12 Undefeated (3-0) Players Thru Rd 3 MATCH PLAY OFFICIAL RESULTS— $9,250,00 TOTAL PURSE

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12 Undefeated (3-0) Players Thru Rd 3 MATCH PLAY OFFICIAL RESULTS— $9,250,00 TOTAL PURSE

World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play

 

2015 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play 

12 Undefeated (3-0) Players After Three Rounds With a Couple of Surprising Underdogs Amongst Them

(The 25th of 43 events in the PGA TOUR Season)

San Francisco, CA                         April 27-May 3, 2015              Purse: $9,250,000 ($1,570,000 to the winner)
TPC Harding Park                         Par/Yards: 36-35–71/7,127

Round 3

Results

Group 1
  •  Rory McIlroy (1)
  • 3 – 0
20 HOLES
  • 2 – 1
  • Billy Horschel (19)
Group 1
  •  Brandt Snedeker (36)
  • 0 – 3
1 UP
  • 1 – 2
  • Jason Dufner (56)
Group 16
  •  Hideki Matsuyama (16)
  • 3 – 0
5 & 4
  • 1 – 2
  • Kevin Na (21)
Group 16
  •  Joost Luiten (44)
  • 2 – 1
1 UP
  • 0 – 3
  • Alexander Levy (54)
Group 8
  •  Dustin Johnson (8)
  • 2 – 1
2 & 1
  • 0 – 3
  • Victor Dubuisson (22)
Group 8
  •  Charl Schwartzel (38)
  • 3 – 0
20 HOLES
  • 1 – 2
  • Matt Jones (63)
Group 9
  •  Adam Scott (9)
  • 0 – 3
1 UP
  • 2 – 1
  • Chris Kirk (26)
Group 9
  •  Paul Casey (37)
  • 3 – 0
1 UP
  • 1 – 2
  • Francesco Molinari (70)
Group 2
  •  Jordan Spieth (2)
  • 2 – 1
2 UP
  • 3 – 0
  • Lee Westwood (27)
Group 2
  •  Matt Every (41)
  • 0 – 3
8 & 6
  • 1 – 2
  • Mikko Ilonen (68)
Group 15
  •  Patrick Reed (15)
  • 2 – 1
1 UP
  • 0 – 3
  • Ryan Moore (29)
Group 15
  •  Danny Willett (49)
  • 3 – 0
1 UP
  • 1 – 2
  • Andy Sullivan (61)
Group 7
  •  Jason Day (7)
  • 0 – 3
3 & 2
  • 2 – 1
  • Zach Johnson (25)
Group 7
  •  Branden Grace (39)
  • 2 – 1
2 & 1
  • 2 – 1
  • Charley Hoffman (50)
Group 10
  •  Sergio Garcia (10)
  • 1 – 2
2 & 1
  • 2 – 1
  • Jamie Donaldson (31)
Group 10
  •  Bernd Wiesberger (40)
  • 1 – 2
19 HOLES
  • 2 – 1
  • Tommy Fleetwood (57)
Group 3
  •  Henrik Stenson (3)
  • 1 – 2
3 & 1
  • 2 – 1
  • Bill Haas (24)
Group 3
  •  Brendon Todd (43)
  • 0 – 3
1 UP
  • 3 – 0
  • John Senden (65) 
Group 14
  •  Matt Kuchar (14)
  • 1 – 2
5 & 4
  • 3 – 0
  • Hunter Mahan (32) 
Group 14
  •  Stephen Gallacher (42)
  • 0 – 3
20 HOLES
  • 2 – 1
  • Ben Martin (67)
Group 6
  •  Justin Rose (6)
  • 2 – 1
2 & 1
  • 0 – 3
  • Ryan Palmer (23)
Group 6
  •  Anirban Lahiri (35)
  • 1 – 2
1 UP
  • 3 – 0
  • Marc Leishman (60) 
Group 11
  •  Jimmy Walker (11)
  • 0 – 3
4 & 2
  • 1 – 2
  • Ian Poulter (28)
Group 11
  •  Webb Simpson (47)
  • 2 – 1
1 UP
  • 3 – 0
  • Gary Woodland (52) 
Group 4
  •  Bubba Watson (4)
  • 2 – 1
19 HOLES
  • 3 – 0
  • Louis Oosthuizen (30) 
 
Group 4
  •  Keegan Bradley (34)
  • 0 – 3
2 UP
  • 1 – 2
  • Miguel Angel Jimenez (69)
Group 13
  •  Rickie Fowler (13)
  • 3 – 0
5 & 4
  • 0 – 3
  • Graeme McDowell (33)
Group 13
  •  Shane Lowry (48)
  • 1 – 2
1 UP
  • 2 – 1
  • Harris English (58)
Group 5
  •  Jim Furyk (5)
  • 2 – 1
20 HOLES
  • 1 – 2
  • Martin Kaymer (17)
Group 5
  •  Thongchai Jaidee (45)
  • 1 – 2
21 HOLES
  • 2 – 1
  • George Coetzee (64)
Group 12
  •  J.B. Holmes (12)
  • 2 – 1
2 & 1
  • 2 – 1
  • Brooks Koepka (20)
Group 12
  •  Russell Henley (46)
  • 1 – 2
1 UP
  • 1 – 2
  • Marc Warren (53)
Round 2
Group 1
  •  Rory McIlroy (1)
  • 2 – 0
2 UP
  • 0 – 2
  • Brandt Snedeker (36)
Group 1
  •  Billy Horschel (19)
  • 2 – 0
3 & 2
  • 0 – 2
  • Jason Dufner (56)
Group 16
  •  Hideki Matsuyama (16)
  • 2 – 0
2 UP
  • 1 – 1
  • Joost Luiten (44)
Group 16
  •  Kevin Na (21)
  • 1 – 1
3 & 1
  • 0 – 2
  • Alexander Levy (54)
Group 8
  •  Dustin Johnson (8)
  • 1 – 1
20 HOLES
  • 2 – 0
  • Charl Schwartzel (38)
Group 8
  •  Victor Dubuisson (22)
  • 0 – 2
2 UP
  • 1 – 1
  • Matt Jones (63)
Group 9
  •  Adam Scott (9)
  • 0 – 2
1 UP
  • 2 – 0
  • Paul Casey (37)
Group 9
  •  Chris Kirk (26)
  • 1 – 1
2 & 1
  • 1 – 1
  • Francesco Molinari (70)
Group 2
  •  Jordan Spieth (2)
  • 2 – 0
4 & 3
  • 0 – 2
  • Matt Every (41)
Group 2
  •  Lee Westwood (27)
  • 2 – 0
1 UP
  • 0 – 2
  • Mikko Ilonen (68)
Group 15
  •  Patrick Reed (15)
  • 1 – 1
2 & 1
  • 2 – 0
  • Danny Willett (49)
Group 15
  •  Ryan Moore (29)
  • 0 – 2
3 & 2
  • 1 – 1
  • Andy Sullivan (61)
Group 7
  •  Jason Day (7)
  • 0 – 2
4 & 3
  • 1 – 1
  • Branden Grace (39)
Group 7
  •  Zach Johnson (25)
  • 1 – 1
2 & 1
  • 2 – 0
  • Charley Hoffman (50)
Group 10
  •  Sergio Garcia (10)
  • 1 – 1
2 & 1
  • 1 – 1
  • Bernd Wiesberger (40)
Group 10
  •  Jamie Donaldson (31)
  • 1 – 1
21 HOLES
  • 1 – 1
  • Tommy Fleetwood (57)
Group 3
  •  Henrik Stenson (3)
  • 1 – 1
3 & 2
  • 0 – 2
  • Brendon Todd (43)
Group 3
  •  Bill Haas (24)
  • 1 – 1
4 & 3
  • 2 – 0
  • John Senden (65)
Group 14
  •  Matt Kuchar (14)
  • 1 – 1
3 & 2
  • 0 – 2
  • Stephen Gallacher (42)
Group 14
  •  Hunter Mahan (32)
  • 2 – 0
5 & 3
  • 1 – 1
  • Ben Martin (67)
Group 6
  •  Justin Rose (6)
  • 1 – 1
19 HOLES
  • 1 – 1
  • Anirban Lahiri (35)
Group 6
  •  Ryan Palmer (23)
  • 0 – 2
4 & 3
  • 2 – 0
  • Marc Leishman (60)
Group 11
  •  Jimmy Walker (11)
  • 0 – 2
19 HOLES
  • 2 – 0
  • Webb Simpson (47)
Group 11
  •  Ian Poulter (28)
  • 0 – 2
3 & 2
  • 2 – 0
  • Gary Woodland (52)
Group 4
  •  Bubba Watson (4)
  • 2 – 0
4 & 2
  • 0 – 2
  • Keegan Bradley (34)
Group 4
  •  Louis Oosthuizen (30)
  • 2 – 0
2 UP
  • 0 – 2
  • Miguel Angel Jimenez (69)
Group 13
  •  Rickie Fowler (13)
  • 2 – 0
1 UP
  • 1 – 1
  • Shane Lowry (48)
Group 13
  •  Graeme McDowell (33)
  • 0 – 2
2 & 1
  • 1 – 1
  • Harris English (58)
Group 5
  •  Jim Furyk (5)
  • 1 – 1
3 & 1
  • 1 – 1
  • Thongchai Jaidee (45)
Group 5
  •  Martin Kaymer (17)
  • 1 – 1
19 HOLES
  • 1 – 1
  • George Coetzee (64)
Group 12
  •  J.B. Holmes (12)
  • 1 – 1
19 HOLES
  • 0 – 2
  • Russell Henley (46)
Group 12
  •  Brooks Koepka (20)
  • 2 – 0
20 HOLES
  • 1 – 1
  • Marc Warren (53)
First-Round Notes – Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Weather
Temperatures were in the high 50s and low 60s  with winds W8-15mph.
New group format
The 64-player Cadillac Match Play field is divided into 16 four-player groups. Each group will play round-robin matches within their group on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The player with the best record in each of the four player groups advances to the Round of16 for single-elimination match play (in the event of a two-way tie in a group, head-to-head match results will be used as the tiebreaker; a three-way tie will require a sudden-death stroke play hole-by-hole-playoff).  The Round of 16 will be played Saturday morning, followed by the Quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon. The Semifinals will be Sunday morning, followed by the Championship Match and Consolation Match on Sunday afternoon.
The top seed for each of the 16 four-player groups is top 16 players in order of their position in the Official World Golf Ranking. The remaining three players in each group were determined by a blind draw from each of three pools depending on their standing in the OWGR.
GROUP 1 
Player                                     Seed                       Record   
Rory McIlroy                         (1)                           1-0
Billy Horschel                        (18)                         1-0
Brandt Snedeker                  (35)                         0-1
Jason Dufner                         (53)                         0-1
Group 1, round by round
RD. 1       Jordan Spieth defeated Jason Dufner, 5 and 4
                Billy Horschel defeated Brandt Snedeker, 5 and 4
RD. 2 (THUR.) – McIlroy vs. Snedeker, Horschel vs. Dufner
RD. 3 (FRI.) – McIlroy vs. Horschel, Snedeker vs. Dufner
World No. 1  Rory McIlroy defeated Jason Dufner 5 and 4 as the top-ranked seed in the tournament in one of the most difficult groups from a ranking perspective. McIlroy won despite only having one birdie which came on the first hole followed by 13 pars. Dufner struggled with five bogeys.
Horschel’s 5-and-4 victory included six birdies and no bogeys. The 2014 FedExCup champion has one top-10 finish so far this season. He started his round with birdies on three of the first four holes to jump to a 3-up lead early and never looked back.
GROUP 2
Player                                     Seed                       Record   
Jordan Spieth                        (2)                           1-0
Lee Westwood                     (26)                         1-0
Matt Every                             (40)                         0-1
Mikko Ilonen                         (62)                         0-1
Group 2 round-by-round
RD. 1       Jordan Spieth defeated Mikko Ilonen, 4-and-2
                Lee Westwood defeated Matt Every, 1-up
RD. 2 (THUR.) – Spieth vs. Every, Westwood vs. Ilonen
RD. 3 (FRI.) – Spieth vs. Westwood, Every vs. Ilonen
World No. 2 and winner of this year’s Masters Tournament Jordan Spieth beat Finland’s Mikko Ilonen 4-and-2. Spieth
At 21 year’s old, Spieth and No. 1 Rory McIlroy (25), combine for the first time in tournament history that the top two seeds have both been 25 or younger entering the event. In his first appearance at the Cadillac Match Play last year, Spieth won his first three matches before losing to Ernie Els in the quarterfinals.
After a stellar offseason in which Spieth won in Australia and at the Hero World Challenge, he has finished in the top 20 in nine of his last 10 events, including seven top-10 finishes, two runner-ups and victories at the Valspar Championship and the Masters Tournament. Spieth is No. 1 in the FedExCup standings.
At 21 years, 9 months and 6 days (on Sunday of tournament week), Spieth could become the youngest-ever winner of a World Golf Championships event. Last year, Day became the tournament’s youngest winner at 26 years, 1 month and 28 days.
Youngest winners of World Golf Championships events:
•              Tiger Woods, Bridgestone Invitational, 1999–23 years, 7 months, 30 days
•              Tiger Woods, Cadillac Championship, 1999–23 years, 10 months, 8 days
•              Tiger Woods, Bridgestone Invitational, 2000–24 years, 7 months, 28 days
•              Tiger Woods, Bridgestone Invitational, 2001–25 years, 7 months, 27 days
•              Jason Day, Cadillac Match Play, 2014 –26 years, 1 month, 28 days
Fresh off his Asian Tour Indonesian Masters victory on Sunday, England’s Lee Westwood defeated Matt Every 1-up. Westwood is playing in his 51st career World Golf Championships event, the most of any player in the series’ history.
Westwood’s round included six birdies, five bogeys and one double bogey including birdies on three of the final four holes for the victory.
GROUP 3
Player                                     Seed                       Record   
Bill Haas                                 (23)                         1-0
John Senden                         (60)                         1-0
Brendon Todd                      (42)                         0-1
Henrik Stenson                     (3)                           0-1
                              
Group 3 round-by-round
RD. 1       John Senden defeated Henrik Stenson, 19 holes
Bill Haas defeated Brendon Todd, 3 and 2
RD. 2 (THUR.) – Stenson vs. Todd, Haas vs. Senden
RD. 3 (FRI.) – Stenson vs. Haas, Todd vs. Senden
Third seed Henrik Stenson lost to Australian John Senden on the 19th hole after Senden secured the victory with a birdie on the first playoff hole. Since winning the Cadillac Match Play in 2008, Stenson has one win in his last seven matches.
Bill Haas defeated fellow American Brendon Todd thanks to birdies on holes 4, 5, 6 and 8 that saw him go 4-up thru eight holes. The win puts Haas’ career record to 2-4 at the Cadillac Match Play having advanced out of the first round only once in his four previous attempts at the event.
GROUP 4
Player                                     Seed                       Record
Bubba Watson                      (4)                           1-0
Louis Oosthuizen                 (29)                         1-0
Keegan Bradley                    (33)                         0-1
M. A. Jimenez                       (63)                         0-1
Group 4 round-by-round
RD. 1       Bubba Watson defeated Miguel A. Jimenez, 5 and 4
Louis Oosthuizen defeated Keegan Bradley, 6 and 5
RD. 2 (THUR.) – Watson vs. Bradley, Oosthuizen vs. Jimenez
RD. 3 (FRI.) – Watson vs. Oosthuizen, Bradley vs. Jimenez
No. 4 seed Bubba Watson defeated Miguel Angel Jimenez 5 and 4. In four previous attempts at the event, Watson never lost in the opening round, reaching the consolation match in 2011. In six events on the PGA TOUR this year, Watson has a victory at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, a runner-up at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, finished 3rd at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship and has only finished outside the top 14 once.
GROUP 5
Player                                     Seed                       Record
Jim Furyk                               (5)                           1-0
Martin Kaymer                     (17)                         1-0
Thongchai Jaidee                 (44)                         0-1
George Coetzee                   (59)                         0-1
Group 5 round-by-round
RD. 1       Jim Furyk defeated George Coetzee, 3 and 2
Martin Kaymer defeated Thongchai Jaidee, 3 and 1
RD. 2 (THUR.) – Furyk vs. Jaidee, Kaymer vs. Coetzee
RD. 3 (FRI.) – Furyk vs. Kaymer, Jaidee vs. Coetzee
In his first tournament since winning the RBC Heritage, Jim Furyk defeated South African George Coetzee thanks to three consecutive birdies on holes 11-13. Furyk recorded his best finish at this event in 14 previous tries with a T5 last year.
Two weeks ago, Furyk came from four shots behind third-round leader Troy Merritt at the RBC Heritage to win his 17th PGA TOUR event and first since the 2010 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.
Martin Kaymer, who will return to TPC Sawgrass next week as the defending champion of THE PLAYERS, has missed his last three cuts on the PGA TOUR and is looking for his first top-10 finish on TOUR since the 2014 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.
GROUP 6
Player                                     Seed                       Record
Anirban Lahiri                       (34)                         1-0
Marc Leishman                     (56)                         1-0
Justin Rose                            (6)                           0-1
Ryan Palmer                          (22)                         0-1
Group 6 round-by-round
RD. 1       Anirban Lahiri defeated Ryan Palmer , 4 and 2
Marc Leishman defeated Justin Rose, 3 and 2
RD. 2 (THUR.) – Rose vs. Lahiri, Leishman vs. Palmer
RD. 3 (FRI.) – Rose vs. Palmer, Lahiri vs. Leishman
Coming off a victory at last week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Justin Rose was defeated by Marc Leishman, 3 and 2. Leishman, whose wife was seriously ill and given a five percent chance to live in early April. His wife is recovering well and Leishman has returned to play golf.
Anirban Lahiri, who has won twice on the European Tour as a rookie this season at the Maybank Malaysian Open and the Hero Indian Open, defeated Ryan Palmer 3 and 2.
Group 6 (Lahiri and Leishman), Group 9 (Paul Casey and Francesco Molinari) and Group 11 (Webb Simpson and Gary Woodland) are the three groups in which both of the lower seeds won on Wednesday.
GROUP 7
Player                                     Seed                       Record
Charley Hoffman                  (49)                         1-0
Zach Johnson                        (24)                         1-0
Jason Day                               (7)                           0-1
Branden Grace                     (38)                         0-1
Group 7 round-by-round
RD. 1       Charly Hoffman defeated Jason Day, 4 and 3
Zach Johnson defeated Branden Grace, 2-up
RD. 2 (THUR.) – Day vs Grace, Johnson vs. Hoffman
RD. 3 (FRI.) – Day vs. Johnson, Grace vs. Hoffman
No. 49 seed Charley Hoffman recorded a convincing 4-and-3 victory over defending champion Jason Day 4 and 3 thanks to birdies on three of his last four holes. Hoffman won earlier this year at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. This is the second time in his career that he has qualified for the Cadillac Match Play, losing in the first round to Luke Donald in 2011.
Zach Johnson, one of four players in the field this week (Mahan, Furyk, Scott) who played in the Presidents Cup when it was held at TPC Harding Park in 2009, defeated Brendan Grace, 2-up. Johnson also beat Grace in singles play at the 2013 Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village.
Johnson is also one of 11 players in the field who teed it up at TPC Harding Park with the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship was played here.
Player                                                     2005 Cadillac Championships finish                 
Jim Furyk                                               T15                                                         
Sergio Garcia                                        T3                                                          
Thongchai Jaidee                                 T60                                                         
Miguel A Jimenez                                 T41                                                         
Zach Johnson                                        T43                                                         
Graeme McDowell                               T6                                                          
Ian Poulter                                            T18                                                         
Charl Schwartzel                                  T18                                                         
Adam Scott                                            T29                                                         
Henrik Stenson                                     T3                                                          
Lee Westwood                                     T51
GROUP 8
Player                                     Seed                       Record
Dustin Johnson                     (8)                           1-0
Victor Dubuisson                  (21)                        0-1
Charl Schwartzel                   (37)                        1-0
Matt Jones                             (58)                        0-1
Group 8 round-by-round
RD. 1       Dustin Johnson defeated Matt Jones, 3 and 1
Charl Schwartzel defeated Victor Dubuisson, 5 and 4
RD. 2 (THUR.) – Johnson vs. Schwartzel, Dubuisson vs. Jones
RD. 3 (FRI.) – Johnson vs. Dubuisson, Schwartzel vs. Jones
Dustin Johnson, winner of the most recent World Golf Championships event at the Cadillac Championship, defeated Australian Matt Jones 3 and 1. Johnson lost in the first round of the event in five of his six career previous appearances. The nine-time PGA TOUR winner has victories in each of the last eight calendar years dating back to 2008.
Johnson has two career World Golf Championships victories (2013 HSBC Champions, 2015 Cadillac Championship). Players with multiple World Golf Championships wins include Tiger Woods (18), Geoff Ogilvy (3), Darren Clarke (2), Ernie Els (2), Hunter Mahan (2), Phil Mickelson (2), Ian Poulter (2), Dustin Johnson (2).
GROUP 9
Player                                     Seed                       Record
Paul Casey                             (36)                         1-0
Francesco Molinari              (64)                         1-0
Adam Scott                            (9)                           0-1
Chris Kirk                               (25)                         0-1
Group 9 round-by-round
RD. 1       Francesco Molinari defeated Adam Scott, 5 and 4
Paul Casey defeated Chris Kirk, 22 holes
RD. 2 (THUR.) – Scott vs. Casey, Kirk vs. Molinari
RD. 3 (FRI.) – Scott vs. Kirk, Casey vs. Molinari
No. 64 seed Francesco Molinari defeated No. 9 seed Adam Scott 5 and 4. The Italian had made it out of the first round once in five previous appearances at the event. The 5-and-4 defeat is Scott’s worst loss in 27 matches in 13 appearances at the tournament.
Paul Casey and Chris Kirk played 2XXX holes
GROUP 10
Player                                     Seed                       Record
Sergio Garcia                        (10)                         1-0
Jamie Donaldson                  (30)                         1-0
Bernd Wiesberger               (39)                         0-1
Tommy Fleetwood               (54)                         0-1
Group 10 round-by-round
RD. 1       Sergio Garcia defeated Tommy Fleetwood, 2-up
Jamie Donaldson defeated Bernd Wiesberger, 1-up
RD. 2 (THUR.) – Garcia vs. Wiesberger, Donaldson vs. Fleetwood.
RD. 3 (FRI.) – Garcia vs. Donaldson, Wiesberger vs. Fleetwood
In the all-European Group 10, Spaniard Sergio Garcia defeated England’s Tommy Fleetwood while Welshman Jamie Donaldson defeated Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger 1-up.
Sergio Garcia finised T3 when the 2005 Cadillac Championship (then American Express Championship) was held at TPC Harding Park. Garcia birdied two of his final four holes for the victory. The Spaniard is playing in the event for the 13th time in his career with his best finish (4th) coming in 2010.
Donaldson, who was a key figure on the European Team’s Ryder Cup victory last year, won his first match in his third time playing the event after being eliminated in the first round in his past two attempts.
GROUP 11
Player                                     Seed                       Record   
Webb Simpson                     (46)                         1-0
Gary Woodland                    (50)                         1-0
Jimmy Walker                       (11)                         0-1
Ian Poulter                            (27)                         0-1
Group 11 round-by-round
RD. 1       Gary Woodland defeated Jimmy Walker, 19 holes
Webb Simpson defeated Ian Poulter, 3 and 2
RD. 2 (THUR.) – Walker vs. Simpson, Poulter vs. Woodland
RD. 3 (FRI.) – Walker vs. Poulter, Simpson vs. Woodland
Gary Woodland eagled the signature 14th hole from 127 yards away as part of his victory over 11th-seeded Jimmy Walker in 19 holes. No player ever led the match by more than 1-up at any time. On the 19th hole (hole No. 1), Woodland birdied the par 5 for his victory. This is Woodland’s third time playing in this event. In the old format, he failed to advance beyond the first round in his previous two appearances.
Walker is playing in his seventh career World Golf Championships event and his second Cadillac Match Play. He is still searching for his first top-10 finish in a World Golf Championships series event. Walker has five PGA TOUR victories since the start of the 2013-2014 season including two wins this year at the Sony Open in Hawaii and the Valero Texas Open.
Webb Simpson, who won the 2012 U.S. Open at TPC Harding Park’s neighbor course, The Olympic Club, defeated 2009 Cadillac Match Play champion Ian Poulter 3 and 2. Poulter bogeyed four of his first eight holes and was unable to rebound on the back nine.
GROUP 12
Player                                     Seed                       Record   
Marc Warren                        (51)                        1-0
Brooks Koepka                      (19)                        1-0
Russell Henley                      (45)                        0-1
J.B. Holmes                            (12)                         0-1
Group 12 round-by-round
RD. 1       Marc Warren defeated J.B. Holmes, 2 and 1
Brooks Koepka defeated Russell Henley, 1-up
RD. 2 (THUR.) – Holmes vs. Henley, Koepka vs. Warren
RD. 3 (FRI.) – Holmes vs. Koepka, Warren vs. Henley
Scotland’s Marc Warren beat American J.B. Holmes 2 and 1 after Holmes recorded a bogey and double bogey on the 16th and 17thholes, respectively.  Warren is playing in the event for the first time in his career. Holmes’ season includes a victory at the Shell Houston Open in a playoff against Johnson Wagner and Jordan Spieth and runner-up finishes at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship and the Farmers Insurance Open.
Brooks Koepka defeated fellow American Russell Henley, 1-up in his first-ever appearance at the Cadillac Match Play. Koepka earned his first career PGA TOUR victory at the age of 24 years, 8 months, 26 days earlier this year at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He earned enough non-member FedExCup points/money during the 2013-2014 season to achieve Special Temporary Membership, and parlayed that into a top-125 finish on the non-member FedExCup points list
to earn his TOUR card for the 2014-15 season.
GROUP 13
Player                                     Seed                       Record   
Shane Lowry                         (47)                        1-0
Rickie Fowler                        (13)                         1-0
Graame McDowell               (32)                         0-1
Harris English                        (55)                         0-1
Group 13 round-by-round
RD. 1       Rickie Fowler defeated Harris English, 1-up
Shane Lowry defeated Graeme McDowell, 1-up
RD. 2 (THUR.) – Fowler vs. Lowry, McDowell vs. English
RD. 3 (FRI.) – Fowler vs. McDowell, Lowry vs. English
Rickie Fowler matched Harris English’s birdie at the final hole to finish 1-up for his first-round victory. Fowler is in search of his first top-10 finish since he started the season T3 at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions – a span of eight events. The eight-event stretch without a top-10 finish is the longest of Fowler’s career since he went nine events to end the 2012 season.
Fowler was 3-up with five holes to play but took until the 18th hole to secure his win.
Ireland’s Shane Lowry defeated his friend Graeme McDowell (Northern Ireland) 1-up. Lowry beat Rory McIlroy in the first round in 2013 as the 64 seed. Lowry will face Fowler in the second round with both players holding a 1-0 record.
GROUP 14
Player                                     Seed                       Record   
Hunter Mahan                      (31)                         1-0
Ben Martin                            (61)                         1-0
Stephen Gallacher               (41)                         0-1
Matt Kuchar                          (14)                         0-1
Group 14 round-by-round
RD. 1       Hunter Mahan defeated Stephen Gallacher, 7 and 6
Ben Martin defeated Matt Kuchar, 1-up
RD. 2 (THUR.) – Martin vs. Mahan, Kuchar vs. Gallacher
RD. 3 (FRI.) – Kuchar vs. Mahan, Martin vs. Gallacher
Hunter Mahan, who won the 2012 Cadillac Match Play and finished runner-up in 2013, defeated Stephen Gallacher in the largest deficit of the day 7 and 6. Since the start of the 2012 Cadillac Match Play, Mahan now has a 14-2 record.
Mahan is one of four players in this week’s field who played in The Presidents Cup when it was held at TPC Harding Park in 2009. Mahan went 2-1-1 as part of the U.S. Team’s victory, including a 2-and-1 win over Camilo Villegas in singles play.
Mahan is joined by 2009 teammates Jim Furyk, and Zach Johnson as players from the U.S. Team who are in the field at the Cadillac Match Play. Adam Scott is the lone member of the 2009 International Team in the field.
Ben Martin and 2013 Cadillac Match Play champion Matt Kuchar arrived to the 17th tee all square. Martin recorded a hole-in-one to take a 1-up lead and eventually go on to win the first match of his career at the Cadillac Match Play. This is Martin’s first career World Golf Championships event. He recorded his first PGA TOUR victory earlier this season at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
During today’s first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, Ben Martin aced the 17th hole from 235 yards, using a hybrid. As the Official Mortgage Sponsor of the PGA TOUR, Quicken Loans will award one year’s worth of mortgage payments to Richard M. from Deering, New Hampshire, to commemorate the ace. The Quicken Loans’ Hole-In-One Sweepstakes awards one year’s worth of mortgage payments to a randomly selected entrant for every ace during official PGA TOUR events from the Waste Management Phoenix Open through the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Fans can enter the sweepstakes by visiting www.pgatour.com/quickenloans. Participants in the 2014 Sweepstakes must re-register to be eligible in 2015.
GROUP 15
Player                                     Seed                       Record   
Patrick Reed                         (15)                         1-0
Ryan Moore                          (28)                         0-1
Danny Willett                        (48)                         1-0
Andy Sullivan                        (57)                         0-1
Group 15 round-by-round
RD. 1       Patrick Reed defeated Andy Sullivan, 2 and 1
Danny Willet defeated Ryan Moore, 3 and 2
RD. 2 (THUR.) – Reed vs. Willett, Moore vs. Sullivan
RD. 3 (FRI.) – Reed vs. Moore, Willett vs. Sullivan
Miscellaneous Notes
Of the 32 matches, 18 were won by the “favorites.”
The lowest-ranked seed to win was No. 64 Francesco Molinari over No. 9 Adam Scott.
The highest-ranked seed to lose was No. 3 Henrik Stenson to John Senden.
Matches decided in extra holes:
Four matches were decided in extra holes during the first round.
Match No. 3 – Gary Woodland defeated Jimmy Walker in 19 holes
Match No. 5 – John Senden defeated Henrik Stenson  in 19 holes
Match No. 28 – Paul Casey defeated Chris Kirk in 22 holes
Match No. 32 – Kevin Na defeated Joost Luiten in 19 holes
First-time Participants: 11
Of the 11 first-time participants at the 2015 Cadillac Match Play, Brooks Koepka, Anirban Lahiri, Ben Martin, Marc Warren and Danny Willet won their first-round matches.
 PHOTO: RORY MCILROY
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