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Rory-Lowry, Tiger-CH3 in Match Play opener

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy
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No more projections – the field for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is finally set.

Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Luke Donald and Louis Oosthuizen have secured No. 1 seeds for their respective regions, with Woods seemingly getting the toughest draw.

In the opening round at Dove Mountain, Woods will face Charles Howell III, who before a missed cut this week at Riviera had three top 10s in four starts this season.


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Top overall seed McIlroy, meanwhile, will square off against good friend Shane Lowry of Ireland. Donald has Marcel Siem in Round 1, while Oosthuizen will face Richie Ramsay.

Defending champion Hunter Mahan will begin his title defense with a first-round showdown against Matteo Manassero.

Other intriguing first-round matchups include Adam Scott vs. Tim ClarkCharl Schwartzel vs. Russell Henley,Graeme McDowell vs. Padraig HarringtonErnie Els vs. Fredrik Jacobson, and Zach Johnson vs. Jason Day