PGA Tour: Potential Accenture First-Round Upsets

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PGA Tour: Potential Accenture First-Round Upsets
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It's February Madness in Arizona!

OK, maybe the PGA Tour's version of the NCAA basketball tournament isn't quite the same spectacle and maybe "February Madness" isn't quite as catchy as its March counterpart. But this week is still a special event.

Fans will get to see the world's top players competing mano-a-mano in the only match-play event of the PGA Tour season.

Relative unknowns will test their mettle against the stars of the sport as names such as George Coetzee, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Nicolas Colsaerts attempt to take down the likes of Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood.

There will be 32 matches Wednesday and a whole number of possibilities. 

Questions abound. Can any of the big underdogs pull off a monumental upset? Does any underdog have a chance Wednesday? Will any of the No. 1 seeds fall?

We'll have to wait for now, but it's likely there will be at least one upset Wednesday. Talent doesn't always triumph, especially in a game as fickle as golf.

Predicting these upsets is tricky, but here is my crack at it. From seeds 9 to 16, here is the player at each seed with the best chance to stay alive Wednesday.

Let the Madness begin.

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