Match Play cheat sheet: Player-by-player breakdowns

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Sure, there is no Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson or Adam Scott, but 61 of the top 67 players in the world will be playing in this week's WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Henrik Stenson will enter this year's tournament as the top seed, a year after his won the FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai. Meanwhile, last year's champ Matt Kuchar is coming off his first missed cut in nearly 18 months.

We know many of you will be filling out brackets in your office or online, so we thought we'd offer a player-by-player cheat sheet on the entire field, complete with rankings, 2014 PGA Tour results and how they've fared in Match Play the past five seasons.

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Note: Organized by Official World Golf Ranking, which determines the seeding . . .

Henrik Stenson

OWGR Rank: 3

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 11

2014 PGA Tour results: T-31, WGC-HSBC Champions

Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2013); T-33 (2011); T-33 (2010); T-33 (2009)

Comments: Stenson has failed to get past the first round in the last four years in Match Play. Then again, did anyone expect him to win the Race to Dubai and FedEx Cup title?

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Justin Rose

OWGR Rank: 5

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 7

2014 PGA Tour results: 5th, WGC-HSBC Champions; T-45, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): T-17 (2013); T-33 (2012); T-17 (2011); T-33 (2009)

Comments: Not a sterling record over the past five years, advancing to the second round twice and bounced on Day 1 twice. Rose is coming off an injury and is still getting his bearings. Doubt Vegas is going to favor Rose highly.

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Zach Johnson

OWGR Rank: 6

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 9

2014 PGA Tour results: T-40, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open; T-16, McGladrey Classic; Won, Hyundai TOC; T-8, Sony Open; T-3, Humana Challenge.

Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2013); T-33 (2012); T-33 (2011); T-17 (2010); T-17 (2009)

Comments: Johnson might be a guy that you ignore his recent poor run at Match Play considering how well he has been playing in the wraparound 2014 schedule. He took down Tiger at the Northwestern Mutual Challenge in what proved to be a one-on-one battle for the title in December.

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Rory McIlroy

OWGR Rank: 7

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 24

2014 PGA Tour results: T-6, WGC-HSBC Champions

Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2013); 2nd (2012); T-17 (2011); T-17 (2010); T-5 (2009)

Comments: McIlroy's game is well-suited for mano-y-mano action, as he can run off birdies in bunches, and the big holes don't count against him as much. He's shown some very good signs in 2014, so might be the overall favorite this week.

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Sergio Garcia

OWGR Rank: T-8

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 3

2014 PGA Tour results: T-11, CIMB Classic; 4th, WGC-HSBC Champions

Match Play results (since 2009): T-17 (2013); T-33 (2012); 4th (2010); T-33 (2009)

Comments: A mixed bag for the Spaniard in Match Play, but has also looked good thus far this season with a Euro Tour win already under his belt. Worth at least a pick or two.

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Dustin Johnson

OWGR Rank: T-8

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 17

2014 PGA Tour results: Won, WGC-HSBC Champions; T-6, Hyundai TOC; T-2, AT&T Pebble Beach; 2nd, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2013); T-9 (2012); T-33 (2011); T-33 (2010); T-33 (2009)

Comments: Dustin might be the second-hottest Johnson on Tour, but his finishes in the wraparound season speak for themselves. It's a bit surprising to see the bomber's lack of success in Match Play considering his ability to go low. Seems unlikely to see another first-round elimination this time around.

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Matt Kuchar

OWGR Rank: 10

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 6

2014 PGA Tour results: T-7, McGladrey Classic; T-6, Hyundai TOC; T-8, Sony Open; MC, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): Won (2013); T-5 (2012); 3rd (2011); T-17 (2010)

Comments: Kuchar missed his first cut since the 2012 PGA Championship this past week, yet still sports a solid season thus far on Tour. The defending champion has performed well on this stage and there's no reason to pick against him early on.

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Jason Day

OWGR Rank: 11

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 5

2014 PGA Tour results: T-2, Farmers Insurance Open; T-64, AT&T Pebble Beach

Match Play results (since 2009): 3rd (2013); T-17 (2012); T-9 (2011)

Comments: Day's results at this tournament are impressive and the guy is definitely one of the rising stars on Tour. He's someone to watch for this week.

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Steve Stricker

OWGR Rank: 12

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 1

2014 PGA Tour results: None

Match Play results (since 2009): 3rd (2013); T-17 (2012); T-9 (2011)

Comments: Stricker wasn't sure he was even going to play this week with his brother awaiting a liver transplant, but that happened and allowed the veteran to make his Tour debut this week. Obviously going to have some rust, but Stricker is one of the best putters on Tour, so don't expect an early-round upset.

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Jordan Spieth

OWGR Rank: 13

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 19

2014 PGA Tour results: 17th, WGC-HSBC Champions; 2nd, Hyundai TOC; MC, Sony Open; T-19, Farmers Insurance; T-4, AT&T Pebble Beach; T-12, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): None

Comments: This will be Spieth's first experience at Match Play, but the 20-year-old is no stranger to match play in general, being a two-time U.S. Junior champion. He has five top-19 finishes in the wraparound 2014 season. Draw your own conclusions . . .

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Bubba Watson

OWGR Rank: 14

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 8

2014 PGA Tour results: T-31, CIMB Classic; T-8, WGC-HSBC Champions; T-23, Farmers Insurance Open; T-2, Waste Management Phoenix Open; Won, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): T-9 (2013); T-17 (2012); 4th (2011)

Comments: It's rare for a player to win in consecutive weeks, but Watson is a creative bomber and is a birdie machine. Is he getting hot at the right time? His first win since 2012 verifies that.

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Ian Poulter

OWGR Rank: 15

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 33

2014 PGA Tour results: 2nd, WGC-HSBC Champions; T-47, Farmers Insurance Open; Cut, Waste Management Phoenix Open; T-59, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): 4th (2013); T-33 (2012); T-33 (2011); Won (2010); T-9 (2009)

Comments: Hasn't played well as of late, but Poulter is the King of Match Play, with his win in 2010, not to mention his heroics at the Ryder Cup. Poulter should always be a favorite at match-play events.

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Charl Schwartzel

OWGR Rank: 16

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 13

2014 PGA Tour results: 5th, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2013); T-17 (2012); T-17 (2011); T-9 (2010); T-17 (2009)

Comments: Last year was the first year he didn't win a match at Match Play, and he's coming off an impressive Tour debut with four rounds in the 60s at Riviera. Definitely a dark-horse pick this week.

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Graeme McDowell

OWGR Rank: 17

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 47

2014 PGA Tour results: 3rd, WGC-HSBC Champions; T-7, AT&T Pebble Beach

Match Play results (since 2009): T-5 (2013); T-33 (2012); T-9 (2011); T-33 (2010); T-33 (2009)

Comments: McDowell won Volvo World Match Play in 2013 and also had a T-5 at Match Play in Arizona. Hasn't played a lot in this calendar year, but is a guy that simply doesn't go away.

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Jason Dufner

OWGR Rank: 18

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 25

2014 PGA Tour results: T-34, WGC-HSBC Champions; 5th, Hyundai TOC; T-29, Sony Open; T-65, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2013); T-33 (2012)

Comments: Not much of a sample size when it comes to Match Play, so he is a bit of an unproven commodity.

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Brandt Snedeker

OWGR Rank: 19

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 79

2014 PGA Tour results: T-55, WGC-HSBC Champions; T-11, Hyundai TOC, T-58, Humana Challenge; MC, Farmers Insurance Open; T-61, Waste Management Phoenix Open; MC, AT&T Pebble Beach

Match Play results (since 2009): T-9 (2012)

Comments: Only one appearance in the past five years is a bit mysterious, but Snedeker rolls the rock better than most and will be a tough match for anyone. His recent play is a bit discouraging, missing two cuts in six events.

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Webb Simpson

OWGR Rank: 20

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 10

2014 PGA Tour results: Won, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open; T-7, McGladrey Classic; T-3, Hyundai TOC; T-23, Humana Challenge; 10th, Waste Management Phoenix Open; T-70, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): T-5 (2013); T-33 (2012)

Comments: He's been hot (his weekend at Rivera notwithstanding) and a T-5 last year should put him squarely on your radar as a pick to go deep.

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Luke Donald

OWGR Rank: 21

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 42

2014 PGA Tour results: T-31, WGC-HSBC Champions

Match Play results (since 2009): T-17 (2013); T-33 (2012); Won (2011); T-9 (2010); T-9 (2009)

Comments: His record at Match Play can't be ignored, considering he won in 2011 and has two more T-9s. He's fallen down the rankings, but this is the type of event where he could sneak up on the field because he is a bit of a forgotten man.

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Hideki Matsuyama

OWGR Rank: 22

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 12

2014 PGA Tour results: T-3, Frys.com Open; T-25, CIMB Classic; WD, WGC-HSBC Champions; T-16, Farmers Insurance Open; T-4, Waste Management Phoenix Open; T-23, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): None

Comments: He's a young gun, despite fighting through some lingering injuries this season. He's got a lot of pressure on him because of all the eyeballs on him from his native Japan, but the youngster is handling it well.

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Jim Furyk

OWGR Rank: 23

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 15

2014 PGA Tour results: T-35, AT&T Pebble Beach; T-23, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): T-17 (2013); T-33 (2012); T-33 (2011); T-17 (2010); T-9 (2009)

Comments: Furyk took some time off after the FedEx Cup Playoffs and started his 2014 campaign with a pair of solid performances. He's been solid at Match Play, but not one that should register on many radars.

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Jimmy Walker

OWGR Rank: 24

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 35

2014 PGA Tour results: Won, Frys.com Open; T-12, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open; 6th, CIMB Classic; T-46, WGC-HSBC Champions; T-21, Hyundai TOC; Won, Sony Open; MC, Farmers Insurance Open; Won, AT&T Pebble Beach; T-20, Northern Trust

Match Play results (since 2009): None

Comments: Would you bet against him right now? Might not win it all, but sure wouldn't be a bad pick.

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Keegan Bradley

OWGR Rank: 25

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 23

2014 PGA Tour results: 10th, CIMB Classic; T-11, WGC-HSBC Champions; T-18, Humana Challenge; T-16, Farmers Insurance Open; MC, Waste Management Phoenix Open; T-20, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2013); T-17 (2012)

Comments: Bradley has been very consistent this Tour season, but hasn't really challenged for a title just yet. His two appearances at Match Play have been a bit lackluster, although his play at the Ryder Cup has shown that he is a force to be reckoned with in match-play events.

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Thomas Bjorn

OWGR Rank: 26

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 45

2014 PGA Tour results: T-39, WGC-HSBC Champions

Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2013); T-33 (2012); T-17 (2011)

Comments: Has one win in three appearances at Match Play over the past three years. That's not good math.

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Graham DeLaet

OWGR Rank: 27

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 16

2014 PGA Tour results: MC, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open; T-7, CIMB Classic; T-6, WGC-HSBC Champions; T-2, Farmers Insurance Open; T-2, Waste Management Phoenix Open; T-70, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): None

Comments: Could this be DeLaet's coming-out party? He's still looking for a Tour win, and has knocked on the door plenty in 2014. You'll likely look pretty smart if you take the Canadian deep in this tournament.

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Jamie Donaldson

OWGR Rank: 28

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 61

2014 PGA Tour results: T-8, WGC-HSBC Champions

Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2013)

Comments: Not much to judge from in terms of U.S. performances, but has steadily climbed the OWGR with his solid play on the Euro Tour.

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Ryan Moore

OWGR Rank: 29

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 50

2014 PGA Tour results: T-9, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open; Won, CIMB Classic; T-50, WGC-HSBC Champions; T-23, OHL Classic at Mayakoba; 10th, Hyundai TOC; T-6, Waste Management Phoenix Open; MC, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2013); T-5 (2011); T-33 (2010)

Comments: Two early exits in three years at Match Play for Moore, although he has three top-10s and a win thus far for the 2014 Tour season.

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Victor Dubuisson

OWGR Rank: 30

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 41

2014 PGA Tour results: T-40, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): None

Comments: The resume isn't deep, although the game has shown flashes. Might be worth an upset pick in Round 1.

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Bill Haas

OWGR Rank: 31

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 27

2014 PGA Tour results: T-16, CIMB Classic; T-21, WGC-HSBC Champions, T-24, Hyundai TOC; T-6, Humana Challenge; T-43, Farmers Insurance Open; T-34, Waste Management Phoenix Open; T-23, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2013); T-33 (2012); T-33 (2011)

Comments: His 0-for-3 at Match Play can be looked at in one of two ways: Either he is due for a win, or the event is simply not for him. He seems to be too good for the latter.

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Lee Westwood

OWGR Rank: 32

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 20

2014 PGA Tour results: T-55, WGC-HSBC Champions; T-47, Farmers Insurance Open; MC, Waste Management Phoenix Open; T-20, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2013); 4th (2012); T-17 (2011); T-17 (2010); T-17 (2009)

Comments: Outside of last year, Westwood seems to be good for at least a win in the opening round. He seems to be heading back to the "old Lee" after dumping Sean Foley at the beginning of the year. Still don't know if that is a good thing or not, we'll see more this week.

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Hunter Mahan

OWGR Rank: 33

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 21

2014 PGA Tour results: T-47, Farmers Insurance Open; T-4, Waste Management Phoenix Open; 6th, AT&T Pebble Beach; T-52, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): 2nd (2013); Won (2012); T-9 (2011); T-33 (2010); T-17 (2009)

Comments: Mahan might be in the lower half of the field, but should be treated as a favorite, shown by a victory and a runner-up the past two years. He's also shown well as of late as he tries to make a run at the Ryder Cup squad.

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Ernie Els

OWGR Rank: 34

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 68

2014 PGA Tour results: T-47, CIMB Classic; T-11, WGC-HSBC Champions; T-35, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2013); T-17 (2012); T-17 (2011); T-17 (2010); T-5 (2009)

Comments: Last year was the first year the Big Easy didn't win at least one match. He's made 3-of-3 cuts in the 2014 PGA Tour season, so don't be quick to pick against him in the first round.

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Louis Oosthuizen

OWGR Rank: 35

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 136

2014 PGA Tour results: T-15, WGC-HSBC Champions; MC, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): T-17 (2013); T-17 (2012); T-33 (2011); T-33 (2009)

Comments: Oosthuizen has dealt with injuries over the past year, so he is a bit of a hard-to-predict guy. He's got plenty of game, but is his game back in shape? A missed cut at Riviera is hard to ignore.

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Nick Watney

OWGR Rank: 36

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 52

2014 PGA Tour results: T-48, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open; T-35, CIMB Classic; T-31, HSBC Champions; T-59, Farmers Insurance Open; T-29, Waste Management Phoenix Open; MC, AT&T Pebble Beach Natioanl Pro-Am

Match Play results (since 2009): T-17 (2013); T-9 (2012); T-9 (2011); T-9 (2010)

Comments: Watney can struggle at times with the putter, which doesn't bode well for Match Play, but if he's making putts, he can be tough to beat.

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Stephen Gallacher

OWGR Rank: 37

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 80

2014 PGA Tour results: T-63, HSBC Champions

Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2013)

Comments: Gallacher's recent victory at the Dubai Desert Classic gives him some momentum entering Match Play.

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Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano

OWGR Rank: 38

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 94

2014 PGA Tour results: T-39, HSBC Champions; MC, Farmers Insurance Open; MC, Waste Management Phoenix Open; T-35 Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): T-9 (2013); T-33 (2012)

Comments: Fernandez-Castano made it to the Round of 16 last year, so he knows how to win in this format.

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Harris English

OWGR Rank: 39

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 18

2014 PGA Tour results: T-40, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open; T-7, CIMB Classic; T-27, McGladrey Classic; won, OHL Classic at Mayakoba; T-11, Hyundai Tournament of Champions; fourth, Sony Open in Hawaii; T-33, Humana Challenge; ninth, Waste Management Open; T-10, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): None

Comments: English is one of the hottest players on Tour right now with a victory and five other finishes of T-11 or better this season.

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Miguel Angel Jimenez

OWGR Rank: 40

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 93

2014 PGA Tour results: 72nd, HSBC Champions

Match Play results (since 2009): T-9 (2012); T-5 (2011); T-9 (2010)

Comments: This guy won't miss many fairways and he'll make some putts on you. Oh, and he's got some swagger, too.

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Kevin Streelman

OWGR Rank: 41

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 54

2014 PGA Tour results: T-53, CIMB Classic; T-34, HSBC Champions; T-3, Hyundai Tournament of Champions; T-53, Waste Management Phoenix Open; T-35, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): None

Comments: He's played just twice since Kapalua and didn't finish better than T-35 in those two starts, but Streelman has become a much more consistent player this last year or so and could do well in Match Play.

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Joost Luiten

OWGR Rank: 42

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 38

2014 PGA Tour results: None

Match Play results (since 2009): None

Comments: He has no Match Play experience and hasn't played a PGA Tour event this season, so he will be relatively unfamiliar with most of the players in the field.

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Billy Horschel

OWGR Rank: 43

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 40

2014 PGA Tour results: MC, Frys.com Open; T-11, CIMB Classic; T-34, HSBC Champions; T-6, Hyundai Tournament of Champions; T-25, Humana Challenge; T-23 Farmers Insurance Open; MC, Waste Management Phoenix Open

Match Play results (since 2009): None

Comments: Horschel has the fire and swagger for Match Play, which should make up for his lack of experience in the event.

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Patrick Reed

OWGR Rank: 44

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 107

2014 PGA Tour results: MC, Frys.com Open; WD, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open; T-40 CIMB Classic; T-16, Hyundai Tournament of Champions; won, Humana Challenge; T-19, Waste Management Phoenix Open; T-13 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

Match Play results (since 2009): None

Comments: Reed has won twice in his last 11 Tour starts, and he's pretty good at this Match Play thing, too – he helped Augusta State win two NCAA titles in 2010 and '11.

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Francesco Molinari

OWGR Rank: 45

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 75

2014 PGA Tour results: T-21, HSBC Champions; T-40, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2013), T-17 (2012), T-33 (2011), T-33 (2010)

Comments: Molinari has played in the last four Match Plays, but has won just one match total.

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Jonas Blixt

OWGR Rank: 46

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 98

2014 PGA Tour results: T-51, Frys.com Open; T-25, CIMB Classic; T-63, HSBC Champions; T-21, Hyundai Tournament of Champions; MC, Humana Challenge; MC, Farmers Insurance Open; T-34, Waste Management Phoenix Open

Match Play results (since 2009): None

Comments: Blixt doesn't hit a ton of greens or fairways, but he's got the short game to make things interesting in Match Play.

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Branden Grace

OWGR Rank: 47

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 166

2014 PGA Tour results: T-39, HSBC Champions

Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2013)

Comments: The South African got his first taste of Match Play last year before falling in the first round.

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Chris Kirk

OWGR Rank: 48

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 28

2014 PGA Tour results: T-36, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open; T-25, CIMB Classic; won, McGladrey Classic; T-16, Hyundai Tournament of Champions; second, Sony Open in Hawaii; 76, Waste Management Phoenix Open; T-61, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

Match Play results (since 2009): None

Comments: Kirk's victory at the McGladrey Classic and runner-up finish at the Sony Open helped him get into his first Match Play, but he's struggled recently, finishing T-61 or worse in his two Tour starts since the Sony Open.

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Martin Kaymer

OWGR Rank: 49

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 30

2014 PGA Tour results: T-8, HSBC Champions; T-53, Waste Management Phoenix Open

Match Play results (since 2009): T-9 (2013), T-9 (2012), runner-up (2011), T-17 (2010), T-17 (2009)

Comments: Kaymer's experience far outweighs his seeding, making him a popular upset pick in the first round, especially considering he's won at least two matches in each of the past three years at Match Play.

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Matteo Manassero

OWGR Rank: 50

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 100

2014 PGA Tour results: T-21, HSBC Champions

Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2013), T-17 (2012), T-9 (2011)

Comments: He's young, but Manassero already has three Match Plays under his belt, including a Round-of-16 appearance back in 2011.

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Thongchai Jaidee

OWGR Rank: 51

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 72

2014 PGA Tour results: T-46, HSBC Champions

Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2013), T-5 (2010)

Comments: The Thai made a quarterfinal run back in 2010, but lost in the first round at last year's Match Play.

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David Lynn

OWGR Rank: 52

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 118

2014 PGA Tour results: T-64, CIMB Classic; T-39, HSBC Champions; T-55, Farmers Insurance Open; T-48, Waste Management Phoenix Open; T-59, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2013)

Comments: Lynn, who got his first Match Play experience a year ago, is an above-average putter and could pull off a win or two should his putter get going.

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Scott Stallings

OWGR Rank: 53

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 194

2014 PGA Tour results: MC, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open; T-47, CIMB Classic; MC, McGladrey Classic; MC, OHL Classic at Mayakoba; T-58, Humana Challenge; won, Farmers Insurance Open; MC, Waste Management Phoenix Open; T-45, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): None

Comments: Stallings' victory at the Farmers Insurance Open landed him a spot in what will be his first Match Play.

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Gary Woodland

OWGR Rank: 54

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 31

2014 PGA Tour results: MC, Frys.com Open; runner-up, CIMB Classic; T-13, Hyundai Tournament of Champions; T-38, Humana Challenge; T-10, Farmers Insurance Open; T-37, Waste Management Phoenix Open

Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2012)

Comments: Woodland was eliminated in the first round back in 2012, but he's super long and has already contended on Tour this season, losing in a playoff at the CIMB Classic.

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Kevin Stadler

OWGR Rank: 55

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 67

2014 PGA Tour results: T-30, SHriners Hospitals for Children Open; T-19, CIMB Classic; T-10, McGladrey Classic; T-12, OHL Classic at Mayakoba; T-78, Humana Challenge; won, Waste Management Phoenix Open; T-45, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am; T-23, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009):

Comments: Stadler played himself into Match Play with his victory at the Phoenix Open and four other top-25s this season on Tour. Now he's looking for his second Arizona triumph in a month.

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Rickie Fowler

OWGR Rank: 56

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 51

2014 PGA Tour results: T-19, CIMB Classic; T-55, HSBC Champions; T-33, Humana Challenge; MC, Farmers Insurance Open; MC, Waste Management Phoenix Open; MC, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2013); T-33 (2012); T-9 (2011)

Comments: Fowler has fallen 16 spots in the OWGR since the start of the year and he's been working on some swing changes with Butch Harmon, but you still can't count him out in Match Play.

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Mikko Ilonen

OWGR Rank: 57

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 104

2014 PGA Tour results: T-21, HSBC Champions

Match Play results (since 2009): None

Comments: This will be Llonen's first Match Play, so expectations shouldn't be very high for the Finland native.

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Pablo Larrazabal

OWGR Rank: 58

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 241

2014 PGA Tour results: None

Match Play results (since 2009): None

Comments: No Match Play experience for Larrazabal, who's already won this year on the European Tour, but the Spaniard can putt.

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George Coetzee

OWGR Rank: 59

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 129

2014 PGA Tour results: 74th, HSBC Champions

Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2013); T-33 (2012)

Comments: Coetzee, who is coming off a victory at the Joburg Open, hasn't made it past the first round in his two previous Match Play starts, but he can get hot with the putter.

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Thorbjorn Olesen

OWGR Rank: 60

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 258

2014 PGA Tour results: None

Match Play results (since 2009): T-17 (2013)

Comments: The one they call Thunderbear made it to the Round of 32 in his Match Play debut last year, and he's coming off two consecutive top-5s on the European Tour.

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Bernd Wiesberger

OWGR Rank: 61

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 43

2014 PGA Tour results: None

Match Play results (since 2009): None

Comments: The 28-year-old from Austria has played in just three majors and two WGC events in his career, so experience is not on his side.

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Peter Hanson

OWGR Rank: 62

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 44

2014 PGA Tour results: T-21, HSBC Champions

Match Play results (since 2009): T-17 (2013); T-5 (2012); T-33 (2011); T-33 (2010); T-9 (2009)

Comments: Hanson made it to the quarterfinals two years ago and the Round of 16 in 2009, so he knows how to get wins in Match Play.

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Marc Leishman

OWGR Rank: 63

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 49

2014 PGA Tour results: MC, Frys.com Open; T-44, CIMB Classic; fifth, Sony Open; T-2, Farmers Insurance Open; MC, Waste Management Phoenix Open; T-59, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): None

Comments: This will be the Australian's first Match Play – but as far as first-timers go, Leishman is one of the safer bets to win a match or two.

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Boo Weekley

OWGR Rank: 64

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 36

2014 PGA Tour results: T-33, CIMB Classic; T-11, HSBC Champions; T-22, McGladrey Classic; 26th, Hyundai Tournament of Champions; T-29, Sony Open; WD, Humana Challenge

Match Play results (since 2009): T-17 (2009)

Comments: Match Play will mark Weekley's first start since withdrawing from the Humana Challenge with a knee injury. It will also mark his first Match Play start in five years.

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Richard Sterne

OWGR Rank: 65

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 127

2014 PGA Tour results: T-39, HSBC Champions

Match Play results (since 2009): T-17 (2013); T-33 (2009)

Comments: This will be the South African's fourth Match Play, but just his second in the last four years.

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Scott Piercy

OWGR Rank: 66

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 190

2014 PGA Tour results: MC, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open; T-21, HSBC Champions; T-63, McGladrey Classic; WD, OHL Classic at Mayakoba; MC, Sony Open; MC, Humana Challenge; T-15, Waste Management Phoenix Open; 77th, Northern Trust Open

Match Play results (since 2009): T-9 (2013);

Comments: Piercy had a surprising run in Match Play a year ago, but he has just two top-10s on Tour since.

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Kiradech Aphibarnrat

OWGR Rank: 67

Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 155

2014 PGA Tour results: T-3, CIMB Classic; T-55, HSBC Champions; T-67, Waste Management Phoenix Open

Match Play results (since 2009): None

Comments: As the lowest seed, the one they call The Big Unit will have a tough task of knocking off top-seeded Henrik Stenson. But the defending Asian Tour money winner is long off the tee and is pretty skilled with the flatstick, as well.

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