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Match Play first-round preview

2/19/2008 - Golf

Golf's version of March Madness starts on Wednesday.

The Accenture Match Play Championship features 64 of the world's top golfers, each looking to make it through six rounds and grab the trophy that Henrik Stenson claimed last year.

Previous winners in the nine-year history of the event include Geoff Ogilvy (2006), David Toms (2005), Tiger Woods (2003-04), Kevin Sutherland (2002), Steve Stricker (2001), Darren Clarke (2000) and Jeff Maggert (1999).
The tournament will be competed on the 7,466-yard South Course at The Gallery Golf Club in Marana, Ariz.

Here are the breakdowns of all 32 first-round matches:

Jason Sobel is ESPN.com's golf editor. He can be reached at Jason.Sobel@espn3.com.