Some Random Thoughts on day one of the Accenture Match Play Championship:
It was good to see Tiger back, but I don’t agree with the tenor of much of the media: that Tiger was back in form and put a whoopin’ on poor Mr. Jones. I actually thought
Woods looked rusty, and his victory was more a reflection of Jones’ poor play. If Tiger had faced a better player—one who, perhaps, didn’t flub chip shots—it might have been much closer.
He probably still would have won, though.
As I thought, the Mickelson-Cabrera match was one of the ones to watch. It also showed why Phil is no Tiger. The striped one would never have let Angel back into the match.
I’m looking forward to the possible Woods-McIlroy match.
Kudos to the Golf Channel for their coverage. While Tiger clearly was the focus of the day, I thought TGC did a good job of moving about and keeping us in touch with the other groupings. I thought they dropped the ball a bit in noticing the big swing in the Weekley – Rose match. That would have been exciting to follow.