Fowler def. Walker in WGC Match Play

Rickie Fowler during Thursday's second round of the PGA Tour's 2014 WGC-Accenture Match Play at Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz.

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Jimmy Walker made the turn with a 1-up lead on Rickie Fowler, but it was Fowler who came away with the victory, 1 up.

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

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Hole No. 18: Par 4, 480 yards

Fowler finds the sand off the tee, but gets his approach on the green and two-putts for par to halve the hole and clinch the match.

FOWLER WINS, 1 UP

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Hole No. 17: Par 4, 482 yards

Walker can't get up and down for par at the par-4 17th, and Fowler drains a 7-footer for par to win the hole and take the lead.

THRU 17 HOLES: Fowler, 1 up

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Hole No. 16: Par 3, 199 yards

Fowler birdies from 15 feet at the par-3 16th to bring the match back to all square.

THRU 16 HOLES: All square

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Hole No. 15: Par 4, 343 yards

Fowler bogeys for the third time today, at the par-4 15th, and Walker now has a 1-up lead with three holes to play.

THRU 15 HOLES: Walker, 1 up

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Hole No. 14: Par 4, 449 yards

Fowler birdies the par-4 14th to halve the match and win his first hole since the fifth hole.

THRU 14 HOLES: All square

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Hole No. 9: Par 4, 476 yards

After two straight halves, Walker two-putts for par to win the par-4 ninth.

THRU 9 HOLES: Walker, 1 up

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Hole No. 6: Par 3, 185 yards

Walker birdies the par-3 sixth hole to even things back up. There still has not been a halve yet in this match.

THRU 6 HOLES: All square

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Hole No. 5: Par 4, 536 yards

Through five holes, Fowler and Walker have yet to halve a hole. Fowler wins the fifth with par and now leads, 1 up.

THRU 5 HOLES: Fowler, 1 up

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Hole No. 4: Par 4, 393 yards

Walker wins his second hole of the match, taking the fourth hole with birdie to move the match back to all square. He and Fowler have combined for three birdies and an eagle in four holes.

THRU 4 HOLES: All square

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Hole No. 3: Par 3, 208 yards

After eagle at the second, Fowler birdies the par-3 third to take the lead.

THRU 3 HOLES: Fowler, 1 up

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Hole No. 2: Par 5, 574 yards

Fowler gets a hole right back with a hole-out eagle at the par-5 second, and this match is back to all square.

THRU 2 HOLES: All square

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Hole No. 1: Par 4, 460 yards

Fowler bogeys the opening hole to give Walker the early lead. Both are coming off big first-round victories – Fowler topped Ian Poulter while Walker notched a 5-and-4 win over Branden Grace.

THRU 1 HOLE: Walker, 1 up

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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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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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Wednesday's first-round coverage

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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.

Surprising starts: Bubba's comeback; Fowler, Blixt upsets

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.

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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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