Sunday, March 01, 2009

Too Much Golf

WAY too much golf, in fact. Or just way too much TV. Either way, my butt is numb....

The Accenture World Golf Championship started last Wednesday and heralded the long awaited return of one Tiger Woods. With Sky coverage amounting to 4 hours per day on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and then 8 hours+ per day over the weekend, this required some serious commitment to watch.

There was a lot of disappointment as Tiger was dispatched unceremoniously in the second round (this is a match play format), denying us the spectacle of a McIlroy v Woods match-up on the Friday. This disappointment was tempered for those of us on this side of the Atlantic by the number of Brits in the final rounds, only to see our hopes dashed as both Poulter and McIlroy were sent packing in the quarter finals.
This did set up a very exciting all-British semi-final, however, between Paul Casey and Ross Fisher.

Still, Rory didn't lose his match, but was beaten by a very in-form Geoff Ogilvy, who went on to make Paul Casey look very ordinary indeed in the final.

Again, you can't say that Casey played badly (though he did fail to capitalise on the few chances he had), but Ogilvy was just relentless, and in outstanding form. A worthy winner.

And a sad end for poor Ross Fisher, beaten into fourth place by Cink - but if you have to lose, you do want to lose against a bunker shot of that quality!

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