Sixty-four of the world's best golfers will converge at The Ritz Carlton Golf Club Wednesday, as the Accenture Match Play Championship begins in Marana, AZ. This single-elimination, bracket-style event is unlike any other in golf, as players try to survive the NCAA Tournament-like setup that crowns one champion in the end.
Keegan Bradley, a St. John's University graduate and winner of the 2011 PGA Championship, is a No. 5 seed and will face No. 12 Geoff Ogilvy of Australia. The winner of the match will advance to play either No. 4 Sergio Garcia (Spain) or No. 13 M.A. Jimenez (Spain).
Bradley's bracket features No. 1 seeded Rory McIlroy (Ireland), the winner of the 2011 U.S. Open and No. 2 Jason Day (Australia).
Bradley is coming off an exciting second-place finish at last weekend's Northern Trust Open, which featured Bill Haas edging out Bradley and Phil Mickelson in a sudden-death playoff to earn his fourth-career victory.
England's Luke Donald and Lee Westwood and Germany's Martin Kaymer are all No. 1 seeds in their respective brackets.
Meanwhile, Tiger Woods earned a No. 5 seed and will play against Gonzalo Fdez-Castano of Spain.
Mickelson has elected not to play in this five-day event.
|9:25 a.m.||Graeme McDowell (N. Ireland)||vs.||Y.E. Yang (Korea)|
|9:35 a.m.||Hunter Mahan (USA)||vs.||Zach Johnson (USA)|
|9:45 a.m.||Bill Haas (USA)||vs.||Ryo Ishikawa (Japan)|
|9:55 a.m.||Justin Rose (England)||vs.||Paul Lawrie (Scotland)|
|10:05 a.m.||Dustin Johnson (USA)||vs.||Jim Furyk (USA)|
|10:15 a.m.||Thomas Bjorn (Denmark)||vs.||Francesco Molinari (Italy)|
|10:25 a.m.||Charl Schwartzel (S. Africa)||vs.||Gary Woodland (USA)|
|10:35 a.m.||Ian Poulter (England)||vs.||Sang-moon Bae (Korea)|
|10:45 a.m.||Steve Stricker (USA)||vs.||Kevin Na (USA)|
|10:55 a.m.||Louis Oosthuizen (S. Africa)||vs.||Aaron Baddeley (Australia)|
|11:05 a.m.||Webb Simpson (USA)||vs.||Matteo Manassero (Italy)|
|11:15 a.m.||Alvaro Quiros (Spain)||vs.||Martin Laird (Scotland)|
|11:25 a.m.||Adam Scott (Australia)||vs.||Robert Rock (England)|
|11:35 a.m.||Bo Van Pelt (USA)||vs.||Mark Wilson (USA)|
|11:45 a.m.||Jason Day (Australia)||vs.||Rafael Cabrera Bello (Spain)|
|11:55 a.m.||Simon Dyson (England)||vs.||John Senden (Australia)|
|12:05 p.m.||Matt Kuchar (USA)||vs.||Jonathan Byrd (USA)|
|12:15 p.m.||Bubba Watson (USA)||vs.||Ben Crane (USA)|
|12:25 p.m.||Nick Watney (USA)||vs.||Darren Clarke (N. Ireland)|
|12:35 p.m.||Tiger Woods (USA)||vs.||Gonzalo Fdez-Castano (Spain)|
|12:45 p.m.||K.J. Choi (Korea)||vs.||Kyle Stanley (USA)|
|12:55 p.m.||Brandt Snedeker (USA)||vs.||Retief Goosen (S. Africa)|
|1:05 p.m.||Sergio Garcia (Spain)||vs.||Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spain)|
|1:15 p.m.||Keegan Bradley (USA)||vs.||Geoff Ogilvy (Australia)|
|1:25 p.m.||Martin Kaymer (Germany)||vs.||Greg Chalmers (Australia)|
|1:35 p.m.||David Toms (USA)||vs.||Rickie Fowler (USA)|
|1:45 p.m.||Lee Westwood (England)||vs.||Nicolas Colsaerts (Belgium)|
|1:55 p.m.||Robert Karlsson (Sweden)||vs.||Fredrik Jacobson (Sweden)|
|2:05 p.m.||Luke Donald (England)||vs.||Ernie Els (S. Africa)|
|2:15 p.m.||Jason Dufner (USA)||vs.||Peter Hanson (Sweden)|
|2:25 p.m.||Rory McIlroy (N. Ireland)||vs.||George Coetzee (S. Africa)|
|2:35 p.m.||Kyung-tae Kim (Korea)||vs.||Anders Hansen (Denmark)|
The TV schedule is as follows:
Wed.: 12-6 p.m. ET on Golf Channel
Thurs.: 2-6 p.m. ET on Golf Channel
Fri.: 2-6 p.m. ET on Golf Channel
Sat.: 12-2 p.m. ET on Golf; 2-6 on NBC
Sun.: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. ET on Golf Channel; 2-6 p.m. on NBC
For more update on the Accenture Match Play, check back to this SB Nation New York StoryStream.