The first is the World (but always played in the US) Golf Championship event in the form of the Accenture Matchplay Championship in Arizona. The world’s top 64 players compete and eight Australians are playing, 12.5% of the field. The first big match-up the world is watching is Brendan Jones (64th in the world) against Tiger Woods (1).
The other first round match-up’s for the Aussies are:
Geoff Ogilvy (8) v Kevin Sutherland (57)
Adam Scott (18) v Sean O’Hair (47)
Robert Allenby (30) v Ross Fisher (35)
Aaron Baddeley (42) v Paul Casey (23)
Stuart Appleby (46) v Martin Kaymer (19)
Rod Pampling (56) v Camilo Villegas (9)
Mathew Goggin (55) v Kenny Perry (10)
The PGA Tour website has a nice WGC pdf of the full bracket if you’d like to follow along at home with the family. TV coverage: Ten HD – Thurs, Fri, Sat 6 – 10am. Sun, Mon 2 – 10am.
The co-sanctioned Nationwide Tour Moonah Links Classic is also on this weekend at Moonah Links, Victoria. There’s a good field with plenty of ex-PGA Tour players (Craig Parry, Stephen Leaney, Skip Kendall, Nick Flanagan) in the mix ,as well as Johnnie Walker Classic champion and rising golf superstar, Danny Lee. Full details and live Moonah Classic leaderboard.