I am really looking forward to the Accenture Match Play Championship in Tuscan commencing this week. This is the first world championship of this season and brings together the games top 64 players.
I am going to predict Justine Rose to be placed in the top three of this championship who is currently the fifth seed at present. He has made recent comments stating that this is the most unpredictable week of the golfing year.
The tournament is running into it’s 15th year and the leading four players each time have never made the last 16 together. The tournament often throws up some surprises like the FA cup in English football. A perfect example of this is three years ago, England’s Ross McGowan who is not even in the top 1,000 now put out top seed Steve Stricker!
Interesting to note also, it’s the first appearance in the USA for many of the European Team from the Ryder cup after their great triumph in Medinah.
Readers may ask themselves why I pick Justin Rose as a possible winner. Well, Rose also has not played in the States since Medinah, where he beat Mickelson after his unbelievable putting. However two weeks later, he was in Turkey for the World Golf Final and took the trophy home.
It’s going to be exciting and I can’t wait but my first stop on my way home, will be to Ladbrokes to put a sneaky each way bet on…Can you blame me???