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Feb
23
2012

Who's that dapper gent lost amid the desert shrubbery?

The beauty of the Match Play Championship lies in the sheer volume of material it throws the way of fans of a media types alike. 32 first-round matches can be relied upon to yield the same number of compelling narratives, variously framed as do-or-die clashes between contrasting generations, styles, continents, facial hair, even paces of play (Crane v. Watson; Manassero v. Simpson).

It’s a feast for the game’s more romantic aficionados – a deluge of news – even if the competitors are, in reality, only scrapping over the difference between two very large cheques.

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Feb
22
2012
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Bring back the keffiyeh/snood hybrid!

I’m not really fond of volunteering predictions. Rather than cast my gaze into the murky future, I prefer to stay silent and, when a given scenario is nearly certain to be realised, berate others for their lack of foresight.

Today, however, I’m prepared to make an exception. Below are my match forecasts – all 32 of them – for the first round of the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship.

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Jan
6
2011
By Conor Nagle under FedEx Cup

BO-RING!

As surely as December is the season of year-ending retrospectives and tedious, list-based slideshows, so January is journalism’s time for predictions. If we were talking about soccer (not rubbish MLS), basketball, tennis– nearly any other sport– a selection of one from a handful of likely outcomes is all that’s required to chart the destination of the year’s biggest prizes. Is it going to be Nadal or Fed, with the sneaking possibility of a Murray? Barcelona or Real? Lakers or… eh… I think I’ll leave the basketball analogies to Steph.

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