Tiger Isleworth take early lead at Tavistock Cup


Tavistock CupORLANDO, Fla. ' Tiger Woods finally made some meaningful putts, even if they were for par, as he teamed with John Cook to win a fourballs match Monday in leading Isleworth to a 6-4 lead over Lake Nona in the Tavistock Cup.
Woods and Cook had a 9-under 63 to defeat Henrik Stenson and Chris DiMarco in the opening match. Isleworth captain Mark OMeara and Darren Clarke followed with a 62 for a two-stroke victory over Mark McNulty and Ben Curtis.
I made some nice par putts today, Woods said. Keep working on it.
The Tavistock Cup is between two high-profile golf clubs in Orlando where several prominent PGA Tour players are members. The opening round was fourballs, in which two points were awarded for the lowest score.
Lake Nona won two matches with the best two scores of the day.
Graeme McDowell and Retief Goosen shot a 60 for a four-shot victory over J.B. Holmes and Daniel Chopra. Lake Nona won its other match when Justin Rose and Ian Poulter shot a 61 to win by one shot over Stuart Appleby and Robert Allenby.
Appleby chipped in for birdie to tie the match, but Rose rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt for the victory.
Charles Howell III and Nick OHern gave Isleworth its other victory with a 62 to win by three over Lake Nona captain Ernie Els and Masters champion Trevor Immelman.
The final round Tuesday features two players from each club competing in singles medal-match against each player from the other club. Woods will play with OMeara against Poulter and Stenson. That means Woods will match his score against Poulter and Stenson.
Round 2 will be a Four-ball Singles Medal Match Play format. Each player in the group plays an 18-hole stroke play singles match against each of the opposing two players; therefore, each player plays two singles matches. A win is worth 1 point, a tie is worth a point and a loss is worth 0 points. In total, there will be 20 points awarded for Round 2. As a result, it will take 15 points to win the Tavistock Cup and be crowned World Golf and Country Club Champion.
Day Two Singles:

Match 1
Mark OMeara (I)vs.Trevor Immelman (LN)
Mark OMeara (I)vs.Ben Curtis (LN)
John Cook (I)vs.Trevor Immelman (LN)
John Cook (I) vs.Ben Curtis (LN)

Match 2
Nick O Hern (I) vs.Graeme McDowell (LN)
Nick OHern (I)vs.Retief Goosen (LN)
Stuart Appleby (I)vs.Graeme McDowell (LN)
Stuart Appleby (I)vs.Retief Goosen (LN)

Match 3
J.B. Holmes (I)vs.Justin Rose (LN)
J.B. Holmes (I)vs.Chris DiMarco (LN)
Robert Allenby (I)vs.Justin Rose (LN)
Robert Allenby (I)vs.Chris DiMarco (LN)

Match 4
Darren Clarke (I)vs.Mark McNulty (LN)
Darren Clarke (I)vs.Ernie Els (LN)
Daniel Chopra (I)vs.Mark McNulty (LN)
Daniel Chopra (I)vs.Ernie Els (LN)

Match 5
Tiger Woods (I)vs.Ian Poulter (LN)
Tiger Woods (I)vs.Henrik Stenson (LN)
Charles Howell III (I)vs.Ian Poulter (LN)
Charles Howell III (I)vs.Henrik Stenson (LN)
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