Harrington set to face Hanson in Arizona

Open champion Padraig Harrington is in line for a first round clash with Swede Peter Hanson at the Accenture World Match Play Championship in Arizona next week.

Open champion Padraig Harrington is in line for a first round clash with Swede Peter Hanson at the Accenture World Match Play Championship in Arizona next week.

Justin Rose, last season's European number one, and Colin Montgomerie, eight times the Order of Merit winner, are also set to face off at the event.

The pair will meet if, as expected, Ernie Els is the only member of the world's top 64 to turn down the event - and would be one of three all-European matches on Wednesday's opening day.

Lee Westwood, Paul Casey and Bradley Dredge - conqueror of Els a year ago - all find themselves in the same quarter as Tiger Woods in this provisional draw, but the world number one, winner of his last five tournaments, has a tough looking opening hurdle.

Fellow American JB Holmes beat Phil Mickelson in a play-off in Phoenix eight days ago and will take on Woods if there are no other withdrawals.

Defending champion Henrik Stenson should start against Australian John Senden, Luke Donald against American Brandt Snedeker and Nick Dougherty against South Africa's Trevor Immelman.

Swede Daniel Chopra, who beat Steve Stricker at the fourth hole of a play-off in last month's season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship in Hawaii, is likely to meet the world number three again.

Provisional draw:

(1) Tiger Woods v (64) JB Holmes, (32) Arron Oberholser v (33) Tim Clark, (16) Aaron Baddeley v (49) David Toms, (17) Lee Westwood v (48) Mark Calcavecchia, (8) KJ Choi v (57) Bradley Dredge, (25) Scott Verplank v (40) Soren Hansen, (9) Vijay Singh v (56) Camilo Villegas, (24) Paul Casey v (41) Richard Green

(4) Adam Scott v (61) Jonathan Byrd, (29) Richard Sterne v (36) Woody Austin, (13) Angel Cabrera v (52) Robert Allenby, (20) Martin Kaymer v (45) Shingo Katayama, (5) Jim Furyk v (60) Brendan Jones, (28) Retief Goosen v (37) Charles Howell, (12) Henrik Stensin v (53) John Senden, (21) Stewart Cink v (44) Brett Wetterich

(2) Phil Mickelson v (63) Pat Perez, (31) Mike Weir v (34) Hunter Mahan, (15) Zach Johnson v (50) Justin Leonard, (18) Luke Donald v (47) Brandt Snedeker, (7) Rory Sabbatini v (58) Rod Pampling, (26) Stephen Ames v (39) Robert Karlsson, (10) Padraig Harrington v (55) Peter Hanson, (23) Ian Poulter v (42) Miguel Angel Jimenez

(3) Steve Stricker v (62) Daniel Chopra, (30) Stuart Appleby v (35) Andres Romero, (14) Geoff Ogilvy v (51) Anders Hansen, (19) Trevor Immelman v (46) Nick Dougherty, (6) Justin Rose v (59) Colin Montgomerie, (27) Toru Taniguchi v (38) Nick O'Hern, (11) Sergio Garcia v (54) Jerry Kelly, (22) Niclas Fasth v (43) Boo Weekley

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