Match Play at a glance
MARANA, Ariz. -- A brief look at the first round of the Match Play Championship on Thursday on the Ritz-Carlton Club at Dove Mountain:
Match of the day: Woods and Howell didn't make a bogey between them, and Howell's fourth birdie was a 25-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole for a 2-up lead.
Shot of the day: Shane Lowry hit fairway metal to 3 feet for a conceded eagle against McIlroy.
Unfinished business: Two matches were not completed because of darkness. Carl Pettersson was 1 up over Rickie Fowler through 17 holes, while Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Francesco Molinari were all square through 15.
Quote of the day: "Deep down, I knew I could beat him. There's a reason I'm here, and this is match play." -- Shane Lowry.
Stat of the day: The previous three players who beat the No. 1 seed all lost in the second round.
Forecast: The snow is gone, with the potential for frost delays in the morning.
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