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Els changes his mind, will play in WGC-Accenture Match Play

Ernie Els changed his mind and entered the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship next week in Arizona, a tournament where he has never made it past the second round in America.

Els, a three-time major champion and No. 4 in the world ranking, had said on his Web site and in interviews that he would skip the first World Golf Championship of the season and not make his U.S. debut until the following week in the Honda Classic.

But his agents began asking about room reservations earlier this week, and Tournament Director Michael Garten said Thursday that the South African has officially entered.