Day def. Oosthuizen 2 and 1 in WGC Match Play

Jason Day during the 2014 WGC-Accenture Match Play at Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz.

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Jason Day earned the first semifinal berth with a 2-and-1 victory over Louis Oosthuizen, who struggled with a back injury throughout the match.

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

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Hole No. 17: Par 4, 482 yards

Day gets up and down to save par, halve the 17th hole and win the match.

DAY WINS, 2 AND 1

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Hole No. 13: Par 5, 583 yards

Day misses a chip-in for par at the par-5 13th and he gives a hole back to Oosthuizen.

THRU 13: Day, 2 up

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Hole No. 11: Par 5, 659 yards

Day's lead grows to 3 up after Oosthuizen concedes the par-5 11th hole.

THRU 11: Day, 3 up

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Hole No. 9: Par 4, 476 yards

After Oosthuizen's birdie putt horseshoes out of the hole, Day drains a 5-footer for birdie to win the par-4 ninth.

THRU 9: Day, 2 up

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Hole No. 5: Par 4, 536 yards

No halves yet in this match as Day birdies the par-4 fifth to take the lead.

THRU 5: Day, 1 up

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Hole No. 4: Par 4, 393 yards

Oosthuizen runs his birdie chip way past the hole at the par-4 fourth, and Day wins with par.

THRU 4: All square

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Hole No. 3: Par 3, 208 yards

Oosthuizen drains a 20-footer for birdie to win the par-3 third hole.

THRU 3: Oosthuizen, 1 up

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Hole No. 2: Par 5, 574 yards

Oosthuizen's tee shot goes right into the desert again, but after an unplayable, Oosthuizen birdies to win the hole at the par-5 second.

THRU 2: All square

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Hole No. 1: Par 4, 460 yards

Oosthuizen's tee shot goes into the desert and after some searching, he concedes the hole to Day while he's in the fairway.

THRU 1: Day, 1 up

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Jason Day

  • OWGR Rank: 11
  • Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 5
  • 2014 PGA Tour results: T-2, Farmers Insurance Open; T-64, AT&T Pebble Beach
  • Match Play results (since 2009): 3rd (2013); T-17 (2012); T-9 (2011)
  • Comments: Day's results at this tournament are impressive and the guy is definitely one of the rising stars on Tour. He's someone to watch for this week.

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Louis Oosthuizen

  • OWGR Rank: 35
  • Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 136
  • 2014 PGA Tour results: T-15, WGC-HSBC Champions; MC, Northern Trust Open
  • Match Play results (since 2009): T-17 (2013); T-17 (2012); T-33 (2011); T-33 (2009)
  • Comments: Oosthuizen has dealt with injuries over the past year, so he is a bit of a hard-to-predict guy. He's got plenty of game, but is his game back in shape? A missed cut at Riviera is hard to ignore.

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Thursday's second-round coverage

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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

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