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Some tasty odds for past Major winners like Y.E Yang at 101/1

Strong winds forecast for weekends play so does that favour the British players used to it with links golf.

Poulter out first against Cink who is a renowned matchplay specialist.

Westwood struggling for form and interestingly has never made it past the 2nd round in this tournament before.

Woods also patchy but a fighter in match play and Els just back from injury.

Hard to predict this one as there are so many players capable of winning but my 5 guesses are

Casey

Kaymer

Cink

Stricker

Ogilvy

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can't count out Poulter or Casey tbh very strong in this tournament .

there are a few guys playing well and tbh it will depend on weather and tee off times IMO

Matchplay is the one where certain players come alive and yes Poulter can't be discounted but this early in the season his form has been patchy and he couldn't have picked a tougher matchplay opponent than Cink to open up with.

My god a subject we get along in...need to put a stop to that. :P

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Matchplay is the one where certain players come alive and yes Poulter can't be discounted but this early in the season his form has been patchy and he couldn't have picked a tougher matchplay opponent than Cink to open up with.

My god a subject we get along in...need to put a stop to that. :P

Was thinking the same myself :lol:

i need to have a good look at the line up tbh , tried yesterday but it wasnt on the Euro tour website :( will have another look

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My mate flew out to Arizona on Monday for four weeks - lucky bastard!

The Ritz-Carlton is a course I'd love to play, and this is a tournament that really starts off the new PGA Tour season, for me.

I like to think Nick Watney, Sean O'Hair, Dustin Johnson and Tiger will all do well...

The draw: http://www.pgatour.com/leaderboards/current/r470/index.html

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Was thinking the same myself :lol:

i need to have a good look at the line up tbh , tried yesterday but it wasnt on the Euro tour website :( will have another look

http://www.pgatour.com/leaderboards/current/r470/index.html

Amazing how many of the "big name" players have a poor record in matchplay tournaments.

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My mate flew out to Arizona on Monday for four weeks - lucky bastard!

The Ritz-Carlton is a course I'd love to play, and this is a tournament that really starts off the new PGA Tour season, for me.

I like to think Nick Watney, Sean O'Hair, Dustin Johnson and Tiger will all do well...

The draw: http://www.pgatour.com/leaderboards/current/r470/index.html

I think Tiger will get bumped out early doors.

His game and his head are elsewhere.

I know he loves matchplay but he reminds me of Tyson after Buster Douglas knocked him out.

The aura of invincibilty has gone forever.

Still capable of moments of genius but struggling to do it as consistently as he once did.

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Tiger is miles away from finding consistency let alone winning a tournament - hopefully he proves me wrong. I want him back to his best, or somewhere near it, sadly I don't see it.

It's one thing after another with him :(

I was pissed off with Ewan Murray and Robert Lee for their slating of Tiger RE the spitting incident. Only seems to work when it's Tiger that does it. Kaymer cleared out his nose, Molinari spat at The Volvo Golf Champions, and nothing was made of it.

What's the difference between Tiger spitting and Lee Westwood taking a drink out of his water bottle and spraying the water out of his mouth... ?

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My own hunch is that many within the game are pi**ed off with Tiger for cultivating this squeaky clean image.Earning Billions from it and living a complete and utter lie.

I think there just may be resentment from people within the game who think he had something then blew it not just for himself but for the entire game of golf.

I also think that where he spat (on the green near the hole) may have had something to do with their disgust.

Or it could just be that the bigger you are the more the spotlight is on you.

As an aside i think you will find a fair few big name casualties out on their arses after todays close of play.

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I don't understand the 'squeaky clean' Tiger Woods, that people thought/think of him.

A hell of a lot of people knew what he was like - have done for years. I've met a lot of golfers, coaches, celebs... through playing in competitions and caddying (Open qualifiers, Dunhill, Tour events, corporate events, tourists), and even from a young age, Tiger Woods was always a menace.

He's absolutely hated at Firestone Country Club, and he calls that home. Even when he was 17, 18, 19, he was known for being wild and a player.

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Tiger is miles away from finding consistency let alone winning a tournament - hopefully he proves me wrong. I want him back to his best, or somewhere near it, sadly I don't see it.

It's one thing after another with him :(

I was pissed off with Ewan Murray and Robert Lee for their slating of Tiger RE the spitting incident. Only seems to work when it's Tiger that does it. Kaymer cleared out his nose, Molinari spat at The Volvo Golf Champions, and nothing was made of it.

What's the difference between Tiger spitting and Lee Westwood taking a drink out of his water bottle and spraying the water out of his mouth... ?

Is spitting on the course, especially the greens, viewed as rude or inconsiderate over there? I try not to do it, but anytime I've played with a group of people they'll be one or two guys that do it

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Not too sure? What about the people that have the chewing tobacco in their mouths and spit every two seconds - a hell of a lot of Americans do that.

The European players do it, no-one complains - Westwood done it on the tee box, no complaints... Tiger does it, and he's and absolute disgrace.

They just focussed on Dustin Johnson there, Butch Harmon just spat, and no complaint - it's one of the Race to Dubai commentators as well.

If you need to clear your throat, then do it, as long as your not walking about course spitting like a mad man, which you don't see.

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Matchplay is the one where certain players come alive and yes Poulter can't be discounted but this early in the season his form has been patchy and he couldn't have picked a tougher matchplay opponent than Cink to open up with.

My god a subject we get along in...need to put a stop to that. :P

Poulter beaten by Cink on the 19th hole ;)

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Tiger is finished!

I said he would get pumped early doors and he did.His game is gone and more importantly so has his head.

Hard to see him winning another Major now which would please me no end.

Casey also struggled but ominously 3 of the best matchplay players won...Donald,Kaymer and McDowell

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Well most of my tips are fucked out already :lol: only Casey and McDowell left :)

Didn't want to say as TWB may have appeared to give me stick :D

I thought Poulter would struggle and even more so when up against Cink who excels in matchplay.

As for Woods...Muff called it right...he is finished. And while he may come back and win the odd tournament his aura and intimidation factor is gone and he knows it.

Some of the American lads impressed me though like Huner Mahan who has been in good form so far.

Geoff Ogilvy is the dark horse for me and one who always slips under the radar for some unknown reason. His record in matchplay golf is incredible.

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Didn't want to say as TWB may have appeared to give me stick :D

I thought Poulter would struggle and even more so when up against Cink who excels in matchplay.

As for Woods...Muff called it right...he is finished. And while he may come back and win the odd tournament his aura and intimidation factor is gone and he knows it.

Some of the American lads impressed me though like Huner Mahan who has been in good form so far.

Geoff Ogilvy is the dark horse for me and one who always slips under the radar for some unknown reason. His record in matchplay golf is incredible.

Can't believe he lost from 2up with 4 to play :( , my brother tipped Mahan as a dark horse

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Can't believe he lost from 2up with 4 to play :( , my brother tipped Mahan as a dark horse

Against anyone else he probably wouldn't have but Cink is one of the hardest and toughest matchplay players on the circuit.

I think it all boils down to the fact it's early in the season and he hasn't really played that much competetive golf.

He will have another good season though but these tournament are about getting rid of the rust and gearing up for the main ones(The Masters) come April through to August.

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I bet Ogilvy to win it a few years ago but dont see him going deep in this tournament tho, IMO he was lucky to be playing Harrington who is absolutely pathetically bad at the moment. Its almost impossible to pick a winner but al go for Phil Mickelson or Paul Casey.

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I watched Tiger in the pub last night, his game has gone. His driving was never the best (with a driver), it's now got to the stage where he cannot hit a 200 yard wide fairway :(

A 26 handicapper could have stuck some of the shots Tiger had, closer.

Missing the green from 106 yards out...

Back to basics.

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I watched Tiger in the pub last night, his game has gone. His driving was never the best (with a driver), it's now got to the stage where he cannot hit a 200 yard wide fairway :(

A 26 handicapper could have stuck some of the shots Tiger had, closer.

Missing the green from 106 yards out...

Back to basics.

His swing is far too fast and not natural looking at all.

At the top of his backswing he collapses down and across the ball hence the slice.

He has to start realising accuracy will always beat power every time.

Better 280 yards in the fairway every time than 320 or 350 in the rough or out of bounds.

Personally i am loving it watching him suffer

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