Clark WDs from WGC-Match Play; Holmes in

Tim Clark during the 2011 Sony Open.
Tim Clark during the 2011 Sony Open. ( Associated Press )

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

MARANA, Ariz. – Tim Clark has withdrawn from the Match Play Championship because of an elbow injury and been replaced in the 64-man field by J.B. Holmes.

Because the brackets have been set, Holmes will take Clark’s position in the draw. He will face Camilo Villegas in the opening round.

Clark won The Players Championship a year ago and was the No. 22 seed. He has not played since he tied for second in the Sony Open at Honolulu last month.

Holmes has played the Accenture Match Play Championship only one time, losing to Tiger Woods on the 18th hole in the opening round.

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The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship field based on the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index:

  • 2. Matt Kuchar
  • 3. Steve Stricker
  • 4. Graeme McDowell
  • 5. Nick Watney
  • 6. Tiger Woods
  • 7. Luke Donald
  • 8. Phil Mickelson
  • 9. Francesco Molinari
  • 10. Retief Goosen
  • 11. Paul Casey
  • 12. Rory McIlroy
  • 13. Martin Kaymer
  • 14. J.B. Holmes
  • 15. Dustin Johnson
  • 16. Bo Van Pelt
  • 17. Jim Furyk
  • 18. K.J. Choi
  • 19. Charl Schwartzel
  • 20. Ernie Els
  • 21. Peter Hanson
  • 22. Justin Rose
  • 23. Ben Crane
  • 24. Jason Day
  • 25. Bill Haas
  • 26. Jeff Overton
  • 27. Hunter Mahan
  • 29. Stewart Cink
  • 30. Rickie Fowler
  • 31. Zach Johnson
  • 32. Bubba Watson
  • 33. Camilo Villegas
  • 34. Kyung-tae Kim
  • 36. Alvaro Quiros
  • 38. Padraig Harrington
  • 39. Adam Scott
  • 40. Robert Karlsson
  • 41. Ryan Moore
  • 45. Edoardo Molinari
  • 48. Geoff Ogilvy
  • 50. Matteo Manassero
  • 51. Ian Poulter
  • 54. Robert Allenby
  • 56. Richard Green
  • 60. Ross Fisher
  • 61. Miguel A. Jimenez
  • 65. Martin Laird
  • 66. Heath Slocum
  • 67. Sean O’Hair
  • 72. Charley Hoffman
  • 82. Anthony Kim
  • 86. Y.E. Yang
  • 89. Louis Oosthuizen
  • 91. Brendan Jones
  • 98. Anders Hansen
  • 121. Seung-yul Noh
  • 123. Jonathan Byrd
  • 126. Ryo Ishikawa
  • 147. Hiroyuki Fujita
  • 153. Yuta Ikeda
  • 189. Mark Wilson
  • 196. Ryan Palmer
  • 207. Henrik Stenson
  • 287. Thomas Bjorn