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Love me some match play.... I think this is a great format to play the week before the masters.  Gets you thinking a little bit differently on the golf course.

 

In honor of the DT check out this podcast from Walter Isaacson - pretty short (~30 min) and has a great history of golf...nothing groundbreaking but interesting to hear about the history of some things.

 

http://feeds.podcasts.dell.com/trailblazers

(it's the first one on the page named "Tee Time"...his podcasts are fantastic, btw)

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Does anyone know how the top 16 are seeded? Is it just a random draw?

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I miss the single elimination format, but I know they are trying to ensure that more top seeds get through.

 

There is a bracket challenge over on the PGA Tour website if people are interested.

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I miss the single elimination format, but I know they are trying to ensure that more top seeds get through.

 

There is a bracket challenge over on the PGA Tour website if people are interested.

 

Yeah...but that's a long way to go and a lot of work to put in for one round of golf....

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Uh, Stroker, that's an old bracket by a mile. It looks like the 2016 bracket. 

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Uh, Stroker, that's an old bracket by a mile. It looks like the 2016 bracket. 

 

If that's the case, it answers my question. I was curious how Spieth was the 1 seed.

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If that's the case, it answers my question. I was curious how Spieth was the 1 seed.

 

It is the 2016 bracket after a quick search.

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Uh, Stroker, that's an old bracket by a mile. It looks like the 2016 bracket. 

 

LOL

Here is the correct one:

 

https://fantasybracket.pgatour.com/#/picks/mine

 

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Reading a review of the groupings, I saw this....

 

Teeing off: Cantlay could be the Tour's most reserved player, Smith isn't much more outspoken and Matsuyama and Miyazato speak limited English. This will be the quietest pod, and it'll have nothing to do with gamesmanship.

 

Made me chuckle. They also could have added it would be one of the slowest pods.

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Uh, Stroker, that's an old bracket by a mile. It looks like the 2016 bracket. 

 

Fixed the original post... woops!

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Does anyone know how the top 16 are seeded? Is it just a random draw?

They had a show on the GC the other night where they picked the players using lottery balls.  Each of the top 16 had a pod, and they chose the pod players using 3 baskets of balls; basically the "B" player, "C" player, and "D" player based on rankings.  

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If Spieth doesn't get his act together on the greens, he's toast at Augusta.

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I wish there were more Match Play events.

It's all about the money.  Not the best for television or watching at the course when your pick exists early.  The change they made with round robin play helps somewhat.  It's exciting because every player has to play well right out of the gate.  Any player can have a bad round, but they can recover if that round is early in stroke play.  One and done in the old match play; same now unless you get lucky in your pod.

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I wish they'd go a step further and turn this event into a sixes like the European Tour does. Round robin 6 hole matches for the group over one day, send off each pod as twosomes back to back to play rotating 6 hole matches. Let's get weird if we're getting weird.

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Yeah...but that's a long way to go and a lot of work to put in for one round of golf....

That's what I liked about it! Gave it a true March Madness feel.

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Man, Webb Simpson is a great golfer, but, LORDY, I can't stand his swing! Yuck!!!

 

 

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