Heavy defeat for McIlroy

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Rory McIlroy was thrashed at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Tucson yesterday.

The 21-year-old, who could have ended this week as the world number three and ahead of Tiger Woods for the first time in his life, suffered an eight and seven defeat to American Ben Crane.

World number one Lee Westwood defeated Henrik Stenson three and two in his first round match. The Worksop golfer was one down after 14 holes against Nick Watney when we went to press.