Friday, February 24, 2012

Match Play Magic

"Match Play Magic"
By Sean & Stef Mysel
2/24/12



A month ago I wrote about the PGA Tour's need for creating rivalries beyond the every other year match up between the US and Europe.  This week's event is the Accenture Match Play where the top players from all over the world play each other head to head.  During the commentary I've heard commentators like Sir Nick Faldo talk about "looking into your opponent's eyes" and so on.  This is what can make golf so exciting to watch.  Being that our game is so extremely mental or makes you extremely mental, having to actually think about what your opponent is doing makes a huge difference in the theater we as views get to watch.

While I am not an expert by any stretch of the imagination on how the tour can set up more events like the Accenture event, but I would be willing to be that interest in the tour would increase.  Here in the Bay Area, golf is rarely spoken about except for this week.  Every day the talk show hosts are talking about the Matt Kuchars and Rory McIlroys.  Most of the time it's talk about the NFL, MLB and NBA and golf is something they joke about.

I would love to hear your thoughts about the prospect of bringing match play into more tournaments and majors.

Match Play Bracket