Match Play tee times: McIlroy, English to face off
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
PHOTOS: WGC Match Play 2014
Check out photos from the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship at Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz.
At one point on Wednesday, it looked like three No. 1 seeds were headed for the first flight out of town at the WGC-Accenture Match Play.
But, somehow, three No. 1 seeds used the back nine to survive, while three more No. 2 seeds also moved on. The two victims? The Johnsons – Zach and Dustin.
With a good portion of the "favorites" from Wednesday advancing, here are some key matches to watch on Thursday at Dove Mountain:
• Rory McIlroy vs. Harris English: Two young guns. Two guys that know how to win. Two guys that seem to love match play. Also two of the hottest golfers on the planet, so this one should have plenty of fireworks.
• Brandt Snedeker vs. Webb Simpson: A pair of Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup veterans, and both are trying to impress U.S. captain Tom Watson with the Ryder Cup later this year. Simpson was convincing in his win on Wednesday, while Snedeker only led on the day's most important hole – the final one.
• Jason Day vs. Billy Horschel: A couple of young, fiery guys that are super aggressive. Horschel was dominant on Wednesday in his Match Play debut, while Day survived a back-and-forth match with Thorbjorn Olesen.
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Round of 32 tee times at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
Here is a complete look at Thursday's complete pairings and tee times (all times EST):
11:20 a.m.: Sergio Garcia vs. Bill Haas
11:32 a.m.: Rickie Fowler vs. Jimmy Walker
11:44 a.m.: Peter Hanson vs. Victor Dubuisson
11:56 a.m.: Bubba Watson vs. Jonas Blixt
12:08 p.m.: Jason Day vs. Billy Horschel
12:20 p.m.: George Coetzee vs. Patrick Reed
12:32 p.m.: Matt Kuchar vs. Ryan Moore
12:44 p.m.: Jordan Spieth vs. Thomas Bjorn
12:56 p.m.: Rory McIlroy vs. Harris English
1:08 p.m.: Charl Schwartzel vs. Jim Furyk
1:20 p.m.: Richard Sterne vs. Hunter Mahan
1:32 p.m.: Graeme McDowell vs. Hideki Matsuyama
1:44 p.m.: Henrik Stenson vs. Louis Oosthuizen
1:56 p.m.: Brandt Snedeker vs. Webb Simpson
2:08 p.m.: Justin Rose vs. Ernie Els
2:20 p.m.: Jason Dufner vs. Matteo Manassero