With three of the top four seeds now eliminated in the WGC-Accenture Match Play who is the new favorite to win? A lot of golf is left to play but it seems Rickie Fowler, Jason Day, Y.E. Yang, and Graeme McDowell are on top of their games right now.
Fowler took out Phil Mickelson 6 & 5 today and now sets up a match-up with another Ryder Cup teammate Matt Kuchar on Friday. Y.E. Yang beat Stewart Cink 4 & 3 and Graeme McDowell won his match Ross Fisher and both of these winners will meet up on Friday. Jason Day has played very well in the past at this tournament and beat Paul Casey today and will play J.B. Holmes, who beat Ernie Els today. Remember, J.B. Holmes got the late entry into the tournament because of the injury to Tim Clarks’ injury.
So who am I going to pick to win now that my original pick, Dustin Johnson, lost in the first round? I think I am going to go with Jason Day. He seems to be fearless and has won before so I don’t think the pressure will get to him as much as it would Rickie Fowler late in the weekend.
I have been wrong before but it sure is setting up for a great weekend even though some of the top seeds are gone.