WGC World Matchplay golf brackets - page 4

The WGC World Matchplay golf tournament starts on wednesday, here we preview who will be playing who in the first round

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Luke Donald 1 vs Marcel Siem 18

Luke Donald was the last European to win the tournament, in 2011 when he overcame Martin Kaymer in the final. He is against German Marcel Siem who's best finish this year was 26 at the Volvo Championship.



Paul Lawrie 8 vs Scott Piercy 9

Scot Paul Lawrie's best performance in the WGC Matchplay Championship was reaching the quarter-final in 2000. American Scott Piercy will make his first appearance in the tournament.


Steve Stricker 4 vs Henrik Stenson 13

The two former champions face off in their first round match. Stricker's win came in 2001, with Stenson winning his title six years later. Stricker has had six weeks off since his second place finish at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.



Nick Watney 5 vs David Toms 12

David Toms has history with the tournament, losing in the 2003 final to Tiger Woods. Nick Watney was the man to knock out Woods last year and has reached the last 16 in his last three appearances.



Adam Scott 2 vs Tim Clark 15

Since his second place at the Sony Open in January, Tim Clark has struggled to compete at the top of leaderboards, but there is a chance of an upset against World number six, Adam Scott



Jamie Donaldson 7 vs Thorbjorn Olesen 10

Following his win at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Champion, where Olesen finished second, Jamie Donaldson has reached a career high world ranking, in the top 30. Both will make their debut at the tournament.


Ian Poulter 3 vs Stephen Gallacher 14

Ian Poulter won the tournament in 2010, becoming the first Englishmen to do so. He will play Scot Stephen Gallacher, World number 56, who is making his first appearance.


Bo Van Pelt 6 vs John Senden 11

Both men failed to make the cut in the Northern Trust Open last weekend and will hope to fair better at Dove Mountain in their tough section of the draw.

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