Woods loses to Bjorn

Woods loses to Bjorn

 Three-times champion Woods, striving to end a winless run of 15 months, was eliminated by 65th-ranked Dane Thomas Bjorn after 19 holes.

American world number eight Stricker, who claimed the 2001 Match Play title in Australia, was stunned by 17-year-old Italian Matteo Manassero 2&1. Poulterwas beaten by American Stewart Cink after 19 holes.