MARANA, Ariz. (AP) Different month, various desert, identical scary outcome.
Any ideas with Rory McIlroy plus Tiger Woods heading head-to-head later Sunday afternoon emerged crashing down beneath darkening skies inside higher leave of Dove Mountain. Just such as previous occasion some people got together around Abu Dhabi to get started on the particular season, these people failed to possibly make that to the weekend.
The Match Play Championship ended up being also worse. They didn't help to make the item out of the first round.
"It happens," Woods said. "It's the characteristics from the format. You've merely have got to whip this guy you will be trying to play against, along with I did not do that today. Chucky won the match."
That would often be Charles Howell I, that says he's in no way outdone Woods in any kind of match up and picked a fine occasion to finish that streak.
Doing his most effective Tiger impersonation, your complement had been most of sq . when Howell nearly holed released using a wedge for birdie on this 15th, and then cleared a 25- foot birdie putt within the 16th, heading 2 way up whenever Woods missed a new 12-foot birdie.
The match ended with pars about the upcoming hole.
Just events earlier, from a sloppy match with an existing friend, McIlroy acquired one particular final possiblity to stay clear of shedding in order to Shane Lowry if the portly Irishman gone bunker-to-bunker to the 18th hole. McIlroy, from your midsection in the fairway, hit one more thing inadequate iron taken to the sand along with Lowry sealed him available by simply saving par which includes a nervy 4-foot putt.
"It's definitely per day I'm going to remember," Lowry said.
McIlroy started to be the actual next No. one particular seed starting in the previous three a long time to be able to shed in the beginning round. Woods possesses yet to help allow it to be out of the next round regarding golf's nearly all unpredictable match since he picked up at Dove Mountain within 2008.
It was exclusively the second moment inside the 15-year historical past involving the following World Golf Championship the fact that best not one but two seeds were gone after one day. Woods and Phil Mickelson misplaced inside 2002 when ?t had been at La Costa.
Woods and also McIlroy dropping around the primary circular only minutes apart?
Not countless can have as long as your snowball's chance inside higher desert. It capped away a wild cracking open round, halted upon Wednesday due to a freakish snowstorm that dealt with The Ritz-Carlton Club throughout only two inches with snow.
And people a couple of celebrities obtaining pulled out and about weren't even the actual half regarding it.
Sergio Garcia delivered Thursday to face some sort of 12- foot birdie putt in order to acquire his or her match. Five divots along with 19 images later, he as a final point place at a distance Thongchai Jaidee throughout twenty holes. Their coordinate ended just greater than 30 time immediately after them began.
Bo Van Pelt struck only a pair of shots Thursday an 8-iron and also some sort of 45-foot lag putt to complete off John Senden.