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First Round Matches Set Down Under

Just a week shy of the start of the Accenture Match Play Championship in Australia, the field and the first round pairings have been set. Only four of the world's top-10 will make the trip down under - top seed Ernie Els, Hal Sutton, Vijay Singh and Tom Lehman.
 
Els will face world No. 102 Kevin Sutherland in the first round. Sutherland finished 66th on the 2000 PGA Tour money list notching 4 top-10's in 27 starts. His career best finish was 2nd at the 1997 Shell Houston Open, losing in a playoff to Phil Blackmar.
 
Here are the first round matches for the 64-man field:
 
Upper Bracket
 
Ernie Els (1) vs. Kevin Sutherland (64)
 
Franklin Langham (32) vs. Hidemichi Tanaka (33)
 
Robert Allenby (16) vs. Steve Lowery (49)
 
Duffy Waldorf (17) vs. Skip Kendall (48)
 
Justin Leonard (8) vs. Hirofumi Miyase (57)
 
Phillip Price (25) vs. Paul McGinley (40)
 
John Huston (9) vs. Steve Stricker (56)
 
Scott Verplank (24) vs. Craig Parry (41)
 
Tom Lehman (4) vs. Mark McNulty (61)
 
Toshi Izawa (29) vs. Bob Estes (36)
 
Kirk Triplett (13) vs. Kenny Perry (52)
 
Steve Flesch (20) vs. Fred Funk (45)
 
Michael Campbell (5) vs. Jarmo Sandelin (60)
 
Paul Lawrie (28) vs. Jeff Sluman (37)
 
Bob May (12) vs. Jonathan Kaye (53)
 
Jose Coceres (21) vs. Scott Dunlap (44)
 
Lower Bracket
 
Hal Sutton (2) vs. Greg Chalmers (63)
 
Toru Taniguchi (31) vs. Bernhard Langer (34)
 
Stuart Appleby (15) vs. Jean Van de Velde (50)
 
Retief Goosen (18) vs. Per-Ulrik Johansson (47)
 
Stewart Cink (7) vs. Craig Stadler (58)
 
Dennis Paulson (26) vs. Chris DiMarco (39)
 
David Toms (10) vs. Tom Scherrer (55)
 
Shigeki Maruyama (23) vs. Andrew Coltart (42)
 
Vijay Singh (3) vs. Mathias Gronberg (62)
 
Joe Ozaki (30) vs. Tim Herron (35)
 
Chris Perry (14) vs. Nobuhito Sato (51)
 
Dudley Hart (19) vs. Brad Faxon (46)
 
Jim Furyk (6) vs. Patrik Sjoland (59)
 
Gary Orr (27) vs. Steve Pate (38)
 
Padraig Harrington (11) vs. Glen Day (54)
 
Pierre Fulke (22) vs. Brent Geiberger (43)
 
The $5 million events pays $1 million to the winner. Last year Darren Clarke took home the top prize after beating Tiger Woods in the 36-hole final. Clarke will not defend his title, choosing instead to stay at home with his family.