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WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship: Smiles give way to nerves

WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship: Smiles give way to nerves

No. 1 player Rory McIlroy, left, jokes with caddy J.P. Fitzgerald. McIlroy, who faces Shane Lowry at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday, lost in the Match Play final last year.

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WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship: Smiles give way to nerves

WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship: Smiles give way to nerves

Former UA star Jim Furyk practices his sand shots at The Golf club at Dove Mountain. Furyk, a No. 7 seed, is set to tee off against Ryan Moore in the first round Wednesday at 9:35 a.m.

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WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship: Smiles give way to nerves

WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship: Smiles give way to nerves

Fans get a close-up view of Rickie Fowler practicing at the driving range Monday at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain. Fowler, a No. 8 seed, is scheduled to meet Carl Pettersson in the first round at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday.

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WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship: Smiles give way to nerves

WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship: Smiles give way to nerves

Louis Oosthuizen became a No. 1 seed when Brandt Snedeker withdrew. "My goal is to climb up the world rankings," says Oosthuizen, set to face Richie Ramsay at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday.

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WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship: Smiles give way to nerves

WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship: Smiles give way to nerves

Webb Simpson, the 2012 U.S. Open champion, stood on the driving range at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain on Monday afternoon taking swing after swing with his 7-iron.

February 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Greg Hansen: Tucson's vision won over Accenture

Greg Hansen: Tucson's vision won over Accenture

Long before Dove Mountain Boulevard extended north beyond the Gallery Golf Club, Tucson developer David Mehl and Accenture front man Gary Beckner stood amid the rocks and cacti near Wild Burro wash.

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WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship: Mahan aims for a repeat

WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship: Mahan aims for a repeat

Hunter Mahan, warming up at the Farmers Insurance Open near San Diego, says his 2012 Match Play win meant he could "compete against anybody."

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WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship: Mahan aims for a repeat

WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship: Mahan aims for a repeat

Hunter Mahan greets fans after beating Rory McIlroy for the Match Play title last year. Mahan also won the Shell Houston Open in April to reach No. 4 in the world rankings. He's 27th now.

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WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship: Mahan aims for a repeat

WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship: Mahan aims for a repeat

One of the greatest weeks in Hunter Mahan's professional golf career almost never happened.

January 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Greg Hansen: A lot is riding on where event is played next year

Greg Hansen: A lot is riding on where event is played next year

If you think this is a good week for Sang-moon Bae or Peter Hanson, both of whom have already banked $270,000 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, consider the Ritz-Carlton hotel people.

February 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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