After the first day of competition in the WGC Accenture Match Play it doesn’t look like I did too well with my picks. I picked Padraig Harrington to come out of the Bobby Jones bracket and Harrington got beat 3 and 1. In the Ben Hogan bracket I still have Rory Mcilroy alive. In the Gary Player bracket I have Geoff Ogilvy and finally in the Sam Snead bracket I have Stewart Cink still alive. Huh.. Maybe I am still doing alright. I still have three of the four still remaining in the tournament.
I am watching the replay right now on The Golf Channel and match play is so great. Zach Johnson and Francesco Molinari just played the 19th hole in their match and Zach just made Molinari clean up a two-footer to extend the match to the 20th hole. He isn’t giving this guy any cheap halfs. He is going to have to earn them, even if that means finishing out a two foot putt for par.
Should be a good Thursday. Two South Africans, Ernie Els and Retief Goosen play each other in the 2nd round and Ian Poulter and Adam Scott square off. Those two matches are pretty intriguing to me and I will keep my eye on those.