Bradley has sent this match back to all square. Bradley has three bogeys on the day.

Thru 12: All square

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Branden Grace vs. Robert Garrigus: Hole Nos. 4-7

2013 results: Branden Grace results | Robert Garrigus results

Garrigus won the first three holes before Grace got one back with birdie at No. 4. But wins at Nos. 6 and 7 have stretched Garrigus’ lead to four.

Thru 7: Garrigus, 4 up

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Rickie Fowler vs. Carl Pettersson: Hole Nos. 1-3

2013 results: Rickie Fowler results | Carl Pettersson results

Pettersson birdied the opening hole to take the early lead and nearly went up by two at No. 3. He made a long birdie putt only to have Fowler respond with a birdie of his own at the par-3 hole.

Thru 3: Pettersson, 1 up

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Tiger Woods vs. Charles Howell III: Hole No. 2

2013 results: Tiger Woods results | Charles Howell III results

Tiger overcooks his drive into the desert to the left of the fairway at the par-5 2nd, hits his second about 80 yards short of the green, sends his approach off the back and then gets his birdie attempt to about 3 feet. But Howell is able to bury a 20-footer for birdie to take the hole.

Thru 2: Howell, 1 up

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Steve Stricker vs. Henrik Stenson: Hole Nos. 7-10

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Henrik Stenson results

Stricker wins a fourth hole with par, at No. 7, to take a four-hole advantage. He still leads by four through 10 holes and is really playing well – just one bogey so far.

Thru 10: Stricker, 4 up

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Justin Rose vs. K.J. Choi: Holes Nos. 16-17

2013 results: Justin Rose results | K.J. Choi results

After both made pars at the par-3 16th, Choi got into trouble at No. 17, finding sand off the tee and leaving his second shot short and right into another bunker. Choi would concede the hole and the match.

Match complete: Rose, 2 and 1

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Nick Watney vs. David Toms: Hole Nos. 7-9

2013 results: Nick Watney results | David Toms results

Watney’s birdie at the par-5 eighth gives him a two-hole lead at the turn.

Thru 9: Watney, 2 up

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Rory McIlroy vs. Shane Lowry: Hole No. 3

2013 results: Rory McIlroy results | Shane Lowry results

McIlroy goes into the hazard right of the green, chips his third shot close and settles for a bogey. But Lowry can’t take advantage and matches the bogey for a halve.

Thru 3: McIlroy, 1 up

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Luke Donald vs. Marcel Siem: Hole Nos. 1-5

2013 results: Luke Donald results | Marcel Siem results

Siem won the opening hole, but Donald birdied Nos. 2 and 4 to take the early lead.

Thru 5: Donald, 1 up

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Webb Simpson vs. David Lynn: Hole Nos. 5-7

2013 results: Webb Simpson results | David Lynn results

Simpson adds to his lead with a par for the win at No. 6.

Thru 7: Simpson, 3 up

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Ernie Els vs. Fredrik Jacobson: Hole Nos. 6-10

2013 results: Ernie Els results | Fredrik Jacobson results

The Junk Man won Nos. 7 and 8 – he birdied No. 8 for his first birdie of the match – to get it back to all square, which is where it still stands through 10 holes.

Thru 10: All square

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Rory McIlroy vs. Shane Lowry: Hole No. 2

2013 results: Rory McIlroy results | Shane Lowry results

While McIlroy doesn’t exactly tear up the par-5 2nd hole, his par is good enough to win the first hole of the match. His chip from in front of the green forced him into a two-putt par.

Thru 2: McIlroy, 1 up

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Jason Dufner vs. Richard Sterne: Hole No. 18

2013 results: Jason Dufner results | Richard Sterne results

Richard Sterne two-putts for a par on No. 18 to win the match after a late Dufner comeback.

Match complete: Sterne, 1 up

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Adam Scott vs. Tim Clark: Hole Nos. 11-14

2013 results: Adam Scott results | Tim Clark results

After Scott took the 1-up lead on No. 10, Clark birdied the par-5 11thto get it back to all square, which is where it still stands.

Thru 14: All square

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Peter Hanson vs. Thomas Bjorn: Hole Nos 1-6

2013 results: Peter Hanson results | Thomas Bjorn results

Bjorn won Nos. 3 and 4 before Hanson got one back with a par at No. 5.

Thru 6: Bjorn, 1 up

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Louis Oosthuizen vs. Richie Ramsay: Hole Nos. 1-6

2013 results: Louis Oosthuizen results | Richie Ramsay results

Oosthuizen was 1 up after two holes, but wins on Nos. 3 and 4 have given the No. 16 seed an early advantage.

Thru 6: Ramsay, 1 up

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Tiger Woods vs. Charles Howell III: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Tiger Woods results |

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