Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Accenture Match Play Update
I just thought it was worth tossing up a quick update, since the bracket layout with 64 players is tougher to analyze than our economic exit strategy.
So, here goes --
-- Phil Mickelson is keeping the hot streak going from the Northern Trust win. So far today, he's three up on Angel Cabrera through seven holes, with all pars and three birdies. Not a bad start for Lefty.
-- The battle of three letter last names is quickly going to Anthony Kim. The five seed in the Sam Snead bracket (why do they name these brackets after famous golfers? That really kills me.) is five up on Wen-Tang Lin through 11 holes.
-- Camilo Villegas, the three seed in the Tiger Woods division (it's really the Bobby Jones but who are we kidding?), is five up on Rod Pampling through nine holes. Villegas has won the last five holes of his match including a bogey win on the ninth hole. Awesome.
-- Stewart Cink, who made it to the finals last year against Tiger, is all square through 12 holes against Richard Sterne.
More updates to come. Remember, live blog starts a 2 PM Eastern. Don't be late.
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