World number one Tiger Woods crashed out of the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona on Thursday, going down in the second round to South African Tim Clark.
Clark moved into the last 16 4&2, bringing a premature end to Woods’ return from an eight-month absence. The American had not played competitively since his U.S. Open triumph in June, after which he had major reconstructive surgery on his left knee. In other matches, Englishman Oliver Wilson claimed another big-name victim when he knocked out world number 11 Anthony Kim.
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There was further success for England when Paul Casey reached the third round with a 6&4 win over Australia’s Mathew Goggin and Ross Fisher ended the run of Pat Perez, the American who knocked out Padraig Harrington in the first round. However, another Englishman, Lee Westwood, was beaten by Stewart Cink.