The Tavistock Cup is on today. Set your DVR before you head out to work!
12:00-5:00pm ET Golf Channel
7:00-9:00pm ET Golf Channel
Tim Clark, Ernie Els, Trevor Immelman, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose and Tiger Woods
Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Brian Davis, J.B. Holmes, Sean O’Hair and Lee Janzen
Team Lake Nona
Ross Fisher, Retief Goosen, Peter Hanson, Graeme McDowell, Henrik Stenson and Oliver Wilson
Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke, David Howell, Soren Kjeldsen, Paul McGinley and Adam Scott
There has been a fire at the home of Aaron Baddeley’s parents in Melbourne, Australia. The home suffered about $800K in damage. It took 50 firefighters an hour to bring the fire under control.
I’m glad to report that everyone made it out without serious injury, including “22 years of (golf) memories.”
2 min to get out 2 rooms were untouched! fam photos and my golf room with memoribilla! Amazed by God’s protection 22 years of memories there” ~Aaron Baddeley via twitter
Luke Donald with Accenture Trophy - click for larger version
With the 1st place finish for Luke Donald in the Accenture Match Play Championship comes a move up to #3 in the world. Martin Kaymer came into the WGC event at #2 in the world, but now takes over the #1 ranking by making it to the final match. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood were all pushed down.
Here’s the current top 10 golfers in the world, the “OWGR” list:
#1 Martin Kaymer
#2 Lee Westwood
#3 Luke Donald
#4 Graeme McDowell
#5 Tiger Woods
#6 Phil Mickelson
#7 Paul Casey
#8 Rory McIlroy
#9 Steve Stricker
#10 Matt Kuchar
#1 golfer Martin Kaymer
I find it hard to believe that Tiger has has such poor finishes and is even in the top 10 right now. He hasn’t played top five golf for a long time.
Martin Kaymer’s game is so solid that he’ll have to melt down, or someone else will have to really come on strong to knock him out of the #1 spot. I don’t see that happening any time soon.
Martin Kaymer is now #1 in the world
I was really hoping Bubba Watson could win yesterday over (new world #1) Martin Kaymer. It was a close, tough match but Kaymer came out on top 1up. There really aren’t any weaknesses in Kaymer’s game. It seems his game was built in the same German factories that my old BMW was. So Kaymer moves to #1 in the world and moves to the championship match.
Matt Kuchar was lucky to get past the first round and took advantage clear up to yesterday, where he finally met the Luke Donald destruction machine. Donald set a record for fewest holes played to this point by destroying his opponents. Luke to the championship match against Kaymer and Kuchar plays Bubba in the consolation match.
If I understand the world rankings correctly, Luke Donald will rise to #3 in the world if he wins today. Not sure if that pushes Tiger Woods to #5 from #4 or what other implications there are. We’ll find out tomorrow.
The consolation match is no joke either. Those two are playing for a pile of cash.
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Snow On The Course
As predicted, a small blanket of snow was covering the golf course this morning. They’re all going batty about it down there. Guys, just come up here to Salt Lake. We haven’t seen dirt or grass since November of last year. The pic to the right is courtesy of Bubba Watson, taken this morning. Click it for a larger image. Nick Faldo was even seen making a snow man
The snow should melt in time, and will not be a factor in the starting times today.
Accenture Match Play Final Round TV Coverage
NBC will be broadcasting the final day from 2-6PM Eastern time. Bubba and Kuchar tee off just after 10am, so we will only see their back nine or so.
Today’s morning matches for round four at the Accenture Match Play and my picks.
Ryan Moore vs Luke Donald – Donald
Matt Kuchar vs Y.E. Yang – Yang (I’ve learned my lesson)
Martin Kaymer vs Miguel Angel Jimenez – Jimenez
J.B. Holmes vs Bubba Watson – Elementary my dear Watson
Yes let the Holmes/Watson jokes begin. This is going to be a fun group to watch though.
TV Coverage is on Golf Channel from 9am-2pm ET.