Match Play Tracker: Round of 32 at Dove Mountain

Louis Oosthuizen will take on overall top seed Henrik Stenson on Thursday at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Louis Oosthuizen will take on overall top seed Henrik Stenson on Thursday at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

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Hilton Head, SC - Harbour Town Golf Links

8:37:02 PM ET. 04/17/2014




PosNameTodayThruScore
T1Matt Kuchar-5F-5
T1Scott Langley-5F-5
T1William McGirt-5F-5
4Harris English-3F-3
T5Russell Knox-2F-2
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The first day of action at the WGC-Accenture Match Play provided a handful of surprises, but mostly played according to the seeds. Will Thursday be a different case at Dove Mountain? We'll keep you updated all day long with our real-time Tracker.

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Match #47: Justin Rose vs. Ernie Els

Ernie Els with a terrific third shot to win the match. His approach shot didn't roll all the way into the bunker. It got caught up in the rough on the down slope. For his third shot, Els hit it into the bank of the bunker and let it roll out to 4 feet. Justin Rose followed, but he didn't get his third shot out of the bunker. Els made his birdie attempt for the unlikely victory.

Ernie Els def. Just Rose, 20 holes

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Match #48: Jason Dufner vs. Matteo Manassero

What a way to end the match ... Jason Dufner sent his approach shot left of the green. That didn't matter. He chips it in to win the hole. Matteo Manassero gave his birdie attempt a good effort, but it doesn't fall.

Jason Dufner def. Matteo Manassero, 2 and 1

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Match #47: Justin Rose vs. Ernie Els

We're going to 18! Justin Rose has a chip shot from the front of the green and couldn't get up and down to save par. Ernie Els has just a 3-footer to win the hole and makes it.

THRU 17: All Square

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Match No. 44: Graeme McDowell vs. Hideki Matsuyama

From 4 down Wednesday and 3 down today, McDowell completes back-to-back comeback victories – the latter thanks to a par putt of about 5 feet on the 18th after Matsuyama misses a long, downhill par try. McDowell advances to face Hunter Mahan in the third round.

MCDOWELL WINS, 1 UP

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Match #48: Jason Dufner vs. Matteo Manassero

The 15th is conceded to Jason Dufner after Matteo Manassero took the lead at 13. Dufner and Manassero are all square heading to the par-3 16th.

THRU 15: All Square

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Match No. 38: Patrick Reed vs. George Coetzee

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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Match No. 44: Graeme McDowell vs. Hideki Matsuyama

G-Mac does rhyme with comeback. A birdie at No. 17 pulls McDowell square with Matsuyama for the first time since the fairway on No. 1. They head to the 18th for a brand-new match, in effect, albeit with the momentum in McDowell's corner.

THRU 17 HOLES: All Square

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Match No. 38: Patrick Reed vs. George Coetzee

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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Match #47: Justin Rose vs. Ernie Els

Ernie Els' first birdie since the fourth hole came at the right time. He squares the match with the No. 1 seed in the Gary Player bracket, Justin Rose.

THRU 15: All Square

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Match No. 43: Hunter Mahan vs. Richard Sterne

With three wins in the last four holes – all via birdies – Mahan pours it on late in pulling out a comeback win that didn't see him lead until the last two. It leaves Sterne still seeking his first PGA Tour win.

MAHAN WINS, 2 UP

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Match No. 41: Rory McIlroy vs. Harris English

McIlroy gets into trouble at the par-4 first hole, the first playoff hole, pulling his approach shot into the desert. After he can't convert a bogey putt, he concedes the hole and the match to English.

ENGLISH WINS, 19 HOLES

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Match No. 46: Brandt Snedeker vs. Webb Simpson

Simpson makes a short birdie putt to halve the 15th hole – and that's enough to put this match on ice. Simpson moves on to face Louis Oosthuizen, who also won convincingly today.

SIMPSON WINS, 4 & 3

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Match No. 37: Jason Day vs. Billy Horschel

Day birdies the par-4 fourth hole to win the hole and the match.

DAY WINS, 22 HOLES

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Match No. 38: Patrick Reed vs. George Coetzee

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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Match No. 43: Hunter Mahan vs. Richard Sterne

After trading pars at the 16th, Sterne bogeys the penultimate hole – it's a bad time for the bogey as it gives Mahan his first lead of the day as they head to the last.

THRU 17 HOLES: Mahan, 1 up

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Match #45: Henrik Stenson vs. Louis Oosthuizen

Down goes the overall top seed, Henrik Stenson. Louis Oosthuizen drains a long birdie putt at 15 to end the match. Stenson had a chance to match Ooshuizen for birdie, but missed left.

Henrik Stenson def. Louis Oosthuizen, 4 and 3

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Match No. 37: Jason Day vs. Billy Horschel

Three extra holes have been halved with pars now after Horschel and Day each two-putt the par-3 third green.

THRU 21 HOLES: All square

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Match No. 44: Graeme McDowell vs. Hideki Matsuyama

With a birdie at the 15th, McDowell makes his deficit a lot more manageable as he pulls within one of Matsuyama with three to play; still work to do. Matsuyama has just one bogey today, though, seemingly placing the onus on McDowell to chase birdies.

THRU 15 HOLES: Matsuyama, 1 up

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Match No. 41: Rory McIlroy vs. Harris English

We're going to extra holes after both players two-putt for par at the par-4 18th.

THRU 18 HOLES: All square

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Match #48: Jason Dufner vs. Matteo Manassero

Jason Dufner settles for par at No. 13, while his playing competitor Matteo Manassero makes a bogey. With six holes remaining, its all square.

THRU 12: All Square

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Match No. 46: Brandt Snedeker vs. Webb Simpson

Snedeker is left barely hanging on after Simpson birdies the par-5 13th to take a four-hole lead with five to play. It's largely a product of Simpson's 5-1 lead in birdies today.

THRU 13 HOLES: Simpson, 4 up

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Match No. 43: Hunter Mahan vs. Richard Sterne

Mahan birdies for his first hole won since the turn – squaring up this match with three holes to play. It's the second day in a row he's won the 15th, and he heads to the 16th where he also won yesterday.

THRU 15 HOLES: All Square

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Match No. 37: Jason Day vs. Billy Horschel

Day and Horschel halve a second extra hole and this match is going to the 21st hole.

THRU 20 HOLES: All square

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Match #39: Matt Kuchar vs. Ryan Moore

Matt Kuchar finishes off Ryan Moore with an approach shot to 2 feet on 18 and is able to close out his opponent after Moore conceded the hole. The defending champion is moving on.

Matt Kuchar def. Ryan Moore, 2 up

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Match No. 44: Graeme McDowell vs. Hideki Matsuyama

McDowell faces a need for a dramatic, late comeback for the second straight day – after five straight holes halved with pars, Matsuyama birdies the 14th to go up two holes with four to play.

THRU 14 HOLES: Matsuyama, 2 up

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Match No. 42: Charl Schwartzel vs. Jim Furyk

Furyk makes par at the par-3 16th to win his fifth hole in the last six holes, and this one clinches the match, as well.

FURYK WINS, 3 AND 2

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Match #47: Justin Rose vs. Ernie Els

With even-par play on Nos. 8-11, Justin Rose wins hole No. 12. Ernie Els, who is playing in the Round of 16 for the first time since 2012, made his first bogey since hole No. 6.

THRU 12: Rose, 1 up

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Match No. 41: Rory McIlroy vs. Harris English

English makes a big birdie at the par-4 17th to pull back to all square entering the 18th.

THRU 17 HOLES: All square

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Match No. 42: Charl Schwartzel vs. Jim Furyk

Furyk birdies the par-4 15th to win his fourth hole in the last five holes.

THRU 15 HOLES: Furyk, 2 up

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Match No. 37: Jason Day vs. Billy Horschel

Jason Day gets up and down for par at the par-4 first hole to extend the match to the 20th hole.

THRU 19 HOLES: All square

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Match No. 41: Rory McIlroy vs. Harris English

McIlroy is conceded a birdie at the par-3 16th, and he takes the hole and the lead in the match.

THRU 16 HOLES: McIlroy, 1 up

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Match No. 46: Brandt Snedeker vs. Webb Simpson

A birdie here allows Simpson to stretch his lead back to three, as he shows why he's ranked well ahead of Snedeker in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.

THRU 11 HOLES: Simpson, 3 up

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Match #45: Henrik Stenson vs. Louis Oosthuizen

After trading the same scores on Nos. 7-11, Louis Oosthuizen finally breaks the trend. He settles for par on the par-3, while Stenson made bogey. The No. 1 seed in the Bobby Jones bracket seems to be in trouble.

THRU 12: Oosthuizen, 3 up

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Match No. 41: Rory McIlroy vs. Harris English

McIlroy wins a second straight hole with birdie at the par-4 15th to even things back up.

THRU 15 HOLES: All square

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Match #39: Matt Kuchar vs. Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore misses his birdie attempt from 18 feet, opening the door for Matt Kuchar to make his 5 footer. This gives the advantage to the defending champ heading to the par-3 16th.

THRU 15: Kuchar, 1 up

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Match No. 41: Rory McIlroy vs. Harris English

McIlroy birdies the par-4 14th to cut English's lead in half. Just one of the last eight holes in this match has been halved.

THRU 14 HOLES: English, 1 up

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Match No. 42: Charl Schwartzel vs. Jim Furyk

Make that three straight hole victories for Furyk, who wins the par-5 13th with birdie to take a 1-up lead, his first of the match.

THRU 13 HOLES: Furyk, 1 up

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Match No. 46: Brandt Snedeker vs. Webb Simpson

Snedeker makes progress, parring the 10th hole and cutting Simpson's lead to 2 holes. Simpson bogeyed his first hole of the day.

THRU 10: Simpson, 2 up

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Match No. 37: Jason Day vs. Billy Horschel

Day and Horschel head to hole No. 18 all tied up after both players parred No. 17.

THRU 17 HOLES: All Square

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Match No. 43: Hunter Mahan vs. Richard Sterne

After both players go par-birdie at the 10th and 11th, a second straight birdie from Sterne gives the South African his first hole won since No. 3 as he takes the lead again.

THRU 12 HOLES: Sterne, 1 up

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Match #40: Jordan Spieth vs. Thomas Bjorn

Thomas Bjorn gave his birdie a valiant effort on the 14th, but it came up just short. Jordan Spieth had to two-putt and did for the victory.

Jordan Spieth def. Thomas Bjorn, 5 and 4

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Match No. 36: Bubba Watson vs. Jonas Blixt

At No. 18, Watson finds the fairway and the back of the green, while Blixt encounters a bad lie and his second shot finds trouble – all but ending his chances of completing a huge comeback. After a last-gasp effort, Blixt concedes the hole and the match to Watson.

WATSON WINS, 2 UP

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Match No. 41: Rory McIlroy vs. Harris English

English takes the par-5 13th with par to retake a 2-up lead. McIlroy bogeyed the hole. In his last four holes, McIlroy has a birdie, two bogeys and a hole he conceded to English.

THRU 13 HOLES: English, 2 up

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Match No. 37: Jason Day vs. Billy Horschel

Day completes his comeback after going down by 3 in the first four holes. Day made par on the par 3 and Horschel finished with a bogey as their pair heads to 17.

THRU 16 HOLES: All Square

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Match #39: Matt Kuchar vs. Ryan Moore

The first birdie on the back nine between Matt Kuchar and Ryan Moore comes at the 13th at the hand of Kuchar. That allows the defending champion to pull back to all square with Moore.

THRU 13: All Square

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Match No. 36: Bubba Watson vs. Jonas Blixt

Watson makes par at the 17th, but Blixt has a makeable birdie try to stay alive – it finds the left side and falls. They'll head to the 18th, with Blixt surely feeling a little momentum.

THRU 17 HOLES: Watson, 1 up

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Match No. 41: Rory McIlroy vs. Harris English

McIlroy gets a hole back with a birdie at the par-3 12th.

THRU 12 HOLES: English, 1 up

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Match No. 42: Charl Schwartzel vs. Jim Furyk

After seven straight halves, Furyk wins the par-5 11th with birdie to cut Schwartzel's lead in half.

THRU 11 HOLES: Schwartzel, 1 up

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Match #48: Jason Dufner vs. Matteo Manassero

Two birdies in the last three holes for Matteo Manassero. Jason Dufner can't convert on his birdie putt on 7, as Manassero extends his lead on the reigning PGA champion.

THRU 7: Manassero, 2 up

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Match No. 43: Hunter Mahan vs. Richard Sterne

Sterne's first bogey of the day comes at the turn and gives Mahan a win he needed to square the match. They'll start over at the 10th tee, in effect.

THRU NINE HOLES: All Square

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Match No. 35: Victor Dubuisson vs. Peter Hanson

A birdie from Dubuisson at the par-4 17th gives the No. 7 seed another win and closes out Hanson's week. Not bad for the Frenchman as a Match Play first timer; he'll face the winner of the Bubba Watson vs. Jonas Blixt match, which Watson leads.

DUBUISSON WINS 3 & 1

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Match #47: Justin Rose vs. Ernie Els

Ernie Els got off to a hot start, but is starting to make mistakes. With his third bogey in a row, and Justin Rose playing par-golf on No. 7, Rose gets this match back to all square.

THRU 7: All Square

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Match No. 41: Rory McIlroy vs. Harris English

English doubles his lead after McIlroy concedes the par-5 11th.

THRU 11 HOLES: English, 2 up

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Match No. 46: Brandt Snedeker vs. Webb Simpson

Snedeker breaks his rough stretch with a birdie, taking his first hole of the day. Simpson is still 3 up after parring the par 5.

THRU 8: Simpson, 3 up

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Match No. 38: Patrick Reed vs. George Coetzee

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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Match No. 36: Bubba Watson vs. Jonas Blixt

Watson birdies to put the pressure on a birdie try of about 12 feet or so from Blixt – it lips out 270 degrees off the right edge and Watson's lead is back to two, with three to play.

THRU 15 HOLES: Watson, 2 up

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Match #48: Jason Dufner vs. Matteo Manassero

A par for Matteo Manassero wins a hole for the Italian, as he regains the lead over American Jason Dufner.

THRU 5: Manassero, 1 up

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Match No. 34: Rickie Fowler vs. Jimmy Walker

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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Match No. 44: Graeme McDowell vs. Hideki Matsuyama

Another birdie and another win for McDowell, who climbs back within one of Matsuyama and narrows his deficit much earlier in the match than in the previous round.

THRU EIGHT HOLES: Matsuyama, 1 up

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Match No. 36: Bubba Watson vs. Jonas Blixt

Watson can't manage bogey at the par-4 14th and concedes it to the Swede, narrowing his lead to a one-hole margin for the first time since the second tee.

THRU 14 HOLES: Watson, 1 up

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Match No. 44: Graeme McDowell vs. Hideki Matsuyama

McDowell's second birdie of the round wins his first hole of the day – last time, Matsuyama holed out a chip for eagle – and narrows the deficit. At the PGA Show last month, McDowell talked about his 2014 schedule and looked back at his 2010 U.S. Open win.

THRU SEVEN HOLES: Matsuyama, 2 up

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Match No. 41: Rory McIlroy vs. Harris English

English takes his third 1-up lead of the match after McIlroy bogeys the par-4 10th.

THRU 10 HOLES: English, 1 up

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Match #47: Justin Rose vs. Ernie Els

Ernie Els bogeyed the par-4 fifth, and Justin Rose was able to make his par putt and cut into Els' lead.

THRU 5: Els, 1 up

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Match No. 43: Hunter Mahan vs. Richard Sterne

Mahan's first birdie of the day, at the par-5 eighth, narrows his deficit as the match approaches the turn. Mahan trailed yesterday as well in his win over Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, so we'll see if he can repeat the come-from-behind form.

THRU EIGHT HOLES: Sterne, 1 up

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Match No. 34: Rickie Fowler vs. Jimmy Walker

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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Match #47: Justin Rose vs. Ernie Els

Els is 3 under through the last two holes, leading to a 2-up lead. Justin Rose isn't playing bad golf as he is even par through four holes.

THRU 4: Els, 2 up

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Match No. 45: Henrik Stenson vs. Louis Oosthuizen

Stenson wins his first hole of the day after Oosthuizen makes bogey on the par 3.

THRU 6: Oosthuizen, 2 up

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Match #48: Jason Dufner vs. Matteo Manassero

Back and forth we go ... Jason Dufner wins the hole after Manassero finds trouble off the tee.

THRU 3: All Square

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Match No. 35: Victor Dubuisson vs. Peter Hanson

Breaking a string of four straight halved holes, Dubuisson breaks a bit of a back-nine par-5 jinx as both players bogeyed the 11th and Hanson bogeys here while par gives Dubuisson a two-hole edge for the first time since the second hole.

THRU 13 HOLES: Dubuisson, 2 up

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Match No. 38: Patrick Reed vs. George Coetzee

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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Match #48: Jason Dufner vs. Matteo Manassero

Jason Dufner reached the front of the green with his third shot and takes three more shots to get it into the hole. Matteo Manassero makes birdie after the fact and takes advantage of this par-5.

THRU 2: Manassero, 1 up

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Match No. 44: Graeme McDowell vs. Hideki Matsuyama

A McDowell bogey at the par-3 sixth puts Matsuyama ahead by three, albeit well before the turn. McDowell still can't be counted out, though, judging by yesterday's comeback from 4 down after seven holes.

THRU SIX HOLES: Matsuyama, 3 up

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Match No. 33: Sergio Garcia vs. Bill Haas

Haas concedes birdie to Garcia after he can't hole a par chip at the 17th, giving Garcia the hole and the match.

GARCIA WINS, 3 AND 1

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Match No. 34: Rickie Fowler vs. Jimmy Walker

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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Match #39: Matt Kuchar vs. Ryan Moore

Finally ... Ryan Moore takes advantage of the par-4 ninth and makes the first move in the match with a birdie. He'll take a 1-up lead at the turn.

THRU 9: Moore, 1 up

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Match No. 37: Jason Day vs. Billy Horschel

Day strikes back with a birdie on the par-5 11th. Horschel parred the hole, watching his lead slim down to 2 holes.

THRU 11 HOLES: Horschel, 2 up

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Match No. 41: Rory McIlroy vs. Harris English

This match is all square for the third time today after McIlroy birdies the par-5 eighth.

THRU 8 HOLES: All square

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Match No. 33: Sergio Garcia vs. Bill Haas

Haas can't save par at the par-3 16th and Garcia takes a 2-up lead with two holes to play.

THRU 16 HOLES: Garcia, 2 up

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Match No. 36: Bubba Watson vs. Jonas Blixt

After trading birdies at the eighth, Watson and Blixt again trade pars for three straight holes. Watson is consistently scoring to keep Blixt at bay – chewing up ground and maintaining a three-hole advantage with seven to play.

THRU 11 HOLES: Watson, 3 up

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Match No. 38: Patrick Reed vs. George Coetzee

Coetzee hits a bump in the road, making a bogey 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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Match No. 46: Brandt Snedeker vs. Webb Simpson

Snedeker concedes the hole after hitting into a water hazard, giving Simpson a 2-hole lead through three.

THRU 3: Simpson, 2 up

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Match No. 45: Henrik Stenson vs. Louis Oosthuizen

Stenson concedes his second hole of the day, giving Oosthuizen, the former Open champ, a 3-hole lead through four.

THRU 3: Oosthuizen, 3 up

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Match #48: Jason Dufner vs. Matteo Manassero

No. 4 Gary Player bracket seed and No. 18 in the Official World Golf Rankings Jason Dufner will take on No. 12 (in the bracket) and No. 50 in the OWGR Matteo Manassero in the last match of the day. Dufner and Manassero with two-putt pars on No. 1 to halve the hole.

THRU 1: All Square

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Match No. 34: Rickie Fowler vs. Jimmy Walker

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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Match No. 46: Brandt Snedeker vs. Webb Simpson

Simpson took an early lead with a birdie 4 at the par-5 2nd hole over Snedeker.

THRU 1: Simpson, 1 up

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Match No. 41: Rory McIlroy vs. Harris English

After three straight halves, English birdies the par-4 seventh to take his second lead of the match.

THRU 7 HOLES: English, 1 up

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Match #47: Justin Rose vs. Ernie Els

Two major champions going against each other in this match. Erinie Els is looking to make it to the Round of 16 for the first time since 2012. Justin Rose is looking to get back to the Round of 16 for the second time in his last four years.

THRU 1: All Square

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Match No. 33: Sergio Garcia vs. Bill Haas

Garcia retakes the lead with a birdie at the par-4 14th. It's just his third birdie of the match, although he does have an eagle, too.

THRU 14 HOLES: Garcia, 1 up

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Match #40: Jordan Spieth vs. Thomas Bjorn

Jordan Spieth lagged a birdie putt up to the cup, and put the pressure on Thomas Bjorn. He had to make his long par putt to halve the hole. He gives it a good run, but it runs by the hole.

THRU 7: Spieth, 4 up

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Match No. 46: Brandt Snedeker vs. Webb Simpson

Both Snedeker and Simpson par the opening hole.

THRU 1: All Square

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Match #39: Matt Kuchar vs. Ryan Moore

Pretty steady golf between Matt Kuchar and Ryan Moore today. It has been all square through the first seven holes with neither player getting an advantage. Both players birdied the second, double-bogeyed the third and bogeyed the sixth.

THRU 7: All Square

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Match No. 45: Henrik Stenson vs. Louis Oosthuizen

Oosthuizen drains a lengthy putt for eagle, taking hole No. 2 and a 2-hole lead.

THRU 1: Oosthuizen, 2 up

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Match No. 33: Sergio Garcia vs. Bill Haas

Garcia does not have the lead for long as Haas birdies the par-5 13th to win the hole and square the match back up.

THRU 13 HOLES: All square

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Match No. 38: Patrick Reed vs. George Coetzee

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

THRU 6: Coetzee, 1 up

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Match No. 43: Hunter Mahan vs. Richard Sterne

Back-to-back birdies now lift Sterne to a two-hole advantage. Sterne finished 28th in December's Volvo Golf Champions on European Tour, but hasn't been in the top 50 in three events since. He's got his game going well so far this week, nonetheless.

THRU THREE HOLES: Sterne, 2 up

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Match #40: Jordan Spieth vs. Thomas Bjorn

Thomas Bjorn makes back-to-back bogeys, while Jordan Spieth settles for two pars allowing him to take control of this match.

THRU 6: Spieth, 3 up

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Match No. 45: Henrik Stenson vs. Louis Oosthuizen

No. 1 seed Henrik Stenson conceded the first hole, giving Louis Oosthuizen an early lead.

THRU 1: Oosthuizen, 1 up

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Match No. 42: Charl Schwartzel vs. Jim Furyk

Shwartzel wins a second straight hole after Furyk bogeys the par-3 third.

THRU 3 HOLES: Schwartzel, 2 up

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Match No. 33: Sergio Garcia vs. Bill Haas

Garcia leads for the first time today after taking his second straight hole with birdie at the 12th.

THRU 12 HOLES: Garcia, 1 up

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Match No. 44: Graeme McDowell vs. Hideki Matsuyama

Birdie for Matsuyama, who is looking for his first PGA Tour win, gets him out to a quick lead. These two are closely matched in OWGR, with McDowell five spots better – yet Matsuyama is ranked 35 spots higher in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, which place more emphasis on recent performance.

THRU ONE HOLE: Matsuyama, 1 up

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Match No. 43: Hunter Mahan vs. Richard Sterne

With a birdie, the underdog Sterne grabs an early lead over Mahan. Can he knock off two big Tour names in a row? Here's a look at how he won the Joburg Open about a year ago.

THRU TWO HOLES: Sterne, 1 up

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Match No. 42: Charl Schwartzel vs. Jim Furyk

Shwartzel wins a second straight hole after Furyk bogeys the par-3 third.

THRU 3 HOLES: Schwartzel, 2 up

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Match No. 37: Jason Day vs. Billy Horschel

Horschel birdied his third hole on the day, taking the par 5 over Day, who parred.

THRU 8 HOLES: Horschel, 3 up

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Match #40: Jordan Spieth vs. Thomas Bjorn

Jordan Spieth makes the first birdie between him and Thomas Bjorn, which allows him to win hole No. 5.

THRU 5: Spieth, 2 up

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Match No. 38: Patrick Reed vs. George Coetzee

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

THRU 6: Coetzee, 2 up

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Match No. 33: Sergio Garcia vs. Bill Haas

Garcia wins the par-5 11th with par after Haas, who had to take an unplayable after driving his tee shot into the desert, was conceded a bogey.

THRU 11 HOLES: All square

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Match No. 44: Graeme McDowell vs. Hideki Matsuyama

Birdie for Matsuyama, who is looking for his first PGA Tour win, gets him out to a quick lead. These two are closely matched in OWGR, with McDowell five spots better – yet Matsuyama is ranked 35 spots higher in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, which place more emphasis on recent performance.

THRU ONE HOLE: Matsuyama, 1 up

• • •

Match No. 42: Charl Schwartzel vs. Jim Furyk

Shwartzel's short birdie at the par-5 second gives him the first lead of the match.

THRU 2 HOLES: Schwartzel, 1 up

• • •

Match No. 43: Hunter Mahan vs. Richard Sterne

Pars lead to a halved first hole, the only match so far in the Snead bracket to start that way. The Golfweek/Sagarin rankings have Mahan more than 100 spots ahead of Sterne, but a similar disadvantage on paper didn't matter in yesterday's upset of No. 1 seed Zach Johnson.

THRU ONE HOLE: All Square

• • •

Match No. 41: Rory McIlroy vs. Harris English

McIlroy gets a hole back with birdie at the par-3 third, and he's now back to all square with English.

THRU 3 HOLES: All square

• • •

Match No. 35: Victor Dubuisson vs. Peter Hanson

Hanson's reversal of fortune ends after three straight wins – as it's Dubuisson's turn for a retort as he makes a birdie putt of about 5 feet to reclaim the lead.

THRU EIGHT HOLES: Dubuisson, 1 up

• • •

Match No. 34: Rickie Fowler vs. Jimmy Walker

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

THRU 9 HOLES: Walker, 1 up

• • •

Match No. 42: Charl Schwartzel vs. Jim Furyk

The fourth match in the Ben Hogan bracket is underway as Schwartzel and Furyk each make par at the first.

THRU 1 HOLE: All square

• • •

Match No. 41: Rory McIlroy vs. Harris English

English birdies the par-5 second to take the early lead on McIlroy.

THRU 2 HOLES: English, 1 up

• • •

Match #40: Jordan Spieth vs. Thomas Bjorn

Jordan Spieth found the bunker with his tee shot at No. 3. After not getting out for his second shot, he made his third shot from the bunker with the flagstick out to halve the hole with Thomas Bjorn.

THRU 3: Spieth, 1 up

• • •

Match No. 36: Bubba Watson vs. Jonas Blixt

Three times in a row, Watson and Blixt trade pars as this match's status remains the same – though Watson lips out a birdie try here that could have made the Swede's deficit that much tough to climb out of.

THRU SEVEN HOLES: Watson, 3 up

• • •

Match No. 37: Jason Day vs. Billy Horschel

Day wins his first hole of the day after Horschel bogeys the par-3 6th.

THRU 6 HOLES: Horschel, 2 up

• • •

Match #40: Jordan Spieth vs. Thomas Bjorn

After a soft touch with his chip shot, Jordan Spieth makes a 6-footer for birdie to take the early lead against Thomas Bjorn.

THRU 2: Spieth, 1 up

• • •

Match No. 41: Rory McIlroy vs. Harris English

McIlroy, the top seed in the Ben Hogan bracket, and Harris English open their match with a halve after each player makes par at the par-4 first hole.

THRU 1 HOLE: All square

• • •

Match No. 35: Victor Dubuisson vs. Peter Hanson

Hanson wins another hole with a birdie 2. What could have become a runaway is again a close match just past the midpoint of the front nine.

THRU SIX HOLES: Dubuisson, 1 up

• • •

Match No. 38: Patrick Reed vs. George Coetzee

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

THRU 3: Coetzee, 1 up

• • •

Match #40: Jordan Spieth vs. Thomas Bjorn

A match of young and old. Did You Know? Thomas Bjorn, a native of Denmark, turned pro the same year, Jordan Spieth was born. Another thing Bjorn and Spieth have in common? Both won the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year award. The match starts off with two pars between the two.

THRU 1: All Square

• • •

Match No. 33: Sergio Garcia vs. Bill Haas

Garcia gets a hole back with eagle at the par-5 eighth. Prior to that eagle, Garcia was 1 over on the day.

THRU 8 HOLES: Haas, 1 up

• • •

Match No. 35: Victor Dubuisson vs. Peter Hanson

After pars are traded in halving the fourth hole, Hanson's first birdie of the day earns him a win and helps him close his deficit a bit.

THRU FIVE HOLES: Dubuisson, 2 up

• • •

Match No. 38: Patrick Reed vs. George Coetzee

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

THRU 2: All Square

• • •

Match No. 36: Bubba Watson vs. Jonas Blixt

Watson's birdie run ends here, but he wins another hole as Blixt bogeys. Watson's "Bubba golf" approach doesn't exactly make him a fairway-green par machine, but a three-hole lead might be tough for Blixt to counter. We'll see.

THRU FOUR HOLES: Watson, 3 up

• • •

Match #39: Matt Kuchar vs. Ryan Moore

Two past U.S. Amateur champs squaring off in this one. Moore, a UNLV product, won in 2004, and Kuchar, a Georgia Tech grad, won in 1997. Both players make four on the first hole.

THRU 1: All square

• • •

Match No. 37: Jason Day vs. Billy Horschel

Horschel is 1 under on the day after making another par on No. 3, but Day bogeyed the hole, giving Horschel a two-hole lead.

THRU 3 HOLES: Horschel, 2 up

• • •

Match No. 33: Sergio Garcia vs. Bill Haas

After four straight halves, Haas takes another hole after Garcia misses a par putt at the par-4 seventh.

THRU 7 HOLES: Haas, 2 up

• • •

Match No. 34: Rickie Fowler vs. Jimmy Walker

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

• • •

Match No. 37: Jason Day vs. Billy Horschel

Horschel makes his first birdie of the day, taking a 1-up lead on Day, who parred the hole.

THRU 2 HOLES: Horschel, 1 up

• • •

Match No. 36: Bubba Watson vs. Jonas Blixt

After both players trade birdies to halve the second, Watson cards his third straight birdie and Blixt can't match. Watson, the 2012 Masters champion and winner of last week's Northern Trust Open going away, has a quick 2-up margin.

THRU THREE HOLES: Watson, 2 up

• • •

Match No. 38: Patrick Reed vs. George Coetzee

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

THRU 1: Coetzee, 1 up

• • •

Match No. 34: Rickie Fowler vs. Jimmy Walker

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

• • •

Match No. 35: Victor Dubuisson vs. Peter Hanson

The Frenchman is on fire early: A third consecutive birdie to start the day boost Dubuisson to a 3-up lead out of the gate. Suddenly the question becomes whether he can protect his cushion or will let Hanson back in.

THRU THREE HOLES: Dubuisson, 3 up

• • •

Match No. 37: Jason Day vs. Billy Horschel

Both players made par on the first hole, starting the round tied after one.

THRU 1: All Square

• • •

Match No. 35: Victor Dubuisson vs. Peter Hanson

A second straight birdie gives Dubuisson an early "insurance run," to borrow a baseball term. But there's a lot of ground left to cover here. The Frenchman won the Turkish Open in November.

THRU TWO HOLES: Dubuisson, 2 up

• • •

Match No. 34: Rickie Fowler vs. Jimmy Walker

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

• • •

Match No. 34: Rickie Fowler vs. Jimmy Walker

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

THRU 3 HOLES: Fowler, 1 up

• • •

Match No. 35: Victor Dubuisson vs. Peter Hanson

A birdie at the first gives Dubuisson an immediate 1-up lead. This could be a close one, as they are separated by just three spots in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.

THRU ONE HOLE: Dubuisson, 1 up

• • •

Match No. 34: Rickie Fowler vs. Jimmy Walker

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

• • •

Match No. 33: Sergio Garcia vs. Bill Haas

Garcia notches his first birdie, but Haas makes eagle at the par-5 second to take the hole.

THRU 2 HOLES: Haas, 1 up

• • •

Match No. 34: Rickie Fowler vs. Jimmy Walker

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

• • •

Match No. 33: Sergio Garcia vs. Bill Haas

The first hole of the day is halved with pars. Garcia is coming off a 22-hole victory over Marc Leishman while Haas defeated Miguel Angel Jimenez, 4 and 3, in the first round.

THRU 1 HOLE: All square

• • •

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.

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.

• • •

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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