Match play: Aphibarnrat last man in, Koepka first out

Brooks Koepka during the third round of the Frys.com Open at the CordeValle Golf Club.

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Monday was the cutoff for those looking to qualify for the WGC-Accenture Match Play.

The top 64 players in the Official World Golf Ranking earn invites into the event, which we be played Feb. 19-23 at Dove Mountain Golf Club in Marana, Ariz. But with Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson opting out of the competition, Kiradech Aphibarnrat becomes the last man in the field at 67th in the world.

While Aphibarnrat, the defending Asian Tour money winner, is the 64th seed as of this moment, former Florida State player Brooks Koepka is the first man out and needs another player to withdraw. Players have until Friday to commit.

George Coetzee was the only player to play his way into the event this past week, rising from 74th to 59th after his victory at the Joburg Open. Dropping out was Brendon de Jonge, who was 67th before falling two spots to 69th.

Here is a look at the projected field for the WGC-Accenture Match Play according to the latest Official World Golf Ranking (Note: *-will skip match play):

  1. Tiger Woods*
  2. Adam Scott*
  3. Henrik Stenson
  4. Phil Mickelson*
  5. Justin Rose
  6. Rory McIlroy
  7. Zach Johnson
  8. Sergio Garcia
  9. Matt Kuchar
  10. Jason Day
  11. Dustin Johnson
  12. Steve Stricker
  13. Jordan Spieth
  14. Ian Poulter
  15. Graeme McDowell
  16. Jason Dufner
  17. Brandt Snedeker
  18. Charl Schwartzel
  19. Webb Simpson
  20. Luke Donald
  21. Hideki Matsuyama
  22. Jim Furyk
  23. Keegan Bradley
  24. Jimmy Walker
  25. Thomas Bjorn
  26. Bubba Watson
  27. Graham DeLaet
  28. Jamie Donaldson
  29. Victor Dubuisson
  30. Ryan Moore
  31. Hunter Mahan
  32. Bill Haas
  33. Lee Westwood
  34. Louis Oosthuizen
  35. Ernie Els
  36. Nick Watney
  37. Stephen Gallacher
  38. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
  39. Miguel Angel Jimenez
  40. Kevin Streelman
  41. Joost Luiten
  42. Billy Horschel
  43. Harris English
  44. Patrick Reed
  45. Francesco Molinari
  46. Jonas Blixt
  47. Branden Grace
  48. Martin Kaymer
  49. Chris Kirk
  50. Matteo Manassero
  51. Thongchai Jaidee
  52. David Lynn
  53. Rickie Fowler
  54. Scott Stallings
  55. Mikko Ilonen
  56. Gary Woodland
  57. Pablo Larrazabal
  58. Kevin Stadler
  59. George Coetzee
  60. Thorbjorn Olesen
  61. Peter Hanson
  62. Bernd Wiesberger
  63. Marc Leishman
  64. Boo Weekley
  65. Richard Sterne
  66. Scott Piercy
  67. Kiradech Aphibarnrat

ALTERNATES

  1. Brooks Koepka
  2. Brendon de Jonge
  3. Peter Uihlein
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