Matchplay - please bring me more matchplay March 22 2017
So the PGA Tour and the best in the world are off to Austin Texas for the Matchplay at Austin Country Club..... YAWN.
This weekend will be awesome - this is matchplay. Seven over can win and ten under can lose. Play the man not the course. Last years final McIlroy v Woodland is first up.
I cannot stress enough this week will produce more entertainment than any other WGC event and is the absolute best thing short of the masters. There is two reasons why I love matchplay:-
1. The tv guys have to show the full round - or as close to it as you will ever see - instead of just watching a putting competition. You will see the players from many many different situations too. Remember Dubuisson - you may not have seen those shots in any other strokeplay event.
2. You get to bet on the head to head outcome. I love a little flutter on the outsider. Because believe me the world's number 25 can easily beat the world number 1 on his day. These are sprints and not marathons. I would happily bet that an outsider will reach the later stages as they always do. I just wish I knew which one.
You can be pretty sure of one other thing becoming very evident this week. The commentators love to typecast our players. You suddenly find that the long hitters only hit it about 10 yards past the tour short guys.
Enjoy this weekend and miss it at your peril.