2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play: Records for all 64 players

Match play at the professional level is pretty much impossible to predict. Why? The players are all so good in the pro game that the difference between Rory McIlroy and George Coetzee over one 18-hole sample is pretty much non-existent. Just like we see every March with the NCAA Tournament, upsets happen at a pretty regular rate in the WGC-Match Play, but unlike March Madness, the top seeds in the match play seem to get dumped early with regularity. None of the number one seeds in the last two years have advanced past the second round, with three of them going home after just one match.

This won’t be the case in 2015 though, as the event has a new sponsor in Cadillac, a new spot in the schedule and thankfully, a new course as Harding Park is taking over from Jack Nicklaus’ Dove Mountain, a course known for tricked out greens and snow delays in February.

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Punch Shots: Ian Poulter on Wentworth, Bones speaks and tape delayed coverage

 

Phil and Bones after winning the Open.

Phil and Bones after winning the Open.

Punch Shots is a collection of stories that I didn’t get around to earlier or didn’t fit into another article. I’ll give a link to a larger story and have some quick thoughts below.

The last Punch Shots: Lee Trevino on Phil, Lydia Ko and Butch would help Tiger

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Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and eras

Jordan Spieth, alone on the range.

Jordan Spieth, alone on the range.

Sports fans love to debate. Check any message board or Reddit thread and you’ll see that somewhere, people are having an argument over why their team is better than someone else’s or why Miguel Cabrera is better than Mike Trout (he’s not), or even why their favourite sport is superior to someone else’s, as if there’s some kind of definitive ranking that needs to be picked apart. The reason that shows like Pardon the Interruption and First Take exist is because the formula just works. Even if the organized debate doesn’t always come across as genuine as the conversations you’ll see on Twitter, it’s so easy to put two people in front of a camera and have them discuss the merits of James Harden versus Steph Curry for the MVP.

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Jordan Spieth wins the Masters

Spieth gets the green jacket.

Spieth gets the green jacket.

Jordan Spieth won his first major championship on Sunday at Augusta National, taking the 2015 Masters Tournament.

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2015 Masters: Round Four GIFs

Follow this post all day for the best GIFs, videos and images from the final round at Augusta National.

Previous posts: The Par 3 ContestRound OneRound Two – Round Three

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2015 Masters: Round Three GIFs

Follow this post all day for the best GIFs, videos and images from the third round at Augusta National.

Previous posts: The Par 3 ContestRound OneRound Two

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2015 Masters: Round Two GIFs

Follow this post all day for the best GIFs, videos and images from the day at Augusta National.

Previous posts: The Par 3 ContestRound One

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2015 Masters: Round One GIFs

Just like I did for the Ryder Cup, I’m going to try and keep an eye on and post the best videos, GIFs and images from the opening round of the Masters. This post will be updated all day.

Previous Posts: The Par 3 Contest

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2015 Masters Par 3 Contest: GIFs and Videos

04.08.15 jack grandson

Kevin Streelman won the 2015 Masters Par 3 Contest on Wednesday, defeating Camilo Villegas in a three hole playoff. As usual, there was a lot of fun to be had on the day, with legends, kids and players all taking part in the festivities. The best GIFs and videos from the day are below.

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The best winning storylines for the 2015 Masters

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It’s been an insanely good start to 2015 for golf, and as a result, we’ve seen more storylines emerge for the first major of the year than I can remember and that was even before Tiger committed to the event and Phil remembered how to play.

So, I decided to take a look at the best possible winning storylines for this week, not in terms of who has the best chance to win, but who would create the best story. The only caveat to the list is that it has to seem at least partially realistic that the player could win the tournament, so you won’t see Ben Crenshaw make an appearance.

Below are my picks for the top fifteen winning storylines for the 2015 Masters Tournament.

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