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MARANA, Ariz. – The match of the day at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship may end up being Jason Day, who is leading the field in birdies (12), and J.B. Holmes, who is leading the field in drives. But your correspondent is going to go with the Martin Kaymer vs. Hunter Mahan match considering the possible ramifications of the 11:47 a.m. (MT) bout.

If the German, who will overtake Lee Westwood atop the World Ranking with a trip to Sunday’s final, plays like he did on Thursday against Justin Rose we’d expect extra holes. And if it snows like officials are forecasting we’d expect him to be right at home.