Woods, Stricker Advance in Match Play

Mickelson plays superbly, still falls short at wacky WGC event
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2008 10:06 PM CST
Woods, Stricker Advance in Match Play
Henrik Stenson, of Sweden, watches his tee shot on the 13th hole during the second round of the Accenture Match Play Golf Championship tournament at The Gallery Golf Club at Dove Mountain, in Marana, Ariz., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008. (AP Photo/Matt York)   (Associated Press)

Tiger Woods made easy 3-and-2 work of Arron Oberholser, but there was no shortage of exciting tete-a-tetes elsewhere in round two of the WGC Match Play Championship. Phil Mickelson's excellent performance was trumped by Stuart Appleby's sensational nine birdies; the lefty has yet to reach the event's quarterfinals. Also in Marana:

  • Steve Stricker was the other top seed to advance, defeating Hunter Mahan in a two-hole playoff.
  • Henrik Stenson's 25th-hole birdie won a marathon match against Trevor Immelman, who came just shy of eagle and then botched the putt.
  • Jonathan Byrd still has yet to play the 15th hole after winning 6-and-4.
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