Tiger Tracker: Woods ousted by Watney

Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the eighth hole during the second round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.

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Tiger Woods couldn't buy a putt and won't be sticking around at the Match Play Championship.

With a chance to send his match against Nick Watney into overtime, Woods missed a 5-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole and failed to get out of the second round for the third straight time at Dove Mountain.

Watney will face Lee Westwood, the former No. 1 player whom he has beaten in each of the last two years.

Woods missed three birdie putts inside 10 feet over the last six holes, and the last one was the biggest. Watney was ready to go to the first tee. Instead, he's going to the third round. Watney said, "I'm definitely in a little bit of shock."

It's the third straight event this year that Woods' putting cost him a chance.

Here's is how the day unfolded:

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The Sweet 16 is set

6:26 p.m. EST

Miguel Angel Jimenez knocks off Keegan Bradley, 2 and 1, to advance to play Rory McIlroy on Friday.

And with that, the day concludes with far less upsets, but without two big names moving forward: Tiger Woods and Jason Day.

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Snedeker advances

6:05 p.m. EST

Brandt Snedeker knocked off Kyle Stanley to advance to face Peter Hanson on Friday.

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Tiger's 18th hole

5:58 p.m. EST

Using 3-wood, Tiger hits his "stinger" to the middle of the fairway and will have a good look at the pin. Watney also hits the fairway with 3-wood, getting a good kick to avoid the rough.

Watney flies his approach shot over the green and into the first cut of rough. Tiger sticks his approach shot to six feet for a good look at birdie.

Watney chips it to within a foot, settling for a par and putting pressure on Tiger to make his putt.

And he misses, pushing it to the right.

Tiger on the day: Loses 1 down to Nick Watney

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Rory advances

5:50 p.m. EST

Rory McIlroy closes out Anders Hansen, 3 and 2, to advance to the Sweet 16.

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Tiger's 17th hole

5:42 p.m. EST

Tiger pulls driver and pounds it into the fairway and it runs out into the first cut of rough, but should have little effect on his next shot at the par4. Watney finds the left side of the fairway with his tee ball.

From 163 yards, Watney takes 9-iron and flies the green into the first cut of rough. After a 350-yard drive, Tiger takes wedge and lands it under the hole and it spins back to about 35 feet for birdie.

Tiger gives the birdie putt a run and it comes to rest about a foot from the cup, settling for another par. Watney gets up and down for par to halve.

Tiger on the day: 1 down (thru 17 holes)

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Tiger's 16th hole

5:29 p.m. EST

Nick Watney might be feeling the nerves now, hitting a shot 25 yards left of the green at the par-3 16th hole. Tiger is safely on the green, but about 60 feet away from the pin.

Watney's tee ball lands on the steps of a corporate tent to the left.

Watney has to take relief from the hospitality tent, and pitches his second shot onto the green, but it runs past the hole and off the green into the rough.

Tiger's lag putt - a birdie attempt - runs past the hole by four feet. Watney gets up-and-down for bogey, putting pressure on Woods to make his par putt. He makes it to cut into Watney's lead.

Tiger on the day: 1 down (thru 16 holes)

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Westwood, Bae, Hanson, Kaymer all advance

5:14 p.m. EST

Lee Westwood has advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time, dispatching of Robert Karlsson, 3 and 2. Westwood will play the Tiger-Watney winner.

Sang-moon Bae eliminates one of the tournament favorites, Charl Schwartzel, with a two-putt par on the 18th. Bae will face John Senden on Friday.

Peter Hanson knocks off Ernie Els, 5 and 4.

Martin Kaymer knocks off David Toms, 1 up, to advance to face Matt Kuchar on Friday.

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Tiger's 15th hole

5:11 p.m. EST

At the drivable par-4 15th, Watney goes for it and misses right and long, hitting into the fans along the green. Tiger takes 3-wood and hits a shot that tracks toward the hole, but doesn't make it up the slope in the front of the green and rolls back off the front of the green.

Tiger hits his approach shot to about six feet, but Watney answers with a beautiful chip from the rough to about four feet.

Tiger drains his birdie putt and Watney follows suit to halve another hole.

Tiger on the day: 2 down (thru 15 holes)

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Matt Kuchar advances

5:00 p.m. EST

Matt Kuchar eliminates Bubba Watson, 3 and 2, to advance to play the Martin Kaymer-David Toms winner.

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Tiger's 14th hole

4:58 p.m. EST

Watney finds the fairway off the tee and Tiger poses over his tee ball, but it finds some sand on the right side.

Watney hits a nice approach shot to about 10 feet right of the hole. Tiger has a nice angle at the hole, and he answers Watney's nice shot with one of his own, flying it past the hole and spinning it back to about seven feet above the hole.

Watney misses his putt to the right, while Tiger misses another opportunity to pick up a stroke by pushing his putt to the right. They halve the hole.

Tiger on the day: 2 down (thru 14 holes)

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Tiger's 13th hole

4:44 p.m. EST

Tiger and Watney both hit the middle of the fairway off the tee, and both hit their approach shots to the right of the green and into a gulley. Tiger's approach - a 7-iron from 226 yards - hit the green, but rolled off a hill and off the green.

Tiger's third shot hops past the hole and eight feet past for birdie. Watney follows and has the same line, but runs out further and has about 12 feet.

Watney misses his birdie putt and has to mark. Tiger misses his chance to cut into Watney's lead and taps in for par. Watney makes to halve the hole.

Tiger on the day: 2 down (thru 13 holes)

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Tiger's 12th hole

4:27 p.m. EST

Watney plays a nice shot at the par 3, taking it to the left of the pin and about 20 feet for birdie. Tiger pulls 9-iron and it isn't enough club, coming up short and it runs into a greenside bunker.

Tiger nearly holes out his bunker shot, running it 3 feet past on the left. Watney drains his birdie putt to create some separation headed to the final six holes.

Tiger on the day: 2 down (thru 12 holes)

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Tiger's 11th hole

4:17 p.m. EST

Using driver, Tiger hammers his tee ball about 320 yards and runs past Watney's ball in the middle of the fairway.

From 281 yards and wind in their face, Watney goes for it and comes up about 20 yards short of the green. From about 270 yards, Tiger also goes for it and lands it on the green and it runs about 25 feet past the hole and he'll have an eagle putt.

Watney's chip bites a bit too much when it hits the front of the green and has about five feet for birdie. Tiger misses his eagle putt to the left, but taps in for birdie.

Watney also birdies to halve the hole.

Tiger on the day: 1 down (thru 11 holes)

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Tiger's 10th hole

4:03 p.m. EST

Watney finds the middle of the fairway off the tee, while Tiger hits into the bunker using driver off the 10th tee.

Tiger loses control of his club after hitting his approach shot and it lands to the right and under a cactus. Tiger is visibly upset and throws his club out of the bunker.

But Watney doesn't take advantage, pulling his approach shot to the left and into long rough next to a grandstand at the side of the green.

For the second day in a row, Tiger has to hit lefty from under a cactus and gets it out, but lands in the rough about 10 yards in front of him. His fourth shot - a chip - runs past the back-left pin location and will have about 15 feet for bogey.

Tiger misses the bogey putt and drops the hole.

Tiger on the day: 1 down (thru 10 holes)

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Ryo Ishikawa knocked out

3:51 p.m. EST

Ryo Ishikawa missed a birdie putt on No. 18 and fell to Paul Lawrie, 1 up. Lawrie will face 10th-seeded Martin Laird on Friday.

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Jason Day ousted

3:46 p.m. EST

A day after fighting back to win, Jason Day didn't have the same fortune on Thursday, losing 6 and 5 to John Senden.

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Tiger's ninth hole

3:44 p.m. EST

Watney finds the rough off the tee, but plays a wonderful approach shot to about eight feet for birdie at the par 4.

Tiger finds the middle of the fairway, and his approach hits the middle of the green, but at the bottom of a ridge, about 40 feet below the pin.

Tiger hits a nice lag putt, but settles two feet to right and settles for par. Watney leaves his birdie putt short and also picks up par. Another halve and they are square at the turn.

Tiger on the day: All Square (thru 9 holes)

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Wilson advances

3:34 p.m. EST

Mark Wilson knocks out Robert Rock to advance to play Dustin Johnson on Friday.

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Tiger's eighth hole

3:29 p.m. EST

Tiger finds a tough lie off the tee and lays up into a bunker with his second shot at the par-5 8th hole. Watney finds the left side of the fairway off the tee and goes after the green in two, but pushes it right and well off putting surface.

Tiger plays a nice shot out of the bunker and has six feet for birdie. Watney goes after the pin with his chip and runs it well past the hole.

Still away, Watney misses his birdie putt to the right and settles for par. Tiger also misses to the right and they halve another hole.

Tiger on the day: All Square (thru 8 holes)

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Laird advances

3:24 p.m. EST

Martin Laird closes out 18-year-old Matteo Manassero, 2 and 1, to advance to play the Ryo Ishikawa-Paul Lawrie winner.

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Birthday bash!

3:16 p.m. EST

Steve Stricker - the 2001 Match Play champ - had his 45th birthday wishes granted with a clutch birdie on No. 18 to defeat Louis Oosthuizen, 1 up, to advance to play Hunter Mahan on Friday.

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Tiger's seventh hole

3:12 p.m. EST

Tiger hits the middle of the fairway off the tee, and hits his approach shot (from about 160 yards) and lands it pin-high, but off the green.

Watney also hits the fairway and lands the approach on the green and spins it back to about 10 feet.

Tiger fails to get up-and-down, lipping out from about four feet. Watney picks up his par to square the match.

Tiger on the day: All Square (thru 7 holes)

Elsewhere on the course

Miguel Angel Jimenez-Keegan Bradley: Jimenez chips in for a birdie on No. 3 to go up 3 up.

• • •

A rout for Dustin Johnson

3:04 p.m. EST

Dustin Johnson has taken out Francesco Molinari, 7 and 5, with a simply dominant performance. Johnson had to fight back against Jim Furyk on Wednesday, but left little doubt on Thursday. He'll play the Robert Rock-Mark Wilson winner.

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Tiger's sixth hole

2:57 p.m. EST

Playing the par 3, Tiger yells at his tee ball to bite, and it does. He hits the green, but will have more than 35 feet for birdie. Watney goes left and will have an even longer birdie putt, up and over a ridge.

Watney's birdie attempt comes up short by about four feet, while Tiger misses as well.

Both tap in for par to halve another hole.

Tiger on the day: 1 up (thru 6 holes)

Elsewhere on the course

Dustin Johnson-Francesco Molinari: Johnson is now 6 up thru 12 holes

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Mahan moves on

2:48 p.m. EST

Hunter Mahan has advanced to the Sweet 16 after a 4-and-3 victory over Y.E. Yang. Mahan will face the winner of the Steve Stricker-Louis Oosthuizen match (Stricker leads 1 up thru 16 holes).

• • •

These guys didn't deserve to go home

Match Play: Let Jim McCabe catch you up on the first round of Match Play with an analysis of who didn't deserve to go home right away - and who should probably not be (but still is) in the competition. Story.

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Tiger's fifth hole

2:46 p.m. EST

Tiger reacts negatively to his tee ball, but it isn't as bad as he was making it out to be, finding the first cut of rough on the right side of the fairway.

Tiger has to muscle out his approach shot and it goes left and shot of the green, leaving an awkward third shot over a bunker.

Watney, who found the fairway off the tee, lands his second shot pin-high and will have about 12 feet for birdie.

Tiger does manage to get up-and-down for par, including draining a 10-foot putt. Watney misses his birdie putt and halves the hole.

Tiger on the day: 1 up (thru 5 holes)

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Tiger's fourth hole

2:30 p.m. EST

Playing the drivable par 4, Tiger pulls driver and puts it about 5 yards in front of the green and he'll be chipping for eagle. Watney chooses to take iron off the tee, and he puts it on the right side of the fairway.

From 117 yards, Watney pulls his approach shot to the left, but does hit the green, about 30 feet from the hole.

Tiger hits a poor chip shot and runs it past the hole by eight feet and will have a slick, right-to-left putt coming back down the green.

Watney runs his birdie putt about four feet past the hole, while Tiger find the right line on his birdie attempt, but it cuts under the hole and he taps in for par. Watney misses his comebacker and three-putts to lose the hole.

Tiger on the day: 1 up (thru 4 holes)

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Leaderboard update

2:18 p.m. EST

Charl Schwartzel-Sang-moon Bae: Schwartzel has a 2-up lead thru 6 holes

Y.E. Yang-Hunter Mahan: Yang has cut into the lead and is now 2 down thru 12 holes

Martin Kaymer-David Toms: They have traded blows and are square thru 8 holes

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Tiger's third hole

2:15 p.m. EST

Playing at near 200 yards, Tiger hits the front of the green at the par-3 3rd and will have 45 feet for birdie. Watney plays a nice shot to pin-high and will have about 15 feet to the flag.

Tiger hits a nice lag putt and knocks in a two-putt par. Watney judges the speed right on his birdie putt, but it cuts under the hole and they halve the hole.

Tiger on the day: All Square (thru 3 holes)

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Tiger's second hole

2:06 p.m. EST

Watney stripes it in the middle of the fairway and Tiger follows suit at the par-5 2nd hole.

Tiger puts it to within 12 feet on his approach shot. He misses the eagle putt an inch to the left and he taps in for birdie.

Watney misses his birdie putt to the right and the match is back to square.

Tiger on the day: All Square (thru 2 holes)

Elsewhere on the course:

Steve Stricker-Louis Oosthuizen: Stricker wins both Nos. 11-12 to square the match

Dustin Johnson-Francesco Molinari: Johnson wins two more holes to move to 5 up thru 8 holes

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Tiger's first hole

1:52 p.m. EST

Tiger, wearing dark grey, smacks his first drive to the right side of the fairway, while his opponent Nick Watney does the same.

From 147 yards, Tiger hits the green pin-high and about 10 feet away for birdie.

Watney hits the green in regulation and drains a 19-foot birdie putt, while Tiger misses his birdie two inches to the left and Woods goes down early.

Tiger on the day: 1 down (thru 1 hole)

Elsewhere on the course:

Hunter Mahan-Y.E. Yang: Mahan holds a 3-up lead after Yang won the 9th hole

Martin Laird-Matteo Manassero: Laird has a 2-up lead after 9 holes

Steve Stricker-Louis Oosthuizen: Oosthuizen has a 2-up lead thru 10 holes

Dustin Johnson-Francesco Molinari: Johnson is in early control with a 3-up lead thru 6 holes

Mark Wilson-Robert Rock: Wilson holds a 3-up lead thru 7 holes

Jason Day-John Senden: Senden holds a 2-up lead thru 5 holes. Day trailed all day against R.C. Bello on Wednesday, but won the final three holes and the first hole of a playoff to pull out the victory.

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On a roll

1:18 p.m. EST

Hunter Mahan has birdied four straight holes to take a 4-up lead over Y.E. Yang thru 8 holes. Mahan had to go to extra holes to eliminate Zach Johnson on Wednesday.

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Birthday boy!

12:57 p.m. EST

Steve Stricker is celebrating his 45th birthday on Thursday, but he'll need to do some work if he wants to make it a happy one.

Stricker is 2 down to Louis Oosthuizen thru 7 holes.

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Deja vu?

12:49 p.m. EST

Ryo Ishikawa got down early to Bill Haas on Wednesday, and he is following that route again in his second-round match against Paul Lawrie.

Lawrie is 1 up thru 3 holes.

Elsewhere on the course

Dustin Johnson-Francesco Molinari: Johnson wins the first hole to go 1 up

Robert Rock-Mark Wilson: Wilson takes an early 1-up lead thru 2 holes

Hunter Mahan-Y.E. Yang: Mahan wins Nos. 5-6 and moves to 2 up. He holed a bunker shot on No. 6 to win the hole.

Matteo Manassero-Martin Laird: Laird wins No. 4 to take a 1-up lead.

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Back and forth

12:32 p.m. EST

Hunter Mahan and Y.E. Yang continue to trade holes, with Mahan squaring the match by winning No. 4. Yang won both Nos. 1 and 3, while Mahan won Nos. 2 and 4.

Don't they believe in a halve?

• • •

Seeds, schmeeds

12:18 p.m. EST

Matteo Manassero and Martin Laird aren't even supposed to be playing today, if you were to pay attention to the seeds.

Their match has teed off and Laird took the first hole, but Manassero answered at the par-5 2nd to square the match.

Elsewhere on the course:

Steve Stricker-Louis Oosthuizen: Oosthuizen won the 4th hole to go 1 up.

Y.E. Yang-Hunter Mahan: Yang leads 1 up thru 3 holes. Yang won Nos. 1 and 3, while Mahan won the par-5 2nd.

Ryo Ishikawa-Paul Lawrie: All Square. They just finished the first hole.

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They're underway in Marana

12:01 p.m. EST

Only two matches are on the course currently, with Y.E. Yang holding a 1-up lead over Hunter Mahan after 1 hole and Steve Stricker all square with Louis Oosthuizen, also through 1 hole.

• • •

Second-round predictions, tee times

Match Play: Our Jim McCabe weighs in on the second-round match-ups - complete with Thursday's tee times - and who he thinks will advance to golf's version of the Sweet 16. Predictions.

• • •

Tiger simply survives

Jeff Rude: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano boldly said the other day that Tiger Woods was “beatable.” As it happened, he was so right. He just didn’t do it. Story.

• • •

Still a chance

Ernie Els knows how Luke Donald feels after soundly beating the World No. 1 on Wednesday. Story.

• • •

Making an impression

Jim McCabe: South African George Coetzee gave Rory McIlroy a run for his money in his first PGA Tour tournament on American soil. Story.

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Notes: Watney demolishes Clarke

Match Play notebook: Nick Watney was struggling entering the tournament, but you wouldn't have known that from his dismantling of Darren Clarke on Wednesday. Story.

• • •

Improbable win

Much lauded in Japanese media, Ryo Ishikawa faces a great deal of pressure and expectation, which he met calmly when he came back from being 3 down with five to play to beat Bill Haas. Story.

• • •

Deja vu

Despite playing decent golf, Graeme McDowell is defeated by Y.E. Yang at the Match Play for the second year in a row. Story.

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Recapping Round 1

Match Play Tracker: Tiger has advanced, as have Dustin Johnson, Hunter Mahan and Steve Stricker. The same can't be said for Adam Scott or Webb Simpson. Recap.

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