Not to dismiss the Northern Trust Open this week at Riviera Country Club, one of the special places the PGA Tour goes each year, but if you want to think ahead to the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship next week, the brackets have taken shape.
With Phil Mickelson opting out for a family vacation, No. 65 Shane Lowry slipped into the field.
Assuming everyone eligible commits to play – they have until Friday to make it official – here’s how the top four seeds will start:
– No. 1 Rory McIlroy vs. Lowry
– No. 2 Tiger Woods vs. No. 64 Charles Howell III
– No. 3 Luke Donald vs. No. 63 Marcel Siem
– No. 4 Brandt Snedeker vs. No. 62 K.J. Choi.