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Friday, February 22, 2013

I Was a Week Early Picking CHIII

You may recall that I picked Charl Schwartzel and Charles Howell III at the Northern Trust Open last week... and CHIII didn't even make the cut, despite playing well in the previous weeks.

So I picked Tiger Woods as one of my Final Four at the WGC-Accenture, and what happens? He draws CHIII, who promptly busts my bracket. And to make it even worse, Howell said he's never ever beaten Tiger when they practice together.

Great time to get your act together, Chuck...

And since Charl (another of my picks) got upset as well, I'm only 2 for 4 so far. Fredrik Jacobson (aka the Junkman) and Ian Poulter are still alive, but since Poults is going to win it all anyway I'm not too distraught.

Nevertheless, I guess I need to pick new guys to finish out my busted brackets. I know most people don't do that but since I'm not playing a pool with anybody and I like to replace my bounced players, I'm going to do it.

Besides, it's my blog. ;-)

Since Jacobson is in the Ben Hogan bracket and Poulter's in the Sam Snead bracket, here are my new picks for the other two:
  • In the Gary Player bracket -- the one Tiger was in -- I'm going to take Charles Howell III. As the title of my post suggests, perhaps I just picked him a week early. Besides, it's symmetry; Schwartzel made good last week and bounced this week, so since Howell bounced last week...
  • In the Bobby Jones bracket -- where Schwartzel was -- I'm going with Graeme McDowell. In my original bracket post, although I took Schwartzel because he's been playing well, I wrote "There are several good match players here, including Graeme McDowell (who I really like this week), Rickie Fowler, and Zach Johnson." Since I had already mentioned Graeme, I'll take him as my replacement. (I do find it interesting how many upsets there were in this particular bracket.) But if Alex Noren continues to play well, Graeme could be in trouble in the second round.
Just for the record, I should point out that I could still get things right with my original picks if Jacobson and Poulter make the finals.

And as I said, Poulter's going to win it all anyway. I know I got him right. ;-)

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