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Rory McIlroy Leaderboard Updates from WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 2014
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Rory McIlroy enters the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship with legitimate hopes of picking up his sixth PGA victory, and his first since 2012.

McIlroy has not played a PGA event this calendar year, but he's played two European events and has a second- and ninth-place finish.    

This comes after a disappointing 2013, where the Northern Irishman failed to pick up a win in a season he started off as the world's No. 1 golfer. His woes last season included getting bounced in the first round of this event by Shane Lowry.

The former world No. 1 went through a swing reshaping last year, but he's feeling good with his stroke now, as Golf Channel on Twitter confirmed: 

McIlroy will enter this bracket-style competition as the No. 1 seed in the Ben Hogan bracket.

The bracket can be viewed at the event's website.

With Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson both passing on this match-play event, the other No. 1 seeds are Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Zach Johnson. 

The entire field is loaded, as this is a WGC Event, and McIlroy will have a tough opponent in every round. That starts on Wednesday with McIlroy taking on the impressive ball striking of No. 16 seed Boo Weekley. 

McIlroy's progress through this tournament can be tracked in the following slides. 

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