No. 6 Sam Snead bracket seed Keegan Bradley takes on Jonas Blixt at 9:55 a.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with Bradley looking for his first win since the 2012 WGC-Bridgestone.
While splitting time between the PGA and Web.com Tour, Russell Knox made a 165-spot jump in the rankings. He will have full status on the PGA Tour for the 2013-14 season after opening the season with four straight cuts made.
Tommy Fleetwood came into 2013 with a different approach that 2012 as a rookie. He earned his first victory on the European Tour at the Johnnie Walker Championship and that's he made a big move up in the rankings.
The reason for Jonathan Byrd's unexpected fall in the rankings? He missed the first three months of 2013 after left wrist surgery, came back too soon, couldn’t practice as much, hit bad shots, lost confidence and put too much pressure on his putting.
Consistency was the hallmark of Jessica Korda’s third year on the LPGA. She hasn’t missed a cut since the 2012 Ricoh Women’s British Open and increased her number of top-25 finishes to 13 this season from five in 2012.
If you want to give him an “A” for effort and competitive intentions, so be it. But if Luke Guthrie's being honest, the one-time standout at Illinois will tell you that he’d love a mulligan on his early schedule.