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The concern for Watney is not suffering an emotion letdown after such a big win. He conceded that was the case in 2010, when he beat Westwood in the second round and then lost to Retief Goosen the next day.
"I'm going to need just as much intensity to have a chance," Watney said.
All 16 players feel the same way going into Friday, with a berth in the quarterfinals at stake.
The other matches:
Scotland didn't even have a player in the 64-man field two years ago. Now they have two in the third round.
Paul Lawrie, who won the Qatar Masters to move into the top 50 in the world and qualify for this World Golf Championship, pulled ahead of Ryo Ishikawa and held on to win on the 18th hole. He plays Martin Laird, who was a junior when Lawrie won the British Open in 1999. Laird got past Matteo Manassero.
U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy keeps getting questions about going to No. 1 in the world, which would happen if he wins the Match Play Championship. He beat Anders Hansen by chipping in for par on the 14th as the Dane kept making blunders, winning 3 and 2. Next up for McIlroy is Miguel Angel Jimenez, at 48 the oldest man in the field, and at No. 50 the highest seed remaining.
Jimenez built a big lead on PGA champion Keegan Bradley and held on to win on the 17th hole. Asked to assess his match against McIlroy, the "Mechanic" offered an example of why he looks at life in simple terms.
"Well, tomorrow we'll see what happens. That's the only way," he said.
Bae Sang-moon beat match-play specialist Ian Poulter in the opening round, then held on to beat Masters champion Charl Schwartzel on the 18th hole. He plays John Senden, who whipped Jason Day in the all-Australian -- the only Australians left -- match.
One day after Ernie Els became only the third No. 64 seed to win a match, he again had a short day of work. His match ended on the 14th hole again, only this time he lost to Peter Hanson. The Swede will play Brandt Snedeker, who beat Kyle Stanley, his victim at Torrey Pines in a sudden-death playoff.
Dustin Johnson was lucky to go 20 holes in beating Jim Furyk. Not so lucky was his 7-and-5 pounding of Francesco Molinari. That's two wins over players not regarded for their length off the tee. Johnson now plays Mark Wilson, another pea shooter, who beat Robert Rock.
Martin Kaymer won against a pesky David Toms and next faces Matt Kuchar, who beat Bubba Watson. The other match pits Hunter Mahan against Stricker. Now there's a guy who can putt.
As Woods struggled on the greens, Stricker made a 20-foot, bending birdie on the 18th hole to beat Louis Oosthuizen.
The remaining 16 players include seven Americans, seven Europeans, one Asian and an Australian.
And no Tiger Woods.
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