WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 2014: Daily Leaderboard Updates, Analysis

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WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 2014: Daily Leaderboard Updates, Analysis
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The 2014 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship kicked off on Wednesday, with 64 of the world's top golfers hitting the course at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain.

Every day is elimination day for the golfers during this extended weekend. From a field of 64, only two will be left standing on Sunday for the final.

Matt Kuchar is the defending champion. He beat Hunter Mahan—the 2012 champion—in the final match and is one of the top favorites to win the tournament again this year. 

As a player who's shown an aptitude for match-play events with a career record of 15-5, Mahan is an authority on this format, which he enjoys.

"It's somewhat refreshing a little bit to play in match play because you can kind of just lay it all out there every single match," Mahan said last year, via Brian Wacker of WorldGolfChampionships.com. "It's not like another tournament where it's one day after the next. You're just kind of in the moment so much."

Every shot matters, as does every hole. Instead of the usual marathon a four-round stroke-play tournament features, every match is a sprint to the finish line. 

Keep reading to find out how the tournament unfolds.

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