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The Tour Report

February 20 2013

2:45 PM

Status report on matches in progress

MARANA, Ariz. -- Here's a look at the matches that have completed at least one hole prior to the suspension of play in Wednesday's first round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship:

Sergio Garcia 2 up on Thongchai Jaidee through 15 holes
Garcia has posted two birdies with one bogey and has never trailed. Jaidee suffered an early bogey on the par-5 second when he found two bunkers. His wayward tee shot at the 15th led to another bogey and put him 2 down. Garcia has a possible putt to win the match waiting for him on the 16th.

Matt Kuchar 3 up on Hiroyuki Fujita through 14 holes
The American has been 4 up twice on the back nine but each time he answered those birdies with a bogey. Kuchar trailed twice early in the match but won Nos. 7, 9, 10 and 11 to gain a comfortable margin.

Ian Poulter 3 up on Stephen Gallacher through 12 holes
The match was all square through five holes but last year's European Ryder Cup stud won the par-3 sixth when Gallacher three-putted and he's never looked back.

Bo Van Pelt 5 up on John Senden through 12 holes
The American was 1 down after a bogey at No. 6 but he won the next six holes with two birdies, two pars and a concession to take control.

Charl Schwartzel and Russell Henley, All Square through 11 holes

Henley, the PGA TOUR and Accenture rookie, gained the early advantage after Schwartzel bogeyed the first and the American birdied the second and held it until the turn. But the 2011 Masters has squared the match -- winning No. 10 with a bogey after Henley tangled with the desert and the 11th with a par.

Jason Day 6 up on Zach Johnson through 10 holes
Day has never trailed in this match and is playing well with three birdies on his card to go 6 up at the turn.

Richard Sterne 3 up on Jason Dufner through 10 holes
Sterne, who has finished second and first in his last two starts on the European Tour, won three straight holes starting at No. 6 to take control.

Hunter Mahan 4 up on Matteo Manassero through nine holes
The defending champ has never trailed, and the tone was set early as Manassero hit his drive well right into the desert at the first hole and barely advanced his ball, leading to a concession.

Justin Rose 2 up on K.J. Choi through nine holes
Rose took the early lead, draining a 54-footer to win the first hole and winning Nos. 2 and 3 with pars. He got to 4 up through five holes but Choi birdied the sixth and ninth to cut into that advantage.

Nicolas Colsaerts 3 up on Bill Haas through eight holes
The big-hitter from Belgium, who lost in the first round last year in his Accenture debut, won three straight holes starting at the third to gain the edge.

Adam Scott 1 up on Tim Clark through eight holes
Clark led early after winning Nos. 2 and 3 but Scott parred the fifth and birdied the seventh to square the match. The Aussie then won the par-5 eighth with a birdie to grab his first lead.

Thorbjorn Olesen 3 up on Jamie Donaldson through seven holes
Neither player has played particularly well, as the two have combined for seven bogeys and no birdies. But Donaldson has five of those bogeys. In fact, the suspension may benefit him the most, as he had bogeyed his last four holes before play was halted. Donaldson's first tee shot of the day forced him to take a penalty stroke and it hasn't gotten much better from there.

Bubba Watson and Chris Wood, All Square through six holes
Watson lost the second hole with a double bogey; an errant tee shot left him in the native area and he also struggled to get out of a greenside bunker while Wood bogeyed the hole. Wood then lost the third and fifth holes with bogeys to give Watson the lead. But the Masters champ gave it up with a bogey at the sixth. The two have combined for four bogeys, one double bogey and no birdies.

Jim Furyk and Ryan Moore, All Square through six holes
Furyk grabbed the early lead when Moore bogeyed the third hole when he missed the green with his tee shot. But Furyk bogeyed the par-4 fifth when he failed to get up and down.

Lee Westwood 2 up on Rafael Cabrera-Bello through five holes
Westwood grabbed the quick advantage with a par at the first but Cabrera-Bello bounced back to win the second hole with a birdie. Westwood quickly answered with a birdie at the third hole by draining a 7-foot putt and won the next hole with a par. Both players bogeyed the par-4 fifth.

George Coetzee 1 up on Martin Kaymer through four holes
Both players halved the par-5 second with birdies. Coetzee then grabbed the advantage at the par-4 fourth when Kaymer failed to save par after missing the green with his approach shot.

Keegan Bradley and Marcus Fraser, All Square through three holes
Bradley lost the second hole with a bogey after his tee shot forced him to pitch out from the primary rough. But Fraser returned the favor on the next hole, the par-3 third, with an errant tee shot left him short and left of the green.

Ernie Els 1 up on Fredrik Jacobson through three holes
Els won the second hole when Jacobson suffered a double bogey when he was forced to take a penalty stroke after an errant tee shot.

Steve Stricker 2 up on Henrik Stenson through two holes
Stenson bogeyed the first two holes, missing a 4-foot par putt at the first, then struggled to find the green on the second hole. His tee shot found the rough on No. 2, his second was from the native area and his third found a fairway bunker.

Nick Watney and David Toms, All Square through first hole
Each player started with a bogey on the opening par-4 hole.

Dustin Johnson and Alexander Noren, All Square through first hole
Each player started with a bogey on the opening par-4 hole.

NOTE: Webb Simpson and David Lynn had just teed off in their match, while Graeme McDowell and Padraig Harrington had hit their second shots but have not completed the first hole.