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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hunter Mahan, warming up at the Farmers Insurance Open near San Diego, says his 2012 Match Play win meant he could "compete against anybody."
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.
One of the greatest weeks in Hunter Mahan's professional golf career almost never happened.
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.