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Tag:Sergio Garcia
Posted on: February 27, 2009 12:01 am
Edited on: February 27, 2009 12:02 am

Match play golf


This is the current results of a CBS sports poll

Now that Tiger's gone, will you watch the Match Play action this weekend?  

29% Yes   71% No  Total Votes: 10380

Matchplay golf is probably the best pro golf out there.  It's the only time golfers play against each other and not against the course.  Any pro can get by playing Par golf.  But it in matchplay, that may not be good enough.  Look at today, Tim Clark beat Tiger Woods, 4 and 2.  Last year Tiger beat Clark by 5 and 4.  Why?  Because in matchplay, it doesn't matter how good your game is, if your opponent is doing better.  And that's the thing, Your opponent can win the first hole, tie you each hole after that and you're the one going home.  If you're tied after 18, oh well, keep on going, we're not going to let a little thing like 18 holes stop you.  You've got to keep going until one of you wins a hole. 

I love to watch golf.  I love to watch Tiger.  I mean, c'mon, he's TIGER!  But watching him, Phil Michelson, Vijay Singh, Padraig Harrington, Sergio Garcia, etc, try to beat their opponent... That, I love to watch.   And look at today again, Tiger, gone.  Vijay, gone.  Harrington, Gone. Sergio, gone.  Why, because they couldn't get it done, but the other guy did.  And if you look at some of today's matches, they were some good ones.

Stewart Cink (23) over Lee Westwood (12) in 23 holes..
Phil (5) beating Zach Johnson (28) 1 up.  If you didn't watch, you might never know that Phil almost lost after building a 4 shot lead with 5 holes to go. 

We know these guys are good, so why only watch when Tiger plays.  I mean, I know why to watch when tiger plays.  But why only then?  Especially now, when they're playing against each other.  Why do you think Tiger came back.  He knows how good they are and he knows how good match play is.  




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