Match Play picks (cont.)

Tuesday February 20th, 2007

Player Division
First Round
1. Jim Furykvs.16. Brett Quigley
Prediction: FURYK
He's too tough to lose in the first round, and Quigley, for all his game, has never shown he can close the deal.
8. Angel Cabreravs.9. Chad Campbell
Prediction: CABRERA
Great first-round matchup goes to "El Pato," one of the longest, most explosive players in golf.
4. Davis Love IIIvs.13. Ben Crane
Prediction: LOVE
With his putting stroke and, uh, deliberate pace of play, Crane is a nightmare opponent, but Love's veteran savvy will see him through.
5. David Tomsvs.12. Arron Oberholser
Prediction: TOMS
Match-play ace should have little trouble dispatching Oberholser and his balky back.
2. Vijay Singhvs.15. John Rollins
Prediction: SINGH
Rollins will make a game of it, but Vijay is just too strong.
7. Robert Karlssonvs.10. Stephen Ames
Prediction: AMES
After two straight humiliating first-round defeats, Ames will be hyper-focused, and his exemplary work with the irons will guide him.
3. Padraig Harringtonvs.14. Lee Westwood
Prediction: HARRINGTON
Juicy pairing of Ryder Cup pals goes to Harrington, who's in much better form than Westwood.
6. Stewart Cinkvs.11. Jeev Singh
Prediction: SINGH
The best player you've never heard of has a blazing putter and unflappable demeanor, which is bad news for Cink.
Second Round
1. Jim Furykvs.8. Angel Cabrera
Prediction: CABRERA
His relentlessly aggressive style will overpower the pea-shooting world No. 2.
4. Davis Love IIIvs.5. David Toms
Prediction: LOVE
Close call, but when Love plays with confidence, he's still one of the best.
2. Vijay Singhvs.10. Stephen Ames
Prediction: SINGH
Battle of close friends goes to Veej. Cheer up, Stevie, at least it won't be 9-and-8.
3. Padraig Harringtonvs.11. Jeev Singh
Prediction: SINGH
Paddy's weekend fade at Riviera will haunt him, as J.M.S. putts his way to the upset.
Third Round
8. Angel Cabreravs.4. Davis Love III
Prediction: CABRERA
When this guy gets going, he's tough to stop, as we saw at the last Presidents Cup.
2. Vijay Singhvs.11. Jeev Singh
Prediction: VIJAY SINGH
Same name, different games, and ultimately Vijay's power will be the difference.
Player Division Final
8. Angel Cabreravs.2. Vijay Singh
Prediction: SINGH
His dominant win at last month's Mercedes was a reminder what Singh can do when his putter gets going.

Match Play Continued

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