Fowler bounces Mickelson out of Match Play

MARANA, Ariz. — Rickie Fowler made two eagles in a span of three holes Thursday to send Phil Mickelson to his worst loss ever in the Match Play Championships.

Equally impressive was Italy's teen sensation, 17-year-old Matteo Manassero, who hit a 6-iron to 4 feet on the 17th hole and closed out Charl Schwartzel of South Africa to advance.

Of the 16 players remaining, eight of them are under 30.

That includes Nick Watney, who steadied his emotions over the last three holes to knock out top-ranked Lee Westwood. The highest seed remaining after two wild days was PGA champion Martin Kaymer, the 25-year-old "Germanator" who had to go 20 holes to beat Justin Rose.

With so much emphasis on youth, the oldest player in the field is still alive. That would be Miguel Angel Jimenez, the 47-year-old Spaniard with his love of cigars and red wine. Next up is Ben Crane, who has never made it past the third round in this tournament.

Mayakoba Classic

At Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, David Toms got off to a good start in a bid for his first PGA Tour victory in more than five years, shooting a 5-under 66 to share the first-round lead.

The 44-year-old Toms, the 2001 PGA Championship winner, won the Sony Open in Hawaii in January 2006 for the last of his 12 PGA Tour victories.

HSBC Women's Champions

At Singapore, Japan's Chie Arimura overcame strong winds to shoot a 4-under 68 and take a one stroke lead after the first round at the Tanah Merah Country Club.

Korea's Na Yeon Choi shot a 69, while world No. 1 Yani Tseng of Taiwan finished the day in a group of four players at 70.

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