Who says it never rains in England? Well, no-one, frankly, and with good reason. The first round of the HSBC World Match Play Championship was heavily disrupted by rain, which meant that only one match out of the eight 36-hole first round matches was settled before the close of play, with US Open champion Retief Goosen crushing Jeff Maggert 12&11. Goosen was 8 up after the first 18 holes, and only required a further 7 holes to complete the rout and set a new record for the largest margin of victory in the event.
The delay has given me the opportunity to make some predictions for what's left of the first round, and I'll do the same for the remaining rounds. Post your predictions on here too, and we'll see who comes out tops!
Read the extended entry for my predictions.