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Henley makes return to Match Play

Russell Henley hits out of a bunker on the second green during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday, April 10, 2015, in Augusta, Ga.
Russell Henley hits out of a bunker on the second green during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday, April 10, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. AP

Macon's Russell Henley will play in the World Match Play Championship for the second time this week.

Henley opens the tournament against Brooks Koepka at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the first round. In the new format, Henley who is seeded 46th, and Koepka (20th), are in a group with J.B. Holmes (12) and Marc Warren (53).

Henley plays Holmes on Thursday and Warren on Friday. The winner of that four-player group advances to face the winner of the group including Jim Furyk (5), Martin Kaymer (17), Thongchai Jaidee (45) and George Coetzee (64) on Saturday in the round of 16.

Henley made his debut in the tournament in 2013 and made it to the second round. He beat Charl Schwartzel before losing to Jason Day.

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