Hunter Mahan beat Rory McIlroy in the finals of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. (Keith Allison)
IT WAS A JOKE, REALLY. Last Tuesday in my post, “Welcome to Bracketville, Population 64,” I explained how I don’t fill out the Bobby Jones, Gary Player, Ben Hogan and Sam Snead brackets (although maybe I will next year).
How do you do that? I wondered. How could you pick the winner?
I quoted Geoff Shackelford, who wrote, “Who knows which player slept poorly? Got yelled at by his wife? Is thinking about firing his agent? Had a slight stomach reaction to the Chipotle he ate at the airport? Or all of the above, plus he secretly hates desert golf more than he lets on and can’t wait to get home so he can vegetate in front of his Playstation for two weeks?”
Then, just to be silly, I ended with this:
“My pick is Hunter Mahan.