Posted Feb 21 2012, 10:32 PM by Cathy Erickson
Sixty-four of the top players in the world are in Arizona for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and play starts Wednesday. Missing from the field are Phil Mickelson (who is on a family vacation) and Paul Casey (who is still recovering from an off-season injury). It is player's Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) that qualifies him for the tourney, so there may be some international players that are less familiar to those that just follow the major Tours.
But have no fear, there are all kinds of A-listers ready to take on their first opponent . The top seeds are: Luke Donald (1), Rory McIlroy(2), Lee Westwood(3), and Martin Kaymer(4)...they are the top seeds in their respective brackets. Steve Stricker is the top American seed (5), with Webb Simpson right on his heels (6). Tiger Woods is 20th on the OWGR, and 5th in his bracket. Interestingly, not that long ago he was outside the top 50 on the OWGR list.
Posted Feb 23 2011, 01:16 PM by Cathy Erickson
Any golf nut you know (which could be you!) has probably filled out at least one bracket for the Accenture Match Play this week. The top 64 players in the world are hoping they can out play and outlast the rest and be the 2011 champion. As I type this, the first matches are already under way and I'm almost afraid to look - will my guys make it past the first round? Will it be like last year when I lost almost 50% of my picks in round 1 and didn't have any one of the final 4? (that makes for a LOOONNNGGG weekend when you have no one to cheer for!)
Posted Aug 12 2010, 06:59 AM by Cathy Erickson
I read somewhere that what makes a professional golfer better than the rest of the golfers out there is concentration. Somewhere in the depths of our brains we need to find that iron curtain and block out the rest of the world when we decide to tee it up in a match that means something. I recently found out that my curtain is in need of serious repair!
But I also found out that if you're not carrying around confidence in your golf bag it's like playing without your "go to" club.
Posted Sep 24 2009, 03:58 PM by Cathy Erickson
Have you ever had one of those weeks where nothing really went your way and you just feel crabby? This is how my week started out. I started out in a bad mood on Sunday and really made no effort to look at the bright side of anything...then things progressively got worse - I found a small water hazard in my basement that appeared after my water heater decided to start leaking who knows when. An unexpected home improvement project later and I'm ready to call this week a wash - but then I remembered that I was going to play golf with one of my favorite people yesterday.
Posted Aug 04 2009, 06:28 PM by Cathy Erickson
When it comes to golf, I think it's hard to stop your competitive juices from flowing. Even people that are say they are on the golf course "for the enjoyment of the game" have to feel some sense of challenge and determination out there, even if it's just beating a low score, having less putts, or losing fewer balls. Competition just lurks out on the course waiting to lure the next guy or gal into its web.
Posted Jun 11 2009, 12:14 PM by Cathy Erickson
The other day I went to lunch with people who were in our office to get some training. One of the guys was a golfer so we were chatting about him not being able to play much yet this year and of course the crummy weather we've been having lately.
Then another gal at the table mentioned that she has started golfing. And then she said, "but I'm not sure I like it".
When I found Tees2Greens website and forum I found a happy place. There were great people there and in 2009 they asked me if I wanted my own blog space. It was a dream come true!! The site is down now, but I was able to get all of my posts to be able to post here. I will always be grateful for all of the Tees2Greens folks!!