With Tiger and Phil out its up Lee Westwood and Steve Stricker to star in this all-star cast at this week’s World Golf Championships – Accenture Match Play 2010.
Its Casey 20/1 versus Westwood 18/1 in one semi final and
and Poulter 28/1 versus McIlroy 16/1 in the other.
Its too close to call but if these guys each way are where my money is going.
Read on to see the logic
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Gary Player Bracket
Lee Westwood, top seed in the Gary Player bracket, faces Chris Wood. Expect Westwood who has narrowly lost out twice recently, to come through, but not without a fight.
Also in this bracket is defending champion Geoff Ogilvy. The Australian is looking to become the first player to win the title three times, following his successes in 2006 and 2009. He was also runner-up in 2007 and has reached the final in three of the four times he has played.
This bracket looks like coming down to a head to head between Westwood and Ogilvy with possibly Henrik Stenson. Its Westwood for me to end Ogilvy’s involvement in the final of the bracket.
Sam Snead Bracket
The winner of the player bracket will play the winner of the Snead bracket in the semi final. In the top half of this bracket Charl Schwartzel and Sean O’Hair look strong. However Paul Casey is lurking at the bottom of this bracket and I’ve been saying for weeks that he will go well here. He played better than anyone last year en route to the final but was out psyched there by Ogilvy. Its Casey to come through there.
For me that leaves Casey and Westwood in one semi final. Too close to call, so I wont, just yet.
This looks like boiling down to a battle between Martin Kaymer and Rory McIlroy, if McIlroy gets past Ollie Wilson in the second round. Wison’s a little scrapper who could give Rory a scare. If Rors ends up against Kaymer in the final of the bracket, it will be a case of long game expert versus short game expert. In the desert, I’m going with McIlroy to emerge here.
Bobby Jones Bracket
What about Ross McGowan to beat Steve Stricker in round One? Mark it down. But for me, whoever emerges from the bottom of this draw gets through. Its either Poulter or Cabrera, Cabrera is a hardened matchplayer, but Poulter has the form and a heart of steel. I’m going for Poulter here.
If all the pieces fall into place that leaves Poulter and McIlroy in the other semi final.