Wednesday, February 22, 2012
WGC Match Play Starts Today
Golf geeks are extra geeky this week, as this week's event starts a day early. The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship starts today, with TV coverage beginning at Noon Eastern on The Golf Channel.
Some notable tee times include Tiger teeing it up at 12:35 against Spain's shit talking version of Stephen Ames, and World #1 Luke Donald at 2:05, taking on The Big Easy, Ernie Els. Tiger's nemesis, Phil Mickelson, coming off a win and a runner up in consecutive weeks, opted to take the week off.
Who am I rooting for?
In my year long wager with The King of Ashburn, I took Robert "Kid" Rock, the Englishman with the nice hair, who took down Tiger in Dubai earlier this year. The King took Ian Poulter. In this bet, we can only use a golfer once throughout the entire year. Year to date, The King is powning me by about $122,000.
In another wager(just for this tournament) with my boy Big Tate, in which we each drafted 8 golfers (your player must win the tournament, in order to win the bet), I took Luke Donald, Steve Stricker, Sergio, Nick Watney, Charl Schwartzel, Kyle Stanley, Zach Johnson, and Bill Haas. Big Tate took Rory, Lee Westwood, Tiger, Martin Kaymer, Matt Kuchar, Keegan Bradley, Adam Scott, and The Tour's mental midget, especially on Sundays, Dustin Johson.