The first two rounds have been completed in the WGC Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding Park, San Francisco.
Bubba Watson and Rory McIlroy are among the group who have played two won two.
Bubba said he was concentrating on playing solid golf;
“I’m just trying to play solid golf, no mistakes, that’s what I’m looking at.”
“You can’t look at what the other guy does. I can come out here and shoot 5 under and lose or shoot 5 over and win.”
“It’s still golf. Still gotta play good golf and that’s what I’m trying to do.”
Rory never trailed in his 2nd round match with Brandt Snedeker, but it did get interesting on the back nine;
“It was pretty tight, I felt like I had a comfortable lead after nine holes or 10 holes. And then he made two good birdies on 11 and 12 and we’re back to all square.”
“I felt like the big key for me was the up and down on 14 for par, which was what helped me keep some momentum.”
On the other side of the coin Ian Poulter has played two, lost two, along with Adam Scott.
Rickie Fowler looked doomed, two down through 12 holes against Shane Lowery, but made birdies on Nos. 15 and 18 to win, 1 up, a fine putting display unsettled Shane and delighted Rickie;
“Looked like I had complete control of it, didn’t I?”
“Been waiting a long time to make some putts, so it was nice to have those come in on the last few holes on the back nine.”
“I’m looking forward to building a bit tomorrow, work on the game, it was a little loose the past couple of days.”
“Luckily I made some good putts. If we can get everything clicking, it will be a very good weekend.”
I am looking forward to tomorrow’s matches, see if any of the double losers can make amends.