Woods -- the world's top-ranked men's player and the No. 1 seed in the Bobby Jones bracket -- escaped with a 1-up victory over Robert Allenby, who made a nine-foot birdie putt at 16 to square the match. The two players halved 17 with pars to set up a showdown on the par-five closing hole.
Elsewhere, Chad Campbell made a birdie at 18 to top Henrik Stenson, 1-up; defending champion David Toms needed to win the 14th and 15th holes to beat Jose Maria Olazabal, 2 & 1; and reigning PGA Champion Phil Mickelson, seeded second in the Ben Hogan bracket, ousted John Daly, 2 & 1.
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