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Major upsets in Match Play, McIlroy and Woods out

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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 7:36 pm

There were a few upsets during the opening round, including both first- and second-ranked PGA players Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods.

Matches at the Accenture Match Play Championship resumed Thursday after play was suspended due to snow Wednesday. Play did not resume until 1 p.m. Thursday to allow for the snow to melt.

Shane Lowry of Ireland made a 4-foot par putt on the 18th hole to eliminate McIlroy in the opening round of golf's most unpredictable tournament.

It was the third time in the last four years the No. 1 seed went home after one round.

Moments later, Charles Howell III finished off a fabulous round in cold conditions by defeating Woods on the 17th hole. Howell, who had not faced

Woods in match play since losing to him in the third round of the 1996 U.S. Amateur, played bogey-free on a course that still had patches of snow and ice after being cleared Thursday morning.

The match was all square when Howell hit a wedge that stopped inches from the cup on the 15th hole for a conceded birdie. Then, he holed a 25-foot birdie putt on the 16th and went 2 up when Woods badly missed a 12-foot birdie putt.

Tee times for the next rounds are:

Round 2 (16 matches) starting times are currently projected to be approximately 9:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. off the 1st tee on Friday with an approximate 4 p.m. finish time. 

Round 3 (8 matches) starting times are projected to be approximately 7:10 a.m. to 7:46 a.m. off the 1st and 10th tees on Saturday morning with an approximate 11:30 a.m. finish time. 

Round 4 (Quarterfinals) starting times are projected to be approximately 11:44 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. on Saturday afternoon off the 1st tee with an approximate 4 p.m. finish time. 

Rounds 5 (Semi-finals) and 6 (Championship/3rd Place Match) are currently projected to be played as originally scheduled. Round 5 matches will commence at approximately 7:05 a.m. and 7:20 a.m. on the 1st tee. The match for 3rd place will commence at approximately 12:02 p.m. on the 1st tee. The championship match will commence at approximately 12:20 p.m. on the 1st tee. 

There is a potential for frost during the next three mornings. A weak disturbance will be passing through the area this evening, bringing a chance for scattered light rain/snow showers overnight Thursday. Following that, the forecast for the next three days looks to be improving with high temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s. 

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