Thursday, February 21, 2008
Mickelson and Sergio Say Adios
I hate to toot the ol' DTCC horn, but so far, so good in predicting these "upsets" in the WGC.
Sergio got spanked by Boo Weekley earlier today and Phil Mickelson lost to Stuart Appleby on a day when, depending on how this Henrik Stenson-Trevor Immelman match turns out, could produce more underdogs winning today than favorites.
So far the most impressive play has been from none other than 16-seeded Jonathan Byrd, the only player in the field that has yet to play even the 15th hole at Dove Mountain.
Tiger Woods was a solid five-under, not counting the first hole which was conceded to him, in his 3-and-2 win over Arron Oberholser while the other top seed left, Steve Stricker, needed a birdie on his 20th hole to hold on Hunter Mahan. Mahan was most impressive in his first round match, where he had seven 3s in just 15 holes, including a stretch where he made four 3s in a row.
Interesting day in the desert, as three huge names are already out before Friday.