Match Play Championship Glance

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MARANA, Ariz. (AP) -- A glance at the first round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship:

Match of the day: Ernie Els, in the 64-man field only because Phil Mickelson took his family on a ski vacation, beat top-ranked defending champion Luke Donald 5 and 4. Donald lost in the opening round for the first time in eight appearances in the event.

Comeback: Dustin Johnson rallied to beat Jim Furyk after hitting his tee shot into the desert and having to take a penalty drop on the 20th hole. Furyk chipped across the green and three-putted for bogey.

Winners: While Donald stumbled, second-seeded Rory McIlroy, No. 3 Lee Westwood and No. 4 Martin Kaymer advanced. McIlory beat George Coetzee 2 up, Westwood topped Nicolas Colsaerts 3 and 1, and Kaymer edged Greg Chalmers 4 and 2.

Shot of the day: Retief Goosen holed out for birdie from 158 yards on the par-5 11th. Shot of the day II: Brandt Snedeker followed Goosen's holeout with a 40-foot birdie putt to halve the hole and went on to win in 21 holes.

Key stat: Twelve Americans and 12 Europeans advanced to the second round.

Shooting for No. 1: With Donald falling, McIlroy and Westwood are in position to take over the No. 1 spot with a victory.

Quoteworthy: "I think if there was one day to beat Tiger Woods, this was it. I didn't take the opportunity." -- Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano after Woods' halved the 18th for a 1-up victory.

Rematch: Snedeker will face Kyle Stanley in the second round in a rematch of their San Diego playoff. Last month at Torrey Pines, Snedeker beat Stanley with a par on the second extra hole. Stanley had a triple-bogey 8 on the final hole of regulation. He rebounded by winning the Phoenix Open the following week.

Up next: Woods will face Nick Watney in the second round.

TV times (EST): Thursday, Golf Channel, 2-6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.