Watney bounces No. 1 Westwood at WGC

Lee Westwood plays his tee shot on the 16th hole during the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

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MARANA, Ariz. – Top-ranked Lee Westwood failed to get out of the second round in the Match Play Championship for the 11th straight time when he lost in 18 holes to Nick Watney.

It was the third straight year the No. 1 seed did not get beyond the second round.

Watney also beat Westwood in the second round a year ago at Dove Mountain. He never trailed in the match, the key moment coming on the 16th hole, when Westwood had two putts from 20 feet to square it. He knocked his first putt just over 3 feet by the hole, then missed the par putt.

Watney remained 1 up and they halved the last two holes.

Westwood, who replaced Tiger Woods at No. 1 in the world four months ago, has yet to finish in the top 10 in four starts this year.

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