You Da MAN Wansteadimp!!
That would go a long way to winning me some golf balls!
Looks like there are 13 out of 38 who still have their champion alive. Most of them have their money on Rose or Oosthuizen ... so let's all root against those guys today! Kidding ... pretty sure I have Rose in my final 4, but I can't figure out how to see my bracket, I can only see the group list and everybody's champion.
And Rose is down 3 through 7.
No. There are either 38 or 39 players still, and that was what I counted when I first tallied the winners. (A little bit of confusion on my part because when I click on the link there in one player listed alone up top, then 38 others listed as a group. not sure if that player up top is one of us or not.
Thought this was interesting. Obviously Tiger losing might lead to the assumption he played bad but not always the case in match play.
Jeff Rude analyzes Tiger's loss and based on the numbers, it's not as if he played poorly. Charles Howell was just a little bit greater.
Woods played well, missing just one fairway and three greens in regulation. But Howell just played better in the only one of the 32 opening matches that featured no bogeys. Howell made four birdies to Woods’ two, missed only two greens and putted better, particularly from long range.
“I hit a lot of good shots out there,” Woods said. “Unfortunately it’s the nature of the format. It’s just the way it goes. I’ve seen matches where a guy shoots 7-under-par and he’s going home, and I remember at La Costa there was a match where a player shot 7 over and won. It happens.”
A record three straight US Amateur championships? All played at match play. He used to be one of the best at match play The problem is that the pros lose that mano y mano edge because they don't play enough match play once they turn pro. Match play takes a different mindset, because you have only one round to do your damage. There is more pressure to have immediate success, and that can even have an adverse effect on Tiger Woods. The higher the expectations, both for yourself and from the fans/media/etc., the more pressure there is.
Tiger is not the natural player that he was when he was an amateur. He is more mechanical now, and I honestly think that match play is more of an art form than an engineering construct. He seems to have lost touch with the art of golf.
So, you agree that he can't play match play.
This could be a collective epic failure. Of the 38 or 39 picks, only 8 winning picks remain, and three of those are in danger.
McDowell (2)- AS through 5
Mahan - Up 1 through 10
Poulter - Up 2 through 13
Oosthuizen (3) - Down 2 through 10
Colsaerts - Won
Piercy has been the only true upset today so far.
I was in the air about Garcia/Kuchar. That one could have went either way. I'm also not involved in this one, I must have missed it, but have another bracket going.
I chose Poulter because I thought it was risky enough that not many would have chosen him (I figured Tiger/Rory would suck up the majority), but given his performance in match play in the past, he's always a threat to win in this format.
I meant brutal as in kicking butt. However Bubba's putting is bad and getting worse. Doubt he can hang on now that Jim has squared it. His body language is all wrong. Though Furyk is starting to stand over putts a-la the RC so who knows.
Good for Jason Day. That was a task fending off Henley. Go Stricker!