March 29th Mailbag: Rahm, Masters scenarios and bagged milk

Overflowing with mailbag questions this week on Augusta, DJ, Jon Rahm and so much more. Keep the questions coming on Twitter or send them to my e-mail: adamrsarson@gmail.com

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The 18: Dustin Johnson is pretty good at golf

The 18 is a look at eighteen stories from the previous week or so in the world of golf, and they will usually be on stories that I didn’t dedicate a full post towards. Expect a combination of thoughts, GIFs, images and anything else that caught my eye from the past seven days. Some will be longer thoughts, and others will be no more than a line or two.

The 18 will (hopefully) run every Tuesday. You can catch up on previous versions of The 18 right here.

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The 18: Leishman wins at Bay Hill

The 18 is a look at eighteen stories from the previous week or so in the world of golf, and they will usually be on stories that I didn’t dedicate a full post towards. Expect a combination of thoughts, GIFs, images and anything else that caught my eye from the past seven days. Some will be longer thoughts, and others will be no more than a line or two.

The 18 will (hopefully) run every Tuesday. You can catch up on previous versions of The 18 right here.

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2017 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Records for all 64 players

This week, sixty four of the best players in the world will tee it up at Austin Country Club in Texas for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. As I do every year, I’ve created a table looking at the match play records for each player in the field, with each player name being clickable and taking you to the full details of each match. It is sorted by winning percentage, with the following tournaments being covered:

  • WGC-Match Play (1999-2016): This shows their record at all previous courses to host the event, dating back to 1999.
  • Presidents Cup: Singles records only from the Presidents Cup.
  • Ryder Cup: Singles records only from the Ryder Cup.
  • Other: The Cisco/Volvo World Match Play on the European Tour, as well as the Paul Lawrie Match Play, Seve Trophy, Royal Trophy and Eurasia Cup. Again, singles records only. Note that this doesn’t include the 1994, 1995 or 1996 Cisco Match Play, which were all won by Ernie Els. There just isn’t enough reliable data available online to include the information, but if anyone has access to it, let me know and I’ll add them in.

Note that Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose and Adam Hadwin all qualified for the event, but will not be playing for a variety of reasons. Their full records, minus Hadwin since he has never played in professional match play, can be accessed by clicking on their names as well.

One last note: in addition to looking at the winning percentage, it’s obviously important to look at the total number of matches played as well, and the quality of competition. For example, Rory having won 67% of his forty two matches across all competitions is far more impressive than Joost Luiten having won 67% in his twelve matches, most of which haven’t come at the WGC.

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The 18: Hadwin, Cantlay and the API

The 18 is a look at eighteen stories from the previous week or so in the world of golf, and they will usually be on stories that I didn’t dedicate a full post towards. Expect a combination of thoughts, GIFs, images and anything else that caught my eye from the past seven days. Some will be longer thoughts, and others will be no more than a line or two.

The 18 will (hopefully) run every Tuesday. You can catch up on previous versions of The 18 right here.

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The 18: DJ wins in Mexico

The 18 is a look at eighteen stories from the previous week or so in the world of golf, and they will usually be on stories that I didn’t dedicate a full post towards. Expect a combination of thoughts, GIFs, images and anything else that caught my eye from the past seven days. Some will be longer thoughts, and others will be no more than a line or two.

The 18 will (hopefully) run every Tuesday. You can catch up on previous versions of The 18 right here.

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Phil Mickelson’s insane Saturday in Mexico

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There’s an argument to be made that no one in the modern era, Tiger Woods included, has provided golf fans with more entertainment than Phil Mickelson. He’s won forty two times on the PGA Tour, five of which have been major championships, set numerous records while chasing history and along the way, suffered more high profile heartbreak than any other golfer could possibly fathom.

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The 18: Fowler’s Honda Classic win

The 18 is a look at eighteen stories from the previous week or so in the world of golf, and they will usually be on stories that I didn’t dedicate a full post towards. Expect a combination of thoughts, GIFs, images and anything else that caught my eye from the past seven days. Some will be longer thoughts, and others will be no more than a line or two.

The 18 will (hopefully) run every Tuesday.

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Rickie Fowler is a true champion

Rickie Fowler won the 2017 Honda Classic on Sunday, firing rounds of 66-66-65-71 en route to a four shot victory over Morgan Hoffmann and Gary Woodland. It’s his fourth PGA Tour win, and seventh as a professional for the 28-year old. He joins a crazy good list of winners in 2017 that already featured the likes of Justin Thomas, Hideki Matsuyama, Jordan Spieth, Jon Rahm, Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson.

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Phil takes on the 6th at Riviera

At a maximum of 199 yards, the par-3 6th at Rivera doesn’t play as a super long hole these days and with a scoring average of 2.983, it’s not recognized as being overly easy or difficult. However, it is one of the most interesting holes on the PGA Tour, and we saw exactly why during play on Saturday at the Genesis Open thanks to Phil Mickelson.

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