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Accenture Match Play Championship Rnd 1 Notes

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2014 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship

(The 13th of 41 events in the PGA TOUR Season)

Marana, Ariz.                      Feb. 19-23, 2014              Purse: $9,000,000 ($1,530,000 to the winner)

The Golf Club at Dove Mountain                                Par/Yards: 36-36–72/7,791

First-Round Notes – Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Weather

Mostly cloudy skies with an afternoon high near 80 degrees. Winds light in the morning, increasing out of the west at 10-20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

Breakdown of the field of 64 players, by country:

To start the first round:

International players: 37

U.S. players: 27

Countries represented: 19

Largest international contingent: South Africa (6)

After the first round:

International players: 15

U.S. players: 17

Countries represented: 10

Largest international contingent: South Africa (5)

Winners of the 32 matches by country (Number of players initially in the field in parentheses)

United States (27)

Keegan Bradley

Jason Dufner

Harris English

Rickie Fowler

Jim Furyk

Bill Haas

Billy Horschel

Zach Johnson

Dustin Johnson

Chris Kirk

Matt Kuchar

Hunter Mahan

Ryan Moore

Scott Piercy

Patrick Reed

Webb Simpson

Brandt Snedeker

Jordan Spieth

Kevin Stadler

Scott Stallings

Kevin Streelman

Steve Stricker

Jimmy Walker

Nick Watney

Bubba Watson

Boo Weekley

Gary Woodland

South Africa (6)

George Coetzee

Ernie Els

Branden Grace

Louis Oosthuizen

Charl Schwartzel

Richard Sterne

England (5)

Luke Donald

David Lynn

Ian Poulter

Justin Rose

Lee Westwood

Spain (4)

Gonzalo Fdez-Castano

Sergio Garcia

Miguel A Jimenez

Pablo Larrazabal

Sweden (3)

Jonas Blixt

Peter Hanson

Henrik Stenson

Australia (2)                                                                     

Jason Day

Marc Leishman

Denmark (2)

Thorbjorn Olesen

Thomas Bjorn

Italy (2)

Matteo Manassero

Francesco Molinari

Northern Ireland (2)

Graeme McDowell

Rory McIlroy

Thailand (2)

Kiradech Aphibarnrat

Thongchai Jaidee

Austria (1)

Bernd Wiesberger

Canada (1)

Graham DeLaet

Finland (1)

Mikko Ilonen

France (1)

Victor Dubuisson
Germany (1)

Martin Kaymer

Japan (1)

Hideki Matsuyama

Netherlands (1)

Joost Luiten

Scotland (1)

Stephen Gallacher

Wales (1)

Jamie Donaldson

Matches decided in extra holes:

Five matches were decided in extra holes during the first round.  The tournament record for first-round matches going to extra holes is 8, set in 2011.

Match 9 – Sergio Garcia (No. 6) defeated Marc Leishman (No. 60), 22 holes

Match 19 – Graeme McDowell (No. 14) defeated Gary Woodland (No. 51), 19 holes

Match 21 – Brandt Snedeker (No. 16) defeated David Lynn (No. 49), 20 holes

Match 23 – Jason Dufner (No. 15) defeated Scott Stallings (No. 50), 19 holes

Match No. 32 – Ernie Els (No. 31) defeated Stephen Gallacher (No. 33), 19 holes

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