Woods To Play In Match Play Event

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Friday, Feb. 15, 2008
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tiger Woods was the last player to enter and
will be the Number-1 seed in the Accenture Match Play Championship,
which starts Wednesday in Arizona. It's a 64-man field including
only 20 U.S. players, the fewest number of Americans ever.
The surprise was Ernie Els, who indicated he would skip the
tournament and not make his PGA Tour debut until Florida, then
changed his mind.
The field, determined by the world ranking, will not be set
until 5 p.m. Monday.
Tentatively, Woods will play FBR Open champion J.B. Holmes, who
is Number-65 and got into the World Golf Championship when Brett
Wetterich (WET'-ur-ik) withdrew because of a shoulder injury.
Phil Mickelson will face Pat Perez. Third-ranked Steve Stricker
will play Daniel Chopra. Els, the Number-4 seed, would play
Jonathan Byrd.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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