There are pros and cons to the WGC Match Play format and the former approach (“Match Play lacks drama of one-and-done,” March 26). The TV guys are trying to keep some of the top names in play for the round of 16 through use of the pools, in which a first-round loss doesn’t necessarily mean that the golfer is done.
Regardless, Sunday was a bore, with finalist Kevin Kisner being mentally and/or physically out of gas just in time for eventual winner Bubba Watson’s early blitz. It was soon just a matter of how it would end. 10 and 8? 8 and 7?
Too bad. I wanted to see them play Austin (Texas) Country Club’s par-3 17th.
The consolation match was only slightly better. Justin Thomas obviously was not interested any more.
The TV guys had to be crying over this outcome.
David S. Youngs
New Bern, N.C.
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