Dubuisson def. McDowell in WGC Match Play

Graeme McDowell during his second-round win during the 2014 WGC-Accenture Match Play at Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz.

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Victor Dubuisson ended Graeme McDowell's run in Arizona, topping McDowell, 1 up, in the quarterfinals.

We kept you posted on the highlights of the McDowell vs. Dubuisson match right here – and scroll down for our previous coverage.

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Match #60: Graeme McDowell vs. Victor Dubuisson

McDowell has a birdie putt at the 18th to extend the match, but he can't make it and Dubuisson moves on.

DUBUISSON WINS, 1 UP

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Hole No. 16: Par 3, 199 yards

McDowell lips out his par putt at the par-3 16th, and Dubuisson takes the hole with par.

THRU 16: Dubuisson, 1 up

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Hole No. 13: Par 5, 583 yards

A bogey by Dubuisson at the par-5 13th brings this match back to all square for the fourth different time today.

THRU 13: All square

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Hole No. 12: Par 3, 219 yards

Dubuisson birdies the par-3 12th to retake the match lead.

THRU 12: Dubuisson, 1 up

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Hole No. 11: Par 5, 659 yards

McDowell's birdie at the par-5 11th gives him the hole and evens the match back up.

THRU 11: All square

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Hole No. 9: Par 4, 476 yards

Dubuisson chips in for birdie at the par-4 ninth to take the hole and the match lead.

THRU 9: Dubuisson, 1 up

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Hole No. 7: Par 4, 486 yards

Dubuisson brings the match back to all square for the first time since the opening hole with a birdie at the par-4 seventh.

THRU 7: All square

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Hole No. 4: Par 4, 393 yards

Dubuisson gets a hole back by making a long birdie at the par-4 fourth.

THRU 4: McDowell, 1 up

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Hole No. 3: Par 3, 208 yards

McDowell sticks his tee ball at the par-3 third to within a few feet and wins the hole with birdie.

THRU 2: McDowell, 2 up

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Hole No. 2: Par 5, 574 yards

Dubuisson's second shot at the par-5 second goes long and he can only make par, giving McDowell the hole victory with eagle.

THRU 2: McDowell, 1 up

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Hole No. 1: Par 4, 460 yards

The opening hole of this match, the final of the day, is halved with pars.

THRU 1: All square

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Graeme McDowell

  • OWGR Rank: 17
  • Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 47
  • 2014 PGA Tour results: 3rd, WGC-HSBC Champions; T-7, AT&T Pebble Beach
  • Match Play results (since 2009): T-5 (2013); T-33 (2012); T-9 (2011); T-33 (2010); T-33 (2009)
  • Comments: McDowell won Volvo World Match Play in 2013 and also had a T-5 at Match Play in Arizona. Hasn't played a lot in this calendar year, but is a guy that simply doesn't go away. McDowell had advanced with a 1-up win over Gary Woodland in 19 holes in the first round.

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Victor Dubuisson

  • OWGR Rank: 30
  • Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 41
  • 2014 PGA Tour results: T-40, Northern Trust Open
  • Match Play results (since 2009): None
  • Comments: The resume isn't deep, although the game has shown flashes. Advanced with a 5 & 4 win over Kevin Streelman in the first round.

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Friday's third-round coverage

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5 Things: McDowell's magic; Spieth's birdie barrage; more

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French mystery: 'Shy' Victor Dubuisson quietly climbs rankings

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Thursday's second-round coverage

J. Day, H. English smartly conquer second-round Match Play challenges

Thursday, we again saw evidence in the WGC-Accenture Match Play that the toughest hole can be the five inches between the ears. The mental part of the game again was on conspicuous display in, among other matches, a couple that went extra holes and were claimed by young stars Jason Day and Harris English.

G. McDowell: "I was dead and buried, both days," after second come-from-behind win

Live from the desert, a golf sequel to “The Year of Living Dangerously,” with Graeme McDowell, not Mel Gibson, playing the lead role. Shaking his head, he was trying to get his thoughts around what had just transpired in the second round of the Accenture Match Play Championship. By all respects, the man from Northern Ireland should have been packing his bags to head home. Instead, he’s on to the third round.

5 Things: R. Fowler stays hot; top seeds ousted; more

The unpredictability of match-play tournaments reared its head Thursday, and it provided plenty of surprising fireworks at Dove Mountain. From Rickie Fowler's comeback win over Jimmy Walker to Hunter Mahan's date with Graeme McDowell, as well as all four No. 1 seeds heading home, take a look at 5 Things you need to know after the Round of 32.

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Wednesday's first-round coverage

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.

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.

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