Coetzee def. Reed in 21 holes at WGC Match Play

Patrick Reed acknowledges the gallery on the 18th green after winning the Humana Challenge behind a 1-under 71 on Sunday.

Patrick Reed acknowledges the gallery on the 18th green after winning the Humana Challenge behind a 1-under 71 on Sunday.

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George Coetzee won the 18th hole to force extra holes before ousting Patrick Reed on the 21st hole.

We kept you posted on the highlights of the Reed vs. Coetzee match right here – and scroll down for our preview coverage.

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Hole No. 21: Par 3, 208 yards

Coetzee makes an 8-footer for birdie at the par-3 third hole to win the hole and the match.

COETZEE WINS, 21 HOLES

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Hole No. 20: Par 5, 574 yards

Coetzee and Reed trade pars at the par-5 second hole and this match is going to a third extra hole.

THRU 20 HOLES: All square

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Hole No. 19: Par 4, 460 yards

Reed has to take an unplayable on this hole, yet Coetzee can't ale advantage and the hole is halved with bogeys.

THRU 19 HOLES: All square

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Hole No. 18: Par 4, 480 yards

Coetzee makes a 5-footer for par to win the hole and extend the match.

THRU 18 HOLES: All square

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Hole No. 16: Par 3, 199 yards

After halving the 15th, Reed had a putt for par to win the hole, but he sent it past the cup. Both players bogeyed the par 3, keeping Reed's lead at 1.

THRU 16 Reed, 1 up

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Hole No. 14: Par 4, 449 yards

Reed and Coetzee continue their battle by making par at 14. Only five holes have been halved so far in the match.

THRU 14 Reed, 1 up

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Hole No. 13: Par 5, 583 yards

Reed misses his putt to win the hole, allowing Coetzee to step up and hit a putt to halve the hole.

THRU 13: Reed, 1 up

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Hole No. 12: Par 3, 219 yards

Reed slips back with a bogey on the 219-yard par 3. Coetzee nabs a par, putting his deficit at 1.

THRU 12: Reed, 1 up

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Hole No. 11: Par 5, 659 yards

Reed charges back by winning three straight holes. His birdie on No. 11 was his second straight.

THRU 11: Reed, 2 up

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Hole No. 10: Par 4, 493 yards

The two players are moving in opposite directions as Reed makes a birdie 3 and Coetzee bogeys the hole.

THRU 10: Reed, 1 up

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Hole No. 9: Par 4, 476 yards

Coetzee hits a bump in the road, making a boget at No. 9. Coetzee is 3-over in the past three holes, as the match is once again knotted up.

THRU 9: All Square

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Hole No. 8: Par 5, 576 yards

Coetzee hangs on to his 1-hole lead with a par on No. 8. Reed answers with a par of his own. Reed owns a win this season – the Humana Challenge in January.

THRU 8: Coetzee, 1 up

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Hole No. 7: Par 4, 486 yards

Coetzee slips up with a double bogey on the par-4 7th, giving Reed the chance win the hole with par.

THRU 7: Coetzee, 1 up

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Hole No. 6: Par 3, 185 yards

Coetzee takes another hole after Reed bogeys for the fourth time in 6 holes.

THRU 6: Coetzee, 2 up

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Hole No. 5: Par 4, 536 yards

Reed bogeys his third hole of the day, but Coetzee makes bogey as well, leaving Coetzee 1 up.

THRU 5: Coetzee, 1 up

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Hole No. 4: Par 4, 393 yards

Both golfers secure par on the par-4, keeping Coetzee at 1 up.

THRU 4: Coetzee, 1 up

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Hole No. 3: Par 3, 208 yards

Coetzee regains the lead after Reed bogeys the par-3 3rd.

THRU 3: Coetzee, 1 up

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Hole No. 2: Par 5, 574 yards

Reed birdies the par-5 2nd hole while Coetzee makes par, evening the match through two.

THRU 2: All Square

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Hole No. 1: Par 4, 460 yards

Patrick Reed bogeys the first hole as George Coetzee makes par, giving Coetzee a 1-up lead through one.

THRU 1: Coetzee, 1 up

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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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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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Wednesday's first-round coverage

McDowell: 'Very fortunate to have escaped' at Match Play

There are no guarantees in golf, if we hadn’t known that before. Nothing is certain, particularly in 18-hole match play, even when you are 3 down with three holes left and your opponent sends an approach shot toward the pin. That was Graeme McDowell’s predicament in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play.

5 Things: Snedeker sneaks in; McIlroy moves on; more

Thirty-two matches, 64 players, nearly 10 hours of golf – and dozens of reasons why it's the best day of the year for pure PGA Tour fun, non-major category. But with so much going on, no time to waste. Here are 5 Things to know from Day 1 of the Accenture Match Play Championship.

And for your morning breakfast, the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship served up a trio of surprises. Rickie Fowler beating Ian Poulter and Jonas Blixt eliminating Keegan Bradley? No argument there. But Bubba Watson ousting Mikko Ilonen? A surprise? If you go by stature in the game, resumes and seedings – Watson was 11th, Ilonen 54th – it surely wasn’t, but the way things turned in the American’s favor certainly was.

• • •

Match Play preview coverage

Hole-by-hole preview of Dove Mountain, Match Play host course

The Golf Club at Dove Mountain is certainly fun to watch from home. And with match play, just about anything can happen, especially on this dramatic, rugged Jack Nicklaus-designed course in the foothills of the Tortolita Mountain Range just north of Tucson, Ariz. See photos and a strategic description of all 18 holes.

Expert picks: No clear favorite at WGC Match Play

The field is stacked and this is truly the "anything-can-happen" tournament of the year, as match play seems to even the playing field in golf. With Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott taking the WGC-Accenture Match Play off, a bit of intrigue might be lost, but the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Ian Poulter should provide some drama worth watching.

R.McIlroy tops Match Play odds; D. Johnson, J. Day close

Rory McIlroy tops the list of odds to win this week’s WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, with Dustin Johnson and Jason Day not far behind. McIlroy is listed at 12/1 to win the tournament, with Johnson and Day at 15/1.

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