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Woods loses in Match Play

Tiger Woods, Steve Stricker and holder Ian Poulter made early exits as the opening round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship lived up to its reputation of wild unpredictability on Wednesday.

other Updated: Feb 25, 2011 01:37 IST

Tiger Woods, Steve Stricker and holder Ian Poulter made early exits as the opening round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship lived up to its reputation of wild unpredictability on Wednesday.

Three-times champion Woods, striving to end a winless run of 15 months, was eliminated by 65th-ranked Dane Thomas Bjorn after 19 holes.

"I blew it," he said after going out in the first round for a second time at this event.

Woods appeared to hold the momentum in his match with Bjorn after sinking an eight-foot birdie putt at the par-four 18th to force extra holes. He struck his fourth to 18 feet and missed the bogey putt before conceding the match to Bjorn.

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Shiv Kapur overcame a stomach bug to shoot a six-under 66 to end tied second after the first round of the Open C'ship International Final Qualifying - Asia.

However, Japan's Kodai Ichihara enjoyed the first round lead with a seven-under par 65.