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Recap: Reed def. Sullivan; Willett def. Moore

The WGC-Cadillac Match Play has begun, and with a new round-robin format that will require three days to whittle down the field to 16 men for a series of weekend matches at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

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The first round of pool No. 15 looks like this:

  • Patrick Reed def. Andy Sullivan, 3 and 2
  • Danny Willett def. Ryan Moore, 2 and 1

See how the match played out, and scroll all the way down for coverage from earlier in the week.

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Moore/Willett: Hole No. 16: Par 4, 344 yards

Danny Willett drops in a left-to-right breaking birdie putt from 15 feet to win his match against Ryan Moore.

MATCH SCORE: Willett wins, 3 and 2

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Reed/Sullivan: Hole No. 17: Par 3, 230 yards

Patrick Reed sinks a par putt from 8 feet to win the match over Englishman Andy Sullivan.

MATCH SCORE: Reed wins, 2 and 1

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Reed/Sullivan: Hole No. 16: Par 4, 344 yards

Andy Sullivan with a good look at birdie to square the match, but it falls below the hole and stays out.

MATCH SCORE: Reed, 1 up

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Reed/Sullivan: Hole No. 14: Par 4, 440 yards

Danny Willett makes a long birdie attempt to square this match coming down the stretch with Patrick Reed.

MATCH SCORE: All square

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Moore/Willett: Hole No. 12: Par 4, 336 yards

Since the turn, Dammy Willett has turned this match in favor of him. With a Ryan Moore bogey on 10 and a Willett birdie on 11, he takes a 2 up lead. Willett then made a long par attempt at 12 to halve the hole.

MATCH SCORE: Willett, 2 up

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Reed/Sullivan: Hole No. 11: Par 4, 405 yards

The tides have turned in this match. Patrick Reed won hole 11 with a concession from Andy Sullivan to give him the lead for the first time today.

MATCH SCORE: Reed, 1 up

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Reed/Sullivan: Hole No. 10: Par 4, 467 yards

With a par, Patrick Reed squares the match with Andy Sullivan.

MATCH SCORE: All square

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Reed/Sullivan: Hole No. 7: Par 4, 473 yards

Patrick Reed can’t get anything going just yet, so Andy Sullivan remains 1 up.

MATCH SCORE: Sullivan, 1 up

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Moore/Willett: Hole No. 3: Par 4, 480 yards

Danny Willett wins the third hole as it was conceded by Ryan Moore allowing Willett to take the early lead.

MATCH SCORE: Willett, 1 up

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Reed/Sullivan: Hole No. 3: Par 4, 480 yards

Patrick Reed makes bogey at the third and Andy Sullivan takes advantage by taking the early lead.

MATCH SCORE: Sullivan, 1 up

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Moore/Willett: Hole No. 1: Par 5, 562 yards

This match is underway as well as both players parred the opening par 5.

MATCH SCORE: All square

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Reed/Sullivan: Hole No. 1: Par 5, 562 yards

The match between U.S. Ryder Cup superstar Patrick Reed, and a relatively unknown player in Andy Sullivan is underway.

MATCH SCORE: All square

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