Spieth def. Larrazabal 2-up in Match Play

Jordan Spieth during the PGA Tour's 2014 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Jordan Spieth, a three-seed, defeats Spain's Pablo Larrazabal.

We'll keep you posted on the highlights of the Spieth vs. Larrazabal match right here – and scroll down for our preview coverage.

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Hole No. 18: Par 4, 480 yards

After Pablo Larrazabal can't make his fourth shot from 160-yards out, he concedes his match to Jordan Spieth.

Jordan Speith def. Pablo Larrazabal, 2-up

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Hole No. 15: Par 4, 343 yards

Another birdie on the 15th for Jordan Spieth gains a 2-up advantage over Pablo Larrazabal. They have three holes to play.

THRU 14: Spieth, 2 up

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Hole No. 14: Par 4, 449 yards

Jordan Spieth sinks a 7 footer for birdie on 14 to take a 1-up lead over Spain's Pablo Larrazabal.

THRU 14: Spieth, 1 up

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Hole No. 12: Par 3, 219 yards

Jordan Spieth gets it back to all square over Pablo Larrazabal after a birdie putt from 15 feet drops.

THRU 12: All square

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Hole No. 11: Par 5, 659 yards

Jordan Spieth made a mess of the par-5 11th, including in a drop for an unplayable lie, which resulted in a bogey. Spieth conceded to Pablo Larrazabal.

THRU 11: Larrazabal, 1 up

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Hole No. 8: Par 5, 576 yards

After two holes of par golf for Jordan Spieth and Spain's Pablo Larrazabal, Spieth birdies for the second time today and gets back to all square.

THRU 8: All square

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Hole No. 5: Par 4, 536 yards

It was consistent golf between Jordan Spieth and Pablo Larrazabal until now, and its Larrazabal to strike first. He makes birdie at the par-4 fifth to take the 1-up lead.

THRU 5: Larrazabal, 1 up

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Hole No. 1: Par 4, 460 yards

In maybe one of the most anticipated matches of the championship, Jordan Spieth and Pablo Larrazabal both make pars to start the day.

THRU 1: All square

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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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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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Match Play preview coverage

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