Match 13: Retief Goosen/Camilo Villegas v. Phil Mickelson/Sean O’Hair
Sean O’Hair is being treated like a toddler by the media this week ever since they found out Michael Jordan was working on his confidence. It does seem like he looks a little lost on the putting greens, though. Not sure how to value Sean in this one, but with Phil and Goosen involved, don’t have to worry about that.
Match 14: Adam Scott/Ernie Els v. Jim Furyk/Justin Leonard
Nothing strong here.
Match 15: Robert Allenby/Vijay Singh v. Stewart Cink/Hunter Mahan
Allenby has been a stalwart for me so far this week. Vijay has had some success too, so this isn’t incredibly strong. If Glover was in action here, I’d take it, but it remains pretty marginal as it stands.
Match 16: Tim Clark/Mike Weir v. Tiger Woods/Steve Stricker
This is my favorite pairing of the week, and it’s not even close. Woods is the most popular, meaning every shot will be on T.V. I have nothing but respect for Steve Stricker and how good he has been this year. Clark and Weir are short hitters who got trounced by Phil and AK in the first match of the event. On top of that, Tiger and Steve Stricker are absolutely dominating like arguably the world’s best team should. Clark and Weir have not shot of getting to 15, much less winning this match.
Match 17: Ryo Ishikawa/Y.E. Yang v. Kenny Perry/Zach Johnson
This one is a borderline lean on the Americans. It’s hilarious how Greg Norman brought out his worst two golfers(by a noticeable margin) when he has the option of sitting them, then paired them together. I like Perry and Johnson here, although I have no idea how Ryo should be fairly valued because of his few rounds.
I kept looking at that Perry/Johnson line and I couldn’t think of a reason not to make it a double. Yang and Ishikawa just don’t deserve to be included with the other 22 golfers at Harding Park. When I saw the Pinny line was -128 last night I pulled the trigger on the double.