Tiger Woods just beat Arron Oberholser 3 and 2 in the second round of match play.
Woods is 19-3 in the last 22 matches and will play Aaron Baddeley in the third round today. David Toms conceded his match against Baddeley because of a back injury.
UCLA’s Kevin Chappell and Lucas Lee and USC’s Jamie Lovemark are all on the Ben Hogan Award watch list. The complete list, in alphabetical order, follows.
Tiger Woods came back from 3 down to beat J.B. Holmes in the first round of match play at the WCG-Accenture Match Play Championships on Wednesday. Would have been interesting to see what Anthony Kim could’ve done against Woods. Kim was scheduled as the 64th seed, and therefore, would’ve played Tiger Woods. But Ernie Els decided at the last minute to enter the field, even though he previously said he wouldn’t. Els did what he normally does in match play and was upset in the first round by Jonathan Byrd, 6 and 5 – tied for the worst loss of the day. Woods tees off against Arron Oberholser at 10:39 a.m. this morning.
This was the lead to a notebook by The Associated Press’ Doug Ferguson from the first day of the Accenture Match Play Championship, on Anthony Kim (Studio City):
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