2002 Accenture Match Play Championship - 2nd Day Notes
Two Giant Slayers Move On, O'Malley Falters
by Martin Olivera

Two of the three "slayers" of top-seed players won again. John Cook disposed of Lee Westwood 1-up in one of seven matches featuring US players against "rest-of-the-world" players. Kevin Sutherland beat Paul McGinley 2&1 on another one. Of those seven matches US players prevailed in six. Nick Price stopped Tiger Slayer Peter O'Malley 2&1. The only top-10 players still in the tournament are #4 seeded Sergio Garcia, who defeated Charles Howell III 1-up, and #6 seeded David Toms winner over Rocco Mediate 1-up.

Four of the 16 players remaining in the field are non-Americans: Nick Price from Zimbawe, Niclas Fasth from Sweden, and Spaniards Sergio Garcia and José María Olazábal who eventually might meet in an all-Spanish championship match. All four are facing American players.