Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Accenture Match Play Championship Breakdown
To save you all 32 things to read or ignore, I decided to pull out a few possible scenarios for this weekend in Tucson and which early round match-ups could be interesting.
J.B. Holmes vs. Tiger Woods - The one thing you have to know about Mr. Woods and golf is desert golf isn't his favorite. This makes sense when you look at the one thing that errs when Woods swing is off - his driver. If you remember last year, Tiger was in the desert more than a few times, having to take swipes at the ball from strange angles with uncertain terrain under the ball. A positive - Holmes isn't any straighter.
Zach Johnson vs. David Toms - "Hey kids, you wanna go watch two guys that hit it shorter than daddy?" Over/under on combined putts in this match - 43.
Ian Poulter vs. Soren Hansen - Mr. Hansen must be a touch nervous - who knows when this Poulter-evolves-into-Tiger phase could ensue.
Ernie Els vs. Jonathan Byrd - The biggest upset of round 1.
Phil Mickelson vs. Pat Perez - Sorry Pat, bad time to be paired against Schmickey. As a lovely parting gift you get two free drink coupons to Dirtbags.
It should be an interesting weekend as long as the big names aren't gone by Saturday. These tournaments can lose viewers pretty damn quick when Tiger and Phil pack up to go home.