Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Some Interesting Possibilities...
So, since Tiger Woods is the only golfer worth talking about right now since he's won everything since two months before the Writers Strike, I figured it would be worth musing over the interesting possible match-ups for Mr. Woods.
Second Round - Mike Weir - As long as Weir can dispose of Aaron Oberholser, Tiger will get a shot at Weir after the Canadian beat him in last year's Presidents Cup singles match. I have to say, as competitive as Tiger is, the cup had already been secured by the US and not much was at stake except the possibility for Weir to beat the best in the world on his home turf. I think this could be a statement match for Woods.
Third Round - Aaron Baddeley - The kid can putt lights out, but the last time he was under pressure in a big tournament, he shot 80 in the final round at the U.S. Open. Baddeley can be knocked off his game, and Tiger is the best in the world at mentally abusing anyone with a little self-doubt.
Quarter Finals - Rory Sabbatini - Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh. I can just hear the beat writers banging out column after column about this dream match-up. Rory is the two-seed in the Bobby Jones bracket and played college golf in Tucson. Also, if you haven't heard, Tiger pretty much pays people to knock over port-o-pottys while Rory is inside. This could resembled the "Tiger Who?" moment from Vijay a few years ago.
Semi-Finals - Anyone in that Bracket - Yeah, nobody in there is very intimidating or worries me in the least. Maybe Ernie can be five-up on Tiger and then bogey out.
Finals - Phil Mickelson - Yeah, i don't think Mickelson will make it this far either, but you couldn't draw it up any better.