The newest Official World Golf Ranking is out, notable because the top 64 qualify for the Accenture Match Play Championship Feb. 23-27.
Denmark’s Anders Hansen was the only player to move from outside to inside the top 64 this week with Henrik Stenson getting bumped out. Stenson won the Accenture in ’07. Francesco Molinari qualifies as the 17th ranked player in the world but had previously said he was doubtful with his wife expecting their first child. The baby, however, was born last week. If he doesn't play, it alters the matchups with No. 65 Stenson getting back in the mix.
If today's top 64 all decide to play, however, here are the matchups the rankings set up:
No. 1 Lee Westwood vs. No. 64 Toru Taniguchi.
No. 2 Martin Kaymer vs. No. 63 Seung-yul Noh.
No. 3 Tiger Woods vs. No. 62 Thomas Bjorn.
No. 4 Phil Mickelson vs. No. 61 Brendan Jones.No. 5 Graeme McDowell vs. No. 60 Heath Slocum.
No. 6 Paul Casey vs. No. 59 Richard Green.
No. 7 Rory McIlroy vs. No. 58 Jonathan Byrd.
No. 8 Steve Stricker vs. No. 57 Matteo Manassero.
No. 9 Luke Donald vs. Charley Hoffman.
No. 10 Jim Furyk vs. No. 55 Ryan Palmer.
No. 11 Ernie Els vs. No. 54 Jeff Overton.
No. 12 Ian Poulter vs. No. 53 Stewart Cink.
No. 13 Matt Kuchar vs. No. 52 Anders Hansen.
No. 14 Dustin Johnson vs. No. 51 Mark Wilson.
No. 15 Robert Karlsson vs. No. 50 Hiroyuki Fujita.
No. 16 Retief Goosen vs. No. 49 K.J. Choi.
No. 17 Francesco Molinari vs. No. 48 Ryan Moore.
No. 18 Hunter Mahan vs. No. 47 Sean O’Hair.
No. 19 Bubba Watson vs. No. 46 Bill Haas.
No. 20 Louis Oosthuizen vs. No. 45 Bo Van Pelt.
No. 21 Alvaro Quiros vs. No. 44 Y.E. Yang.
No. 22 Tim Clark vs. No. 43 Camilo Villegas.
No. 23 Miguel Angel Jimenez vs. No. 42 Yuta Ikeda.
No. 24 Edoardo Molinari vs. No. 41 Martin Laird.
No. 25 Charl Schwartzel vs. No. 40 Ryo Ishikawa.
No. 26 Adam Scott vs. No. 39 Ben Crane.
No. 27 Kyung-Tae Kim vs. No. 38 Jason Day.
No. 28 Robert Allenby vs. No. 37 Ross Fisher.
No. 29 Rickie Fowler vs. No. 36 Peter Hanson.
No. 30 Geoff Ogilvy vs. No. 35 Padraig Harrington.
No. 31 Zach Johnson vs. No. 34 Justin Rose.
No. 32 Nick Watney vs. No. 33 Anthony Kim.