Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tiger struggles, Byrd soars
Well, Wednesday has never been Tiger's favorite day, usually a day full of boring Pro-Ams and long practice rounds. Normally, Tiger takes this day to prepare for the golf tournament. I guess Stevie forgot to tell Tiger that on this week, Wednesday was the start of the tournament.
El Tigre is still two down through 12 holes to J.B. Holmes in the first round of the WGC Accenture Match Play Tournament.
Tiger is a measly one-under par for the day on a course that usually yields low scores, even par through three par-5s so far. Sure, taking Tiger right now is still a safe bet, but he's running out of holes.
In other news, 13th seed David Toms knocked off fourth seed Zach Johnson in what can only be called "the reason the rankings are pretty stupid" match of the day.
Also, I want to congratulate myself on the pick of the day, taking Jonathan Byrd over Ernie Els, who smoked Big Easy 6 and 5 for the first 16-over-a-1 seed win this year. Yep, Dogs That Chase Cars - smarter than people that seed these things.