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Snow continues to fall on the practice range as snow and rain caused play to be suspended due to weather during the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Snow continues to fall on the practice range as snow and rain caused play to be suspended due to weather during the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

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Hilton Head, SC - Harbour Town Golf Links

8:20:01 AM ET. 04/19/2014




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You don't hear this every day: We are snowed in at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

That's right, snow. After play was suspended at 1:07 p.m. EST, officials waited a couple of hours to make the decision to postpone play for the day and push first-round matches into Thursday.

No match had concluded on Wednesday, with the Sergio Garcia-Thongchai Jaidee match on the 16th hole with Garcia leading 2 up.

Here is a look at how play unfolded on Wednesday:

• • •

Ernie Els vs. Fredrik Jacobson: Hole No. 2-3

2013 results: Ernie Els results | Fredrik Jacobson results

A high number (double bogey) for Jacobson on the par-5 allows Els to win the hole with par. Moving on to the fourth, each make bogey and Els’ lead remains.

Thru 2: Els, 1 up

• • •

Martin Kaymer vs. George Coetzee: Hole No. 4

2013 results: Martin Kaymer results | George Coetzee results

Someone has made a mistake. . . Kaymer made his first bogey and Coetzee has saved par and takes the first lead in the match.

Thru 4: Coetzee, 1 up

• • •

Jim Furyk vs. Ryan Moore: Hole No. 5-6

2013 results: Jim Furyk results | Ryan Moore results

Moore made par on No. 5 and Furyk bogeyed to get the match to all square. On No. 6, each made par and the remains all square.

Thru 5: All square

• • •

Jamie Donaldson vs. Thorbjorn Olesen: Hole No. 7

2013 results: Jamie Donaldson | Thorbjorn Olesen

A costly bogey for Donaldson gives into more of the Olesen lead as he made par.

Thru 7: Olesen, 3 up

• • •

Bo Van Pelt vs. John Senden: Hole No. 12

2013 results: Bo Van Pelt results | John Senden results

Before the snow, Senden conceded the 12 th, which has allowed Van Pelt to go 5 up with six to play.

Thru 12: Van Pelt, 5 up

• • •

Dustin Johnson vs. Alexander Noren: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Dustin Johnson results | Alexander Noren results

An inauspicious start for Dustin Johnson and Alexander Noren, as they both bogey the par-4 1st hole. They should just blame it on the snow.

Thru 1: All square

• • •

Steve Stricker vs. Henrik Stenson: Hole Nos. 1-2

2013 results: Steve Stricker results | Henrik Stenson results

Steve Stricker, who hasn't played on Tour in six weeks, doesn't have to do much to take a two-hole lead after a pair of pars beat Stenson's pair of bogeys.

Thru 2: Stricker, 2 up

• • •

Keegan Bradley vs. Marcus Fraser: Hole Nos. 2-3

2013 results: Keegan Bradley results | Marcus Fraser results

Marcus Fraser wins the second hole with a birdie (Bradley had a bogey), but Bradley responds by winning the par-3 3rd with a par.

Thru 3: All square

• • •

Lee Westwood vs. Rafael Cabrera Bello: Hole Nos. 4-5

2013 results: Lee Westwood results | Rafael Cabrera Bello results

Westwood needs only a par at the 4th to extend his lead and trades bogeys on No. 5 to retain a two-hole advantage.

Thru 5: Westwood, 2 up

• • •

Bubba Watson vs. Chris Wood: Hole Nos. 5-6

2013 results: Bubba Watson results | Chris Wood results

This one continues to be a see-saw battle, as Watson took a 1-up lead with a par at No. 5, only to lose it with a bogey at No. 6.

Thru 6: All square

• • •

Adam Scott vs. Tim Clark: Hole Nos. 7-8

2013 results: Adam Scott results | Tim Clark results

Adam Scott, once down two holes, has rallied to take the lead with a par at the par-5 8th hole. Clark picks up his second bogey of the day.

Thru 8: Scott, 1 up

• • •

Justin Rose vs. K.J. Choi: Holes Nos. 7-9

2013 results: Justin Rose results | K.J. Choi results

K.J. Choi is slowly putting himself back into this match, winning the par-4 9th with a birdie to cut Rose's lead to two. Rose lead by four holes after the 5th.

Thru 9: Rose, 2 up

• • •

Jason Dufner vs. Richard Sterne: Hole Nos. 9-10

2013 results: Jason Dufner results | Richard Sterne results

A pair of pars for both players at Nos. 9 and 10 leave Sterne in the driver's seat. Dufner will need to take advantage of his distance and win the two par-5s left (11th and 13th).

Thru 10: Sterne, 3 up

• • •

Charl Schwartzel vs. Russell Henley: Hole Nos. 8-11

2013 results: Charl Schwartzel results | Russell Henley results

Russell Henley has let his 2-hole advantage slip away with a double at No. 10 and then a bogey at No. 11, allowing Schwartzel to tie it up with a bogey and par. Ouch.

Thru 11: All square

• • •

Ian Poulter vs. Stephen Gallacher: Hole Nos. 10-12

For 2013 results: Ian Poulter results | Stephen Gallacher results

Ian Poulter gets a concession at No. 10 and then trades pars at Nos. 11 and 12 to retain a 3-hole advantage with six to play.

Thru 12: Poulter, 3 up

• • •

Sergio Garcia vs. Thongchai Jaidee: Holes Nos. 12-15

For 2013 results: Sergio Garcia results | Thongchai Jaidee results

Sergio Garcia has taken control of this match by winning par-5 13th (birdie) and par-4 15th (par) and is 2 up with three to play.

Thru 15: Garcia, 2 up

• • •

Hunter Mahan vs. Matteo Manassero: Hole No. 8-9

For 2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Matteo Manassero results

Each player makes par on each of the holes. And Mahan’s 4 up lead remains as the rain really starts to come at Dove Mountain.

Thru 9: Mahan, 4 up

• • •

Zach Johnson vs. Jason Day: Hole No. 10

For 2013 results: Zach Johnson results | Jason Day results

Day’s birdie putt just misses from 20 feet. They settled for par at the 10th.

Thru 10: Day, 6 up

• • •

Bo Van Pelt vs. John Senden: Hole No. 11

2013 results: Bo Van Pelt results | John Senden results

A nice par save from BVP from 6 feet lets him take a 4 up lead over Senden.

Thru 11: Van Pelt, 4 up

• • •

Martin Kaymer vs. George Coetzee: Hole No. 3

2013 results: Martin Kaymer results | George Coetzee results

More pars for these fellas. They really know what they’re doing out there.

Thru 3: All square

• • •

Jamie Donaldson vs. Thorbjorn Olesen: Hole No. 6

2013 results: Jamie Donaldson | Thorbjorn Olesen

Bogeys for both players at the par-3. The lead remains for Olesen.

Thru 6: Olesen, 2 up

• • •

Jamie Donaldson vs. Thorbjorn Olesen: Hole No. 5

2013 results: Jamie Donaldson | Thorbjorn Olesen

Another bogey for Donaldson, leads to another par for Olesen. That let’s him takes a 2 up lead.

Thru 5: Olesen, 2 up

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Hiroyuki Fujita: Hole Nos. 12-13

For 2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Hiroyuki Fujita results

Par for Fujita allows hims to stop Kuchar is his tracks. He cuts into Kuchar’s lead. But Kuchar stuffs his 3 foot birdie attempt at No. 13 as Fujita would have been in with a bogey. The lead increases again.

Thru 12: Kuchar, 4 up

• • •

Jim Furyk vs. Ryan Moore: Hole No. 4

2013 results: Jim Furyk results | Ryan Moore results

Moore and Furyk split pars at No. 4 and Furyk’s lead remains.

Thru 4: Furyk, 1 up

• • •

Bo Van Pelt vs. John Senden: Hole No. 10

2013 results: Bo Van Pelt results | John Senden results

BVP has won four holes in a row and a par at the 10th allows him to take a 3 up lead. Senden makes bogey.

Thru 10: Van Pelt, 2 up

• • •

Bill Haas vs. Nicolas Colsaerts: Hole No. 7

2013 results: Bill Haas results | Nicolas Colsaerts results

Haas final has a par and it helps him win the hole as Colsaerts makes a bogey. Colsarts is 2 up now.

Thru 7: Colsaerts, 2 up

• • •

Martin Kaymer vs. George Coetzee: Hole No. 2

2013 results: Martin Kaymer results | George Coetzee results

Birdies for both Kaymer and Coetzee at No. 2 allow the match to remain all square.

Thru 2: All square

• • •

Ernie Els vs. Fredrik Jacobson: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Ernie Els results | Fredrik Jacobson results

Jacobson can’t make his 8 footer for birdie on the first and taps in for par. Els saves his 5 foot par putt and its all square through one.

Thru 1: All square

• • •

Zach Johnson vs. Jason Day: Hole No. 9

For 2013 results: Zach Johnson results | Jason Day results

Day continues to pressure Johnson as he can’t convert on a lengthy par save. Day wins the hole.

Thru 9: Day, 6 up

• • •

Bill Haas vs. Nicolas Colsaerts: Hole No. 6

2013 results: Bill Haas results | Nicolas Colsaerts results

Pars for both Haas and Colsaerts at No. 6. It remains Colsaerts’ advantage.

Thru 5: Colsaerts, 3 up

• • •

Jamie Donaldson vs. Thorbjorn Olesen: Hole No. 4

2013 results: Jamie Donaldson | Thorbjorn Olesen

A nice par for Olesen lets him get back his 1 up lead after Donaldson makes a bogey at the fourth.

Thru 4: Olesen, 1 up

• • •

Jim Furyk vs. Ryan Moore: Hole No. 3

2013 results: Jim Furyk results | Ryan Moore results

Some movement in the match. Moore misses his par putt, makes bogey, whole Furyk was already in with par.

Thru 3: Furyk, 1 up

• • •

Jim Furyk vs. Ryan Moore: Hole No. 2

2013 results: Jim Furyk results | Ryan Moore results

Pars again for Furyk and Moore. The match remains all square.

Thru 2: All square

• • •

Hunter Mahan vs. Matteo Manassero: Hole No. 7

For 2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Matteo Manassero results

Manaserro couldn’t convert on his par putt to halve the hole as it slides just right of the hole, so Mahan continues to dominate and take a 4 up lead.

Thru 7: Mahan, 4 up

• • •

Martin Kaymer vs. George Coetzee: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Martin Kaymer results | George Coetzee results

And another match begins. . . Kaymer and Coetzee each make par.

Thru 1: All square

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Hiroyuki Fujita: Hole No. 11

For 2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Hiroyuki Fujita results

A birdie putt for Kuchar from about 15 feet lets him take a 4 up lead through 11. Fujita missed his par putt before Kuchar hit his par putt.

Thru 11: Kuchar, 4 up

• • •

Keegan Bradley vs. Marcus Fraser: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Keegan Bradley results | Marcus Fraser results

A solid start for both players, picking up pars as the temperatures and wind continue to keep players in sock hats and double- or triple-layered. Brrrrr...

Thru 1: All square

• • •

Lee Westwood vs. Rafael Cabrera Bello: Hole Nos. 2-3

2013 results: Lee Westwood results | Rafael Cabrera Bello results

Westwood's lead is short-lived, as Cabrera-Bello birdies No. 2 to even up the match. But, in a see-saw affair, Westwood responds with a birdie at the par-3 3rd hole to regain the lead.

Thru 3: Westwood, 1 up

• • •

Bubba Watson vs. Chris Wood: Hole Nos. 3-4

2013 results: Bubba Watson results | Chris Wood results

Bubba Watson pars the third hole to knot this match up, and then both players par the 4th hole.

Thru 4: All square

• • •

Adam Scott vs. Tim Clark: Hole Nos. 5-6

2013 results: Adam Scott results | Tim Clark results

Adam Scott cuts into Tim Clark's lead with a par at No. 5, with Clark missing his putt to the right.

Thru 6: Clark, 1 up

• • •

Justin Rose vs. K.J. Choi: Holes Nos. 5-6

2013 results: Justin Rose results | K.J. Choi results

After Justin Rose goes 4 up by winning the 5th hole, K.J. Choi wins his first hole of the day with a birdie on the par-3 6th hole.

Thru 6: Rose, 3 up

• • •

Bill Haas vs. Nicolas Colsaerts: Hole No. 5

2013 results: Bill Haas results | Nicolas Colsaerts results

Same old story. Colsaerts makes par, and Haas bogey at the 536-yard par-4.

Thru 5: Colsaerts, 3 up

• • •

Jason Dufner vs. Richard Sterne: Hole Nos. 7-8

2013 results: Jason Dufner results | Richard Sterne results

Dufner is going to have some work to do over the final 10 holes after Sterne picks up back-to-back birdies on Nos. 7 and 8 to take a three-hole advantage.

Thru 8: Sterne, 3 up

• • •

Charl Schwartzel vs. Russell Henley: Hole Nos. 8-9

2013 results: Charl Schwartzel results | Russell Henley results

A pair of pars for both players on Nos. 8 and 9 leaves Henley 2 up at the turn. Considering Schwartzel's hot play over the past six months, this would definitely be an upset.

Thru 9: Henley, 2 up

• • •

Bo Van Pelt vs. John Senden: Hole No. 9

2013 results: Bo Van Pelt results | John Senden results

Senden pulls his par putt and makes bogey, while Van Pelt was already in with par. This lets Van Pelts lead to grow.

Thru 9: Van Pelt, 2 up

• • •

Ian Poulter vs. Stephen Gallacher: Hole No. 9

For 2013 results: Ian Poulter results | Stephen Gallacher results

Both pick up par at No. 9 and Poulter makes the turn with a two-hole advantage.

Thru 9: Poulter, 2 up

• • •

Zach Johnson vs. Jason Day: Hole No. 8

For 2013 results: Zach Johnson results | Jason Day results

A tap in birdie for Day allows him to take his lead to 5 up. Johnson hasn’t made a birdie since No. 2 when he made that to square the match.

Thru 8: Day, 5 up

• • •

Hunter Mahan vs. Matteo Manassero: Hole No. 6

For 2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Matteo Manassero results

Each player makes a bogey at No. 6, so the 3 up lead for Mahan remains. Manassero has only made one par today and it came at No. 2.

Thru 6: Mahan, 3 up

• • •

Sergio Garcia vs. Thongchai Jaidee: Holes Nos. 10-11

For 2013 results: Sergio Garcia results | Thongchai Jaidee results

Jaidee squares up this match with his second birdie of the day, this one at the par-4 10th. The players both par No. 11.

Thru 11: All square

• • •

Lee Westwood vs. Rafael Cabrera Bello: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Lee Westwood results | Rafael Cabrera Bello results

Westwood needs nothing more than a par to take an early advantage, as Cabrera Bello picks up a bogey at the opening hole.

Thru 1: Westwood, 1 up

• • •

Jamie Donaldson vs. Thorbjorn Olesen: Hole No. 3

2013 results: Jamie Donaldson | Thorbjorn Olesen

It’s the first time players exchange pars in the match and it comes at No. 3. They remain all square.

Thru 3: All square

• • •

Bubba Watson vs. Chris Wood: Hole Nos. 1-2

2013 results: Bubba Watson results | Chris Wood results

Yipes, both players make a mess of the par-5 2nd after trading pars at No. 1, with Wood winning No. 2 with a bogey.

Thru 2: Wood, 1 up

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Hiroyuki Fujita: Hole No. 10

For 2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Hiroyuki Fujita results

Kuch is rolling now. That’s his eighth par in a row and that allows him to take a 3 up lead after Fujita couldn’t make his par putt.

Thru 10: Kuchar, 3 up

• • •

Bo Van Pelt vs. John Senden: Hole No. 8

2013 results: Bo Van Pelt results | John Senden results

A birdie for BVP allows him to take his first lead of the day since No. 1. Senden makes par.

Thru 8: Van Pelt, 1 up

• • •

Adam Scott vs. Tim Clark: Hole Nos. 2-4

2013 results: Adam Scott results | Tim Clark results

We've got an upset brewing here, with Tim Clark winning No. 2 on a concession and No. 3 with a par. They both parred No. 4.

Thru 4: Clark, 2 up

• • •

Zach Johnson vs. Jason Day: Hole No. 7

For 2013 results: Zach Johnson results | Jason Day results

Well, at least the bleeding stopped for Johnson. Each player makes par on the seventh. Therefore, Day maintains his 4-up lead.

Thru 7: Day, 4 up

• • •

Bill Haas vs. Nicolas Colsaerts: Hole No. 4

2013 results: Bill Haas results | Nicolas Colsaerts results

Another bogey for Haas, another par for Colsaerts. The Belgian Bomber takes a 2-up lead with just having to make pars on the last two holes.

Thru 4: Colsaerts, 2 up

• • •

Jamie Donaldson vs. Thorbjorn Olesen: Hole No. 2

2013 results: Jamie Donaldson | Thorbjorn Olesen

A costly bogey for Olesen at the second; Donaldson pars the hole and gets the match back to all square.

Thru 2: All square

• • •

Jim Furyk vs. Ryan Moore: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Jim Furyk results | Ryan Moore results

Another highly anticipated first round match against two Americans. The match starts off even-steven and both players par the first.

Thru 1: All square

• • •

Justin Rose vs. K.J. Choi: Holes Nos. 3-4

2013 results: Justin Rose results | K.J. Choi results

Justin Rose has only one birdie (at the opening hole), but has managed to win three of the first four holes.

Thru 4: Rose, 3 up

• • •

Jason Dufner vs. Richard Sterne: Hole Nos. 4-6

2013 results: Jason Dufner results | Richard Sterne results

After Dufner squared it up with a par on No. 4, Sterne retakes the lead on No. 6 with a par of his own. Neither player has a birdie today.

Thru 6: Sterne, 1 up

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Hiroyuki Fujita: Hole No. 9

For 2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Hiroyuki Fujita results

Par wins it again for Matt Kuchar. He’ll take a 2 up lead heading into the back nine at Dove Mountain. Fujita makes bogey.

Thru 9: Kuchar, 2 up

• • •

Zach Johnson vs. Jason Day: Hole No. 6

For 2013 results: Zach Johnson results | Jason Day results

Wow. . . Make that three birdies in a row for Day and that also allows him to take a 4-up lead over Johnson.

Thru 6: Day, 4 up

• • •

Charl Schwartzel vs. Russell Henley: Hole Nos. 5-7

2013 results: Charl Schwartzel results | Russell Henley results

Russell Henley won the first two holes against Charl Schwartzel, but a costly mistake at No. 5 cut into his lead. Schwartzel was in a greenside bunker. Henley, who was in the fairway 30 yards ahead of his opponent, followed Schwartzel into the bunker and made bogey to lose the hole. Henley would respond at No. 6 with a par at the par-3 to regain his two-hole advantage. Both players parred No. 7

Thru 7: Henley, 2 up

• • •

Hunter Mahan vs. Matteo Manassero: Hole No. 4

For 2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Matteo Manassero results

The defending champ showing why he’s still good at match play. A par at No. 4, after a bogey for Manassero, allows Mahan to take a 2 up lead.

Thru 4: Mahan, 2 up

• • •

Bill Haas vs. Nicolas Colsaerts: Hole No. 3

2013 results: Bill Haas results | Nicolas Colsaerts results

A par wins it for Colsaerts at No. 3. Haas makes bogey and allows Colsaerts to make the first move in this match.

Thru 3: Colsaerts, 1 up

• • •

Jamie Donaldson vs. Thorbjorn Olesen: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Jamie Donaldson | Thorbjorn Olesen

Two players many American may not know about, but are well-known in Europe. Olesen starts off with a par and Donaldson bogeys to give the Dane a 1 up lead.

Thru 1: Olesen, 1 up

• • •

Ian Poulter vs. Stephen Gallacher: Hole Nos. 6-8

For 2013 results: Ian Poulter results | Stephen Gallacher results

Poulter is beginning to pull away a bit, winning the par-3 6th with a par and that winning the 8th hole on a concession from Gallacher.

Thru 8: Poulter, 2 up

• • •

Sergio Garcia vs. Thongchai Jaidee: Holes Nos. 8-9

For 2013 results: Sergio Garcia results | Thongchai Jaidee results

The first group to make the turn and Garcia uses a simple par on the par-4 9th to take a 1-up lead after trading pars on the par-5 8th.

Thru 9: Garcia, 1 up

• • •

Bo Van Pelt vs. John Senden: Hole No. 7

2013 results: Bo Van Pelt results | John Senden results

Par for Van Pelt at No. 7 helps him get back to all square with Senden as he makes bogey.

Thru 7: All square

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Hiroyuki Fujita: Hole No. 8

For 2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Hiroyuki Fujita results

Pars for Kuchar and Fujita at the eighth. Kuchar keeps his 1 up lead.

Thru 8: Kuchar, 1 up

• • •

Bill Haas vs. Nicolas Colsaerts: Hole No. 2

2013 results: Bill Haas results | Nicolas Colsaerts results

Birdie brigade! Both players make birdies and remain all square.

Thru 2: All square

• • •

Zach Johnson vs. Jason Day: Hole No. 5

For 2013 results: Zach Johnson results | Jason Day results

A second birdie in a row for Day extends his lead to 3 up. Johnson is still making pars, Day is just doing one better.

Thru 5: Day, 3 up

• • •

Hunter Mahan vs. Matteo Manassero: Hole No. 3

For 2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Matteo Manassero results

Bogeys for both Mahan and Manassero are good to halve the hole. Mahan maintains his lead.

Thru 3: Mahan, 1 up

• • •

Bo Van Pelt vs. John Senden: Hole No. 6

2013 results: Bo Van Pelt results | John Senden results

As BVP makes bogey, Senden can do one better and make par at No. 6. Therefore, he takes his second lead of the day.

Thru 6: Senden, 1 up

• • •

Adam Scott vs. Tim Clark: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Adam Scott results | Tim Clark results

A par start for both of the long putters. The par-4 1st hole hasn't seen much birdie action today, with Justin Rose providing only the third birdie of the day two groups in front of Scott and Clark.

Thru 1: All square

• • •

Justin Rose vs. K.J. Choi: Holes Nos. 1-2

2013 results: Justin Rose results | K.J. Choi results

A quick start by Justin Rose, who birdies No. 1 (a rarity today) and then picks up a par on No. 2 to take a commanding 2-up lead.

Thru 2: Rose, 2 up

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Hiroyuki Fujita: Hole No. 7

For 2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Hiroyuki Fujita results

A par for Kuchar allows him to take his first lead of the day over Fujita. Fujita makes bogey.

Thru 7: Kuchar, 1 up

• • •

Zach Johnson vs. Jason Day: Hole No. 4

For 2013 results: Zach Johnson results | Jason Day results

Johnson makes par at the fourth, but its not enough. A birdie for Day helps him take a 2 up lead.

Thru 4: Day, 2 up

• • •

Hunter Mahan vs. Matteo Manassero: Hole No. 2

For 2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Matteo Manassero results

Pars for Mahan and Manassero at No. 2, where you would think one of them would try and take advantage of the par-5, but cannot.

Thru 2: Mahan, 1 up

• • •

Bill Haas vs. Nicolas Colsaerts: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Bill Haas results | Nicolas Colsaerts results

The All-American and the Belgian Bomber tee it up against each other today. Each player seems ready to play as they both make pars at the first.

Thru 1: All square

• • •

Jason Dufner vs. Richard Sterne: Hole Nos. 2-3

2013 results: Jason Dufner results | Richard Sterne results

After both players pick up only par at the easy par-5 2nd hole, Sterne wins the third hole with a par after Dufner picks up double-bogey.

Thru 3: Sterne, 1 up

• • •

Bo Van Pelt vs. John Senden: Hole No. 5

2013 results: Bo Van Pelt results | John Senden results

Pars for both Van Pelt and Senden at the fifth. It is the second consecutive hole both players play out the hole and get scores on the scorecard after exchanging conceded holes on Nos. 1-3. It remains all square.

Thru 5: All square

• • •

Charl Schwartzel vs. Russell Henley: Hole Nos. 3-4

2013 results: Charl Schwartzel results | Russell Henley results

Henley sprinted out to a 2-up lead and now both players have traded pars on both Nos. 3 and 4 to leave the rookie out front.

Thru 4: Henley, 2 up

• • •

Ian Poulter vs. Stephen Gallacher: Hole Nos. 4-5

For 2013 results: Ian Poulter results | Stephen Gallacher results

Poulter took his first lead of the day with a birdie on the par-4 4th hole, only to give the lead away with a bogey on the par-4 5th hole, allowing Gallacher to tie it up with a par. Gallacher is hanging tough against one of the best match-play players in the world.

Thru 5: All square

• • •

Zach Johnson vs. Jason Day: Hole No. 3

For 2013 results: Zach Johnson results | Jason Day results

Par does it for Day at No. 3. He takes his second lead of the day just thru three holes. Johnson makes bogey.

Thru 3: Day, 1 up

• • •

Sergio Garcia vs. Thongchai Jaidee: Holes No. 5-7

For 2013 results: Sergio Garcia results | Thongchai Jaidee results

Jaidee picks up a birdie at the par-4 5th hole to knot things up and then both players par the par-3 6th and par-4 7th. This one is a bit closer than many expected, especially with how well Garcia has been playing.

Thru 7: All square

• • •

Hunter Mahan vs. Matteo Manassero: Hole No. 1

For 2013 results: Hunter Mahan results | Matteo Manassero results

Maybe one of the most highly anticipated first round matches. . . Mahan is conceded No. 1 and takes an early lead over Manassero.

Thru: 1 Mahan, 1 up

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Hiroyuki Fujita: Hole No. 6

For 2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Hiroyuki Fujita results

The first time this match has had no lead change. Each player makes a par at the par-3 sixth.

Thru: 6 All square

• • •

Bo Van Pelt vs. John Senden: Hole No. 4

2013 results: Bo Van Pelt results | John Senden results

Brad Klein says it’s not a simple hole even with a wedge in hand. But Van Pelt figured it out. With a birdie, BVP gets back to all square with Senden.

Thru 4: All square

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Hiroyuki Fujita: Hole No. 5

For 2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Hiroyuki Fujita results

Yes he can. . . Kuchar fights back at the par-4 fifth. He makes par as Fujita can only make bogey. Kuchar has only trailed or been all-square in this match so far.

Thru: 5 All square

• • •

Zach Johnson vs. Jason Day: Hole No. 2

For 2013 results: Zach Johnson results | Jason Day results

A birdie at No. 2 (where it is almost necessary to make at least birdie) has helped Johnson get back to all square. Day made par.

Thru: 2 All square

• • •

Jason Dufner vs. Richard Sterne: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Jason Dufner results | Richard Sterne results

A pair of opening pars for the seventh group off the first tee. This is a match to watch, as Sterne is coming off a victory and Dufner missed a cut in Scottsdale.

Thru 1: All square

• • •

Charl Schwartzel vs. Russell Henley: Hole No. 2

2013 results: Charl Schwartzel results | Russell Henley results

Schwartzel can only muster a par at the par-5 2nd, while Henley picks up a birdie to take a commanding early lead.

Thru 2: Henley, 2 up

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Bo Van Pelt vs. John Senden: Hole No. 3

2013 results: Bo Van Pelt results | John Senden results

After Van Pelt won the first hole, Senden has won the last two. It is also the second consecutive hole that Van Pelt has conceded.

Thru 3: Senden, 1 up

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Matt Kuchar vs. Hiroyuki Fujita: Hole No. 4

For 2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Hiroyuki Fujita results

This is a back-and-forth match already and it’s only the fourth hole. Fujita has made birdie at the 393-yard par-4, while Kuchar makes par. Can Kuchar get it back to all square again at the fifth?

Thru 4: Fujita, 1 up

• • •

Zach Johnson vs. Jason Day: Hole No. 1

For 2013 results: Zach Johnson results | Jason Day results

Jason Day and Zach Johnson tee it up at the bottom of the Bobby Jones bracket. Day pared the first hole to take an early lead. Johnson makes bogey.

Thru: 1 Day, 1 up

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Ian Poulter vs. Stephen Gallacher: Hole No. 3

For 2013 results: Ian Poulter results | Stephen Gallacher results

Poulter and Gallacher are all matchy-matchy early in this one, both picking up bogeys at the par-3 3rd to remain deadlocked.

Thru 3: All square

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Sergio Garcia vs. Thongchai Jaidee: Hole No. 4

For 2013 results: Sergio Garcia results | Thongchai Jaidee results

Sergio Garcia picks up his first birdie of the day at the par-4 4th hole, re-taking the advantage early in this match.

Thru 4: Garcia, 1 up

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Sergio Garcia vs. Thongchai Jaidee: Hole No. 3

For 2013 results: Sergio Garcia results | Thongchai Jaidee results

Garcia with his first misstep of the day, picking up a bogey at the par-3 3rd hole, while Jaidee simply pars to knot this match up.

Thru 3: All square

• • •

Bo Van Pelt vs. John Senden: Hole No. 2

2013 results: Bo Van Pelt results | John Senden results

Role reversal on the 2nd. This time it’s Van Pelt conceding the hole to Senden.

Thru: 2 All square

• • •

Charl Schwartzel vs. Russell Henley: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Charl Schwartzel results | Russell Henley results

The second bogey on the opening hole in as many groups, as Charl Schwartzel drops the first hole to the 2013 Sony Open winner, Russell Henley.

Henley can get hot with his putter, so Schwartzel can't afford to get down early.

Thru 1: All square

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Hiroyuki Fujita: Hole No. 3

For 2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Hiroyuki Fujita results

Par for Kuchar at the 3rd helps him square the match with Fujita as he makes bogey on the par-3.

Thru: 3 All square

• • •

Ian Poulter vs. Stephen Gallacher: Hole No. 2

For 2013 results: Ian Poulter results | Stephen Gallacher results

A pair of birdies for Poulter and Gallacher at the par-5 2nd hole to remain knotted up. The 2nd hole seems to be playing on the easy size with three birdies and an eagle through three groups.

Thru 2: All square

• • •

Update #2: 10:20 a.m. EST

Looks like the weather could get colder and wetter for the tee times of Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods. Our Sean Martin with a report from Dove Mountain on the nasty weather conditions.

• • •

Bo Van Pelt vs. John Senden: Hole No. 1

2013 results: Bo Van Pelt results | John Senden results

The first hole is conceded to Van Pelt with a par. Senden doesn't even finsh the hole. Moving on. . .

Thru: 1 Van Pelt, 1 up

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Hiroyuki Fujita: Hole No. 2

For 2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Hiroyuki Fujita results

Kuchar is in with birdie first, but Fujita makes an eagle at the par-5 574 yard hole. As Brad Klein said in his hole-by-hole, “expect a birdie/eagle feast here.”

Thru: 2 Fujita, 1 up

• • •

Ian Poulter vs. Stephen Gallacher: Hole No. 1

For 2013 results: Ian Poulter results | Stephen Gallacher results

That's three groups and six pars at the opening par-4 1st hole, as both Poulter and Gallacher start the day on a solid note. Poulter is the first past winner to tee off today.

Thru 1: All square

• • •

Sergio Garcia vs. Thongchai Jaidee: Hole No. 2

For 2013 results: Sergio Garcia results | Thongchai Jaidee results

Sergio Garcia wins the first hole of the day, but needs only a simple par to do so. Jaidee cards a bogey at the par-5 2nd hole.

Thru 2: Garcia, 1 up

• • •

Matt Kuchar vs. Hiroyuki Fujita: Hole No. 1

For 2013 results: Matt Kuchar results | Hiroyuki Fujita results

The second match of the day is underway. . . Kuchar and Fujita each par the first hole. Low scores might be a bit hard to come by at first with the players adjusting to the chilly weather.

Thru 1: All square

• • •

Sergio Garcia vs. Thongchai Jaidee: Hole No. 1

For 2013 results: Sergio Garcia results | Thongchai Jaidee results

A pair of pars at the par-4 1st hole for the first group out on the course. Our Bradley S. Klein has dissected the Dove Mountain track many times and says that this hole is set up for massive draws on the first two shots. See his entire hole-by-hole breakdown here.

Thru 1: All square

• • •

Update #1: 9:23 a.m. EST

The weather might be downright nasty today. Currently, it is 47 degrees, but the wind chill is making it feel like less than freezing. The high will be 49 today, while there is an 80 percent chances of showers and there is a snowstorm moving through the region. It wouldn't be the first time snow has blanketed Dove Mountain, as two years ago, Martin Kaymer debuted his snood that set off a lot of fashion experts to weigh in.

• • •

Pre-tournament coverage

MATCHUPS: Here are the first-round matchups for the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Tee times.

5 THINGS: The best Wednesday in golf – the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play – is almost here. Here’s 5 Things you need to know on the eve of the first round. Story.

BEYOND HIS YEARS: Matteo Manassero has a baby face that appears better suited for the school yard than the golf course, he removes his hat on command, thanks everyone for everything, and nods hellos to nearly everyone in sight. Story.

PREDICTIONS: Sure, Tiger Woods hasn't made it past the second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship since winning in 2008. That doesn't mean he isn't still our favorite for 2013 . . . Picks.

FRIENDLY FIRE: As Rory McIlroy returns to competition for the first time in six weeks, he will tee it up in the WGC-Accenture Match Play against a decade-long friend in Shane Lowry, who would see a victory as one of the biggest moments in his career. Story.

MATCH-BY-MATCH PREDICTIONS: Looking for a Match Play upset special? Our Sean Martin and Alex Miceli think there are a few out there, including Alexander Noren against Dustin Johnson. Check out their predictions.

HOLE-BY-HOLE: Our Bradley S. Klein breaks down the par-72, 7,801-yard layout at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain, site of this week's WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Story.

POLAR OPPOSITES: No tournament starts with a bigger bang than this week’s WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, because 32 of the 64 players will be packing their bags Wednesday afternoon. Take a closer look at Stephen Gallacher, who will be playing Ian Poulter in the first round. Story.

DREAMS COME TRUE? The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship gets underway Wednesday. The best part of the tournament is the potential matchups it can create. Here are ones that our Sean Martin would like to see . . . Story.

BRACKET IS SET: The bracket is set for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Top-seeded Rory McIlroy will face Ireland’s Shane Lowry in the first round, while three-time winner Tiger Woods will face former Isleworth neighbor Charles Howell III. Woods is the No. 2 seed. Story.

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