Stricker likely No. 1 seed for 64-man Match Play

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Associated Press
February 8, 2010
— Ross McGowan of England gets the final spot in the 64-man Match Play Championship in Arizona, but only if Tiger Woods doesn’t show up.

Steve Stricker would be the No. 1 seed, assuming Woods doesn’t play.

Sunday was the cutoff for players to qualify for Match Play based on the world ranking.

Kevin Na shot a 66 to secure his spot in the $8.5 million World Golf Championship, which is held Feb. 17-21 in Marana, Ariz. Scott Verplank and Chad Campbell also made sure they had a spot in the field.

Woods is not expected to play the Accenture Match Play Championship, while Phil Mickelson already has said he’s not going because of a family vacation that previously was postponed because of his wife’s breast cancer.

McGowan is No. 66 in the world ranking this week, and would get the No. 64 seed.

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