Golf: Match Play field finalized, 62 of top 64 will be here

2013-02-16T00:00:00Z Golf: Match Play field finalized, 62 of top 64 will be hereStaff And Wire Reports Staff And Wire Reports Arizona Daily Star

The 64-man field for next week's Accenture Match Play Championship at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain has been finalized.

The field locked at 3 p.m. Friday.

As expected, Brandt Snedeker and Phil Mickelson are the only two golfers in the top 64 not in the field. Snedeker withdrew earlier this week with a rib injury. Mickelson is skipping the event for the second straight year to spend time with his family.

The bracket and tee times for the tournament will be released Sunday night once the world golf rankings are updated. That's a change from recent years when they have been released Monday morning.

In the event a player has to withdraw before the tournament because of an injury, the next player on the alternate list will take his place. Austria's Bernd Wiesberger would be the next one in if anyone withdraws.

Sixteen countries are represented in the 64-man field with a total of 43 international players.

PGA Tour

LOS ANGELES - A move down the California coast hasn't changed a thing for Fredrik Jacobson.

One week after a solid finish at Pebble Beach, Jacobson birdied the two toughest holes at Riviera on Friday his way to a 6-under 65 and a share of the lead with Sang-Moon Bae going into the weekend at the Northern Trust Open.

Jacobson and Bae were at 9-under 133, one shot ahead of John Merrick (66) and John Rollins (65).

Still very much in the picture was Luke Donald, who chipped in twice for birdie and had a 66. That left him two shots out of the lead in his first tournament in two months. Phil Mickelson had a 67 that included a double bogey on the 10th hole and was five shots out the lead.


CANBERRA, Australia - Mariajo Uribe shot a 6-under 67 on Friday to overtake South Korea's Jiyai Shin and overnight leader Lydia Ko, claiming a one-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA Tour's season-opening Women's Australian Open.

The Colombian opened with a birdie after teeing off on the par-4 10th and made four more at Royal Canberra, including at the sixth and seventh as she moved to 15-under 131.

Champions Tour

NAPLES, Fla. - Bernhard Langer holed out from the fairway for an eagle on the par-4 10th and finished with a 10-under 62 on Friday to take a three-stroke in the Champions Tour's ACE Group Classic.

Langer had three birdies on the front nine on TwinEagles' Talon Course, then played the back nine in 7-under 29 with the eagle and five birdies - including four in a row on Nos. 13-16.

Daniel Berk

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