Lost in the tremors of that shocking one-two punch – losses by both Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods – is that the first round of the Accenture Match Play Championship will need a third day to complete.
In what has to be considered a double knockdown blow for the tournament, the world's top two players will be heading home a bit earlier than expected. Here's how it happened.
A look at the results from Thursday's completion of the first round at the Match Play Championship.
Here are the updated tee times for the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
The best Wednesday in golf – the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play – is almost here. Here’s 5 Things you need to know on the eve of the first round:
Sure, Tiger Woods hasn't made it past the second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship since winning in 2008. That doesn't mean he isn't still our favorite for 2013 . . .
Looking for a Match Play upset special? Our Sean Martin and Alex Miceli think there are a few out there, including Alexander Noren against Dustin Johnson. Check out their predictions.
Here are the first-round matchups for the WGC-Accenture Match Play.
The bracket is set for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Top-seeded Rory McIlroy will face Ireland’s Shane Lowry in the first round, while three-time winner Tiger Woods will face former Isleworth neighbor Charles Howell III. Woods is the No. 2 seed.
Richard Sterne’s first European Tour victory in nearly four years came with another perk: a spot in a World Golf Championship. Sterne won the Joburg Open on Sunday to move from 94th to 55th in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Tim Clark and Phil Mickelson have been installed as 15/1 favorites at the Humana Challenge, while Rory McIlroy is a slight favorite over Tiger Woods in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look at the tee times for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi GC which features Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Martin Kaymer paired together for the first- and second-round.
Everyone concerned about the state of Scottish golf will be hoping Scott Jamieson’s victory in the Nelson Mandela Championship heralds the start of a Scottish revival. But, we shouldn’t hold our breath just yet, says Alistair Tait.
What an end to the European Tour season. Chief executive George O’Grady couldn’t have asked for anything better than the world and European No. 1 player Rory McIlroy signing off the season by winning the DP World Tour Championship.
Top-ranked Rory McIlroy and No. 2 Luke Donald share the lead with Marc Warren after the second round of the Dubai World Championship.
Swiss watchmaker Omega upgraded its partnership with the PGA of America, timing the launch of new marketing initiatives with the upcoming Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
Peter Hanson - nearly choosing to withdraw after his 1-year-old son was hospitalized in Orlando - adds another 2012 victory for the European Ryder Cup team.
Rory McIlroy won his second big title in a month, with his one-shot victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Winner's Circle: Aug. 27-Sept. 3, 2012
Richie Ramsay captured the biggest title of his professional career Sunday, shooting a 5-under 66 to win the European Masters by four strokes.