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February 24 2011

7:53 PM

Manassero on bubble

MARANA, Ariz. -- What happens this weekend at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship could have a bearing on the next event in the global series.

The top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking as of Monday, along with the top 10 in the European Tour's Race to Dubai, will get to play in the Cadillac Championship at TPC Blue Monster in two weeks.

Obviously, many of the players competing at Dove Mountain have already qualified. But two who made it through the first round of match play came in needing a big week -- 17-year-old Italian phenom Matteo Manassero, who is No. 59 in the OWGR, and Stewart Cink, who is No. 57.

Cink just lost his second-round match 4 and 2 to Y.E. Yang so he can't help himself anymore. Manassero, though, is currently 2 up on Charl Schwartzel so he’s still on track to potentially play his way in.

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