The Bjorn Supremacy: Thomas Eliminates Tiger

Other notes from the first day of the Accenture Match Play

  • There were four lethal, look-out-for-this-guy performances today: Martin Kaymer, Phil Mickelson, Nick Watney and Geoff Ogilvy.  Ogilvy’s resolve makes him impossible to pick against in this tournament.
  • Stewart Cink overcame a two-stroke deficit with two holes remaining to remove defending champion Ian Poulter.  Cink’s brilliant approach on the nineteenth hole might have been the shot of the day.
  • Jim Furyk and Padraig Harrington simply don’t have their games currently.
  • Dustin Johnson, my pick to win the whole thing, looked in control until the back nine.  Unfortunately Golf Channel had no interest in his round or performance today.
  • Lee Westwood will need to be better with the putter from inside ten feet if he wants to advance beyond Watney.

Tomorrow’s matches:

Westwood v. Watney, Choi v. Moore

Manassero v. Schwartzel, Donald v. E. Molinari

Mickelson v. Fowler, Kuchar v. Van Pelt

McDowell v. Fisher, Cink v. Yang


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