An honest question - if you were, say 64th in the world thus having to play Tiger Woods in the first round, would it be more beneficial to your future status on the PGA Tour to skip the WGC for the Mayakoda Golf Classic in hopes of picking up a win and a two year exemption? Hey, I'm just asking.
Today marks the third day of play at Dove Mountain and here is where it starts getting interesting.
Some of the interesting match-ups, and the word interesting is being stretched to its absolute limit, are below.
Tiger Woods vs. Aaron Baddeley - I'm sorry, I think this is a rout for El Tigre. Baddeley didn't even play yesterday as David Toms retired his match (does that work in sports other than tennis?) and Tiger started getting the 'ol ball rolling.
Woody Austin vs. Boo Weekley - Best way to find these guys on the course - follow the dip spit on the ground. I can guarantee one thing about this match - Esquire won't have any photographers around at any time.
Steve Stricker vs. Angel Cabrera - A good girl friend of mine made an excellent point - when did Steve Stricker become dominant? I mean, we all know he played well in the Fedex Cup, but a one-seed? Seriously? In 2005 this guy was ranked 337 in the world and now he's three? Sorry if I'm the only one that finds this strange. Smoking in Arizona isn't a good thing - Striker continues his "rise" to the top.
A side note - if you guys are interested in watching John Daly play well in Mexico, the time may have come and gone. Daly shot a four-under 66 on Thursday, even with a double-bogey coming late in his round. Today? Yeah, Daly made a double on his fourth hole of the day and is three-over for the day, dropping spots faster than you can say "ninth alternate."
More updates to come.