Donald eliminated at Match Play

February 23, 2012


— Luke Donald has become only the third No. 1 seed to lose in the opening round of the Match Play Championship. Ernie Els built an early lead and never let go in a 5-and-4 victory over the top-ranked player in the world.

Tiger Woods barely made it through at Dove Mountain. He trailed Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano by one hole until winning the 15th and 16th, then holed an eight-foot par putt on the 18th to avoid going into extra holes.


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