Luke Donald will begin his defence of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship against South Africa’s Ernie Els.

The draw, which took place over the weekend, has produced a number of exciting first round match-ups including six all-European ties.

Lee Westwood will take on Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts, while Sergio Garcia faces compatriot Miguel Angel Jiminez.

Away from the all-European ties, Matteo Manassero has been drawn against American Webb Simpson and Rory McIlory is set to face George Coetzee.

Tiger Woods will play Spain’s Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, with the winner of that match to play either Nick Watney or Darren Clarke.

Elsewhere in the draw, Dustin Johnson will play Jim Furyk in the pick of the all-American ties, while Adam Scott will play the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship winner Robert Rock.

Notable absentees include Phil Mickelson, who withdrew last month in favour of a family holiday, and Paul Casey, who is still unfit after dislocating his shoulder in a snowboarding accident.

WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship – First Round Draw (Seeded position in brackets)

(1) Luke Donald v (64) Ernie Els
(32) Jason Dufner v (33) Peter Hanson
(16) KJ Choi v (49) Kyle Stanley
(17) Brandt Snedeker v (48) Retief Goosen
(8) Adam Scott v (57) Robert Rock
(25) Bo Van Pelt v (40) Mark Wilson
(9) Dustin Johnson v (56) Jim Furyk
(24) Thomas Bjorn v (41) Francesco Molinari
(4) Martin Kaymer v (61) Greg Chalmers
(29) David Toms v (36) Rickie Fowler
(13) Matt Kuchar v (52) Jonathan Byrd
(20) Bubba Watson v (45) Ben Crane
(5) Steve Stricker v (60) Kevin Na
(28) Louis Oosthuizen v (37) Aaron Baddeley
(12) Graeme McDowell v (53) YE Yang
(21) Hunter Mahan v (44) Zach Johnson
(2) Rory McIlroy v (63) George Coetzee
(31) KT Kim v (34) Anders Hansen
(15) Sergio Garcia v (50) Miguel Angel Jimenez
(18) Keegan Bradley v (47) Geoff Ogilvy
(7) Jason Day v (58) Rafael Cabrera-Bello
(26) Simon Dyson v (39) John Senden
(10) Charl Schwartzel v (55) Gary Woodland
(23) Ian Poulter v (42) Bae Sang-moon
(3) Lee Westwood v (62) Nicolas Colsaerts
(30) Robert Karlsson v (35) Fredrik Jacobson
(14) Nick Watney v (51) Darren Clarke
(19) Tiger Woods v (46) Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
(6) Webb Simpson v (59) Matteo Manassero
(27) Alvaro Quiros v (38) Martin Laird
(11) Bill Haas v (54) Ryo Ishikawa
(22) Justin Rose v (43) Paul Lawrie