Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off on the 2nd hole of his match during round one of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play at the Austin Country Club on March 22, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images/AFP
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Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth suffered upset defeats as underdogs bared their teeth on the opening day of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play Wednesday.Match play specialist McIlroy, the 2015 champion, had clawed his way back from two down to make it all square heading into the final three holes.But McIlroy missed a difficult birdie putt on the 16th to halve the hole, leaving Kjeldsen one up with two to play.McIlroy will attempt to reignite his challenge Thursday against Woodland.England's Paul Casey defeated Joost Luiten of the Netherlands 2&1 in Group 12 where South Africa's Charl Schwartzel thrashed An Byeong-hun of South Korea 6&5 .
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