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The Tour Report

February 21 2013

7:43 PM

Rd. 1: Jacobson def. Els, 1 up

MARANA, Ariz. -- Through five holes, Fredrik Jacobson had suffered two bogeys and a double bogey and was 2 down in his first-round match to Ernie Els.

But three holes later, Jacobson had squared the match, and the 12th-seeded Swede went on to beat the No. 5 seed Els, 1 up. The Swede advances to play Marcus Fraser in the second round.

Jacobson won the seventh hole with a par and the eighth with a birdie. He then birdied the 11th and 12th holes to go 2 up, but saw Els rally back to square the match at the 15th hole.

Jacobson won the final hole with par when Els three-putted from 32 feet.

"The greens are tricky," Jacobson said. "They're a little slick sometimes. It's been a long day out there. I was just happy to come through in the end."